Information Science and Technology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #24 (ARWU) ,
The International Center for Information Science and Technology (ICIST) has been established in April 2007 as an affiliated center of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (IST).


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.

Programme Structure

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.

Departments and Faculty:

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematical Informatics
  • Information Physics & Computing
  • Information & Communication Engineering
  • Mechano-Informatics
  • Creative Informatics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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).

Academic Requirements

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. 

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4929 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4929 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

*535,800 yen

Living costs for Tokyo

  • 140000 - 200000 JPY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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