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Faculty of Law

For information about the undergraduate program entrance examination, please refer to Admission Information

 

Graduate Schools for Law and Politics

1. Doctorate Program and Master Program

The master’s degree is normally awarded to a student who has satisfied the following requirements: at least two years in residence in the master’s program; acquisition of the course credits required by the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, an acceptable master’s thesis written under the guidance of a faculty member; and passing the final comprehensive examination.

 

The doctorate degree is normally awarded to a student who has satisfied the following requirements: at least three years in residence in the doctoral program; acquisition of the course credits required by the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics; an acceptable doctoral thesis written under the guidance of a faculty member; and passing the final comprehensive examination.

 

(1) Documents Required
Applications to the master’s program are available from May for the following academic year, and doctoral programs are available from July.

(Application Deadline: master – mid-June / doctor – early-December)

 

Applying Information (In Japanese / master)
Applying Information (In Japanese / doctor)

 

(2) Time of Admission
Accepted students are enrolled at the beginning of the Japanese academic year (April).

2. School of Law

The School of Law is designed for those who intend to become jurists (lawyers, judges, public prosecutors). After completing the course, students are entitled to take the bar examination.

 

(1) Documents Required
Applications to the School of Law are available from July.
(Application Deadline: in early October)

Applying Information (In Japanese)

 

(2) Time of Admission
Accepted students are enrolled at the beginning of the Japanese academic year (April).

3. Postgraduate International Research Students

A foreigner wishing to study a specific subject at the postgraduate level may be admitted as a Postgraduate International Research Student (Kenkyusei). A student in this category is not entitled to obtain any degrees or qualifications even upon completion of his/her study program.

 

(1) General Requirements for Admission
The same qualifications are required of a prospective postgraduate non-degree student as are required of a degree candidate for the master’s program or the doctoral program. A person who has graduated or expects to graduate from a Japanese university is not eligible to apply for an International Research Student.

 

(2) Documents Required
(a) Applicants who have passed the first stage of Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship examination at Japanese Embassies/Consulates General, or who have passed the scholarship examination of Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association

Please contact the International Student Adviser to request program information and an application form.
Or, you may wish to download the PDF files below.

INFORMATION   APPLICATION FORM

 

(b) General applicants
Please contact the International Student Adviser to request program information and an application form.
Or, you may wish to download the PDF files below.

INFORMATION   APPLICATION FORM

 

(3) Selection
(a) Applicants who have passed the first stage of Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship examination at Japanese Embassies/Consulates General, or who have passed the scholarship examination of Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association

Selection will be made on the basis of the documents submitted.

(b) General applicants
Selection will be made on the basis of the documents submitted.
Applicants who pass the preliminary screening will be required to take an oral examination for admission to the University. Those who apply from abroad will be notified to come to Japan for the oral examination.

 

(4) Time of Admission
Accepted students are enrolled at the beginning of each semester (April and September).

 

(5) Period of Attendance
The regular period of attendance for a Postgraduate International Research Student is six months or one year. This period may be renewed upon request if the student’s research warrants an extension.

 

Life and Study at The University of Tokyo

1.School Expenses (Admission in April, 2018)

(1) Undergraduate/ Master Students
・Enrollment Fee   282,000 yen
・Tuition (per year) 535,800 yen

 

(2) Doctor Students
・Enrollment Fee   282,000 yen
・Tuition (per year) 520,800 yen

 

(3) School of Law Students
・Enrollment Fee   282,000 yen
・Tuition (per year) 804,000 yen

 

(4) Postgraduate International Research Students
・Enrollment Fee   84,600 yen
・Tuition (per year) 346,800 yen

2.Scholarships/Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship

It is difficult to receive any kind of scholarship in Japan. Applicants should apply for scholarships in their home country before leaving for Japan. If you go to the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate in your country, you can receive information and an application form for the MEXT Scholarship. This Japanese Government sponsored scholarship is designed for International students who will study in Japan. (The University of Tokyo does not distribute the application form for MEXT Scholarships.)

For information about scholarships, pelease refer to Scholarship Information.

3.Accommodation Facilities

The University operates the University of Tokyo International Lodges (Shirokanedai, Komaba, and Kashiwa), and International Hall of Residences (Mitaka, Toshima, and Oiwake), which provide lodging facilities for students and researchers from abroad. The accommodations, however, are limited, and most students live in dormitories of private foundations, or in apartments or rooming houses.

Please refer to Information of Accommodations.

4.Japanese Language Program

We offer Japanese Language lessons. Enrollment for the intensive course is prioritized to MEXT Scholarship recipients and therefore is extremely difficult for non-recipients. Please remember that advanced Japanese language ability is required for acceptance into our graduate schools.  Please refer to Japanese Language Lessons.

 

FAQ

QIs Japanese language proficiency required at the GSLP(Graduate Schools for Law and Politics)?
AYes. Because you are expected to read and understand literature written in Japanese, your proficiency should be equivalent to or above N1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

 

QMy university major is not related to law. Can I still apply to the GSLP?

AYes. However, you will need to have knowledge approximating to the level of university graduated.

 

QAm I required to contact faculty members prior to application?
ANo, you are not required.

 

QHow can I contact faculty members of the GSLP?
AIf you cannot find their e-mail, please send any correspondence to the following address.

 

*If you have any further questions, please contact:

International Student Adviser
Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
The University of Tokyo

 

7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-5841-3124 Fax +81-3-5841-3291
(Mon-Fri, 9:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00)
e-mail: jryugaku#j.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Substitute # to @)