Ph. D and M. Eng. in JAPAN
SPECIAL GRADUATE PROGRAM IN ENGINEERING FOR SYSTEMS INNOVATION
Department of Systems Innovation
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management
Department of Precision Engineering
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
SPECIAL GRADUATE PROGRAM IN
Three Departments in Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, offer advanced study and research opportunities to foreign students in the framework of the Special Graduate Program on Engineering for Systems Innovation (“the Special Program”). About ten selected applicants will be awarded by scholarships from Monbukagakusho (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology). The program offers Master's (2 years) and Doctoral (3 years) courses leading to the degrees of Master of Engineering and Doctor of Engineering degrees in the Three Departments, respectively. Those accepted to the program will be enrolled in the winter semester which begins on October 1, 2008. Research and instruction are conducted both in English and in Japanese. Japanese language courses are offered by the Department of Systems Innovation.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE AND ELIGIBILITY
The students for the Special Program will be selected primarily based on academic qualification. To be eligible for admission to the Master’s program an applicant must hold Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. For admission to the doctoral program an applicant must hold a Master’s Degree or its equivalent. The age of the applicant must be under 35 on April 1, 2008 and must be citizens of countries with whom the Japanese government has diplomatic relations. Military personnel and military civilian employees are not eligible. Monbukagakusho requests that students who are admitted to the Special Program should complete their Master’s and Doctoral studies within two and three years, respectively.
About ten successful candidates will be awarded from Monbukagakusho. The Monbukagakusho Scholarship covers living expenses (first twelve months in Japan, 170,000 yen/month; and thereafter 160,000 yen/month ― subject to change depending upon the annual budget of each year) and a round-trip air ticket. Scholarship recipients are exempted from both entrance fees and tuition fees.
HOW TO APPLY
The following documents (originals and/or several copies as indicated) must reach the Foreign Student Office of the Department of Quantum Engineering and Systems Science by January 4, 2008. In case you want to submit the application urgently to meet the due date please send at first the documents in PDF files by email, then submit the original ones through ordinary mail. The Application Form can be downloaded from Homepage at following URL: http://www.q.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/index.html
The necessary materials to be submitted:
(1) One original and five copies of Application for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusyo) Scholarship (Form #1).
(2) One original and five copies of Field of Study and Study Program (Form #2).
(3) One original and five copies of Application for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusyo) Scholarship (Annex) (Form #3).
(4) One original and five copies of Certificate of Health completed by a registered medical doctor. Copy of the latest periodic medical check-up record of your institute is acceptable.
(5) One original and six copies of Application Card (Form #4).
(6) One original and five copies of Self-evaluation Form (Form #5).
(7) Mailing address labels (Form #6).
(8) One original and five A4-sized copies of Certificate of Graduation and Diploma of Degree for each study period (Bachelor, Master, Doctor), with English translation if the original one is not in English.
(9) One original and five A4-sized copies of Official Transcript or Academic Record of undergraduate and graduate study from each institution which the applicant graduated from or is presently enrolled in, with English translation if the original one is not in English.
(10) Two evaluation reports (Confidential Evaluation Report on Applicant). One evaluator must be a dean or a person in higher position in the institution, the other should be a faculty member of the institution which the applicant is presently attending or attended most recently, who knows the applicant well such as an academic advisor. The evaluation is expected to rank the applicant according to his/her grade within certain education unit, for example, “top 5% among 98 students of the department, top 3 among 350 students” (see Sample). The report should be signed, sealed then sent directly to the Foreign Students Office of the Department of Quantum Engineering and Systems Science.
(11) A recommendation Letter from dean or a person in higher position of the institution. The letter should address to the President of The University of Tokyo and be directly sent to the Foreign Students Office of the Department of Quantum Engineering and Systems Science. Recommender’s E. mail address and telephone number must be indicated.
(12) Six copies of census register, passport or other proof of citizenship (do not need to send the original passport).
(13) Six passport-size photographs (6cm x 4cm) taken within past six months.
(14) A summery of thesis, research papers and other publications authored by applicant.
(15) Score of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or official certificate of your English capability. This does not apply to the native English speakers.
(16) Score of GRE (Graduate Record Examination), if available.
Preliminary selection results will be notified by e-mail or normal mail to applicants by the end of February 2008. The applicants who pass the preliminary selection will accept an interview. The interview could be directly given once by a group of professors of the departments, or through Internet by three professors separately, i.e., three times. Selected applicants then should send the additional documents such as a pledge and reference from the employers (only for those who are currently employed), for the final selection process. These must reach the Department Office by March 15, 2008.
- Form #1 (Adobe PDF file, MS Word document file)
- Form #2 (Adobe PDF file, MS Word document file)
- Form #3 (Adobe PDF file, MS Word document file)
- Form #4 (Adobe PDF file, MS Excel book file)
- Form #5 (Adobe PDF file, MS Excel book file)
- Form #6 (Adobe PDF file, MS Word document file)
- Sample of Confidential Evaluation Report (Adobe PDF file)
(a) Submitted documents will not be returned.
(b) Successful candidates must arrive in Japan in the first week of October, 2008 (Oct. 1-7, 2008). Admission may be canceled if one fails to arrive in Japan within this period.
(c) All applicants for this Special Program must have completed at least 16 years of school education and have graduated from a university or an equivalent. In case an applicant had not finished 16 years of school education, but had been admitted as a university graduate (with Bachelor degree), the precise nature of the applicant's educational background in relation to the educational system of his/her country must be explained clearly using a separate sheet.
(d) Any applicant who made applications to more than one institution for this 2008’s Special Program will be automatically disqualified. An applicant is also disqualified when he/she has been found to have intentionally provided false information to deceive the selection process.
SCHEDULE AND CORRESPONDENCE
Applicants will be notified of the result of preliminary selection by the end of February 2008. The final notification of acceptance will be sent out by the end of July 2008 from the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. Applications with all accompanying materials and inquiries concerning applications should be addressed to:
Ms. N. Kanzaki
Foreign Student Office
Department of Quantum Engineering and Systems Science
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
Phone: +81 -3 - 3814 - 7553
Fax: +81 -3 - 3818 - 3455