Department of Advanced Materials Science (AMS)

Overview

The Department of Advanced Materials Science was established in April 1999 as one of the four departments of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, at the Kashiwa Campus of the University of Tokyo to create an epoch-making graduate school for the 21st century.

At the Department’s core are research groups formed from the former Departments of Applied Physics, Materials Engineering, and Applied Chemistry at the Graduate School of Engineering. The Institute for Solid State Physics joined the Department as a cooperative research group. In conjunction with RIKEN and SPring-8 (a large synchrotron radiation facility), the Department is currently the world’s largest research center for materials science. Our cutting-edge research encompasses the fundamental fields of physics, chemistry, materials science, applied physics, and applied chemistry. Through our interdisciplinary approach, innovative training programs, and an engaging environment, we nurture future materials science researchers and engineers who can work in the international arena. We welcome bright people who want to learn and expand the boundaries of the frontier sciences.

Why don’t you come to Kashiwa to study with our outstanding faculty?

Degree programs

The Department offers several graduate degree programs with different schedules and entrance eligibility requirements:

Select the desired degree type and schedule:

Degree

Applicant

Schedule

Master's program, Domestic graduates, April start

Application
June 11 - 17
2020
Written Exams
August 18
2020
Oral Exam
August 24
2020
Program Start
April
2021

Master's program, Domestic graduates, September start

Application
June 11 - 17
2020
Written Exams
August 18
2020
Oral Exam
August 24
2020
Program Start
September
2020

Master's program, Foreign graduates, April start

Application
June 11 - 17
2020
Written Exams
August 18
2020
Oral Exam
August 24
2020
Program Start
April
2021

Master's program, Foreign graduates, September start

Application
June 11 - 17
2020
Written Exams
August 18
2020
Oral Exam
August 24
2020
Program Start
September
2020

Doctoral program, AMS March graduates, April start

Application
June 11 - 17
2020
Primary Exams
August 18 - 21
2020
Secondary Exam
January
2021
Program Start
April
2021

Doctoral program, AMS September graduates, September start

Application
June 11 - 17
2020
Written Exams
August 18
2020
Oral Exam
August 21
2020
Program Start
September
2020

Doctoral program, Domestic March graduates, April start

Application
June 11 - 17
2020
Primary Exams
August 18
2020
Secondary Exam
January
2021
Program Start
April
2021

Doctoral program, Domestic September graduates, September start

Application
June 11 - 17
2020
Written Exams
August 18
2020
Oral Exam
August 21
2020
Program Start
September
2020

Doctoral program, Foreign graduates, April start

Application
June 11 - 17
2020
Primary Exams
August 18
2020
Secondary Exam
January
2021
Program Start
April
2021

Doctoral program, Foreign graduates, September start

Application
June 11 - 17
2020
Written Exams
August 18
2020
Oral Exam
August 21
2020
Program Start
September
2020

Doctoral program, Foreign graduates, January exams, April start

Application
November 17 - 24
2020
Exams
January
2021
Program Start
April
2021

Doctoral program, Professional, April start

Application
June 11-17
2020
Exams
August 18-21
2020
Program Start
April
2021

Doctoral program, Professional, September start

Application
June 11-17
2020
Exams
August 18-21
2020
Program Start
September
2020

Additional information

Examination Guidelines

Admission Questionnaire (Master's program)

Document Checklist (Master’s Program)

Admission Questionnaire (Doctoral program)

Document Checklist (Doctoral Program)

Admission Guide (Japanese) (English)

Application Guideline for Master's program (Japanese and English)

Application Guideline for Doctoral program (Japanese and English)