IPADS PhD Official Rules of Admission for October 2023 intake
Start your application from here.
Please read IPADS PhD official rules of Admission above & information below before start online application for Round 2.
Applicants for the PhD program must contact potential supervisor(s) directly and prepare a research proposal with him/her prior to application.
➡ To search potential supervisor
➡ Research component in IPADS
*Please note that the IPADS Office does not offer assistance for potential applicants to select their supervisors. No reply will be given to such inquiries.
Those who apply for internal/external funding opportunities need to do so in the specific round.
>>For details about various funding opportunities
Selection is carried out in two separate rounds as per the following timetable. Applicants who is unsuccessful in Round One can apply again in Round Two if they wish to do so.
Self-financed applicants or those applying for a scholarship other than those administered in IPADS admission mentioned below are also welcome to apply for both Round One and Round Two selections.
|<Round One>||<Round Two>|
|Internal funding opportunities||・University of Tokyo Fellowship
・MEXT University Recommendation Scholarship
|– University of Tokyo Fellowship|
|Online application closes||24 October 2022||15 February 2023|
|Shortlist announced||by 21 November 2022||by 10 March 2023|
|Document (PDF) submission for shortlisted applicants closes||14 December 2022||31 March 2023|
|Video/Telephone Interview||Mid January 2023||
Late April 2023
|Final results announced||by 7 February 2023||by 16 May 2023|
Following the pre-screening based on the information submitted online, those who meet the eligibility criteria and are considered suitable for consideration for admission (shortlisted applicants) will be invited to submit the application form and other necessary documents listed at the bottom of this page.
Shortlisted applicants will be announced at https://ipads.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp.
We will not notify the result of the pre-screening to each applicant separately or respond to inquiries about the result of the pre-screening.
Shortlisted applicants will be given about three weeks to submit the additional documents. Applicants are strongly advised to obtain them well in advance of the deadline, prior to the announcement of the shortlist if necessary, as late submissions will not be accepted.
An interview may be conducted to the limited number of applicants via Zoom, as a part of the selection process. Applicants will be notified if this is the case. The final selection result will informed by email.
IPADS accepts all the application documents in digital format for screening process. However, on being admitted, prospective students will be asked to submit original copy of official transcript and diploma at enrollment registration. If any of the details given in these original documents diverge from the information provided during application process for admission to IPADS, admission will be canceled at any time even after the enrollment.
Applicants can seek the following internal funding opportunities together with their applications for admission to IPADS. Applicant(s) with excellent record could be nominated for the fellowship or scholarship by IPADS. Number of each funding opportunity available in IPADS is limited and changes each year.
Screening procedures for the following scholarships are conducted concurrently by IPADS Examination Committee on applications in ROUND ONE selection ONLY.
|The University of Tokyo Fellowship
|MEXT “University Recommendation” Scholarship (Not available for Round 2)|
General information on MEXT Scholarship from University >>
MEXT Guideline (University Recommendation) for 2023 isn’t available yet. Please refer to the 2022 version.
2022 Japanese government (MEXT) Scholarship (University Recommendation) Application Guidlines>>
Please note that an applicant is not allowed to apply for both MEXT “Embassy Recommendation” and “University Recommendation” Scholarships at the same time of admission.
MEXT Guideline for 2023 will be uploaded as soon as it becomes available.
Screening process for university recommendation for MEXT Scholarship in IPADS Round One screening
Be sure that you have all necessary information before starting the application as our online application form does not have a function to “save and resume”
＊ Documents need to be uploaded at online application
IMPORTANT: this section is mandatory for those who could qualify for English test exemption or alternative English test based on their work history)
for a test sat on or after 1 January 2021. While IPADS does not publish the official cut-off scores for English proficiency tests, we especially welcome applicants who meet the following criteria: TOEFL iBT – 98 and above, IELTS – 7.0 and above. Exemptions from submitting the English test scores or alternative English test are granted to applicants who meet our criteria only. For more detail>>
IPADS Office reserves the right to request submission of a proof of English proficiency from all applicants, regardless of their nationalities and educational background. For TOEFL, applicants must arrange for the ETS to forward the report to University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences – IPADS (Code: C351).
Detailed instructions on the additional documents to be submitted will be given to those who pass the initial screening and become shortlisted.
The brief information on the documents are: