Application Period for 2019: January 15, 2019 - 17:00, March 29, 2019 (JST)
(Only the Department of Chemistry is accepting applications)

Application Guidelines

Applicants are required to read and to understand the following application guidelines carefully and prepare the required documents before completing any part of the application form.

Please feel free to contact the GSC Administration Office if you have any questions.

  • Complete all sections in English.
  • As the online application system only allows filled information to be saved at the end, make sure to write your personal statement and prepare the required documents in advance.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that the form has been completed as required and that there are no mistakes.
  • Once submitted, you cannot make changes to your application, and we will not respond to any requests asking to change any part of the form.

The online application form consists of the following sections.

  1. Personal Information
  2. Educational Background
  3. English Language Qualifications
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Additional Information
  6. Evaluation
  7. Application Fee
  8. Required Documents
  9. Declaration

1. Personal Information

You are required to provide the following personal information.

  • Personal Data: Enter all personal data exactly as it appears on your passport.
  • Mailing Address: Provide the latest mailing address as all official documents will be sent to this address.
  • Phone Number: Provide your home and/or cell phone number beginning with an international country code.
  • Email: Provide an email address that you check regularly as this will be used for all correspondence.
    (To ensure you receive our emails, please add and to your address book or safe senders list in your email account.)

2. Educational Background

You are required to provide all secondary (junior and senior high school) and post-secondary (university) institutions you attended listing from the most recent (from present to 7th grade).

3. English Language Qualifications

Please refer to the Eligibility page for further details.

4. Personal Statement

  • The personal statement is intended to provide additional information to learn about and evaluate applicants. It is important that the statement demonstrates your ability to develop and communicate your thoughts.
  • You are required to provide a personal statement in English that addresses the following questions. (1,000-word limit)
    1. The reason you wish to apply to the Global Science Course at the University of Tokyo.
    2. Describe and discuss any academic experiences or challenges faced during your undergraduate study that influenced your intellectual growth, how you overcame it and/or lessons you learned.
    3. Your interest in pursuing Chemistry as a major and what academic as well as future goals you have set for yourself.

5. Additional Information

You are encouraged to list any significant academic achievements or awards/honors you have received, as well as any extracurricular activities (volunteer/employment) in which you have participated. (500-word limit each)

6. Evaluation

  • You are required to provide the contact information of two of your academic evaluators from your current university.
    Evaluator A Professor
    Evaluator B Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor
  • The email addresses provided must be official institution email addresses.
  • The evaluators will be contacted via email and will be requested to complete and submit the evaluation form online.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you and your evaluators once the evaluation forms are successfully submitted.
  • Please ensure in advance that they are willing and able to provide an evaluation for you. We do not accept any changes in evaluators once your application has been submitted.
  • Both evaluation forms must be submitted to the GSC Administration Office before the application deadline.

7. Application Fee

You are required to pay a non-refundable ‘Application Fee: 10,000 Japanese Yen (+432 Japanese Yen processing fee)’ online and then upload the payment receipt to 8. Required documents.

  • Payment must be made by selecting: Pay Application Fee → Examination Fee → The University of Tokyo (GSC Undergraduate Transfer Program)
  • Payment can only be made by credit card.

8. Required Documents

You are required to prepare and to submit all required documents by uploading them onto the application form.

  • All documents must be submitted in English.
  • If the documents are not in English, an officially certified translation must be submitted along with the unaltered, original documents.
  • Documents 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.7, and 8.8 must be issued on or after Jan. 1, 2019.
  • If the documents do not include all of the information required, the missing information must be provided along with a confirmation signature from a school official.
  • Upon admission, original documents (not scanned copies) must be submitted via postal mail for enrollment purposes. (Applicable only to admitted students.)
  • All application documents submitted will not be returned under any circumstances.
8.1 Official Junior High School Transcript(s)
8.2 Official Senior High School Transcript(s)
8.3 Official University Transcript(s)
  • The scanned copies of all transcripts (for a, b, and c) must include:
    1. Name of institution
    2. Year of admission
    3. Year of graduation
    4. List of courses completed and currently in progress
      Course titles, grades and credits (for university transcripts) must be included.
8.4 Enrollment Verification Certificate (Certificate of Enrollment)
  • An Enrollment Verification Certificate is required to verify your full-time student status at your current institution.
  • The scanned copy of the certificate must include:
    1. Name of institution
    2. Year of admission
    3. Expected graduation date
    4. School/Department
8.5 Course Syllabi
  • The official syllabus for all science (Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Biology) classes you have successfully completed at your current institution are required.
  • The scanned copies of course syllabus must include:
    1. Course title
    2. Course description
    3. Class hours
    4. Textbook information (author, title and ISBN)
    5. Credit accreditation method
  • The above information must be clearly indicated by highlighting it on each syllabus.
8.6 Copy(ies) of Passport(s)
  • The scanned copy of your passport photo ID page is required.
  • If you have multiple citizenships, copies of all your passports must be submitted.
8.7 Application Fee Payment Receipt
  • The receipt for the application fee payment is required.
8.8 Academic Status Check List
  • Please refer to the application form for further details.

9. Declaration

At the end of the online application, you are required to sign the declaration electronically.