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. I am a foreign student, living outside Japan. May I enroll in September if I pass the summer entrance exam in August?

A. Yes, but please note that you are likely to miss lectures of the first 6-8 weeks, because it will take about 2-3 months for you to get a student visa. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to choose April enrollment.

TOEFL

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. Can I reuse the TOEFL-iBT score I submitted for a previous entrance exam, for the next exam?

A. Yes, you can, as long as the score is valid at the time of the next entrance exam (i.e., the test date of the score is within the period specified in "Guidelines for Submission of TOEFL Scores"). Note, however, that you need to ask ETS again to transmit the score report to us for the next exam.

Scholarships

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. If you need further information about scholarships, please consult the Office of International Relations.

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.

Courses

Q. Are there any courses offered in English?

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

Q. How can I find the details of each course?

A. Please visit the UTokyo Online Course Catalogue, and follow the following procedure:

  1. Select the "Graduate" tab.
  2. Select "Information Science and Technology” from the pull-down menu.
  3. Enter any keyword of your research field, course titles, or course codes; then you can view the details of each course, including the language used in the course.

Q. Do you offer a part-time study program?

A. No. We offer a Long-Term Completion System instead.

IRC

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.

Information about Past Exams

Q. Where can I find the problems of past exams?
A. They are available here.

International Research Students

Q. What is an international research student, and how can I appy for it?

A. Please check this page.

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