Application for Graduate Research Students (Self-supporting)

Updated on March 9, 2018
School of Engineering

It is highly recommended that applicants contact the professor and the laboratory they intend to work with to obtain his/her acceptance prior to applying. Even if the professor give the applicants his/her informal acceptance, the applicants must be accepted by School of Engineering after their submitting application forms and the required documents. They must wait for the official procedures and result.

*For applicants for the department of Architecture, contact the department office for further information regarding additional application forms.

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Applicants must obtain their professor's acceptance prior to submission of application forms. Application forms for the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology cannnot be downloaded from this website. Applicants must contact the Office of International Relations (OIR), Graduate School of Information Science and Technology for application forms and details.
OIR e-mail: sato.kaori(AT)

Fill in the application forms and prepare the required documents. Send all to OIS by International EMS or FedEX.


Application Guideline

Application Guideline


Application forms

PDF version only, we will not provide Word file. You need not do your handwriting for all documents.

Application forms PDF


Applicant's personal excel data

All applicants must input personal data in the fillowing excel file and email the data to OIS before sending their application forms.

Excel form → the personal excel data


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Application for COE

Application forms for the Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
*It is recommended that you prepare and submit these forms with your application documents. Alternatively, please submit these documents as soon as you receive the result of acceptance from OIS by email.

The required documents with application forms

The required documents must be original.

Photocopies of the certificates with attested seal of the universities issued are acceptable.

(1) All diplomas or graduation certificates issued by universities or colleges attended
*English Version is prefered. *For Chinese students, submit Chinese version also.
(2) Transcript of scholastic record issued by all universities or colleges attended.
*English Version is prefered. *For Chinese students, submit Chinese version also.

(3) A letter of recommendation from the Chairman or Faculty Advisor of the universities or colleges attended in English or in Japanese, issued within 6 months of the deadline.

(4)the copy of English lanaguge level certificate, Japanese lanaguge level certificate if you have.
(5) Certificate of Residence in case of the applicants currently residing in Japan
(6) the copy of passport (page of personal information)
(7) 3photos (4cm×3cm)

Departments in School of Engineering

You must select one department. All departments are open for this program except for the departmen of Civil engineering.

List of departments is as below.

The department of Architecture  *You must submit another forms of the department of Architecture. Please get application forms and details in the following link.

The department of Urban Engineering
The department of Mechanical Engineering
The department of Precision Engineering
The department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
The department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems
The department of Applied Physics
The department of Systems Innovation
The department of Materials Engineering
The department of Applied Chemistry
The department of Chemical System Engineering
The department of Chemistry and Biotechnology
The department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies
The department of Nuclear Engineering and Management
The department of Bioengineering
The department of Technology Management for Innovation

Application Deadline

Intake Application deadline (except for Sat. Sun) Result notice
April 2018 October 1st, 2017--- by November 15th, 2017 The end of December, 2017
October 2018 April 1st, 2018--- by May 15th, 2018 The middle of July, 2018
April 2019 October 1st, 2018--- by November 15th, 2018 The end of December, 2018

Application fees, Admission fees and Tuition for this program

Application fees 9,800 Japanese Yen
Admission fees 84,600 Japanese Yen
Tuition Summer Term: 173,400 Japanese Yen
Winter Term: 173,400 Japanese Yen


F&Q for applicants of Self-supporting research student

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