Estuarine and Coastal Environment, Coastal Engineering and Management, Sustainability Science


Call for Research Students, Master and Ph.D. Students

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 on Admission with scholarship.
Dr. Jun Sasaki is involved in two programs: Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies (DSCES), and GPSS-GLI in Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS).
In DSCES, there is no special selection for applicants with overseas education for self-supporting prospective students while special selections with scholarship exist as described below.

Dr. Sasaki is also involved in World-leading Innovative Graduate Study Program innovations for Future Society from FY2018.

Briefing Session for Prospective Students

Briefing sessions of Sasaki’s Laboratory for prospective students are scheduled as follows. I will welcome your visiting Sasaki’s Laboratory. You may directly visit either of the following offices:

Self-Supporting Students

If you are a self-supporting prospective student, you need to take the ordinary entrance examination in August. Normally, you may become a research student first in October or in April and then take the entrance examination in the next August. Please refer to GSFS International Liaison Office, Information on Research Students, and Information on Entrance Examinations.

Scholarship Students

If you are seeking a scholarship, first please carefully read the official information posted by the liaison office of GSFS. Special selection procedures are applied to Asian Development Bank (ADB) Scholarship, China Scholarship Council (CSC) and MEXT Scholarship for GPSS-GLI program.

September 2018, April 2019, or September 2019 Enrollment

Some information, especially schedule, is outdated and will be updated later. 

1. ADB Scholarship Program

Asian Development Bank (ADB) scholarship by Asian Development Bank will be offered to selected prospective students who like to enter basically master course in Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies (DSCES) which Dr. J. Sasaki belongs to. This program may be less competitive and recently its flexibility has been enhancing. You may contact Dr. Jun Sasaki to know the current status. Some features of this program are summarized as follows:

  1. English program for people basically having 2-year or more of full time job experience.
  2. Application documents should reach the International Liaison Office no later than December 10, 2017.
  3. Selection will be made using the submitted documents and the ordinary written exam is exempted.
  4. No need to submit TOEFL score

2. China Scholarship Council Scholarship (CSC)

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

Dr. Jun Sasaki is one of the faculty members of GPSS-GLI that may offer several scholarships for Master and Ph.D students. Prospective students are recommended to consider this GPSS-GLI program which basically offers a 5-year Master and Ph.D. program in English. Please see the details of admission information about 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 objectives, main activities and goals. To understand the scope and activities of this program, please read carefully the information on the website of GPSS-GLI.

Submission of an official score sheet of TOEFLibt or IELTS may be required. TOEFL ITP may not be acceptable.

If you are interested in applying to GPSS-GLI program for studying in my laboratory, please contact Dr. J. Sasaki.

A set of application documents must arrive at the International Liaison Office no later than November 28, 2017.

4. MEXT Japanese Embassy Recommendation Program

Japanese Government’s (MEXT) scholarships may be offered through the recommendation of the Japanese Embassy in your mother country. This scholarship is a major one and you should check this site and an application guideline in the 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 and then take the ordinary entrance examination of DSCES in August. This examination will be offered in English. After passing the examination, you will enroll in master course or Ph.D. course of DSCES in September. Regarding the entrance examination, please refer to the information about MEXT University Recommendation Program below.

5. MEXT University Recommendation Program

Currently, this program is too competitive and I do not recommend to apply to this program. The following is just for reference. 

MEXT University Recommendation Program offers scholarships at Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies (DSCES), GSFS, the University of Tokyo. This scholarship program is basically the same as other standard MEXT scholarships except that travel expenses between your mother country and Japan will not be covered. In addition, prospective students need to enroll in as a research student first and then need to take the ordinary entrance examination in August. This program may be highly competitive. Also you could deem the program to be a 3-year master or 4-year Ph.D. or 6-year master and Ph.D. program with full scholarship, including 1-year research student period.

A normal schedule for the September 2019 enrollment will be something like as follows although it has not been announced yet:

  1. End of December, 2018, or early January, 2019: Deadline for submission
  2. September 2019: Enrolling in as a research student
  3. August 2020: Take the ordinary entrance examination at DSCES (in English)
  4. September 2020: Enrolling in master course or Ph.D. course

Currently in my department, students need to enroll in as a research student and then need to take the ordinary entrance examination in August and thus it takes one year before enrolling in graduate school.
MEXT scholarship master students at GSFS satisfying the condition for academic results may continue their scholarship program in Ph.D.

Entrance Examination
The entrance examination of DSCES consists of (1) English (TOEFL), (2) Fundamental, and (3) Individual field:
The following pdf contains individual field questions and students should choose one question. Question 10 is coastal environment and Question 11 is fundamental fluid mechanics.

6. Scholarship of other Foreign Governments and Self Supporting Students

Some countries offer their own scholarship and 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 case of DSCES.
The University of Tokyo also offers fellowship for Ph.D. students.

Information about other scholarships will be posted on the website of Liaison Office of GSFS.

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