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Guidance Information

Special Graduate Programs for
International Students

(International Admission)

東京大学 大学院工学系研究科 School of Engineering The University of Tokyo
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English Language Proficiency


1. General policy at the Graduate School of Engineering

You should ensure you have ample time to prepare your English Language proficiency scores or a certificate.

Acceptable Standardized Tests Scores (September 2021 Enrolment)

Each department at the Graduate School of Engineering accepts the certain standardized tests scores as a temporary remedy to the regular standardized tests. Confirm each course's own policy on English language test scores through its own application guidelines, and the submission checklist under the Course Summary.

2. TOEFL or IELTS Waiver

Q1.English is my native language. Do I still have to submit the standardized English exam scores such as TOEFL?
Q2. I took US nationality at the age of seven and now have a US passport. I am NOT a native English speaker, but I received my entire education in English. Do I still have to submit the standardized English exam scores such as TOEFL?

A1&2. We will check your academic background thorugh the following documents..

    1. Upload following documents onto T-cens.
    2. Then, consult your ICT Admissions Desk before completing you T-cens online application.
    passport Upload your proof of citizenship, such as a copy of your valid passport (for countries such as the U.K., Ireland, USA, Canada(except French Canadians), Australia, and New Zealand)
    evidence of attendance at an English-medium university Upload an evidence of attendance at an English-medium university such as an academic transcript (such as in Canada) as English_language_proficiency.pdf.
    AFEB.pdf
  • Go to the Curriculum Vitae page and work on it. Curriculum Vitae page
  • Prepare your T-cens Enquiries on Educational and Occupational Background (hereafter known as AF4_AFEB.pdf form (AFEB-1, AFEB-2, AFEB-3).
  • Upload it on T-cens as AF4_AFEB.pdf.
  • your photo Upload your photo on T-cens. Please refer to Application Process for requirements on photograph.

Q3. I graduated from UCLA, but I am NOT a native English speaker.
Do I still have to submit the standardized English exam scores such as TOEFL?

A3. Those who have been awarded undergraduate or graduate degrees from universities and colleges in the U.K., Ireland, USA, Australia, and New Zealand, or English-medium universities in Canada, please follow the instructions below.

    Applicants for;
    Comments
    G30-TMI You MUST submit your TOEFL score.
    G30-UDA You MUST submit either your TOEFL or IELTS score.
    IME Graduate Program You MUST refer to the following website for detailed information. Prospectus for IME Graduate Program .
    All courses except those mentioned above If you have your standardized English exam scores such as TOEFL, please submit it.
    If you do not have it, you may not need to submit one. Instead, please submit a Certificate of English as a Medium of Instruction from your university.

3. Minimum Test Score Required for TOEFL or IELTS

There is no minimum score required by the School of Engineering.

    Each department judges its applicants comprehensively considering the research topics and academic areas. Please note that English is the common language at the School of Engineering especially for your research, laboratory work, and thesis writing. It is preferable to have sufficient English language proficiency for smooth communication on campus. The School of Engineering recommends, even though we do not have any minimum score required for applicants, that you keep learning English throughout the application process in order to prepare for your prospective future life at the University of Tokyo.

Q4. I am planning to take another TOEFL test. Can I send the new one after the deadline?

    A4. You should fill in your present TOEFL test scores which you have and arrange sending it from ETS. If you will take another test, you can send its ETS scores sheet to us. Your ICT Admissions Desk will hand both ETS score sheets to the course's faculty members for consideration, ONLY IF your another score will reach us BEFORE the TOELF submission deadline.
    ICT Admissions Desk

4. Delayed TOEFL or IELTS Test Score Submission

If the test score is not available when filling in the T-cens application form, please fill in the exact date when you will take the examination in the Test Score space at Form 3 under the APPLY page on T-cens.

    Applicants for;
    Additional comments on delayed submission
    Each course has its own policy. Please confirm it through its own website as well.
    G30-TMI
    G30-UDA
    G30-IBP
    To thoroughly and fairly assess your application, it is essential for us to receive all relevant scores before the deadline. If you are not able to submit such scores by then, you will not be considered for entry. Please check the test schedule well in advance and prepare for it.

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    JCK
    SPN-SYS/NEM
    Please enclose a copy of your test score available online (e.g. a copy of your Test Taker Score Report downloaded from your TOEFL account) in your application package as well as a note explaining when the Graduate School of Engineering will receive your ETS score report or you can submit a copy of your official test score sheet. Please follow the above-mentioned instructions. We cannot, however, give any guarantee or comment on how each course (or department) will evaluate any late submissions.
    IME Graduate Program Please enclose a copy of your test score available online (e.g. a copy of your Test Taker Score Report downloaded from your TOEFL account) in your application package as well as a note explaining when the Graduate School of Engineering will receive yourETS score report or you can submit a copy of your official test score sheet. You must refer to the following website for detailed information. Prospectus for IME Graduate Program .
    CVL If an online test score is not available by the application deadline, please enclose a note explaining when you took/will take the test and when you can submit a copy of your online test score and a copy of your official score sheet.

5. Test Score which is not mentioned in T-cens

    Applicants for;
    Comments
    G30-TMI You MUST submit your TOEFL score.
    G30-UDA You MUST submit either your TOEFL or IELTS score.
    IME Graduate Program You MUST refer to the following website for detailed information. Prospectus for IME Graduate Program .
    All courses except those mentioned above Please consult with your ICT Admissions Desk individually.

Japanese Language Skill

Japanese language skill is not required at the time of application. If you have any certification, such as the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), you may submit it. However, it is not a necessity.

The School of Engineering and several of its departments offer Japanese language classes for international students to attend free of charge. Please refer to the department website for more details on Japanese language classes.

Please go to the URL below and read its Q4 and A4 about "the difference between Japanese Language classes (JLC) offered by the School of Engineering and the various JLCs offered by other departments, the JLC Komaba Research Campus, or the Center for Japanese Language Education". Japanese Language Class