Information on Entrance Examinations

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

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 GSFS entrance examinations -- Tokyo and Osaka
  6. 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 and venue, 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 (GPSS) 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 Entrance Examination Guide, and are not available on the website. Please come to our office in person, or request by post, to obtain the printed Guidelines for Applicants and the Entrance Examination Guide of your interest.

How to request the printed Guidelines for Applicants and Entrance Examination Guides

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
  • Department of Advanced Energy/ Nuclear Fusion Research Education Program
  • Department of Advanced Material Science
  • Department of Complexity Science and Engineering
  • Department of Computational Biology
  • Department of Integrated Biosciences
  • Department of Medical Genome 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

Inside Japan

If your sending address is in Japan, please send the Student Affairs Section, GSFS a completed "Request of Guidelines for Applicants and Entrance Examination Guide" 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. 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.

Outside Japan

If your sending address is outside Japan, 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 Entrance Examination Guide” 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

4. Downloading the Guidelines for Applicants

The application and other application forms are included in the printed Guidelines for Applicants and Entrance Examination Guides only. Please come to the Student Affairs Section, GSFS in person or request by post to obtain the printed Guidelines for Applicants and the Entrance Examination Guide of the department of your interest.

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

PDF Department of Advanced Material Science

PDF Department of Advanced Energy

PDF Department of Complexity Science and Engineering

PDF Department of Integrated Biosciences

PDF Department of Medical Genome Sciences, Department of Computational Biology

PDF Guide to The 2015 Entrance Examination of Master & Doctor Courses

  • 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

 

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. If you have any questions about the entrance examinations, please contact the Student Affairs Section or the admission supervisor of each department.
Q.Is it possible to visit the laboratory that I am interested in?
A.Yes, it is possible in most cases before the admission application deadline. However, you must make an appointment in advance. Please contact the supervisor of the laboratory desired. The e-mail address of the supervisor of the laboratory can often be found in the Entrance Examination Guide for each department. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Affairs Section for help.
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 have application documents I submit returned?
A.No application documents are returned. If you are planning to apply to other universities or apply for scholarships, please prepare a sufficient number of certificates in advance to meet all your needs. Especially, if you need to request the documents from institutions abroad, please factor in the time for delivery and arrange to receive the certificates well in advance.
Q.Can I enroll in April of the following year if I am admitted for October entry and can't complete my degree requirements by the end of September?
A.No. If you apply or are admitted for October entry but can't complete your degree requirements by the end of September, you will not be admitted in October and you will not be admitted in April of the following year either. To be considered for April entry in the following year, you must re-apply according to the procedures and deadlines for April entry.
Q.Do graduates of or students currently studying at The University of Tokyo receive preferential treatment in admissions?
A.No. All applicants are treated equally in the application review process.
Q.Can I get information on careers of alumni including company names, etc.?
A.Yes. The information on careers of alumni is posted on the websites of each department.
Q.Where can I ask for advice regarding career opportunities?
A.Each department has a career advisor. Students should contact the career advisor for advice.
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.Is there any advantage to admission if I contact the supervisor of the laboratory I am interested in in advance to ask for advice on the entrance examinations?
A.No. Prior contact to any supervisor regarding any advice or inquires on the entrance examinations creates no advantage regarding the decision on your application.
Q.Can I download the application forms and other application documents from the GSFS website?
A.No. The application and other application forms are included in the printed Guidelines for Applicants and Entrance Examination Guides only. Please come to the Student Affairs Section, GSFS in person or request by post to obtain the printed Guidelines for Applicants and the Entrance Examination Guide of the department of your interest.

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@kj.u-tokyo.ac.jp