Exchange Student (non-degree)


An Exchange Student is an international student from university which has a bilateral agreement with Graduate School of Information Science and Technology at UTokyo (please refer to this page ). Exchange students can study for 6 months to 1 year under the supervision of a faculty member of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology at UTokyo. During this period, exchange students can also learn Japanese useful for campus activities and daily life.

How to apply?

The University of Tokyo is a research-oriented University and a part of our unique culture here is that every student belongs to a laboratory under a supervising professor. Therefore, you as an exchange student must also find a professor who will accept you in his/her lab and supervises you during the exchange program.

After getting an informal acceptance from your prospective supervising professor, please upload the proof on our WEB Application System by the FIRST deadline.

Then, you will need to submit all application documents on our WEB Application System by the SECOND deadline.

Period of Application

Winter semester (October 2023) entrance →
Informal Acceptance uploading deadline: Friday, April 7, 2023
Online Application Period: March 27 - April 21, 2023
Summer semester (April 2024) entrance →
Informal Acceptance uploading deadline: Friday, October 6, 2023
Online Application Period: September 25 - October 20, 2023

Application Guide

You will need an ID and password to enter WEB Application System. Please contact your student exchange coordinator in your own university first if you want to apply.

Admission Application Procedure
Application Procedure
[FormA] Research Plan

CoE Application Procedure
・Please download the procedure and the forms from your "My Page" on WEB Application System.

Online Application Procedures

1. Prepare the necessary materials for your application.

Check the Application Procedure and prepare the necessary materials for your application.
This may include your transcripts, certificates, photograph, etc.

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

(*Available from 9/25)

Enter WEB Application System for Exchange Students here.

■Notes on Photograph Data■
・Prepare a photograph as guided below:
  -Format: jpeg
  -Teeth should not be shown
  -A high resolution photograph taken within the past 3 months
  -Upper body facing forward
  -Head uncovered
  -Plain background (no shadow)
  -Must be different from your current passport photo
  -Please ask yourself, "If I were to create a new passport, would I be allowed
   to use this photo?"

3. 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 9/25)
The deadline for uploading Informal Acceptance: 17:00 JST on Ocotber 6 (Fri), 2023
The deadline for uploading application documents: 17:00 JST on October 20 (Fri), 2023

*Applications will not be accepted if the specified documents are not submitted by the application deadline indicated above.

Office of International Relations (OIR)
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
The University of Tokyo
Room 161, 1F, Engineer Building No.8,
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, JAPAN
Email: istoir(at)

Updated on August 23, 2023

Prospective Students