Admission Information

Graduate Study Program for International Students

The Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, offers graduate programs with scholarship for international students. The fields of study in the department are environmental engineering or urban and regional planning. Education and research supervision are conducted either in English or in Japanese.


Eligibility


Eligibility Requirements for September 2018 Entry
Master's course applications
To meet the eligibility criteria for the Graduate Programs for International Students in Urban and Environmental Engineering, the applicant must satisfy all the requirements listed in items (1) to (3), and at least one of the requirements listed in items (4) to (9). Those who have graduated or who are expecting to graduate from universities in Japan (including the University of Tokyo) with a Bachelor’s degree are not eligible for the Graduate Programs for International Students in Urban and Environmental Engineering.

1. A foreign national who is not a permanent resident of Japan.
2. A foreign national who is not currently residing in Japan.
3. A person with the linguistic skills required to take courses and receive research guidance in English.
4. Those who have completed, or are expected to complete by August 31, 2018, 16 years of school education abroad.
5. Those who have completed, or are expected to complete by August 31, 2018, 16 years of school education in a foreign country by taking Japan correspondence courses provided by a school in said foreign country.
6. Those who have completed, or are expected to complete, a program in an educational facility in Japan designated separately by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and that provides courses from a foreign university within the school education system of a foreign country by August 31, 2018. This applies solely to those who have completed 16 years of school education in said foreign country.
7. Those who have completed 15 years of school education in a foreign country, or who have completed 15 years of school education in a foreign country through correspondence courses provided in Japan by a foreign school of said country, and whom this graduate school has recognized as having obtained the necessary credits with excellent grades. (See notes)
8. Those who have completed a program in an educational facility in Japan designated separately by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and that provides courses from a foreign university within the school education system of a foreign country, and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Engineering as having acquired the specified credits with outstanding performance. This applies solely to those who have completed 15 years of school education in said foreign country. (See notes)
9. Those over 22 years old as of August 31, 2018, whom this graduate school has authorized, through individual screening of entrance qualifications, as having abilities that are at least equivalent to those who have graduated from a university. (See notes)

Notes
1) Those covered under requirement (7) or (8) will be examined based on their academic achievement at the universities they graduated from.
2) Those covered under requirement (9) above are those who are not covered under (4) through (8) above and who have graduated from (completed the curriculum of) an education facility equivalent to an overseas 4-year university, and are recognized by this Graduate School, through individual screening of entrance qualifications, as having abilities at least equivalent to that of a university graduate.
3) Those who intend to apply under requirement (9) above shall submit the designated documents to the International Students Office in Department of Urban Engineering no later than October 31, 2017, as entrance qualifications are screened individually before application submission. Please inquire at the International Students Office in Department of Urban Engineering for advance requirements regarding application and documents for submission.
4) Those who have been recognized, through the screening covered above, as having completed the relevant courses and having obtained the designated credits with excellent grades, or those who have been recognized, through the screening covered above, as having academic ability at least equivalent to that of university graduates will be permitted to apply and take the entrance examination.

Doctoral course applications
The applicant must satisfy all the eligibility requirements for the Graduate Programs for International Students in Urban and Environmental Engineering which are mentioned below as articles number (1) to (3). At same time, applicants must also fulfill at least one of the eligibility requirements described in articles (4) - (9). Those who have graduated or who are expecting to graduate from universities in Japan (including the University of Tokyo) with a master’s degree are not eligible for the Graduate Programs for International Students in Urban and Environmental Engineering.

1. A foreign national who is not a permanent resident of Japan.
2. A foreign national who is not currently residing in Japan.
3. A person with the linguistic skill level required to take classes and receive research guidance in English.
4. Those on whom a degree equivalent to a master's, doctoral or a professional degree abroad has been conferred , or is expected to be conferred by August 31, 2018
5. Those who have completed, or are expected to complete a correspondence course provided by a foreign school and on whom a degree equivalent to a master's, doctoral or a professional degree was conferred or is expected to be conferred by August 31, 2018.
6. Those who have completed, or are expected to complete by August 31, 2018, a program in an educational institution in Japan, designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology that provides courses of a foreign graduate school within the school education system of a foreign country, and so have consequently been or will be conferred a degree equivalent to a master’s, Doctoral or a professional degree.
7. Those who have been conferred, or are expected to be conferred by August 31, 2018, a degree equivalent to a master’s degree from the United Nations University which was promulgated by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 11, 1972 and in accordance with the Agreement between Japan and the United Nations concerning the Act on Special Measures incidental to Enforcement of the Agreement between the United Nations and Japan regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations University[1976, Resolution 72, Article 1 Item 2].
8. Those who have been engaged in research for at least 2 years, or are expected to have been engaged in research for at least 2 years by August 31, 2018, at a university, research institute, or other institution in Japan or abroad after completing 16 years of school education of a foreign country through correspondence courses provided by the said foreign country while in Japan, and have been recognized based on research achievement by the Graduate School of Engineering as having academic abilities at least equivalent to that of a master’s or professional degree holder. (See notes)
9. Those who will be at least 24 years old as of August 31, 2018, and are recognized by this graduate school through individual screening of entrance qualifications as having abilities at least equivalent to a holder of a master’s degree or professional degree.(See notes)
10.Those who have any doubts about eligibility (e.g. you have less than required years of education), please apply for Individual Entrance Qualification Screening mentioned below.

Notes
1) Those covered under requirement (9) above are those who are not covered under (4) through (8) and are recognized by this Graduate School , through individual screening of entrance qualifications, as having abilities at least equivalent to that of a person with a master’s or professional degree.
2) Those who intend to apply under requirement (8), or under requirement (9), shall submit designated documents for the screening of their research achievement or entrance qualifications respectively to the office of the Department you apply for no later than October 31, 2017, as entrance qualifications are screened individually before submission of application. Please inquire at the office of the Department you apply for in advance about requirements for application and submitting documents.
3) Those who are recognized, through the screening covered under (Note 2) above, as having academic abilities at least equivalent to a master’s or professional degree holder will be permitted to apply and take the entrance examination.


Financial Arrangements


The Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo provides economic assistance to students; however, the number of students who can receive assistance is limited. Scholarship applicants should read the following information and apply to scholarships offered through the university.

Scholarships before arriving in Japan
The Department of Urban Engineering will recommend a few select students to the scholarship sponsors from among T-cens applicants.
Those who are selected will be notified during the course of the selection process.

a. MEXT scholarship through the University of Tokyo

b. ADB Scholarship

Our department will nominate qualified candidates and recommend them to partner scholarship organizations, MEXT (Japanese government scholarship), ADB(Asian Development Bank Scholarship), as short-listed candidates. Limited numbers of seats in total will be allocated every year by the Scholarship sponsors. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) offers a full scholarship to an outstanding student who applies for Master's program in our department. We nominate two or three (2 or 3) scholars per year from applicants who wish to apply for both MEXT and ADB scholarship. The most important difference between MEXT scholarship and ADB scholarship is that only applicants who have more than two-years working experience and of ADB's developing Member Countries are eligible for the ADB scholarship. Anyone who wishes to apply for both MEXT and ADB scholarship must fill in the attached forms and check "I wish to be nominated to the ADB."
http://www.adb.org/site/careers/japan-scholarship-program/main

c. The University of Tokyo Fellowship
University of Tokyo Fellowship

d. University of Tokyo's School of Engineering (SEUT) Grant for International Students

e. Todai-IIT Graduate Student Scholarship Program
Through the Todai-IIT Comprehensive Education Exchange Program, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) will select outstanding students who are currently enrolled at or who have graduated from the following five Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs): IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, and IIT Madras. If you are interested in this scholarship, please contact the relevant office at the applicable IIT.


MEXT through the Japanese embassy in applicant's home country
Opportunities for Japanese government scholarships (MEXT; Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology) are available via application at the Japanese embassy in the applicant’s home country. Each department at the Graduate School of Engineering has a different policy regarding MEXT Embassy scholarships. It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm such policy with the relevant department.
Applicants may need to exit the T-cens system because the application for MEXT through the Japanese Embassy does not use the T-cens application.

If you intend to apply for the MEXT [Embassy] scholarship, you need to contact the Japanese embassy in your own home country for further consultation.
If you have been granted the MEXT [Embassy] scholarship,you must submit a certificate verifying your preliminary selection from the embassy.
http://ois.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/admission/embassy_R_eng.html


Selection Process and Schedule

Schedule for September 2018 Entry

Process

15:00 JST,
1st September

Online Application starts

15:00 JST,
31st October

Deadline for individual screening of application eligibility before application submission (if applicable)

If you seek Individual Screening of Application Eligibility in advance, please refer to the following website for more details.
Individual Screening of Application Eligibility on the Eligibility page

15:00 JST,
24th November
Deadline for creating T-cens application account
15:00 JST,
30th November
Deadline for data entry through T-cens
30th November Your application dossier with your application ID number must be submitted by registered express mail. All submissions must be postmarked no later than this date.
5th December Your application dossier must reach your designated office at your ICT Admission Desk no later than this date.
25th December Scores from external centers must reach your designated office no later than this date. No inquiries regarding arrival of test scores will be accepted.
From the beginning of January 2018 Applicants who pass the pre-screening will be offered an interview with a faculty member of the department. Interviews will be arranged on an individual basis.
By the end of
March 2018
Final results will be announced to both successful and unsuccessful applicants by e-mail on an individual basis.
Late September 2018 Enrollment period (Mon. - Fri. during office hours)
Further details of the enrollment period will be announced later. Refer to Academic Calendar at the Useful Links page.

We will not accept any applications or supporting documents submitted after the deadline under any circumstances.


Language Requirements and Standardized Test Scores

English Proficiency Certificates and Standardized Test Scores Accepted for Special Graduate Programs for International Students

    Note
  • : Required (one of the documents must be submitted)
  • : Recommended
  • : Not required

    How to Submit
  • (a): Directly send the official score via the Educational Testing Service
  • (b): Send a copy of the official score included in the application package
  • (c): Send a document attested and signed by the University Registrar included in the application package

UBE (as of 2017/09/01)
TOEFL IELTS TOEIC The Certificate of English as the Medium of Instruction GRE (General Test) GMAT

(a)+(b)
(c) (a)+(b) n/a
One of the documents must be submitted. If you would like to submit other documents as an English proficiency certificate, please consult with your ICT Admission Desk individually.
The official score for TOEFL or IELTS can be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service IF AVAILABLE, and a copy of the score MUST be included in the application package.
GRE is recommended.
The official score for GRE can be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service IF AVAILABLE, and a copy of the score MUST be included in the application package.


Application

Applicants must apply for the Program through the On-Line application system "T-cens" to do registration, on-line submission, etc. for the September 2018 intake for Graduate Programs for International Students, the admission with MEXT/ADB/Todai-IIT Graduate Student Scholarship Program.

The registration service to T-cens is available from the 1st of Sept, 2017.

To register in "T-cens":Click the URL below:

T-cens

https://t-cens.iapply.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/t-cens/login_screening.php

In addition to completing T-cens, all supporting documents must be submitted via registered express mail by the specified deadline.

You can refer to the guidance information of the 2017 program for detailed information.

guidance-info

Application guideline and submission checklist are able to be downloaded as pdf files:

Application Guidelines_UBE_2018 Autumn.pdf

Submission_checklist_UBE_2018 Autumn.pdf


Research Students

For general information of Research Students applications at the School of Engineering, please refer to the following:

http://ois.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/admission/index.html

All correspondence and requests for printed application forms can be addressed to the Office of International Students.