Information & Communication Engineering

Admissions Guide

Entrance Exam Briefings, Posters, and Demos

There will be an entrance exam briefing of the graduate school of information science and technology. No registration needed. We welcome prospective students.
It is followed by briefings, demos, and posters by our Department of Information and Communication Engineering. You can enter and leave their rooms and move among them freely.
  • Briefing (*)
  • Demo Exhibitions and Consulting by Current Students
    • Where: Meeting Room 1, on the 3rd floor of Faculty of Engineering Building 2
    • An interactive demo session and consulting (both by professors and current students), until around 16:30

Komaba Research Campus Open House and NII Open House

Several research groups of Department of Information and Communication Engineering are affiliated to Institute of Industrial Science (IIS; Komaba Research Campus) or National Institute of Informatics (NII; Hitotsubashi Campus); Both have their open houses; you can visit them and see their exhibitions. Also, Komaba Research Campus Open House will host an entrance exam briefing session of the department (the content is the same as the one at Hongo campus (*)).
  • Entrance Exam Briefing in Komaba Research Campus Open House:
    • When:June 1 (Sat), 2019. 16:00-18:00
    • Where: Ew-501/502 in the 5th floor of building E, Institute of Industrial Science.
    • Note: The Open House is open during May 31 (Fri) and June 1 (Sat). Please find details of the open house at Komaba Open House home page
  • NII Open House:
        It will be held on May 31 and June 1. Please find details at
    NII Open House Home Page.

Summer Entrance Exam for School Year 2020 Starting April
Application Period: June 18 (Tue) to June 24 (Mon), 2019
Exam Date: August 19 (Mon) to 26 (Mon), 2019

  • Candidates:
    Master's Program for international and domestic students
    Doctoral Program for international and domestic students
  • Expected Number of Students:
    28 for Master's Program and 12 for the Doctoral Program. Students will be accepted from a wide range, including working students.
  • Exams:
    English (TOEFL), mathematics (three problems in the following three fields: (1) linear algebra;  (2) analysis (differential/integral calculus, ordinary differential equations, etc.); and (3) probability/statistics.), specialized subjects (three out of five problems selected from the following fields: electrical and electronic circuits, computer architecture, logic circuits, algorithms and data structures, telecommunications, computer networks, signal processing and information theory), and oral exam.

    Please refer to the Application Guides for the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology and the Application Guides for the Department of Information and Communication Engineering for more details.

Winter Entrance Exam for School Year 2020 Starting April:
Application Period to : December 6 (Fri) to 10 (Tue), 2019
Exam Date: January 28 (Tue) and 29 (Wed), 2020

  • Candidates:
    Master's Program for international and domestic students
    Doctoral Program for international and domestic students
  • Expected Number of Students:
    The number of accepted students will be determined after summer exam.
    Students will be accepted from a wide range, including working students.
  • Exams:
    English (TOEFL), mathematics (three problems in the following three fields: (1) linear algebra; (2) analysis (differential/integral calculus, ordinary differential equations, etc.); and (3) probability/statistics.), specialized subjects (three out of five problems selected from the following fields: electrical and electronic circuits, computer architecture, logic circuits, algorithms and data structures, telecommunications, computer networks, signal processing and information theory), and oral exam.

    Please refer to the Application Guides for the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology and the Application Guides for the Department of Information and Communication Engineering for more details.

School Year 2020 Application Guide for the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

【In person】

The guides can be acquired in person at the Graduate School Team Office in the Educational Affairs Group, located on the 1st Floor of Faculty of Engineering Building 8 on the Hongo Campus. The office is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

【Via postal service】

If you would like application documents mailed to you, please fill out this request form and send it with A4 size return envelope (self-addressed; put the required amount of stamps or enclose the required amount of IRC) enclosed, to the following address.

7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 113-8656
Admissions Office, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo.

Admissions Office, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
The PDF file of the guides are available below (the print version is required to apply).
  • Admission Guide 2020: Master's Program, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo ( pdf file )
  • Admission Guide 2020: Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo ( pdf file )

School Year 2020 Application Guide for the Department of Information and Communication Engineering

The PDF file of the guide is available below (the print version is required to apply).
  • School Year 2020 Application Guide for the Department of Information and Communication Engineering (pdf file) This is a translation from the official Japanese version.

Important Notice Regarding TOEFL

The Graduate School of Information Science and Technology evaluates English abilities using official TOEFL score reports submitted by candidates. Our entrance exams, therefore, do not include foreign language testing.
Obtaining your TOEFL score may take a significant amount of time due to the large volume of TOEFL applications. You are recommended to take a TOEFL test as early as possible.

Information and Communication Engineering: entrance exam guide and examples of previous exams

Research Introduction

A. Hongo Campus pdf hongo-campus-e.pdf
Professor: Koiti Hasida pdf hasida_e.pdf
Professor: Shuichi Sakai pdf sakai_e.pdf
Professor: Kiyoharu Aizawa pdf aizawa_e.pdf
Professor: Hiroshi Esaki pdf esaki_e.pdf
Professor: Hitoshi Iba pdf iba_e.pdf
Professor: Takeshi Naemura (Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies) pdf naemura.pdf (Japanese)
Professor: Kenjiro Taura pdf taura_e.pdf
Professor: Yoshimasa Tsuruoka pdf tsuruoka_e.pdf
Professor: Yoshihiro Kawahara pdf kawahara_e.pdf
Associate Professor: Toshihiko Yamasaki pdf yamasaki_e.pdf
Associate Professor: Hidetsugu Irie pdf irie_e.pdf
Associate Professor: Daisuke Miyamoto pdf miyamoto_e.pdf
Associate Professor: Jun'ichiro Mori pdf mori_e.pdf
Project Associate Professor: Rie Yamaguchi pdf yamaguchi_e.pdf
Associate Professor: Yoshihiko Hasegawa pdf hasegawa_e.pdf
Associate Professor: Hideya Ochiai pdf ochiai_e.pdf
Associate Professor: Yoko Yamakata pdf yamakata_e.pdf
B. Komaba Research Campus - Institute of Industrial Science pdf iis-e.pdf
Professor: Masaru Kitsuregawa pdf kitsuregawa_e.pdf
Professor: Kaoru Sezaki pdf sezaki_e.pdf
Professor: Yoichi Sato pdf ysato_e.pdf
Professor: Kanta Matsuura pdf matsuura_e.pdf
Professor: Masashi Toyoda pdf toyoda_e.pdf
Associate Professor: Shunsuke Kamijo (Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies) pdf kamijo_e.pdf
Associate Professor: Kazuo Goda pdf goda_e.pdf
Associate Professor: Naoki Yoshinaga pdf yoshinaga_e.pdf
Associate Professor: Shinya Sugiura pdf sugiura_e.pdf
Associate Professor: Yusuke Sugano pdf sugano_e.pdf
C. Hitotsubashi Campus - National Institute of Informatics pdf nii-e.pdf
Professor: Shin'ichi Satoh pdf ssato_e.pdf
Professor: Isao Echizen pdf echizen_e.pdf

*Staff marked with will not be available to supervise graduate students this year.

(As of April 27, 2019)


Past Exam Problems

Past mathematics problems for all graduate courses
■ 2019 Entrance Exam Problems for Graduate School
(held in the summer of 2018)
  • Master's, Doctoral
- Specialized Subject (Japanese) pdf denjo2019-j.pdf
- Specialized Subject (English) pdf denjo2019-e.pdf
■ 2018 Entrance Exam Problems for Graduate School
(held in the summer of 2017)
  • Master's, Doctoral
- Specialized Subject (Japanese) pdf denjo2018-j.pdf
- Specialized Subject (English) pdf denjo2018-e.pdf
■ 2017 Entrance Exam Problems for Graduate School
(held in the summer of 2016)
  • Master's, Doctoral
- Specialized Subject (Japanese) pdf denjo2017-j.pdf
- Specialized Subject (English) pdf denjo2017-e.pdf
■ 2016 Entrance Exam Problems for Graduate School
(held in the summer of 2015)
  • Master's, Doctoral
- Specialized Subject (Japanese) pdf denjo2016-j.pdf
- Specialized Subject (English) pdf denjo2016-e.pdf
■ 2015 Entrance Exam Questions for Graduate School
(held in the summer of 2014)
  • Master's, Doctoral
- Specialized Subject (Japanese) pdf denjo2015-j.pdf
- Specialized Subject (English) pdf denjo2015-e.pdf
■ 2014 Entrance Exam Questions for Graduate School
(held in the summer of 2013)
  • Master's, Doctoral
- Specialized Subject (Japanese) pdf denjo2014-j.pdf
- Specialized Subject (English) pdf denjo2014-e.pdf
■ 2013 Entrance Exam Questions for Graduate School
(held in the summer of 2012)
  • Master's, Doctoral
- Specialized Subject (Japanese) pdf denjo2013-j.pdf
- Specialized Subject (English) pdf denjo2013-e.pdf
■ 2012 Entrance Exam Questions for Graduate School
(held in the summer of 2011)
  • Master's, Doctoral
- Specialized Subject (Japanese) pdf denjo2012-j.pdf
- Specialized Subject (English) pdf denjo2012-e.pdf (the file corrected on Jan 16, 2015)
■ 2011 Entrance Exam Questions for Graduate School
(held in the summer of 2010)
  • Master's, Doctoral
- Specialized Subject (Japanese) pdf denjo2011-j.pdf
- Specialized Subject (English) pdf denjo2011-e.pdf
■ 2010 Entrance Exam Questions for Graduate School
(held in the summer of 2009)
  • Master's, Doctoral
- Specialized Subject (Japanese) pdf denjo2010-j.pdf
- Specialized Subject (English) pdf denjo2010-e.pdf
■ 2009 Entrance Exam Questions for Graduate School
(held in the summer of 2008)
  • Master's, Doctoral
- Specialized Subject (Japanese) pdf denjo2009-j.pdf
- Specialized Subject (English) pdf denjo2009-e.pdf
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