Graduate Admissions

Admission to Master’s Program

for the entrance of 2018/Oct or 2019/Apr


Important notice

  • Please make sure to contact the potential supervisor you wish to work under before applying.
  • The part of the graduate school entrance examination changes to produce students with world-class research capabilities. Details are here.

1. Type of Examination

  • General Examination: for all students who have graduated (or are expected to graduate by March 31, 2019). [Schedule A]


2. Important Dates

<Schedule A>

Application Period
Examination
Notification of Results
 

July 3rd - 12th, 2018
August 27th - 29th, 2018
September 6th, 2018


3. Subjects of Entrance Examination

(1) Written Examination

Examination Subject

Remarks

1) English(TOEFL ITP®)

Those who submit an official score of TOEFL PBT® or TOEFL iBT®, cannot take this. *1

2) Basic problems on Chemistry and Biotechnology I *2

  • Scientific English (5 problems)

General examinees (those who graduate(d) from Japanese university/college) must take this exam.

3) Basic problems on Chemistry and Biotechnology II *2

  • Physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and analytical chemistry (5 problems)
  • Organic chemistry (5 problems)
  • Polymer chemistry (5 problems)
  • Biochemistry (5 problems)
  • Biotechnology (5 problems)

Keywords

Select and answer 10 problems out of 25 problems.

*1: For more information see Notes on submitting official TOEFL® scores

*2: Past exam can be downloaded here.

(2) Oral Examination

General questions concerning chemistry and biotechnology including your research for bachelor’s thesis.




For more information, refer to the website of School of Engineering.



Admission to Integrated Program

for the entrance of 2018/Oct or 2019/Apr


Important notice

  • Please make sure to contact the potential supervisor you wish to work under before applying.
  • The part of the graduate school entrance examination changes to produce students with world-class research capabilities. Details are here.

1. Type of Examination

  • General Examination: for all students who have graduated (or are expected to graduate by March 31, 2019). [Schedule A]
  • Special Admission Examination: for international students who have the nationality of a foreign country and have graduated (or are expected to receive by March 31, 2019) from a foreign university. [Schedule B]


2. Important Dates

<Schedule A>

Application Period
Examination
Notification of Results
 

July 3rd - 12th, 2018
August 27th - 29th, 2018
September 6th, 2018


<Schedule B>
Special Admission Examination will also be held on late January, 2019.
Be sure to ask your expected supervisor about details, including schedule and prerequisites.


3. Subjects of Entrance Examination


(1) Written Examination

Examination Subject

Remarks

1) English(TOEFL ITP®)

Those who submit an official score of TOEFL PBT® or TOEFL iBT®, cannot take this. *1

2) Basic problems on Chemistry and Biotechnology III

Description examination on specialized subjects

*1: For more information see Notes on submitting official TOEFL® scores


(2) Oral Examination

General questions concerning chemistry and biotechnology including your research for bachelor’s thesis.




For more information, refer to the website of School of Engineering.



Admission to Doctoral Program

for the entrance of 2018/Oct or 2019/Apr


Important notice

  • Please make sure to contact the potential supervisor you wish to work under before applying.
  • The part of the graduate school entrance examination changes to produce students with world-class research capabilities. Details are here.

1. Type of Examination

  • General Examination: for all students who have received (or are expected to receive by March 31, 2019) a master’s or professional degree. [Schedule A]
  • Special Admission Examination: for international students who have the nationality of a foreign country and have received (or are expected to receive by March 31, 2019) a Master’s or professional Degree from a foreign university. [Schedule B]


2. Important Dates

<Schedule A>
for the entrance of 2018/Oct or 2019/Apr

  2018/October Entry
Applicants
2019/April Entry
Applicants
Application Period July 3rd - 12th, 2018
Examination
Date(s)
Stage one August 27th and August 29th, 2018
Stage two Will be conducted
with Stage one
February, 2019 [1]
Application
Notifications
Stage one September 6th,
2018, 4:00 PM
September 6th,
2018, 4:00 PM
Stage two

February 14th,
2019, 4:00 PM

[1] Details to be provided at a later date.

<Schedule B>
for the entrance of 2019/Apr
Special Admission Examination will also be held on late January, 2019.
Be sure to ask your expected supervisor about details, including schedule and prerequisites.


3. Subjects of Entrance Examination

I. Stage ONE


(1) Written Examination

Examination Subject

Remarks

1) English(TOEFL ITP®)

Those who submit an official score of TOEFL PBT® or TOEFL iBT®, cannot take this. *1

2) Specialized subjects

Description examination on specialized subjects

*1: For more information see Notes on submitting official TOEFL® scores


(2) Oral Examination

Presentation and discussion on your research for master's thesis

II. Stage TWO


Successful candidates from stage one will take an examination on their master’s thesis. The time and place will be announced later.




For more information, refer to the website of School of Engineering.


Scholarships

1. MEXT Scholarship with Japanese Embassy Recommendation

Scholarship recipients are recruited and initially screened by the Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country) in the applicant's home country. If you want to apply for it, please inquire at the Japanese in your home country.

For more information see
http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e.html

The next step after you passed the preliminary selection by embassy see
http://ois.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/admission/embassy_R_eng.html

2. MEXT Scholarship for the current Students with Self-supporting

The School of Engineering screens academically and individually excellent students and recommend them as government-sponsored scholarship candidates to MEXT.
http://ois.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/admission/kokunaisaiyo.html

3. Private Scholarship

There are two types of scholarships which require a recommendation from the university and scholarships which students can apply for directly.
The School of Engineering has registration systems for students who will apply for private scholarships which require a recommendation from the university.

http://ois.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/students_life/selfsupported.html
(Information on scholarships which students can apply for directly is also available from this site.)





Notes on submitting official TOEFL® scores

You can submit an official TOEFL® score (Schedule A: a score of an examination held in or after September 2016; examination given in the winter: a score of an examination held in or after February 2017) instead of taking the foreign language (English) examination. Please note that if you submit an official TOEFL® score, you cannot take the foreign language (English) examination.
If you prefer to submit an official TOEFL® score, you should do the following two things when you submit your application form:

1: Submit, together with your application form, a duplicate “Examinee Score Report” from TOEFL iBT® or TOEFL PBT® sent from ETS (Educational Testing Service); AND

2: Have ETS send the “Official Score Report” to “U Tokyo Engineering: DI (Designated Institution) code 8596 (Department code 99)”.

  • Do NOT have ETS send the “Official Score Report” to “U of Tokyo: DI code 9259”. The report will not be received by the Graduate School of Engineering.
  • We do NOT accept TOEFL ITP® scores.
  • The “Official Score Report” should be submitted together with your application form. Be sure to take the TOEFL® examination well before you apply.
  • Scores other than TOEFL® cannot be accepted as a substitute for the foreign language (English) examination.
  • If you take examination in the winter, you must submit an official TOEFL® score.


For details, see: http://www.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/soee/admission/general_guideline.html




The part of the graduate school entrance examination changes to produce students with world-class research capabilities.

Admission to Doctoral Program

We will abolish the examinations “Basic problems on Chemistry and Biotechnology I” and “Basic problems on Chemistry and Biotechnology II” for Doctoral Program examinees due to diversification of research direction and background. Be sure to ask your expected supervisor about details, including schedule and prerequisites before applying.

Admission to Master’s Program

A new program “the Integrated MS/PhD program” is prepared for several students (Japanese / International) who wish to go on to the doctoral course as well as the master’s course. In the examination of “the Integrated MS/PhD program”, you will be asked about your research capabilities (“Basic problems on Chemistry and Biotechnology III”). “Basic problems on Chemistry and Biotechnology I” or “Basic problems on Chemistry and Biotechnology II” will not be conducted. Be sure to ask your expected supervisor about details, including schedule and prerequisites before applying.
It is also possible to choose the same general master entrance examination as before. In “Basic problems on Chemistry and Biotechnology II”, you may choose and answer ten out of the twenty-five problems (altered from twenty out of forty-five problems) about Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Inorganic/Analytical/Physical Chemistry. If you have any questions about this guide, contact Prof. Yoshie (e-mail: ).