Admissions

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Update History

2024.06.05: Information on SPRING GX and BOOST NAIS at Other Information has been released.
2024.05.13: Additional information at Entrance Examination Briefing has been appended.
2024.05.10: Method for Briefing session (tentative) of Information and Communication Engineering at <Briefing Session for each department>, Entrance Examination Briefing has been revised.
2024.04.24: Start Time (tentative) of Information and Communication Engineering at <Briefing Session for each department>, Entrance Examination Briefing has been changed.
2024.04.19: Information on the AY2025 Entrance Examinations (conducted in AY2024) of the Graduate School of IST has been released.
2023.03.22:
Information on the AY2025 Entrance Examination Briefing has been released
2024.01.31: The announcement "[Important] On the expected changes in the method of the entrance examination in Special Admission for “English Program on Intelligent Information Processing” from AY2025 Entrance Examinations (conducted in AY2024) " has been released.

 

Notifications

On the Entrance Examination Briefing for AY2025 Entrance Examinations (released on Mar 22, 2024)

Entrance Examination Briefing for AY2025 Entrance Examinations will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024.
Those who wish to participate in the briefing should submit the entry form.
Please refer to Entrance Examination Briefing for further information.
[Important] On the expected changes in the method of the entrance examination in Special Admission for “English Program on Intelligent Information Processing” from AY2025 Entrance Examinations (conducted in AY2024) (released on Jan 31, 2024)

As announced in the notification released on June 21, 2023, the method of the entrance examination in Special Admission for “English Program on Intelligent Information Processing” in our graduate school will be partly changed. The expected changes are as follows.

  • In the Special Admission for “English Program on Intelligent Information Processing” for AY2025 Entrance Examinations (conducted in AY2024), the following changes are expected. The detail of the Special Admission including the changes will be released by around July 2024.

    • Applications to Master’s Program and Doctoral Program via the Special Admission will be limited to those who wish to apply to Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Students (University Recommendation).
    • The examination fee will be revised to 30,000 yen.
    • The schedule will be brought forward by about one month from that of the AY2024 Entrance Examinations (conducted in AY2023).

  • From the AY2026 Entrance Examinations (conducted in AY2025), the Special Admission for “English Program on Intelligent Information Processing” will be abolished. For the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Students (University Recommendation), which was applicable via the special admission, a new application scheme is expected to be introduced.

Overview of the Entrance Examination System

An overview of the types of entrance examinations and the schedule for AY2025 entrance examinations (conducted in AY2024) at this Graduate School is given in the following document.

Overview of the Entrance Examination System at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, MEXT) Scholarship students (Research Students) (Embassy Recommendation) will be accepted as Graduate International Research Students (non-degree) at this Graduate School, in principle. Please refer to here for more details. If the applicant wishes to proceed to the Master's or Doctoral programs after they entered as a Graduate International Research Student, they will need to take and pass the entrance examinations (Regular Admission or Special Selection for Professionals).

*AY stands for "academic year". In Japan, each academic year is from April to March in the next year.

Application Period

The application periods for AY2025 entrance examinations (conducted in AY2024) for Master's and Doctoral programs (entrance date: October 2024, April 2025, or October 2025) (Regular Admission and Special Selection for Professionals) are as follows.

Summer Examinations

Application Period

Applications are accepted from Friday, May 31 through 17:00 on Thursday, June 6, 2024 (JST).

Winter Examinations

Application Period

Applications are accepted from Wednesday, November 13 through 17:00 on Tuesday, November 19, 2024 (JST).

Entrance Examination Briefing    (released on Mar 22, 2024) (Closed)

* In the case of any conflict between the information, including slides, video, etc., provided at the Entrance Examination Briefing and the admission guides of the graduate school and each department, the admission guide of the graduate school and the admission guide of each department shall prevail and be conclusive.

* For the precise information, please carefully ensure to review the admission guide of the graduate school and the admission guide of each department (Regarding the submission of TOEFL Scores, also refer to Guidelines for Submission of TOEFL Scores (for AY2025 Entrance Examinations)).
(added on May 13, 2024)

Entrance Examination Briefing for AY2025 Entrance Examinations will be held as follows. Those who wish to participate in the briefing should submit the entry form.
Those who have completed the registration through the entry form will receive an email containing the URL, which includes the necessary information for participation in the Entrance Examination Briefing and detailed information for the Briefing.

Date: May 11 (Sat), 2024

<Briefing Session on the Graduate School>
This is a pre-recorded video session, consisting of:
*Introduction of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
*Introduction of each department, etc.
(The videos will be made available on the website for examination briefing.)

<Briefing Session for each department>
This session includes;
*Guidance of each department including lab tours (varies by department)

Department

Start Time

(tentative)

Method for Briefing session

(tentative)

Computer Science

13:00 – 15:30

Introduction of the department: a video is provided online in advance.
Poster/demo of each lab: both onsite and online.

Mathematical Informatics

13:30 – 16:00

Introduction of the department: A video is provided online in advance.

Introduction of each lab: Both onsite and online.

Information Physics and Computing

13:00 – 15:30

Introduction of the department and poster/demo of each laboratory will be given in person. They will also be available online.

Information and Communication Engineering

14:00 – 16:00
(changed on April 24)

Introduction of the department: both onsite and online (revised on May 10)

Poster/demo of each lab: onsite.

Mechano-Informatics

13:00 – 15:30

Introduction of the department: both onsite and online
Demo of each lab: onsite or online

Creative Informatics

14:30 – 17:00

Introduction of the department: both onsite and online.

Demo of each lab: onsite or online.

Admission Guide

Admission Guide for Masters and Doctoral Programs of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo

【Admission Guide for Each Department】

Application Procedures

Those who wish to apply for the AY2025 Summer Entrance Examinations (conducted in AY2024) should follow the procedures below.

1. Prepare the necessary materials for your application

Check the Admission Guide of the Graduate School and your preferred department and prepare the necessary materials for your application.
Please keep the original of the Academic Transcript submitted as a copy during the admission process, as it is required at the time of enrollment procedure. The original of Certificate of Graduation/Completion/Degree is also required at the time of enrollment procedure.

2. Enter the required information to the WEB Application System below and create the application form

(available from May 31)
WEB Application System (Master’s Program)
WEB Application System (Doctoral Program)
WEB Application System (Doctoral Program [Special Selection for Professionals])

3. Pay your examination fee

1) Bank Transfer (in Japan):
Use the Transfer Application Form from the "WEB Application System" and ask a teller to transfer your examination fee.

2) E-shiharai.net (by credit card / at a convenience store, etc.):
Refer to "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 : May 23 (Thu), 2024 - June 6 (Thu), 2024】

■ Notes

  • The following applicants are exempted from their examination fee payment.

* those who are expected to complete a Master's program or Professional degree program at the University of Tokyo in March 2025 and proceed to a Doctoral program in April 2025
* those who are expected to complete a Master's program or Professional degree program at the University of Tokyo in September 2024 and proceed to a Doctoral program in October 2024
* 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 AY2025 Summer Entrance Examinations of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, please refer to the following notice and mail the required documents to the address given below by a traceable method.

Application Period: May 14 (Tue), 2024 – May 21 (Tue), 2024

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

If you wish to apply after the application period, please contact us directly by email.
johoriko.t(at)gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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

4. WEB Application System: Upload all required documents, and "CONFIRM" application on My Page

【Important】
Even if you create the application form, your application will not be completed until all required items are uploaded and also until you "confirm" your application on "
My Page" before the deadline. Refer to instructions on "My Page" about how to "confirm" your application, etc.

Convert all the required documents into PDF files, and after you have uploaded them to the WEB Application System:My Page (available after creating the application form), click "Confirm" to “confirm” your application.

The (strict) deadline for uploading: 17:00 (JST), June 6 (Thu), 2024

  • When your application has been confirmed on "My Page", "Application Confirmed" will be displayed on Status of Your Application, and you will receive a confirmation notice at your registered email address. Please make sure to check if your application has been confirmed on "My Page".

5. Submission of Recommendation Letters (Only for applicants who are required to submit)

  1. Examinees should ask their recommenders to provide a Recommendation Letter. Examinees applying to the Department of Information and Communication Engineering are required to download the specific form from here and send it to their recommenders.

  2. Examinees should register the necessary information about the examinees (their application receipt numbers, names, email addresses, etc.) and their recommenders (names, affiliations, positions, email addresses, etc.) through the "Registration Form for Recommender". (available from May 31)

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

  4. The recommender should upload the recommendation letter to the website indicated in that email.

    【The deadline for uploading the recommendation letter】 23:59 (JST), June 13 (Thu), 2024

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

TOEFL Scores

For details on how to submit your TOEFL Institutional Score Report, refer to the "Guidelines for Submission of TOEFL Scores (for AY2025 Entrance Examinations)".


Other Information

Past Notifications

2023.12.26 : The announcement "[Important] On TOEFL Score submission for the entrance examination of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo" has been released.

[Important] On TOEFL Score submission for the entrance examination of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo (released on Dec 26, 2023)

This information regarding the submission of TOEFL scores for AY2025 entrance examinations will be officially finalized and released in the admission guide in late April 2024 (TBD). Please note that applicants for the AY2025 entrance examinations must submit their scores as instructed in ‘Guidelines for Submission of TOEFL Scores (for AY2025 Entrance Examinations)’ (*1). Also, please kindly note that applicants must obtain their scores before applying for the entrance examinations (*2). This will also apply to the entrance examinations for AY2026 and the following years, as we have announced on December 28th, 2021.

(*1) If these ‘Guidelines for Submission of TOEFL Scores (for AY2025 Entrance Examinations)’ are changed later, the details will be announced on this webpage.

(*2) TOEFL scores are valid only if the TOEFL tests were taken less than two years before the entrance examinations. (For AY2025 summer entrance examinations: on or after September 1, 2022. For AY2025 winter entrance examinations: on or after March 1, 2023)

2023.10.27 : The announcement "[Important] On the Winter Entrance Examinations of Department of Information Physics and Computing for Master’s Program" has been released.

[Important] On the Winter Entrance Examinations of Department of Information Physics and Computing for Master’s Program (released on Oct 27, 2023)

Starting with AY2025 Winter Entrance Examination (conducted in AY2024) and for subsequent Winter Entrance Examinations, Department of Information Physics and Computing will be accepting applicants for the Master’s Program. Details will be made public in the admission guide of the Department of Information Physics and Computing to be released in late April, 2024.

2023.06.21 : The announcement "[Important] On the expected changes from AY2025 Entrance Examinations (conducted in AY2024)" has been released.

[Important] On the expected changes from AY2025 Entrance Examinations (conducted in AY2024) (released on Jun 21, 2023)

We expect the following changes in the AY2025 entrance examinations (conducted in AY2024) of our graduate school.

  • The method of the entrance examination in Special Admission for “English Program on Intelligent Information Processing” will be partly changed. Its details will be available on the website of our graduate school around the end of January 2024 (revised on Dec 26, 2023).

  • In the winter examinations for the Master’s program, Doctoral Program, and Doctoral Program [Special Selection for Professionals], the timing of the enrollment can be chosen from April or October 2025, at the timing of application.

  • Foreign applicants in the Summer Examination who need a new application for Certificate of Eligibility in connection with the enrollment are strongly recommended to choose April 2025 as their enrollment timing. Similarly, in the Winter Examination, such foreign applicants are strongly recommended to choose October 2025.

The same changes are expected to apply to AY2026 (conducted in AY2025) and later Entrance Examinations as well.

FAQ

Please refer to here.

Contact

Admission 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
* Please replace (at) with @ when sending a message.

Contact us via E-mail instead of calling. Before you contact us, please check the above FAQ.
See here for the open hours of the Office of Graduate School of IST.

  • We will reply to your questions during weekdays (except Saturdays, Sundays, and Japanese national holidays) from 9:00 to 17:00 in JST. Please contact us early if you have any questions, as it can take several days for us to answer your questions.

  • In particular, please note that it may take a long time to answer your questions during the period just before the Summer Entrance Examinations, due to the “Obon” holiday season in Japan. During that time, our office may be closed on weekdays, in addition to Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.

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