FAQ for Prospective Students

Admission Process

Q. Where can I find information on the admission process for international students?

A. There are two kinds of admission processes available: a regular one and a special admission for "English Program on Intelligent Information Processing. See this page for the regular admission process and this one for the special admission.


Q. Do I need to submit a TOEFL score even if I am a native speaker?

A. Yes. All applicants are required to submit a TOEFL score.

Q. Can I submit an IELTS or TOEIC score instead of a TOEFL score?

A. No.


Q. Where can I find information about scholarships for international students?

A. Please consult this page.

Q. Are all students guaranteed the MEXT scholarship if they are foreign students?

A. No, not all foreign students are guaranteed the MEXT scholarship. Please refer to this site about the MEXT scholarship.

Finding supervisors

Q. How can I find a prospective supervisor?.

A. You can find the names of professors in each research field on this page. You should then contact professors of your interest via emails.

Q. Should I contact my prospective professors in advance?

A. It depends on which department you are going to apply to. Please carefully read the admission guide of the department you prefer and follow the guideline.


Q. Are there any courses offered in English?

A. The courses offered in English are found on this page.


Q. Regarding postage for the return envelope, I cannot buy IRCs (International Reply Coupons) at the post office in my country. What should I do?

A. If possible, please ask someone you know in Japan. If nobody in Japan can help, please contact the Office of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology.
(E-mail: johoriko.t(at)gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp where "(at)" should be replaced with "@".)

Q. How many IRCs do I need for the application?
A. It depends on the delivery address. See this form.

Q. Where can I get an IRC in Japan?

A. You can buy them from Japan Post. But please note that not all post offices sell IRCs. The nearest post office from our office where you can buy IRCs is here.