Admissions

2022.04.22: Information on the AY2023 entrance examinations of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology has been released and ‘Guidelines for Submission of TOEFL Scores (for AY2023 Entrance Examinations’ has been revised.

Schedules related to AY2023 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

Application Submission Period

June 3 (Fri), 2022-at 17:00 (JST), June 9 (Thu), 2022

Winter Examinations

Application Submission Period

November 16 (Wed), 2022-at 17:00 (JST), November 22 (Tue), 2022

→The announcement of successful applicants will be posted here.

Entrance Examination Briefing (Closed)

Entrance Examination Briefing for AY2023 Admission will be held as follows. Those who wish to participate in the briefing should register from the entry form. All the participants who have completed the registration will receive the information to access the online briefing via email.

Date: May 21 (Sat), 2022

Method: online by ZOOM
*Before this entrance examination briefing, you will be required to watch the guidance videos of each department on our exclusive website.

Time:
Briefing Session on the Graduate School
This session includes;
*Introduction of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
*Introduction of the education programs of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
Offered in Japanese: 13:00-13:30 (JST)
Offered in English: 13:30-14:00 (JST)

Briefing Session for each department
This session includes;
*Guidance of each department including online lab tours (vary by department)
14:15 (JST)-

AY2023 Admission Guide

【AY2023 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 AY2023 Summer Entrance Examinations 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 6/3)
WEB Application System (Masters 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 photograph as guided below:
  -Format: jpeg
  -Size: length 308 pixels × width 236 pixels
  -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. (5/25revised)

Click here to navigate to 'E-shiharai.net'. available period: 5/26 - 6/9

Notes

Examination fee for AY2023 entrance examination 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 2023 and proceed to a Doctoral program in April 2023
 ・those who are expected to complete a Master's program or special degree program at the University of Tokyo in September 2022 and proceed to a Doctoral program in October 2022
 ・international students on scholarships from the Japanese government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, MEXT)

Entrance Examination Fee Exemption for Applicants for Admission Affected by Natural Disasters. The University of Tokyo has taken the decision to waive the payment of entrance examination fees by applicants affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, floods, etc., to lighten the economic burden and to secure the opportunity of admission for applicants.
If you wish to apply for the exemption of the examination fee for the AY2023 Summer Entrance Examinations of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, please refer to the following notice and submit the required documents by post in a recordable way during the period below.

Application Period: May 17 (Mon), 2022 –May 24 (Mon), 2022
If you wish to apply after the application period, please contact us directly by email.

Office of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Engineering building No.8 (Room# 162), 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 113 8656
TEL 03 5841 7926

Entrance Examination Fee Exemption for Applicants for Admission Affected by Natural Disasters
Application Form

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 6/3)

The deadline for uploading: 17:00 (JST), June 9 (Thu), 2022

*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 6/3)
    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 16 (Thu), 2022
    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", follow the instructions on the WEB Application System to submit "AY2023 Entrance Examination of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo: Transfer Application for the Online Written Examinations"

Examination Admission Card

Examination Admission Card will be delivered via E-mail to each applicant by July 15 after accepting the application. Follow the instructions to download your Examination Admission Card.

Notes

  • Examination Admission Card will be delivered to all the applicants and sent to the address registered on the WEB Application System.
  • The Examinee’s Number of successful applicants will be posted on the website of the Graduate School of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology.
  • Important documents (information on the exams) may be sent along with the Examination Admission Card. Be sure to download them if required.
  • We will require you to show your Examination Admission Card at the online and on-site. Be sure to print your Examination Admission Card and bring it with you.

TOEFL Scores

For details on how to submit your TOEFL Institutional Score Report, refer to the 'Guidelines for Submission of TOEFL Scores (for AY2023 Entrance Examinations)'. Download the format of ‘Notice of unacquired TOEFL iBT Scores (for AY2023 Entrance Examinations) from here.

Notes

  • We do not administer the TOEFL-ITP test.
  • MyBest™ scores are not accepted.
  • Applicants who completed (or are expected to complete) a master's course at UTokyo may be exempted from submitting their TOEFL iBT scores if they apply for a doctoral course. Check the Admission Guide of each department for further details.
  • Even applicants who are native English speakers must submit a TOEFL iBT score.
  • There is no way for applicants to check if their score has arrived by the deadline. Also, please understand that we cannot answer any inquiries about the arrival of the score.

Notes on Applying

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

Other Information

Statistics on Past Entrance Exams
Archives of Past Entrance Exams (2022.4 updated)

Notification

2021.12.28: 【Important】'On the Winter Entrance Examination of Department of Computer Science' and 'TOEFL Score submission for the entrance examination of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo' have been released.

ImportantOn the Winter Entrance Examination of Department of Computer Science

From AY2023, the Department of Computer Science will not recruit new students for the Master’s program in the winter entrance examination. The department will continue to recruit new students for the Doctoral program, but will not conduct written examinations and will evaluate applicants through submitted documents and oral examinations, in the winter entrance examination.


ImportantTOEFL Score submission for the entrance examination of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo

Regarding submission of TOEFL scores instead of foreign language examinations for entrance examinations starting with the AY2023 entrance examination: this information will be officially finalized and released in the admission guide in late April 2022 (TBD). Please note that applicants for the AY2023 entrance examinations must submit their scores to the Office of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology as instructed in ‘Guidelines for Submission of TOEFL Scores (for AY2023 Entrance Examinations)’ (※1). Also, please kindly note that applicants must obtain their scores before the application documents are submitted (※2), which differs from the previous year’s AY2022 entrance examination. This will also apply to the following year’s AY2024 entrance examination. (※3)

※1 If these ‘Guidelines for Submission of TOEFL Scores (for AY2023 Entrance Examinations)’ are changed later, the details will be available on this webpage.

※2 TOEFL scores are considered valid for submission if the TOEFL tests were taken less than two years before the entrance examinations. (For AY2023 summer entrance examinations: on or after September 1, 2020. For AY2023 winter entrance examinations: on or after March 1, 2021)

※3 For only the AY2023 and AY2024 entrance examinations, as a transitional measure, by submitting ‘Notice of unacquired TOEFL iBT Scores’, applicants who fail to obtain their scores by the deadline for uploading required documents will be allowed to apply for the entrance examinations as an exception. However, from the AY2025 entrance examinations, those who fail to obtain TOEFL scores before the deadline for uploading required documents will not be allowed to apply.

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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