Admissions

Updated on 2021.05.22: The Entrance Examination Briefing for AY2022 Admission has ended.
Updated on 2021.05.07: Registration for the Entrance Examination Briefing for AY2022 Admission has been started.

Updated on 2021.04.23: Information on the AY2022 entrance examinations of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology has been released.

【Important】Notices Regarding Application for the AY2022 Summer Entrance Examinations of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

  • The Graduate School of Information Science and Technology does not administer the TOEFL ITP test. Please refer to the 'Guidelines for Submission of TOEFL Scores (for AY2022 Entrance Examinations)' for submitting TOEFL iBT scores.
  • The written examinations of the general education subjects (mathematics/programming) are held on the specified examination sites (on the Hongo campus). Those who have difficulty in taking the examinations on site, including those living outside Japan, could be allowed to be transferred to the online version of the examination. Those who hope to be transferred should submit the form "AY2022 Entrance Examination of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo: Transfer Application for the Online Written Examinations."
  • The application documents should be submitted only by uploading the files to the prescribed website. There is no need to mail them by post. Applications which do not contain all the required documents by the due date cannot be accepted. We accept photocopies or digital (electronic) versions of certificates and transcripts at the time of application. (We will check the originals at the time of enrollment procedures instead.)
  • The contents of the Admission Guide may possibly be revised due to the response to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In that case, the latest information is to be posted on this webpage.

Schedules related to AY2022 Admission

For details, please carefully read both the 'Admission Guide of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology' and the 'Admission Guide' of each department (available below).
International students should consider their entrance date carefully as the immigration restriction by the Japanese government may still continue.

【Summer Examinations】
・Master’s and Doctoral programs of all departments
Application Submission Period June 1 (Tue), 2021 - at 17:00 (JST), June 7 (Mon), 2021
Result Announcement of
Document Screening
(only for Master’s program)
at approximately 15:00 (JST), July 20 (Tue), 2021
Examination Period August 5 (Thu), 2021-August 30 (Mon), 2021
Result Announcement of
Written and Oral Examinations
for Master’s Program
at approximately 15:00 (JST), September 6 (Mon), 2021
Result Announcement of Primary Examination for Doctoral Program at approximately 15:00 (JST), September 6 (Mon), 2021
Admission Date October 2021 or April 2022
【Winter Examinations】
・Master’s Program: Department of Computer Science, Information and Communication Engineering, Creative Informatics
・Doctoral Program: all departments
Application Submission Period November 18 (Thu), 2021-at 17:00 (JST), November 24 (Wed), 2021
Result Announcement of
Document Screening
(only for Master’s program)
at approximately 15:00 (JST), December 24 (Fri), 2021
Examination Period Late January to Mid-February 2022
(*For details on schedules, refer to the admission guide of each department.)
Result Announcement of
Written and Oral Examinations
for Master’s Program
at approximately 15:00 (JST), February 18 (Fri), 2022
Result Announcement
for Doctoral Program
at approximately 15:00 (JST), February 18 (Fri), 2022
Admission Date April 2022

→The announcement of successful applicants will be posted here.

Entrance Examination Briefing (ended)

Entrance Examination Briefing for AY2022 Admission will be held as follows:

Date: May 22 (Sat), 2021

Time:
<General Orientation for IST>
Offered in Japanese: 13:00-13:30 (JST)
Offered in English: 13:30-14:00 (JST)

<Briefing Session for each department>
14:30 (JST)-

Method:
online by ZOOM

Those who wish to participate in the briefing should register from the entry form by May 17 (Mon), 2021.
All the participants who complete the registration will receive the information to access the online briefing by May 20 (Thu) via email.

AY2022 Admission Guide

【AY2022 Admission Guide for Master’s and Doctoral Programs of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo】

【Admission Guide for Each Department】

Online Application Procedures

Those who wish to apply for the AY2022 summer entrance examination should follow the procedures below.

1. Prepare the necessary materials for your application.

Check the Admission Guide and prepare the necessary materials for your application.
This may include your transcripts, certificates, photograph, the proof of your examination fee payment (See 3. below), etc.
Depending on the department, some additional documents other than the above may be required. Please be sure to check the Admission Guide of the department of your choice.

2. Enter and check the details of your application through the application system below.

(*available from 6/1)

WEB Application System (Master’s Program)
WEB Application System (Doctoral Program)
WEB Application System (Doctoral Program [Special Selection for Professionals])

■Notes on Photograph Data■

・Upload your photograph to the 'WEB Application System'.
・This photograph will be used for your Examination Admission Card to verify your identity at the entrance exams. Processed or modified images cannot be accepted. Failure to verify your identity may result in disqualification. The photograph will also be used for your student ID card after your enrollment.
・Prepare a phoograph as guided below:
  -Format: jpeg
  -Size: length 308 pixels × width 236 pixels
  -Resolution: 300 dpi
  -a clear photograph taken within the past 3 months that shows your upper body facing forward with your head uncovered, with plain background

3. Pay your examination fee.

When you pay your examination fee, you can choose one of the following methods:

1) Bank Transfer:
Use the Transfer Application Form output from the 'WEB Application System' and transfer your examination fee at a bank counter.

2) E-shiharai.net (by credit card / at a convenience store, etc.):
Refer to the 'How to make Payment of Examination Fee at E-shiharai.net' and pay your examination fee as instructed.

→Click here to navigate to 'E-shiharai.net'. 【available period: 5/24-6/7】

Notes:
■Examination fee for AY2022 admission is 30,000 JPY.
■Applicants who correspond below are exempted from their examination fee payment.
・those who are expected to complete a Master's program or special degree program at the University of Tokyo in March 2022 and proceed to a Doctoral program in April 2022
・those who are expected to complete a Master's program or special degree program at the University of Tokyo in September 2021 and proceed to a Doctoral program in October 2021
・international students on scholarships from the Japanese government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, MEXT)

4. Submit (Upload) your application documents.

【Important】 Application documents must be submitted only by uploading the files to the WEB Application System. (*No need to mail them by post.)

■Convert all the required documents into PDF files and upload them to the 'WEB Application System:My Page'. (*available from 6/1)
The deadline for uploading: 17:00 JST, June 7 (Mon), 2021
*Uploading your application documents to 2 or more courses or departments cannot be accepted.
*Applications which do not contain all the required documents by the deadline cannot be accepted.

5. Submission of Recommendation Letters

Some departments require the applicants to submit recommendation letters. Check the Admission Guide of the department of your choice and request one from your recommender in advance of your application if necessary. If a prescribed form is provided by the department, you should also forward the form to your recommender in advance.

【Submission Procedures】

1. Examinees should register the necessary information about the examinees themselves and their recommenders through the 'Registration Form for Recommender'. (*available from 6/1)

2. The URL for uploading the recommendation letter will be notified to the recommender by email.

3. The recommender should upload the recommendation letter to the website indicated in that email.
【The deadline for uploading the recommendation letter】June 14 (Mon), 2021

4. After the recommender completes uploading, both the recommender and the examinee will receive the confirmation message by email.

6. Transfer Application for the Online Written Examinations

Read carefully the "Notes on Difference between Online and On-site Examinations" and fill in the form, "AY2022 Entrance Examination of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo: Transfer Application for the Online Written Examinations". Upload the form as a PDF file to the WEB Application System.

Examination Admission Card

Examination Admission Cards are not sent by post. We will send an email to each applicant by July 15 after accepting the application. You will be instructed how to download your Examination Admission Card in the email.

【Notes】

  • This email will be sent to the address entered into the WEB Application System by every applicant.
  • The announcement of the successful applicants will be posted as a list by Examinee's Number.
  • Some documents (information on the exams) may be sent along with the Examination Admission Card. Be sure to download them as well if required.
  • We will require you to show your Examination Admission Card at the online and on-site examinations. Be sure to bring it with you.

TOEFL Scores

The Graduate School of Information Science and Technology does not conduct foreign language examinations as part of the entrance examinations; instead, it evaluates English abilities based on the submitted TOEFL scores. For details on how to submit your TOEFL Institutional Score Report, refer to the 'Guidelines for Submission of TOEFL Scores (for AY2022 Entrance Examinations)'.

【Notes】

  • In the AY2022 entrance examinations of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, we do not conduct a TOEFL-ITP test.
  • MyBest™ scores will not be accepted.
  • Applicants who have completed (or are expected to complete) a master's course at UTokyo may be exempted from the submission of their TOEFL iBT scores if they apply for a doctoral course. Check the Admission Guide of each department for details.
  • Even applicants who are native English speakers must submit a TOEFL iBT score.
  • English test scores other than TOEFL iBT/TOEFL iBT(SHE) cannot be accepted.

Notes on Applying

  • Applicants may not apply to two or more departments in the School of Information Science and Technology at the same time.
  • Applicants who have already passed the Summer Entrance Examinations for the School of Information Science and Technology cannot apply for the Winter Entrance Examinations without first declining Summer enrollment.
  • After the application process is completed, no changes to the documents will be accepted and the examination fee will not be refunded, under any circumstances.

Other Information

Contact

Office of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology,
The University of Tokyo

TEL: +81-3-5841-7926/7428
johoriko.t(at)gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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*Please contact us by email due to the reduction and teleworking of the staff.
*See here for the open hours of the Office of Graduate School of IST.

Prospective Students

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