University of Tokyo Admissions

The University of Tokyo is a public research university founded in 1877 in Tokyo, Japan. The university is responsible for educating over 14,000 undergraduate students and 13,700 graduate students. It is most famous for its graduate degree offerings in Science, such as Frontier Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Information Science and technology, and Agricultural and Life Sciences.

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Admission To-Do List

  • Master The Japanese Language
  • Special Class-1 Screening
  • Standard tests
  • TOEFL short essay test
  • Entrance examination
  • Baccalaureate
  • Master The Japanese Language
  • Application fee


Writing Supplement:
Write or type on a separate sheet of paper (in 500--1000 words) about your scientific and academic interests and objectives, and your motivation in applying for graduate study at the University of Tokyo. Include a description of your past accomplishments that are not evident from the examination of other submitted documents. This statement must be written in English by the applicant. See more

Application Deadlines

Application qualifications, application periods, screenings methods all depend on the program you wish to attend. Please check the websites of the respective faculties/ graduate schools for the latest information, and contact the office in charge for details

Famous Graduates

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Advice on Personal Statement for University of Tokyo Admissions

The University of Tokyo personal statement should be typed in English and be between 250 and 350 words. It should focus on why the applicant wants to study at the University of Tokyo, why they wish to study in a specific program, and focus on what they feel they will be able to contribute to the university's community. It is important for applicants to write about their past experiences that led them to make the decision for this area of study and highlight any school activities, extracurricular activities, and important relationships with anyone met during travels.