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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

Application Procedures

Overview

Step 1
Preparation for the Online Application

  • Applicants must prepare scanned copies of the supporting documents.
  • If the original document has both sides or several pages, please combine them into a single file.
Step 2
Application Submission through the GraSPP Online Application System (GOAS)

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1All applicants of 1930: Send hard copies of application documents.
Deadline: 5pm January 7, 2019
Step 3
Response Submission to Questions Set by GraSPP in Online Timed Video/Written Assessment System (Kira Talent)
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2Shortlisted applicants of 1910/1920: Send hard copies of application documents. Deadline: February 12, 2019
Step 4
Live Interview by Invitation Only

Step1: Preparation for the Online Application

  • Applicants must prepare scanned copies of supporting documents.
  • If the original document has both sides or several pages, please combine them into a single file.
  • Applicants in type of admissions (4) (ADB and WB Scholarships) are required to send the original official documents via international courier service to reach the Admissions Office by 5pm January 7, 2019 JST. Applicants in types of admissions (1) and (2) (September Enrollment and April Enrollment) are required to send them only after shortlisted.

Step2: Application Submission through the GraSPP Online Application System (GOAS)

All applicants: required
  • A. Application Form
  • B. Photograph of Your Face
  • C. Official Transcript
  • D. Official Proof of Graduation
  • E. Two Letters of Reference
  • F. Statement of Purpose
  • G. Receipt Number of Application Fee Payment
  • H. English Proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL) Test Official Score Report (The Score Report should be sent to us by testing organization directly.)
  • I. Scanned Copy of Passport Portrait Page
All applicants: strongly recommended
  • J. GRE General Test Official Score Report (The Score Report should be sent to us by testing organization directly.)
Only for ADB and WB applicants: additionally required
  • K. Letter of Endorsement
  • L. Scholarship Eligibility Statement
If applicable: additionally required
  • M. Scanned Copy of Award Letter (only applicants already awarded the scholarship)
  • N. Scanned Copy of Resident Card (only international applicants seeking April enrollment)
Important notes for all applicants
  • All documents must be written in English. If they are not written in English, an official English translation certified by notary public must be attached.
  • Include only documents listed.
  • None of the submitted documents and materials shall be returned.
  • Any revisions to the application documents shall not be considered after submission.
  • However, if there are any changes that occur after the application submission except the standardized tests and educational background, applicants must notify the Admissions Office of the necessary information immediately.
Important notes for MEXT scholarship students
  • Japanese government (Monbukagakusho, MEXT) scholarship students are exempted from paying the application fee. Those applicants are required to contact the Admissions Office before application submission.

Step 3: Response Submission to Questions Set by GraSPP in Online Timed Video/Written Assessment System (Kira Talent)

  • Applicants will be invited to the internet-based timed video/written assessment platform by an email within three to ten business days after submitting the online application. Applicants will be asked to submit timed video/written responses to questions that have been pre-recorded by GraSPP.
  • The invitation is sent from Kira Talent with a personalized link to the platform. The Admissions Committee virtually meet applicants through the online assessment so that the Admissions Committee can get a sense of applicants’ personality and potential, how applicants think on their feet, and how applicants convey their ideas as well as their passions and motivations.
  • The Admissions Office strongly recommend applicants to complete the online application as early enough to allow themselves some time to prepare for this assessment.
  • Applicants will need an internet connection, a keyboard, a camera and a microphone with a desktop/laptop. Please note that the platform is not supported on tablets (including Microsoft Surface Pro or iPad) and there are no mobile apps available. It should take about 40 to 50 minutes to complete the responses with verbal answers and in writing. Once applicants start the formal questions, they only get one chance. But the practice session has contains several questions, and applicants can do as many practice sessions as they need to feel comfortable with the video interviewing. If applicants experience technological issues with the platform (practice questions, device set up, etc.), please check the following technical support webpage https://www.kiratalent.com/support/.

Step 4: Live Interview by Invitation Only

The Admissions Committee does not conduct a live interview to all applicants. If an interview is needed, the Admissions Office will contact the applicant directly

Important Notes

If the applicant provides any false or misleading statement, incomplete or inaccurate information in any part of the application, the application may not be screened, the applicant may be denied admission, or the offer of admission may be withdrawn at any time, even after enrollment.