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Global Science Course (GSC) Outbound 2020

IMPORTANT: “GSC Outbound” is only applicable for current UTokyo (Komaba) students. If you are not a UTokyo student and wish to transfer to UTokyo, please apply to “GSC Undergraduate Transfer Program”.

1. Aim

To provide an exclusive opportunity for students in the School of Science at the University of Tokyo to expand their horizons by experiencing cross-cultural interactions and learning from each other

2. Number of Admissions

5 students

3. Admission Requirements

  • Second year UTokyo College of Arts and Science students who will be advancing to the Department of Chemistry, School of Science
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Keen to provide support for GSC international transfer students
  • Strong interest and enthusiasm in being globally active

4. Program Duration

From April 2020 to September 2021

5. Program Support

GSC outbound students will receive financial support for:

  • A TOEFL Preparation Course and a TOEFL test
    (The course will be arranged for S Semester 2020)
  • A short-term research abroad program
    (Type Ⅰ: Feb. - Mar. 2021 OR Type Ⅱ: Sep. 2021)
    (including ‘pre-approved’ expenses such as tuition/research fees, accommodation,round trip airfare, and basic daily expenses)
*Note: Terms and conditions apply.

6. Program Responsibilities

  • To take the TOEFL test after completing the TOEFL Preparation Course and submit the score by each deadline.
  • To submit a report and deliver a presentation upon completion of the research abroad program
  • To participate in each GSC Seminar

7. Application Documents

ALL application documents must be submitted via the GSC website by the deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  • Application form (including a 1,000 word personal statement)
  • UTokyo ‘Grade Report / 成績表 (not 成績証明書)’ (both in Japanese and in English)
  • English language test score (TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC)

8. Application Period

December 25, 2019 to 17:00, January 14, 2020 (JST)

9. Application Review

Stage One: Document Screening
Stage Two: Interview in English
Interview Date: Late February or Early March 2020 (TBA)
(After the announcement of the A semester exam results)

10. Admission Decisions

Admission decisions will be notified via email in the end of March 2020
(After the announcement of senior division advancement)

11. Contact

GSC Administration Office
School of Science, The University of Tokyo

If you have any inquiries, please contact the GSC office via the contact form.