Details of Application Documents
A. Application Form
- Fill in all information needed.
B. Photograph of Your Face
- A color photograph for passport use taken within the last six months.
C. Official Transcript
- The documents must include all courses, grades and grading policy or scale certified with the seal/stamp of the universities where applicants are or were enrolled. Copies shall not be accepted.
- If the transcript does not include the grading policy or scale, a copy of webpage explaining it or a letter certified with the seal/stamp of the university should be included.
- If available, a cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) must be included. The GPA statement should be part of the official transcript, or, if separate, must be certified with the seal/stamp of the university. It must include an explanation of the numerical values used to calculate the average.
- If available, an authorized certificate of class ranking may also be included.
- If the applicant has changed the applicant’s university or participated in exchange programs and if the applicant’s home university does not report grades earned, name of courses and dates of attendance, he/she must include official transcripts from all the former universities or colleges.
D. Official Proof of Graduation
- The document must include the name of degree and the date the degree was awarded and be certified with the seal/stamp of the university from which the applicant earned the bachelor degree. (Please do not send the original diploma.)
- Those who have not yet graduated from their course of study at the time of application are requested to submit an authorized statement of anticipated graduation.
- If the name of degree and the date the degree was awarded are contained in the Official Transcript, applicants do not have to submit the Official Proof of Graduation.
E. Two Letters of Reference
- Applicants must request two referees to write a reference.
- If applicants have working experience, consider acquiring the letter from professional supervisors.
- The referees can send the letter by email attachments directly to the Graduate School of Public Policy Admissions Office during the application period. deadline.
F. Statement of Purpose
- The length of the Statement of Purpose is up to one thousand (1,000) words.
G. Receipt Number of Application Fee Payment
- Applicants must provide the 12-digit receipt number which appears on the result screen of the University of Tokyo’s online payment system “e-shiharai” upon completion of payment.
- Method of payment: By credit card via e-shiharai
Refer to https://e-shiharai.net/english/ for instructions.
- Application Fee: JPY10,000 (Non-refundable)
Japanese government (Monbukagakusho, MEXT) scholarship students are exempted from paying the application fee as well as the admission fee and annual tuition. If applicable, please submit a certificate of MEXT scholarship student.
H. English Proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL) Test Official Score Report
- IELTS Test Report Form (academic module test) must be sent directly by the testing organization to GraSPP.
- TOEFL Official Score Report: ETS Institution Code 8554
- Applicants must submit either TOEFL (Official Score Report) or IELTS (Test Report Form) as a proof of English proficiency.
- TOEFL or IELTS test must have been taken within two years of the application submission date.
- Applicants must request the testing organization to send the TOEFL Official Score Report to reach the Graduate School of Public Policy during the application period.
- The Official Score Report of PBT and iBT are acceptable. (ITP score is not acceptable).
- In case the applicant cannot submit TOEFL or IELTS scores due to reasons beyond the control of the applicant, the reason must be stated in the application form.
(English Proficiency Requirement Exemption)
There will be no exemption unless listed below.
- An applicant who has received an English-medium education for at least four years of the first six years of their schooling and at least five years of the second six years of their schooling in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the U.S.A.
- An applicant who earned or is expected to earn a bachelor’s degree, or the international equivalent thereof, from an institution, where the primary language of the entire institution (not only the applicant’s department or program) is English, in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the U.K. or the U.S.A.
- An applicant who earned or is expected to earn a bachelor’s degree, or the international equivalent thereof, from an institution, where the primary language of the entire institution (not only the applicant’s department or program) is English in countries other than Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the U.K. or the U.S.A. If an applicant falls into this category, he/she is required to submit a certificate as such issued by the institution to the Admissions Office to assess the case.
I. Scanned Copy of Passport Portrait Page
- A scanned copy of the applicant’s portrait page
- Applicants who do not currently possess a passport may submit a copy of a census register or other proof of citizenship.
J. GRE General Test Official Score Report
- GRE Official Score Report: ETS Institution Code 3944
- GRE test must have been taken within five years of the application submission date.
- Applicants must request ETS to send the Official Score Report to reach the Graduate School of Public Policy during the application period.
K. Letter of Endorsement
- The letter must bear the official stamp or seal and signature of the employer.
L. Scholarship Eligibility Statement
- Check the scholarship eligibility.
M. Scanned Copy of Award Letter (only applicants already awarded the scholarship)
- A scanned copy of award letter from a scholarship provider showing the total sum of the scholarship in Japanese yen or US dollars as well as the general terms and conditions of the scholarship
N. Scanned Copy of Resident Card (only international applicants seeking April enrollment)
- A scanned copy of resident card issued by Immigration Bureau of Japan (Zairyu Card) – both sides