Tokyo Institute of Technology Scholarship (Master, Doctoral) Japan – Fully Funded
Tokyo Institute of Technology Scholarship (Master, Doctoral) Japan – Fully Funded
Tokyo Tech is the top national university for science and technology in Japan with a history spanning more than 130 years. Of the approximately 10,500 students at the Ookayama, Suzukakedai, and Tamachi Campuses, half are in their bachelor’s degree program while the other half are in master’s and doctoral degree programs. International students number 1,700. There are 1,200 faculty and 600 administrative and technical staff members.
In the 21st century, the role of science and technology universities has become increasingly important. Tokyo Tech continues to develop global leaders in the fields of science and technology, and contributes to the betterment of society through its research, focusing on solutions to global issues. The Institute’s long-term goal is to become the world’s leading science and technology university.
Tokyo Institute of Technology was selected as a Designated National University Corporation by Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Aiming to create innovation and boost the level of education and research at Japan’s universities, the Designated National University Corporation system includes Japanese national universities that are expected to produce world-leading education and research activities.
Enrollment Date: April 1, 2021
Number of Admitted Students: Several students for each department
Types of Programs: Master’s Program, Doctoral Program
Application Period: August 11, 2020–October 21, 2020
1. General Prospectus
Tokyo Institute of Technology (“Tokyo Tech”) launched its International Graduate Program in October 2007 as an opportunity for qualified international students, who may have little or no knowledge of the Japanese language, to enroll in Tokyo Tech’s Master’s or Doctoral Programs and pursue an advanced degree in Japan. There are two periods of admission to this program: the Spring Program (admission in April) and the Fall Program (admission in September).
With a diverse group of academic departments participating in this program, students should be able to find a department in which to further their research, acquire broader knowledge and understanding, and conduct advanced long-term research in a field that best matches their interests and background.
There is no Japanese language requirement for this program as lectures and seminars are held in English. However, students are given opportunities to attend Japanese language classes on a regular basis in order to better adapt to daily life in Japan.
This recruitment prospectus is for the Master’s and Doctoral Programs scheduled to begin in April 2021.
1. Master’s Program
Students enrolled in the Master’s Program are expected to successfully complete their supervised studies within two years. To attain a master’s degree, students need to earn the designated number of credits outlined by their department in a predetermined program of study; complete and receive approval of their research theses; and pass a comprehensive final examination. Students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance during the program may be able to shorten their period of study.
2. Doctoral Program
Students enrolled in the Doctoral Program are expected to successfully complete their supervised study within three years. To attain a doctoral degree, students need to earn the designated number of credits outlined by their department in a predetermined program of study; complete and receive approval of their research theses; and pass a comprehensive final examination. Students who demonstrate outstanding academic and research performance during the program may be able to shorten their period of study.
List of Departments:
- Earth and Planetary Sciences*
School of Engineering:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Systems and Control Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Information and Communications Engineering
- Industrial Engineering and Economics
School of Materials and Chemical Technology:
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Chemical Science and Engineering
School of Computing:
- Mathematical and Computing Science
- Computer Science
School of Life Science and Technology:
- Life Science and Technology
School of Environment and Society:
- Architecture and Building Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
- Social and Human Sciences*
*Doctoral program only
*Syllabi (for reference, to be updated middle of September)
Applicants who satisfy one of the conditions provided in A or B below.
Please note that applicants may NOT (i) apply to a different Tokyo Tech program before receiving admission results or (ii) submit multiple applications to different master’s programs for the same enrollment period. Applications in either of the above two cases will be rejected or revoked.
(1) Persons who have successfully completed 16 years of education outside Japan or who are expected to do so by the day before the enrollment date.
(2) Persons who have graduated from a university or college in Japan or are expected to do so by the day before the enrollment date.
(3) Persons who have successfully completed 3 years or more of education at a university or college outside Japan and obtained a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or who are expected to do so by the day before the enrollment date.
(4) Persons who have successfully completed 15 years of education and obtained a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree outside Japan, or who are expected to do so by the day before the enrollment date and are individually assessed and recognized by the relevant School at Tokyo Tech as having an outstanding academic record
(5) Persons whose countries do not require 16 years of education prior to completing an undergraduate-level education but who satisfy both of the conditions noted below and are individually assessed and recognized by the relevant School at Tokyo Tech as having academic ability equivalent to or higher than that of graduates of a Japanese university(a)Persons who have spent at least one year as a research student or research fellow at a university or research institution in or outside Japan after successfully obtaining a bachelor’s degree(b) Persons who are at least 22 years old by the day before the enrollment date.
(1) Persons who have successfully obtained a degree equivalent to a master’s degree or a professional master’s degree at a university or college outside Japan or who are expected to do so by the day before the enrollment date.
(2) Persons who have obtained a master’s degree or a professional master’s degree in Japan or are expected to do so by the day before the enrollment date.
(3) Persons who do not meet eligibility conditions (1) or (2) but are individually assessed and recognized by the relevant School at Tokyo Tech as having academic abilities equivalent to or higher than that of a master’s degree or professional master’s degree holder and are at least 24 years old by the day before the enrollment date.
The Application for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility and supplemental documents are required for applicants who apply under eligibility conditions A(4), A(5), or B(3). Applicants will be informed of the results of their individual assessment of admission eligibility in eary November 2020.
Japanese citizens not residing in Japan, who satisfy the above conditions and have a visa* that enables him/her to stay for a long period in the country where he/she lives, may apply for this program. Applicants who are Japanese citizens should consult the Admissions Division before applying.
*Permanent residence, student visa, work visa, etc. (Working holiday visas, tourist visas, short-term stay visas, etc., are not valid for the purpose of applying for this program.)
The admission of applicants expecting to graduate from a university or college or obtain a master’s or professional master’s degree will be revoked should the applicant fail to do so by the day before the enrollment date.
4. Application Procedures
Prior to submitting the application materials to the Admissions Division, applicants must arrange for a Tokyo Tech faculty member to serve as an academic supervisor. Applicants are required to communicate directly with their intended academic supervisor at Tokyo Tech via email and provide a self-introductory statement and a letter of intent for their period of study at Tokyo Tech, and obtain the consent of the desired faculty member to serve in this capacity.
Applications will not be considered without the consent of a Tokyo Tech faculty member who will act as the applicant’s academic supervisor.
Faculty members are affiliated with schools and assigned to teach for majors. Students must select a major from those shown on the lists of faculties. Please ask your intended academic supervisor which major you should select. Requirements for the completion of a degree are stipulated for each major.
For further information on faculty members, such as email addresses and contact information, please refer to the “STAR Search” (researchers’ database) on the Tokyo Tech homepage. Some academic supervisors may require the submission of additional documents before the stated deadline.
|Checklist(original, no photocopies)|
|1||Application Form (original, no photocopies)|
|2||Field of Study and Study Program [Research Proposal])|
|3||Official Academic Transcripts (originals or certified copies)1) For applicants of the Master’s Program: academic transcripts for the undergraduate program2) For applicants of the Doctoral Program: academic transcripts for the master’s programs3) For applicants of the Doctoral Programs of the following departments:academic transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate academic institutions attended;・Mathematics ・Physics ・Chemistry ・Earth and Planetary Sciences ・Mechanical Engineering ・Systems and Control Engineering ・Electrical and Electronic Engineering ・Chemical Science and Engineering ・Mathematical and Computing Science ・Computer Science ・Social and Human Sciences|
|4||Certificate(s) Confirming Graduation and Degree or Expected Graduation and Degree from the last university attended (originals or certified copies)If the university or college dose not issue the above certificates, a certified letter confirming graduation or expected graduation and degree and certified English translation must be submitted.If the applicant graduated or is graduating early or has skipped a grade or year, or an official document or letter issued by the university indicating as such must be submitted.|
|5||Summary of Thesis or Research (free format)1) For applicants to the Master’s Program: an outline of your study or research in your undergraduate course.2) For applicants to the Doctoral Program: a summary of your thesis or, if you have not written a master’s thesis, a summary of your master’s program research[Applicants to the Doctoral Program under eligibility condition B(3) are not required to submit this.]|
|6||English Proficiency Test Score Report (original, no photocopies)Applicants are required to submit English proficiency test score reports of the following tests taken on or after October 22, 2018:|
TOEFL iBT (including TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition)
TOEFL ITP Plus for China Solution (taken in Mainland of China)
TOEFL Paper delivered Test
IELTS Academic ModuleThose who apply for MEXT-SGU Scholarship should submit the score report of the above mentioned English Proficiency test taken on or after January 1, 2019.Tokyo Tech will not accept score reports from the Institutional Testing Program of TOEFL(TOEFL -ITP) and TOEIC (TOEIC-IP), TOEIC S&W, or other proficiency tests not specifically listed above.Applicants can request ETS or the British Council to send an official score report directly to Tokyo Tech, ensuring that it reaches the Admissions Division by the designated deadline. Tokyo Tech’s institutional code number for ETS is “0215.”Note that score sheets downloaded from a website will not be accepted.Exemption from English Language Proficiency Test Score Report SubmissionApplicants who meet either (or both) of the following conditions may be exempted from the English language proficiency test score submission requirement.(i) Native English speakers(ii) Students who have been awarded an undergraduate and/or graduate degree* from an institution where all instruction was in EnglishPlease note that the department of the applicant’s prospective academic supervisor will determine whether or not the applicant is exempted from this requirement.Prior to submitting their application, applicants should consult with their intended academic supervisor and obtain an email or a letter issued by the department to verify that they are exempted from requirement to submit test scores. After obtaining this verification, the applicant should submit a printed copy of the email or letter together with their other application materials.*Undergraduate and graduate degrees should be equivalent to the Japanese educational definitions of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
|7||Evaluation Sheet with Recommendation (in a single document) from a supervisor or head of department or similar official at the last university attended to verify the potential of the applicant (original, no photocopies)|
|8||Consent of a Tokyo Tech Faculty MemberAttach a printout of email correspondence or any other proof to verify that a Tokyo Tech faculty member has consented to be the applicant’s academic supervisor during the intended period of study at Tokyo Tech.|
|9||Applicant’s Passport Copy (one photocopy of the page(s) with the applicant’s name, nationality, date of birth, and photo)*Japanese citizens must also submit one photocopy of the page(s) of his/her passport that shows visas obtained in the country where he/she lives.|
|10||Application Fee(Examination Fee): JPY 30,000Applicants must pay the stated application fee by credit card within the application fee payment period.Payment Period : August 11, 2020– October 21, 2020Online payment by credit card → Please see the secure online payment website (e-shiharai.net)Please attach a printout of the “Payment Verification” page from this website to your application documents.Tokyo Tech CANNOT ACCEPT any payments made in CASH or by CHECK.If you are a Japanese Government(MEXT) Scholarship student, you are not required to pay this fee. In that case, please submit documents to verify your scholarship status.The application fee is non-refundable. However, in certain cases (see 1. and 2. below), the application fee may be refunded. In these cases, bank remittance or transaction handling fees should be borne by the applicant.1. Applicants who paid the application fee but did not submit the application documents2. Application documents were not accepted due to incompleteness|
Documents 0-2: an electronic file must be submitted to the Admissions Division at [email protected] before sending hard copies of the all documents (0-10) listed above to the Admissions Division by registered mail, courier, or a similar service.
Documents 3 & 4: Original documents written in a language other than English or Japanese must be accompanied by a certified English or Japanese translation. Translations should be certified by a public institution or the issuing university.
Document 4: If the applicant is unable to submit a certificate of expected graduation and degree, he/she must submit a univeristy-issued letter stating his/her name, date of birth, expected date of graduation, and degree to be attained.
Documents 3,4, & 6: If the applicant is unable to submit the respective document originals, copies certified by a public institution or the issuing authority may be accepted as substitutes. Documents downloaded and printed from the Internet are not accepted.
Please don’t staple application materials.
Application Requirements for Individual Assessment and Scholarships
|1||Application for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility with the following supplementary documents:1) For applicants to the Master’s Program:・Certificate of Enrollment as a research student/fellow after graduation from an undergraduate course of study at a university2) For applicants to the Doctoral Program・Research Achievements|
・Outline of Research (free format, approximately 300 words)This form is only for applicants requesting special admission consideration based on eligibility condition A(4) and A(5) (A(3), if applicable) for the Master’s Program, or B(3) for the Doctoral Program, as set forth in Section 3, “Eligibility” in this application guide.These documents should be submitted along with the application documents listed above (1 –10) by the application deadline.
|2||Scholarship Application DocumentsApplicants who wish to apply for the scholarship listed in Section 7, “Scholarship” are required to prepare the necessary documents and enclose such documents along with the application documents listed above (1–10).|
Before applying for the scholarship, applicants are required to check the application qualifications carefully on the scholarship information website. Please refer to the explanation in Section 7, “Scholarship” of this application guide.
Submission of Application Documents
The completed application documents must reach the Admissions Division no later than October 21, 2020 by registered mail, courier, or a similar service.
|Mailing Address:||Admissions Division|
|Student Services Department|
|Tokyo Institute Of Technology|
|West Bldg.8E 212, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 JAPAN|
1) Tokyo Tech will not accept or consider any documents received after the stated deadline or any incomplete applications.
2) The applicant is responsible for the tracking and receipt of all materials. Tokyo Tech strongly encourages sending the documents by registered mail, courier, or a similar service that provides tracking numbers and receipt verification services.
3) Submitted documents will not be returned under any circumstances. Tokyo Tech will not provide photocopies of the submitted documents. Please keep a copy of all documents for personal reference. Should a document not be reissuable, please submit a certified copy instead.
4) Admission may be withdrawn at any time, even after enrollment, if the application documents are found to be invalid or contain false information.
5. Admission Decision
The admission decision will be made based on the application, academic transcripts, related documents, and screening and interview processes including an internet-based interview. The Announcement of Successful Applicants (in PDF format) will be posted on the website (“Admission Updates”) around 15:00 on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Notification of result would be sent upon request by email. Inquiries via telephone, etc regarding the result of examination will not be answered.
Examination Period and Subjects
The examination period and subjects differs among departments. Please refer to the following contact details for inquiries and further information.
|Earth and Planetary Sciences||[email protected]|
|Mechanical Engineering||http://www.mech.e.titech.ac.jp/en/admission/index.html[email protected]|
|Systems and Control Engineering||https://educ.titech.ac.jp/sc/eng/admissions/[email protected]|
|Electrical and Electronic Engineering||[email protected]|
|Information and Communications Engineering||[email protected]|
|Industrial Engineering and Economics||[email protected]|
|Materials Science and Engineering||[email protected]|
|Chemical Science and Engineering||[email protected]|
|Mathematical and Computing Science||[email protected]|
|Computer Science||[email protected]|
|Life Science and Technology||[email protected]|
|Architecture and Building Engineering||[email protected]|
|Civil and Environmental Engineering||[email protected]|
|Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering||https://educ.titech.ac.jp/tse/eng/admissions//[email protected]|
|Social and Human Sciences||[email protected]|
6. Enrollment Fee and Tuition
Those admitted into the Master’s and Doctoral Programs will be required to pay the following fees.
|Enrollment Fee||JPY 282,000|
|Annual Tuition||JPY 635,400|
|(Enrollment and tuition fees are subject to change.)|
The enrollment fee and tuition can be waived or their payment postponed in certain cases.
Japanese citizens may not apply for the following scholarships. All applicants should refer to the following website for relevant information:
Ⅰ. MEXT Scholarship(University Recommendation -SGU-)
IGP applicants with outstanding academic performance records may have the chance to apply for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship (University Recommendation -SGU-). Those who apply for the scholarship must meet one of the following conditions:
1. Be applying for one of the doctoral programs in IGP (C) commencing in April 2021
2. Be applying for one of the master’s programs in IGP (C) commencing in April 2021 and be studying in the Tokyo Tech GSEP (Global Scientists and Engineers Program as of October 2020.
Note: Undergraduate students as well as graduate students who are studying on other types of MEXT Scholarship are not eligible for this scheme, except for those who are in the Tokyo Tech GSEP on the MEXT Scholarship (special admission through university recommendation). Specifically, students who were not selected for extension of their current MEXT Scholarship; those who had the opportunity to apply for extension of their current MEXT Scholarship but failed to do so, and those who will have an opportunity to apply for extension of their current MEXT Scholarship in the future are ineligible to apply for this MEXT Scholarship (University Recommendation –SGU-).
This scholarship provides a monthly stipend of JPY 147,000 for master’s students and JPY 148,000 for doctoral students. This stipend is subject to change as specified by the regulations of the MEXT Scholarship program. Traveling expenses are not provided by MEXT. This scholarship will be disbursed from April 2021 to March 2022 (12 months). In addition, those who receive the MEXT Scholarship (University Recommendation -SGU-) will not be required to pay admission or tuition fees. The number of awards is very limited.
Students who intend to apply for the MEXT Scholarship (University Recommendation -SGU-) must complete a separate application for the scholarship. This scholarship is granted on an annual basis, and reapplication is necessary to receive continued funding.
For further information at:
Ⅱ. JASSO *Overseas applicants Only
Overseas applicants who enroll at Tokyo Tech without other scholarships have the chance to apply for the “Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students” from the Japan Student Services Organization (“JASSO”).
Please note that those who are granted any other scholarship cannot receive this scholarship simultaneously. The monthly amount of the JASSO scholarship is JPY 48,000 and is subject to change as specified by JASSO. The scholarship will be disbursed from April 2021 to March 2022 (12 months). Applicants must pay the admission and tuition fees even if you are selected for this scholarship.
At this point, no application documents are required for the JASSO Scholarship. If you wish for the scholarship please check JASSO on the CHECK LIST. For those who marked JASSO, the Student Support Division will contact you for furher instruction via email.
Qualification criteria for the JASSO Scholarship
Your Japanese or English ability must be over the following level.
-Japanese: JLPT Level 1 or 2 or EJU over 200 in Japanese subjects
-English: Over B2 level in CEFR
Applicants are not required to submit any certificate to verify their Japanese or English proficiency upon application.
Faculty List_IGPC_202104.pdf (as of August 11, 2020)
Download Application Form
Note:1) Do not modify the original format of forms. (Word file)
2) The application should be typed if possible, or neatly handwritten in block letters.
3) Numbers should be in Arabic numerals.
Answers to frequently asked questions about IGP admissions are included on the website below.
For other inquiries, please contact the Admissions Division at [email protected]
Upon sending your question by email, please put the following words in the subject box:[Question]IGP(C)2021.04_applicants’s full name
Admissions Division, Student Services Department
TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Email: [email protected]