Call for overseas students

Updated on February 16, 2021.
Due to COVID-19, there may be some change.
Submission of TOEFL iBT score sheet (or TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition) is required in the ordinary examination in August 2021 (Department web)

Which program are you interested in?

Prospective students who are interested in estuarine and coastal environmental studies are welcome to consider studying in Sasaki's Laboratory. General information is available in Degree-Seeking Students or
Admission with scholarship if schlarship is requried.
Dr. Sasaki is a faculty member of two programs: Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies (DSCES) and GPSS-GLI in Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS).

Dr. Sasaki has also been a member of World-leading Innovative Graduate Study Program innovations for Future Society since FY2018.

Briefing Session for Prospective Students

Finished and will be updated in spring, 2021

Briefing session is scheduled as follows. You are also welcome to visit Sasaki\'s Laboratory anytime after making an appointment via MAIL.

Self-Supporting Student

If you are a self-supporting prospective student aiming to enroll in Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies, you need to take the ordinary entrance examination in August. Normally, you may first become a research student in October or in April and then take the entrance examination in the next August (it is also possible to directly take the entrance examination without being a research student). Please refer to GSFS International Liaison Office (ILO), Information on Research Students, and Information on Entrance Examinations.

Scholarship Student

Unfortunately there is no scholarship specific for our lab; all scholarships are in a competitive manner. If you are seeking a scholarship, first please carefully read the official information posted by ILO of GSFS. Special selection procedures are applied to MEXT program in GPSS=GLI, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Scholarship, and China Scholarship Council (CSC).

October 2021 Enrollment

This is a very short notice but MEXT scholarship program has just been launched and now calling for prospective students. See this site.

April or October 2022 Enrollment

1. ADB Scholarship Program in Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies

October 2022 enrollment

Asian Development Bank (ADB) scholarship will be awarded to selected prospective students who wish to enroll in master course in Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies (DSCES), which Dr. Sasaki belongs to. You may contact Dr. Sasaki to know the current status. Some features of this program are summarized as follows:

  1. English program for those who have basically 2-year or more of full time job experience.
  2. Application documents should reach the International Liaison Office (ILO) no later than December 10, 2021
  3. Selection will be based on the submitted documents and online interview using Skype or Zoom. The ordinary written examination is exempted.

2. MEXT scholarship at GPSS-GLI

This MEXT scholarship program has been launched since FY 2021. If you wish to apply, please carefully understand the missions of GPSS-GLI and its MEXT scholarship program as well as eligibility.

3. China Scholarship Council Scholarship (CSC) in Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies

Outdated information about October 2021 enrollment

China Scholarship Council Scholarship (CSC) offers scholarship in DSCES. You can enroll in DSCES without being research student. The entrance examination for CSC is based on submitted documents and oral examination via Skype and thus you can take the entrance examination in China.

3. GPSS-GLI Scholarship Program

Outdated information about April 2020 or September 2020 enrollment

Dr. Sasaki is one of the faculty members of GPSS-GLI that may offer some scholarship for Master and Ph.D students. It is, however, necessary for you to consider whether this program fits your purpose of study because this program is something different from ordinary academic programs in terms of scope, aims, and main activities. To understand these, please read carefully the introduction in the website of GPSS-GLI.

Submission of an official score sheet of TOEFL-iBT or IELTS may be required.

If you are interested in applying to GPSS-GLI program, please contact Dr. Sasaki.

Addmission information may be posted here)**.

4. MEXT Japanese Embassy Recommendation Program

Outdated information about October 2021 enrollment

Japanese Government\'s (MEXT) scholarships may be offered through the recommendation of the Japanese Embassy in your mother country. You should check this site along with contacting the Japanese Embassy in your mother country for details. With this scholarship, you should enroll in our lab first as a research student; then take the ordinary entrance examination of Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies in August. After passing the examination, you will enroll in master course or Ph.D. course of the department in October.

5. MEXT University Recommendation Program

MEXT University Recommendation Program offers scholarships for those whose university has concluding MOU with UTokyo.

This scholarship seems very competitive and is recommended only for those who have outstanding achievement in an MOU concluding university.

6. Scholarship of Foreign Governments

Some countries offer their own scholarship; please check by yourself. You need to take the ordinary entrance examination, normally becoming research student first from October or April and take the entrance examination in August in our department.
The University of Tokyo also offers fellowship for Ph.D. students.
Information about other scholarships will be posted on the ILO.

Ordinary Entrance Examination in Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies

Outdated information and may be significantly modified due to COVID-19
Refer to GSFS official web.

The entrance examination of DSCES consists of (1) English (TOEFL ITP), (2) Fundamental subject, and (3) Individual fields subject, which are introduced in this site in which you can also refer to past examination questions.

Note: This page is prepared by Dr. Sasaki for your convenience but not official information. In case there are any mistakes or errors, you need to follow the official guidance by GSFS.