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Guidelines for International Students Applying for Research Student Status for in April 2021 Enrollment

The program of Graduate Foreign Research Students (hereinafter referred to as “Kenkyusei”) is made available to foreign students who wish to conduct research under the supervision of a professor at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS). Students admitted as “Kenkyusei” are not entitled to receive any degree or qualification upon the completion of the program.

1.ELIGIBILITY

Non-Japanese applicants who have completed 16 years of education and been conferred with a bachelor’s degree by an accredited educational institution, or who are expected to have a bachelor degree by March 31, 2021.

    2.APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Step 1: Contact a GSFS professor whom you wish to have as a supervisor, and obtain an unofficial agreement to accept you.
Step 2:

Pay application fee on line. (JPY 9,800) (Our online payment website will be opened from October 1.)
https://e-shiharai.net/english/?schoolcode=OPU5101470000000
Print “payment confirmation page”. (cf. 3.A.8)

Step 3: Send an email to gsfs-exam[at]edu.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp by November 12, 2020, to register your information, including your name. When your registration has been completed successfully, you will receive a confirmation email, including the URL of the webpage in order to upload 3-A: DIGITAL DOCUMENTS.
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Step 4: Prepare the application forms indicated in Section 3-A: DIGITAL DOCUMENTS including the printed “payment confirmation page”, and upload them through the webpage by November 13, 2020, as indicated on the registration confirmation email. Send 3-B: PAPER DOCUMENTS by post so that your application package is received by the application deadline, November 13, 2020. If delivery services are suspended in your area because of COVID-19 and you cannot send us original documents, please inform us (gsfs-exam[at]edu.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp) of the situation by email.
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3.APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

A: DIGITAL DOCUMENTS


Please upload following documents through the webpage as indicated on the registration confirmation email.

1) Application form (Form 1, 2 pages)

One picture (size 3 x 4 cm) of the applicant must be attached.

2) One clear ID face photo (40 mm H x 30 mm W)(Submit in JEPG format)


3) Study Plan (Form 3)

Even if you have not decided on a research plan or have not talked with your prospective supervisor about the plan, you submit your own plan as part of the application procedure. cf. 7.2 You can write more than one page, but only five pages at the most.

4) Financial Plan (Form 4)

This document is very important for your visa application. Student visas are not issued without a sound financial plan that proves your ability to support yourself during the period of enrollment.

5) Certificate of Japanese Proficiency (Form 5)

If you have never studied Japanese before, indicate as such on this form. If you have a score of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (N1/N2), you can submit a copy of the score instead of the form.

6) Copies of all diplomas or graduation certificates issued by universities or colleges you have attended

Obtain an official diploma or graduation certificate from your university. If your university does not issue copies of diplomas or graduation certificates, have your copy of the original certified by the university and submit the certified copy. All official documents written in a language other than Japanese or English must be accompanied by a Japanese or English translation of the document.

7) Copies of all transcripts of academic records certifying the grades of undergraduate coursework and master’s coursework

Obtain an official transcript from your university. If your university does not issue transcript certificates, have a copy of your original certified by the university and submit the certified copy. All official documents written in a language other than Japanese or English must be accompanied by a Japanese or English translation of the document.

8) Printed “payment confirmation page” that you will receive when finishing payment of examination fee by online.

9) Contact sheet (Form 6)


B: PAPER DOCUMENTS


Please send the following paper documents to the address of 8. CONTACT by post.

1) Application form (Form 1, 2 pages)

One picture (size 3 x 4 cm) of the applicant must be attached. In addition to the applicant photo attached to the application form, an extra applicant photo (size 3 x 4 cm) must be clipped to the application form.

2) Comments from Supervisor of Your Choice at GSFS

Use the designated form provided by GSFS. This form must be filled out by the professor whom you wish to have as your supervisor upon enrollment in GSFS. Only comments in a sealed envelope by the professor are accepted. Professors may submit their comments directly to the Student Affairs Team. In such cases, be sure to mention this in your application package.

3) All diplomas or graduation certificates issued by universities or colleges you have attended

Obtain an official diploma or graduation certificate from your university. If your university does not issue copies of diplomas or graduation certificates, have your copy of the original certified by the university and submit the certified copy. All official documents written in a language other than Japanese or English must be accompanied by a Japanese or English translation of the document.

4) All transcripts of academic records certifying the grades of undergraduate coursework and master’s coursework

Obtain an official transcript from your university. If your university does not issue transcript certificates, have a copy of your original certified by the university and submit the certified copy. All official documents written in a language other than Japanese or English must be accompanied by a Japanese or English translation of the document.

5) One Kaku-2 size (33.2 x 24 cm) self-addressed return envelope

This return envelope will be used for sending you your application results. If your mailing address is in Japan, a 140JPY stamp must be affixed to the return envelope. If your mailing address is outside Japan, only International Reply Coupons or Japanese postal stamps are accepted.

4. REGISTRATION PERIOD AND APPLICATION PERIOD FOR APRIL 1, 2021 ENROLLMENT

Registration period: From October 1 to November 12, 2020

Application period: From October 1 to November 13, 2020

For registration, you need to send an email to gsfs-exam[at]edu.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp by November 12.
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After that, please upload application documents of 3-A by November 13 and send us a complete set of application documents of 3-B by post so that your application package is received by the November 13 deadline. We suggest you send in a track-able manner through post office or private courier service. A Notification of Admission results will be sent out to every applicant around the end of December.

5.DURATION OF ENROLLMENT

One year. However, extensions may be permitted up to two times provided the “Kenkyusei” continues the same research theme. cf. 7.2

6.EXPENSES

Entrance fee:  84,600 yen
Tuition fee(half-year):  173,400 yen
The amounts are subject to change without prior notice.

If your admission as a research student is granted, then you will be required to pay the total amount of the two fees by early-March. GSFS expects all individuals to handle necessary immigration procedures themselves. 

  1. 7.NOTES

1) Application documents submitted and examination fee paid will NOT be returned or refunded under any circumstances.
2) You cannot change your research theme. If you would like to change the research content/theme, you must reapply.
3) Those who are considered inappropriate as a foreign research student after admission may be expelled from the school.
4) "Kenkyusei" cannot register courses for credits even though paying tuition.
5) The University of Tokyo has established the “The University of Tokyo Security Export Control Regulations” in accordance with Japan’s “Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act”, and rigorously screens potential international students on the basis of these regulations.
Please be aware that international applicants who fall under any of the conditions set out in said regulations may not receive permission to enroll at the university or may have their research activities restricted.
Details can be obtained from the following website:
Office of Export Control
https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/adm/export-control/ja/rule.html (Japanese only)
6) GSFS shall only use the personal information (name, address, or other information) of the applicants provided during the application process only for the following purposes: (i) processing applications and conducting screening in order to select successful applicants; (ii) announcement of successful candidates; and (iii) conducting admission procedures. In addition, personal information of admitted students shall be used only for the following purposes: (i) student affairs (school register, etc.); (ii) student services (healthcare, use of libraries, etc.); and (iii) tuition fee payment.

    8.CONTACT

    Student Affairs Team, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
    The University of Tokyo
    5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa city, CHIBA 277-8561
    JAPAN
    e-mail: gsfs-exam[at]edu.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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