The objective of ICIST is to promote, from an international perspective, research intended to create new information systems and new fields. To achieve this goal, ICIST conducts activities such as cooperation with international institutions, support of young researchers, and community-university cooperation.
The University of Tokyo, also known as "Todai" was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, Todai offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. The university aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills.
Those in the program are guaranteed to graduate with an English language degree; i.e., students will attend lectures in English, take examinations in English, write reports or give presentations in English, be supervised in English, and finally write a thesis all in English.
The English Program offers lectures to fulfill the requirements for graduation from each department. Although the graduate school offers a variety of lectures in English, those who are enrolled in the English Program are permitted to attend lectures in Japanese and obtain credits.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
To register for this program, first, you must apply for the entrance examination for the regular master course or doctoral course in the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology. Passing this entrance examination is a requirement for applying to the program.
You must then finish your registration by submitting the registration form to Office of Graduate school of Information Science and Technology. You may also finish registration through UT-mate during the time of class registration. Students of this English program belong to one of the six departments of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, just the same as the other students.The program is for foreign applicants with sufficient English ability, but applicants’ nationality and prior experience with education in English are not taken into consideration during the enrollment process.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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