Office for International Cooperation & Exchange (OICE)

International Student Section

Deals with all administrative procedures related to international students viz., applications for accommodation in international lodges/dormitories of the University of Tokyo, JASSO etc., scholarships (for self supported students), Japanese language course etc.

Schedule of the Graduate School

April New semester begins.
Orientation and campus tour.
Welcome party.
Japanese language classes start.
Course Registration.
Welcome partyWelcome party
May May Festival (University festival). May Festival May Festival
June Application for Graduate International Research Student (for October entrance).  
July Open campus* Open Campus Open Campus
August Summer vacation begins.
Application for Graduate Research Students (for October entrance).
Regular entrance examination.
September Degree Conferral Ceremony (for Special Doctoral Course Students).
October New semester begins.
Japanese language classes start.
November Yayoi International Day*.
December International Cultural Exchange Event*
Application for Graduate International Research Students (for April entrance).
Submission of doctoral thesis.
Winter Vacation begins.
January Submission of master's thesis.
Application for Special Selective Examination for International Students.
February Special Selective Examination for International Students.
Application for Graduate Research Student (for April entrance).
March Degree Conferral Ceremony.  

* The schedule is subject to change.

Events for improving interaction and exchange between the Japanese and international students are organized few times a year. See the OICE’s home page for annoucements of these events.

Study trip
Study trip

Japanese cultural experience
Japanese cultural experience

Required Units and Years for Degree

As of April 1, 2009

Degree Units Years
Master Degree 30 2
Doctoral Degree 20 3
Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences 32 4

Admission Related Expenses

As of April 1, 2009

Fees Undergranduate Postgraduate
Master’s course Doctoral Course
Application fee 17,000 ¥ 30,000 ¥ 30,000 ¥
Admission fee 282,000 ¥ 282,000 ¥ 282,000 ¥
Tuition fee (per year) 535,800 ¥ 535,800 ¥ 520,800 ¥

For Research Students *

As of April 1, 2009

Fees Research Students
Application fee 9,800 ¥
Addmission fee 84,600 ¥
Tuition fee 28,900 ¥ (per month)
346,800 ¥ (per year)

* Subject to change.

Japanese Language Courses

Japanese Language Courses are offered by the Center for Japanese lauguage education, the University of Tokyo, International Center. Visit the following web site for further details.


Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology) offers scholarship to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities. There are two ways of applying for the MEXT Scholarship: embassy recommendation and university recommendation. In both cases, application can be made from your home country before enrollment.
Scholarship by JASSO Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers honors scholarships for privately financed international students.
Scholarship for International Students,
the University of Tokyo Foundation
The University of Tokyo Foundation offers scholarships for privately financed international students (excluding students sponsored by their home country).
Private Scholarships Information about various scholarships for privately financed international students offered by Private Foundations in Japan is regularly uploaded on the OICE website. Most of these scholarships are meant for students enrolled in the master’s or doctoral course, and very few are available for research students. Obtaining the scholarship is highly competitive.


The University of Tokyo has four dormitories where international students can reside for one or two years as stipulated by the university. Those enrolled in the master’s or doctoral course, or as a research student, are eligible to apply. Whenever there is an availability of rooms, information is uploaded on the OICE home page. Host professor can submit application on behalf of the student who has received the permission to enroll. Please note that, due to limited availability, allotment of dormitory accomodation for all international students is not possible.

Guide book

The ‘Tips for International Students’ compiled by the OICE provides useful information reguired for campus life, various administrative formalities, etc.