Information on Entrance Examinations

Welcome to our website for information on entrance examinations.This website shows the necessary information on GSFS entrance examinations.

[IMPORTANT]

The application period for the University of Tokyo international lodges for September move-ins is from June 1st to June 26th, 2016 (JST 24:00). For those who are preparing for the UTokyo September admission, if you are a foreign student planning to apply for UTokyo international lodges, please go to the Online System for UTokyo Accomodations and apply for the lodge along with your degree course application.

Housing Office Website (Important Notes for using OSTA):
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/administration/housing-office/osta/index.html
GSFS Website (How to login to OSTA):http://www.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gsfs/international_students/dormitory_application20160910.pdf

Application Period (Master Course, Doctoral Course) : June 16(Thu) to 22(Wed), 2016

1.Obtaining information on entrance examinations offered by GSFS

The information on entrance examinations is available in the following ways:

  1. Guidelines for Applicants
  2. GSFS website (this website)
  3. Entrance Examination Guide of each department
  4. Department websites
  5. Briefing sessions on entrance examinations, visiting laboratories, etc. provided by each department (Note: some departments may not provide the briefing sessions.)

Please use whatever media is best for you to get the information you want.

Guidelines for Applicants and GSFS website

The Guidelines for Applicants(master/doctor courses) and this website provide information about examination types, eligibility, screening process, application procedures including how to submit score sheets of official English Tests such as TOEFL, multiple applications, admission quotas by department, examination schedule, required documents, decision announcement and admission procedures, and other information.

See Guidelines for Applicants

Information on entrance examinations offered by each department

Each department of GSFS has their own method of entrance examinations to accommodate the diversity and nature of their research fields, methodologies, etc. The requirements, screening process, and other matters specific to each department as well as the information on their research activities are posted on each department website and included in the Entrance Examination Guide.
(Note: Graduate Program in Sustainability Science - Global Leadership Initiative: (GPSS-GLI) is included whenever department or each department is referred to on this website.)
See department websites

Application and other related forms are included in the printed Guidelines for Applicants and are not available on the website. Please come to our office in person, or request by post, to obtain them.

How to request the printed Guidelines for Applicants

3.Obtaining Guidelines for Applicants and Entrance Examination Guides

Guidelines for Applicants

Two types of Guidelines for Applicants are available:

  • Guidelines to Master Courses
  • Guidelines to Doctor Courses

Entrance Examination Guides

Entrance Examination Guides are available by department or division:

  • Division of Environmental Studies (It includes 6 departments and 1 program below)
    • Department of Environment Systems
    • Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies
    • Department of International Studies
    • Department of Natural Environmental Studies
    • Department of Ocean Technology, Policy, and Environment
    • Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies
    • Graduate Program in Sustainability Science - Global Leadership Initiative
  • Department of Advanced Energy/ Nuclear Fusion Research Education Program
  • Department of Advanced Material Science
  • Department of Complexity Science and Engineering
  • Department of Integrated Biosciences
  • Department of Computational Biology and Medical Sciences

Obtaining Guidelines for Applicants and Entrance Examination Guides

There are two ways to obtain these materials:

1. Pick up in person at the Kashiwa Campus

Guidelines for Applicants and Entrance Examination Guides of different departments are available at the Student Affairs Section, GSFS
Office Hours: 9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00, Monday thru Friday except holidays.
Note: These materials are also available at briefing sessions.

2. Request by post

Outside Japan

If your mailing address is outside Japan, please request the Guidelines for Applicants only since you can download the Entrance Examination Guides from this website.The postage rate varies depending on the country and the desired department. Also, the postage must be paid by International Reply Coupons (IRCs). Please send the Student Affairs Section a completed “Request of Guidelines for Applicants” and the required number of IRCs as shown in the following table. The materials will be sent to you by Express Mailing Service (EMS) after we receive them.

See the table of Required Number of International Reply Coupons by Area

The IRCs are normally sold at or through your local post office. Please visit the following website for further information on the IRC.

http://www.upu.int/en/activities/international-reply-coupons/about-irc.html

Inside Japan

If your mailing address is in Japan, please send the Student Affairs Section, GSFS a completed "Request of Guidelines for Applicants " and one return-mail envelope (Kaku-2 size: 240 x 332 for A4 size documents) with your name, address written on the front side affixed with a JPY 350 stamp to request both the Guidelines for Applicants and the Entrance Examination Guides (a JPY 250 stamp to request the Guidelines for Applicants only). Also, be sure to specify the following items on the return-mail envelope in red:

  1. (1) Course desired (Master or Doctor)
  2. (2) Department name desired

Please note that the standard request and the required affixed stamp amount apply to one (1) set of Guidelines for Applicants and one (1) Entrance Examination Guide mailed within Japan. If you want to obtain more materials than this, please consult the Student Affairs Section. If you want the materials sent by express mail, please affix an extra JPY 320 stamp (JPY 670 total) to the return-mail envelope.

 

4. Downloading the Guidelines for Applicants and the Entrance Examination Guides

The application and other related forms are not downloadable and are included in the printed Guidelines for Applicants. Please come to the Student Affairs Section, GSFS in person or request by post to obtain them.

4-1 Guidelines to Master Course

(Ordinary Examination, Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education)

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4-2 Guidelines to Doctor Course

(Ordinary Examination, Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education and Special Selection for Applicants with Professions)

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4-3 Entrance Examination Guides / Inquiry Sheet / Document Checklist

PDF Department of Advanced Material Science / Inquiry Sheet / Document Checklist

PDF Department of Advanced Energy / Inquiry Sheet / Document Checklist

PDF Department of Complexity Science and Engineering / Inquiry Sheet / Document Checklist

PDF Department of Integrated Biosciences / Inquiry Sheet / Document Checklist

PDF Department of Computational Biology and Medical Sciences / Inquiry Sheet / Document Checklist

PDF Guide to The 2017 Entrance Examination of Master & Doctor Courses

  • Department of Environment Systems / Inquiry Sheet / Document Checklist
  • Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies / Inquiry Sheet / Document Checklist
  • Department of International Studies / Inquiry Sheet / Document Checklist
  • Department of Natural Environmental Studies / Inquiry Sheet / Document Checklist
  • Department of Ocean Technology, Policy, and Environment / Inquiry Sheet / Document Checklist
  • Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies / Inquiry Sheet / Document Checklist
  • Graduate Program in Sustainability Science - Global Leadership Initiative / Inquiry Sheet / Document Checklist

 

5. Paying the examination fee

Payment may be made at a bank with the University payment slip, at a convenience store, or by credit card. Please click here for details.

9. FAQs

Q.Will I be at a disadvantage if I don't attend a briefing session on entrance examinations?
A. No, there is no disadvantage. However, briefing sessions would be a good opportunity to talk to professors in person about research and school life. We recommend you to attend it.
Q.Is it possible to visit my desired supervising professors, or contact them by email before entrance examinations?
A.It is possible to visit or contact them before the application deadline. Consulting them on research prior to application is helpful to confirm if your research plan meets the research conducted in their laboratory, and will result in your smooth research activities after enrollment. If you are an applicant of doctoral course, please be sure to contact them prior to application. The contact details of each professor are shown in the Entrance Examination Guides for each department and on the GSFS website.
Q.Is there any advantage to entrance examinations if I contact my desired supervising professors in advance?
A.No. Prior contact to them creates no advantage to the result of entrance examinations and assigned laboratory.
Q.Is it possible to visit my desired laboratory?
A.Yes, but the visit must be done before the application deadline. Please contact the professor of your desired laboratory, and make an appointment before visit. For the contact details of each professor, refer to the Entrance Examination Guides for each department.
Q.Can I ask my desired supervising professors about entrance examinations when I visit them?
A.You cannot ask them about entrance examinations such as how to study for the examination. However, you can ask them about the research conducted in their laboratory, the research they are able to supervise, school life, and possible careers after graduation.
Q.Will my application be accepted after the application deadline in the event of extenuating circumstances?
A.Unfortunately, no. No applications are accepted after the application deadline under any circumstances.
Q.Can I get my application documents returned after submission?
A.No. No application documents are returned. If you are planning to apply to other universities, please prepare a sufficient number of certificates in advance. Especially, if you need to request certificates from institutions abroad, please factor in the time for delivery and arrange to receive them well in advance. In the event that your university is located overseas and does not issue extra copies of certificate, please contact the Student Affairs Section, GSFS well in advance before application.
Q.Can I enroll in April of the following year after I am admitted for September entry in case I cannot complete my degree requirements by September?
A.No. You cannot change the admitted enrollment date after the result of entrance examinations is announced.
Q.Is the result of the entrance examinations affected by the graduating university of applicant?
A.No. All applicants are treated equally in the application review process.
Q.Can I get alumni’s career information such as the name of company?
A.Yes. It is released on this admission website and the homepage of each department.
Q.Where can I get careers advice?
A.Each department has a career advisor. You can ask them for advice after enrollment. In addition, the Career Support Office and career seminars are available for enrolled students.
Q.The Guidelines for Applicants state that no telephone inquiries regarding application decisions will be accepted. Will email or fax inquires be accepted?
A.No. Regarding the results, no inquires by telephone, email, or fax will be accepted.
Q.Can I download the Guidelines for Applicants and Entrance Examination Guides by each department from the GSFS website?
A.Yes. However, application forms are not downloadable from the website. Please request them by post as shown on this admission website or come to the Student Affairs Section, GSFS in person to obtain them.
 

10. Contacts and inquires

Student Affairs Section
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
The University of Tokyo
Transdisciplinary Science Building, 1st Floor
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 277-8561 Japan
Office Hours: 9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00, Monday to Friday except holidays
Phone: +81-(0)4-7136-4092
Email: k-kyomu@adm.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp