Selection for IPADS 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.
|Round One||Round Two|
|Internal/External funding opportunities offered by IPADS||・University of Tokyo Fellowship
・MEXT University Recommendation Scholarship
・JJWBSGP (MSc only)
|・University of Tokyo Fellowship
・JJWBGSP (MSc only)
|Online application (pre-screening) closes||23 October 2023||14 February 2024|
|Shortlist announced||by 20 November 2023||by 8 March 2024|
|Document submission closes||13 December 2023||29 March 2024|
|Video/Telephone Interview||Mid January 2024||
Late April 2024
|Final results announced||by 6 February 2024||by 14 May 2024|
Online application system will open in mid September to early October each year.
Applicants who have been unsuccessful in Round One can apply again in Round Two if they wish to do so.
|College Student Visa application process begins||Early June|
|Online Application Period for UTokyo dormitories||June|
|UTokyo dormitory selection results sent out by email||Late July to early August|
|UTokyo dormitory move-in date||Late September or Early October|
|Enrollment registration at the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences / University of Tokyo||Early September|
MEXT Scholarship Recipients should follow a different pass toward enrollment stipulated by the MEXT and the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences.