Types of Admissions

Regular Admission

See the school’s webpage and department’s Japanese webpage

International Admission

Information on Special English Graduate Program for International Students in Urban and Environmental Studies (UBE-UPN/ENV) is provided from the next section

See the school’s webpage and Office of International Students (OIS)webpages for: MEXT Scholarship Student through Japanese Embassy

Research Students and Student Exchange

See the school’s Office of International Students (OIS) webpage for: Graduate Research Students (Self-supporting) 
See the school’s Office of International Cooperation and Exchange webpage for: Student Exchange Program between partner universities

Graduate Program for International Students in Urban and Environmental Studies (UBE-UPN/ENV)

Note: Graduate Program for International Students in Urban and Environmental Studies (UBE-UPN/ENV) is one of the Special English Graduate Programs provided by Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

An alternative to regular admission, students admitted through Special English Graduate Programs can directly enter master or doctoral programs at the Graduate School of Engineering. Applicants apply through the online application system, T-cens, and receive a primary evaluation based on their academic qualifications. If you do not meet the eligibility of the programs, you may need to take the entrance examination for the Graduate School of Engineering.

Graduate Program for International Students in Urban and Environmental Studies (UBE-UPN/ENV) is the special English graduate programs provided by Department of Urban Engineering. Students can study and acquire master or doctoral degrees through lectures and research supervision given in English. Please click here for the academic information (class catalogue, academic calendar, etc.).

How to Apply

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, applicants may submit scores of alternative tests such as TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition, TOEFL ITP® Plus for China and GRE General Test at Home instead of Standardized Test Scores required in the application guidelines.

Step 1. Download and read the application guidelines provided by both Graduate School of Engineering and Department of Urban Engineering.   The guidelines can be downloaded from the Graduate School’s International Admission web page.

Step 2. View our faculty members/research units through Research Units page and determine which lab you are interested in.

Step 3. Check the Application Process and schedule listed below.

Schedule for September 2020 Entry Process
15:00 JST,
September 1, 2020
Online Application starts
15:00 JST,
November 24, 2020
Deadline for creating T-cens application account
15:00 JST,
November 26, 2020
Deadline for online application through T-cens.Data entry and online submission must be done no later than this date.
15:00 JST,
November 27, 2020
Deadline for postal submission. All documents must be sent via registered mail/express mail and postmarked on or before this date.
December 3, 2020 All documents must reach the Urban Engineering office no later than this date. Click the icon below to download “Submission Checklist.” You can use the list to carry out a final check of your submission and confirm the postal address before you send the application package to our admission office.
Submission Checklist
Note: We will not accept any applications or supporting documents submitted after the deadline under any circumstances. Please prepare carefully to ensure your documents arrive before the deadline.
December 23, 2020 Scores from external centers must reach the Urban Engineering office no later than this date.
Note: No inquiries regarding arrival of test scores will be accepted. Schedule your test early enough for the results to reach us within the application deadline.
From the beginning of January 2021 Applicants who pass the pre-screening will be offered an interview with a faculty member of the department. Interviews will be arranged on an individual basis. Please wait until you have been notified of your interview appointment.
By the end of March 2021 Final results will be announced to both successful and unsuccessful applicants by e-mail on an individual basis.
Mid-September 2021 The period for admission procedures is planned for mid-September 2020. Successful applicants must arrive in Japan and complete the necessary admission procedures within this time period. Further details of the enrollment period will be announced later. Refer to Academic Calendar at the Useful Links page.

Step 4. Guidance Information

Before you proceed with the registration, you must read the Guidance Information carefully. You will find all necessary information and instructions to complete your application process.

Step 5. Apply using the online application system T-cens. 
Online Application Period: Between September 1, 2020 (15:00 JST) and November 24, 2020 (15:00 JST).

Click the T-cens icon and start your application. 

Go to the Course Directory and find the course you wish to apply for. After reading through the course summary,click the T-cens icon to create a User Account during the application period.

In addition to completing T-cens, all application documents must be submitted via registered /express mail by the specified deadline.

Financial Arrangements

The Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo provides financial assistance to students.
Please see the school’s webpage for the detailed information:
PRIOR TO arrival in Japan | FOLLOWING ENROLMENT at the Graduate School of Engineering

  • University of Tokyo Fellowship; The University of Tokyo Special Scholarship for International Students
  • SEUT Grant for International Students sponsored by the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
  • Private Organizations’ Scholarships recommended through the Graduate School of Engineering
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) -Japan Scholarship with a recommendation from the Department of Urban Engineering
  • JICA ‘Innovative Asia’ / Scholarship to Japan
    and others

Additional information on the Asian Development Bank (ADB)/Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) is provided below.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB)/Japan Scholarship Program (JSP)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) offers a full scholarship to outstanding students who apply for master’s program in our department. Our department will nominate two or three (2 or 3) qualified applicants per year and recommend them to ADB as short-listed candidates. A person who is a national of an ADB borrowing member country and has at least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application is eligible for the ADB-JSP Scholarship.

To apply for ADB-JSP Scholarship, please follow the steps below.

Step 1: Download our “ADB_UBE_Form” on T-cens and fill in the required information
Step 2: Upload the form on your T-cens account
Step 3: The completed form must be submitted as part of your application via post.

Only applicants who meet the eligibility requirements are qualified. If you are not qualified you will not be nominated.

Please visit the following link for more information on ADB/JSP Program.