About the University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo, established in 1877 as an imperial university, is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. The University of Tokyo is a large scale academic hub with 10 faculties, 15 graduate schools that are home to a total of 30,000 students, out of which 2,100 are international. It is one of the top schools selected for the MEXT’s Top Global University Project in which it will become an example of the competitiveness of Japanese higher education.

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Graduate School of Economics

The program aims at educating students to acquire high-level analytical skills in economics and have an international perspective on the global economy. Core courses are Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics. The program offered by the Department of Studies of Contemporary Economy of Division of Economics has a wide range of courses on both quantitative and qualitative facets of economics, ranging from mathematical statistics and monetary policy to labor economics and international trade.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 

Graduate Program on Global Society (GSP)

The program is focused on studying and analyzing the current trends and progress of our globalized society, which is influenced by many factors from international politics and law, movements of immigration, flexible capital markets, etc. 

Students from a broad range of humanities and social studies fields will be able to find their place in the program, as it touches upon Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, International Relations, Law and Development, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, and more. 

Graduate Program on Environmental Sciences (GPES)

The program helps students acquire the necessary skills for them to propose and implement environmental policy based on various perspectives of culture, economics, and politics. Students coming out of the GPES program will become capable of thinking about real-world issues and proposing solutions that will enable them to contribute to the environment-energy industry.

Graduate School of Science

Within the program of Natural Sciences with a data-centric approach, students will get to study and conduct research on fields of natural sciences, ranging from Physics, Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Science, Chemistry and Biological Science. The graduate school is proud to have many internationally renowned leading scientists and researchers who will be academic supervisors to students enrolled in the program.

Graduate School of Engineering

The Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo stands out for a myriad of high-level programs in multiple engineering branches that students can follow. Students from all sorts of specializations can find their place, from mechanical engineering, civil engineering, bioengineering, urban design to technology management.

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Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences

International Program in Agricultural Development Studies (IPADS)

Graduates will study and conduct research about the modern, globalized industry of agriculture and contribute to the sustainable provision of food and ecosystem services. Different from other typical programs, graduate students in this program will complete the required coursework during the first six months before they start to prepare for and engage in full-time research for the next 18 years of their degree. 

Graduate School of Medicine

Global Health Sciences: Program in International Health

The School of International Health was the first graduate school specialized in the field throughout Japan. Two main departments, International Social Medicine and International Biomedical Sciences and other departments focus on coping with global health issues worldwide by adopting cutting edge research techniques and analysis of multiple aspects, from tropical diseases, genetic susceptibility, child development, environmental health, and health policy and service systems.

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences

The program is a collaborative effort between the United Nations and the University of Tokyo. Students will take classes on Socio-Environmental System and Sustainability, Energy and Materials for Sustainability and Biodiversity among other classes. 

Students in the program are expected to become change-makers and leaders in the field of sustainable development. By studying in Japan, students will also take into consideration the societal mentality of Japan as a developed nation that prioritizes minimizing wasteful habits and making the best use out of natural resources.

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

English Program on Intelligent Information Processing

The program is focused on information processing, with a range of topics from Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science, Big Data,  Cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoTs), Robotics, Cybernetics, VR, Theoretical Computer Science, Advanced Algorithms and Supercomputing. Based on different levels of the courses on the curriculum, ranging from A (Common), B (Basic), C (Core) to D (Developed),  students have to fulfill a suitable number of credits of specialized courses and Japanese language courses, and then complete their Master’s thesis in order to graduate. 

Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies

The graduate school is formed as a pair with Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (III), which is a research unit consisting of faculty members. 

Out of the six courses of GSII, the International Master’s/Doctoral Degree Program on Information, Technology, and Society in Asia (ITASIA) caters to international students, which concentrates on helping students acquire analytical strength and insight into Asian societies and international relations


With an internationally recognized prestige, the University of Tokyo is the dream destination for many international students. Thanks to a large number of programs on offer and a generous supply of scholarships, the University of Tokyo is more prepared and well-equipped than ever to accommodate and welcome a large number of curious and ambitious international students coming in.