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The University of Tokyo

Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

Global Science Graduate Course (GSGC), Master's Program

GSGC is an international graduate program that was recently launched by Graduate School of Science at the University of Tokyo and allows students to obtain their degrees in English. This program welcomes excellent graduates from universities all over the world, fostering world-class science professionals, and standardizes a five-year integrated education scheme in which students attend both the Master's program and the Doctoral program in sequence. Students on GSGC are also provided with a monthly scholarship of 180,000 Japanese yen during their time on the program and support in finding employment following graduation.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree MSc
Subject - Biological Sciences (Neuroscience, Oncology, etc.)
- Biology (Anthropology, Basic Biology, etc.)
- Chemistry (Applied Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, etc.)
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Astronomy, Plasma Science, etc.)
Duration 2 years
Entry Date September
Location 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started 2016
No. of Students Undisclosed
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members Undisclosed
Tuition Fees Entrance Fee: 282,000 yen (one-time)
Tuition Fee: 267,900 yen per 6 months (535,800 yen annually)
Additional Information For further details, please visit our website:
Contact Graduate School Office:
Admission Information
Admission Capacity Varies yearly
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility Prospective GSGC students should have the intention of continuing onto the Doctoral Program after finishing the Master’s program.

For the Master’s program (continuing onto the Doctoral program), prospective students must meet one of the following qualifications listed below:

1. One who has completed 16 years of education abroad and has or will have graduated from an undergraduate program before entering the Master's Program of the University of Tokyo.
2. One who has had their bachelor's degree or its equivalent conferred, or are expected to be conferred on or before entering the Master’s Program of the University of Tokyo from a foreign university or other foreign institution of higher education, having completed a program with a completion period of three years or more.
3. One who has transferred from a university abroad to an undergraduate program of the University of Tokyo and is expected to graduate by September 2017.
4. One who has been approved by the Graduate School of Science of the University of Tokyo through an individual entrance screening as being academically equivalent to one of the three types of students listed above and who is at least 22 years of age.
Application Period From around November to January. Please check our website for updates regarding the application period.
Examination Type & Date Depending on the department (Physics, Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Science, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences), applicants may be required to take an entrance examination. Please visit the department homepage for details.
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee 10,000 yen

As of January 18, 2017


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.