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Degree Programs

Degree Program means that the entire program is completed at the Host-University and the final degree (MSc or PhD) is awarded by the Japanese Institution only. Especially when planning to work in an international environment after graduation, a degree from a top-ranked foreign university may be beneficial for a job application.


Tokyo Institute of Technology
2 years Master Course:
International Graduate Program (A)

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.

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.

A limited number of students with outstanding academic records are eligible to apply for a scholarship from Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology ("MEXT") with a recommendation from Tokyo Tech. TU Wien students with Austrian nationality are prioritized in the scholarship selection process.


The International Graduate Program offers a choice of seven English-language based curricular programs related to the 17 departments of Tokyo Tech and enables students to obtain a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are two types of programs: the Integrated Doctoral Education Program and Master's Program. Some curricular programs are set up as an Integrated Doctoral Education Program, designed to combine the Master's Program and Doctoral Program so that graduate students can obtain both degrees within three to five years.

Applicants are required to specify their choice of program from among those listed below:


Application Procedure

  • Before applying at TokyoTech candidates have to pass the internal selection process by JASEC.
  • For the initial application we need CV, Transcript of records (Sammelzeugnis) and Motivation Letter (Architecture applicants also portfolio)
  • Selected candidates will be interviewed by JASEC 
  • When nominated by JASEC the application starts at TokyoTech
  • Select a potential TockoTech supervisor matching your educational focus:
  • Applicants are required to communicate directly with their intended faculty member 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.
  • Finally follow the application guidlines on the program's website:
  • Internal Application Deadline at TU Wien: please inquire at jasec@tuwien.ac.at
  • Application Deadline at TokyoTech: please check program website


Applicants with outstanding academic performance records are eligible to apply for a scholarship from MEXT. The scholarship provides round-trip airfare to Japan, and a monthly stipend according to the regulations of MEXT. The monthly stipend is ¥147,000 (JPY) for Master's Program students and ¥148,000 (JPY) for Doctoral Program students. (*This stipend is subject to change as specified by the regulations of the MEXT Scholarship program.) Successful MEXT Scholarship recipients are not required to pay application, admission or tuition fees. The candidates nominated for MEXT Scholarship will be notified together with the admission decision in mid-March. The notification of scholarship recipients will be sent to applicants in early August at the latest.
Details: http://www.titech.ac.jp/english/graduate_school/international/graduate_program_a/mext_scholarships_for_igpa.html

Applicants who enroll in Tokyo Tech without the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship have a 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 apply to receive for this scholarship simultaneously. The monthly amount of this scholarship is ¥48,000 (JPY). The monthly amount is subject to change as specified by JASSO. This scholarship will be paid from October 2018 to March 2019 (6 months). You should pay the admission and the tuition fees even if you are selected as a recipient of this scholarship.


Kyoto Institute of Technology
International Graduate Program for Interdisciplinary Study in Science and Technology(IGP)

Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) is inviting international graduate students to apply to the "International Graduate Program for Interdisciplinary Study in Science and Technology(IGP)."  

The following three courses will be available through IGP.

A. Combined FOUR-year Master's/Doctoral Course 
B. TWO-year Master's Course 
C.THREE-year Doctoral Course

Admission Information and Application Human Resource Development Program for the Smart Materials Manufacturing Sector (HDSMS: sub program of IGP) is included in IGP Admission Information and Application.
Please note that only the following two courses will be available for HDSMS.
B. TWO-year Master's Course
C.THREE-year Doctoral Course

IGP provides international students with an opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary study in science and technology.

Application materials are available on our website under:
"Admissions Information and Application"

Application materials (hardcopies) must be submitted to International Affairs, KIT by December 6, 2019 (as indicated by the postmark on the envelope). The application fee must also be paid by December 6, 2019.

Applicants are requested to consult the KIT student exchange coordinator at your institution and contact their prospective supervisor at KIT prior to submitting their application.

For further information, please refer to the "Admissions Information and Application."


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The University of Tokyo
International Graduate Program in Mechanical, Electrical and Materials Engineering

Completion of the entire master or doctor degree courses at the University of Tokyo in the following subjects:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Systems
  • Materials Engineering
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Chemical System Engineering

Language of tuition: English

Possibility of financial support via MEXT (Monbukagakusho) scholarship

Submitting of applications for self-supporting students usually by the end of November

Submitting of applications for Monbukagakusho-scholarship usually by the end of May

MEM: www.mem.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp


The University of Tokyo
Graduate Program in Urban and Environmental Engineering

Completion of the entire master or doctor degree courses at the University of Tokyo in the following subjects: Environmental Engineering and Urban Planning

  • Language of tuition: English
  • Possibility of financial support via Monbukagakusho scholarship
  • Submitting of applications for self-supporting students usually in October
  • Submitting of applications for Monbukagakusho-scholarship usually by the end of May
  • Start of scholarship: see detailed in formation below

Application Documents: Department of Urban Engineering


The University of Tokyo
Graduate Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Initiative

Completion of the entire master or doctor degree courses at the University of Tokyo on the field sustainability and energy management.

Financing: the scientific exchange agreement between TU Wien and the GSFS, University of Tokyo states that TU Wien-candidates are exempted from tuition and enrolment fees. Additional support for a long-term research stay may be granted by means of a Monbukagakusho scholarship. Financing for short-term research stays may be granted by the Canon Foundation or JASSO.

GPSS-GLI: http://www.sustainability.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/admissions/admissionssummary.html


The University of Tokyo
Special Graduate Program in RESILIENCE ENGINEERING

The program involves Master's (2 years) and Doctoral (3 years) courses leading to the corresponding degrees. Accepted applicants to the program will be enrolled in the next winter semester, which will begin in Sept. 2019. LEctures and instructions for research are given in English. JApanese language courses are optionally available. Selected students with outstanding academic records will be awarded the scholarships from the University or other institutions.

For more details please see the poster and visit the website