A variety of systems and facilities exist to help all students enjoy campus life. They provide assistance with everyday living, health, and money matters. Here we introduce some of them.
Exemptions of Admission Fee and Tuition Fee
Exemption of Admission Fee and Tuition Fee Students (excluding research students and auditing students) entering the University to whom any of the following applies:
- Students who have difficulties in paying tuition due to economic reasons and who are recognized as having outstanding academic capabilities.
- Students who are recognized as having extreme difficulties in paying tuition due to the following
Damages sustained by students or the persons responsible for the payment of their school expenses caused by wind, flood or other natural disasters
- Students who are recognized as having other unavoidable circumstances.
Financial Assistance Measure ･Support
The University of Tokyo and the Graduate School of Engineering offer various scholarship programs and support measures.
Please contact to each division through following web site for further information.
Support for International Students
Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Doctoral Student Special Incentives Program (SEUT-RA)
This program seeks to encourage outstanding graduate students to participate in academic research activities in the Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, to make such academic research activities more effective, expand research structures, and improve the ability of young researchers to conduct research.
Please refer to each site for the grant amounts, eligibility criteria, etc. for each scheme. Alternatively, please consult the Educational and Research Support of the Planning and Coordination Team, RCAST after enrollment.
Period of Enrollment
The standard period of enrollment until the completion of the doctoral program is three years. As an exception, however, students whose academic record is deemed to be outstanding may complete their program in fewer than three years.
In addition, a long-term enrollment scheme is available to persons who are working full-time, such as persons who are working at government departments, corporations, etc. and persons who are running their own businesses, persons who are giving birth or need to care for young children or elderly relatives, persons who it is deemed would find it extremely difficult to attend school for a long period of time due to disability, and so on.
To apply for the long-term enrollment scheme, you need to submit an application for review. If your application is accepted, your period of enrollment in the doctoral program can be extended to up to six years. Amounts of tuition fees for students on the long-term enrollment scheme are determined in accordance with “the rules regarding certification fees, enrollment fees, tuitions and other expenses at The University of Tokyo”
For more details, please consult the Educational and Research Support of the Planning and Coordination Team, RCAST.
Submission of Documents / Inquiries
Educational and Research Support, Planning and coordination Team, RCAST
Advising and Counseling
Komaba Branch offers a variety of support to help adjust to campus life and life in Japan for international students and foreign researchers at Komaba I Campus（Graduate School of Arts and Sciences / College of Arts and Sciences, and Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences / Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics）and Komaba II Campus（Institute of Industrial Science, and Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology）
Counseling for international students and foreign researchers are offered. The office also organizes the "International Gathering at Komaba Research Campus" every Tuesday and plans various cultural exchange events all year round.
Health Service Center
For assistance with managing your health, you can make use of The University of Tokyo's Health Service Center. The Center has three branches, on the Komaba, Hongo, and Kashiwa campuses, and any member of the University, regardless of the department they belong to, can make use any of them. The services they provide include medical treatment, health advice, and first aid.
The Health Management Office conducts medical examinations and further tests based on the results of these examinations, provides health advice, health consultations, nutritional advice, and so on. Students' annual medical check-ups normally take place between April and June. A medical certificate is required when applying for scholarships, jobs, etc., but the Health Service Center only issues medical certificates to students who have undergone their annual medical check-up that year.
There are general clinics on the Komaba campus for internal medicine, psychiatry, orthopedics, dentistry, and dermatology, and on the Hongo campus for internal medicine, psychiatry, ENT, and dentistry. Before visiting a clinic, we would advise checking the Health Service Center website for information such as the days and times they offer consultations and whether an appointment is required.
If you don't know which clinic you should visit, or you don't know whether you are sick or not, you can go to any of the clinics or the Health Management Office for an initial consultation. You can also visit in cases of emergency between 9 a.m. and 5 a.m., even if your visit is outside consultation hours.