Call for application from international students

Updated on April 24, 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 A 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

Updated on April 24, 2021

Online briefing session is scheduled as follows. You are also welcome to visit Sasaki\'s Laboratory anytime after making an appointment via MAIL before the application period.

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 A 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).

April or October 2022 Enrollment

1. ADB Scholarship in DSCES

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). 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 examination using Zoom. The ordinary written examination is exempted.

2. MEXT Scholarship in GPSS-GLI

This MEXT scholarship program for Ph.D. and master courses has been launched since FY2021.

Dr. Sasaki is also a faculty member of GPSS-GLI. 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.

3. China Scholarship Council Scholarship (CSC) in DSCES

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.

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 (e.g., GPA ranking top 5 %) in an MOU concluding university.

6. Scholarship of Foreign Governments

Some countries may offer their own scholarship; please check by yourself. You need to take the Ordinary Entrance Examination A in August. It is common to become research student first from October or April and take the entrance examination in August.
The University of Tokyo also offers fellowship for Ph.D. students.
Information about other scholarships will be posted on the ILO.

Ordinary Entrance Examination A in DSCES

Updated on April 24, 2021
Refer to GSFS official web
and Department web.

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.