Application Information

Places Available

Master's Students: Approximately 20 (15 for the Spring entrance; 5 for the Fall entrance)
Doctoral Students: Approximately 20 (15 for the Spring entrance; 5 for the Fall entrance)

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, you must be a newly enrolled Master's or Doctoral student at a graduate school of the University of Tokyo and fulfill all of the requirements listed below: *1

*1: a. You are not allowed to be an IHS student if you are enrolled as a doctoral student in the Graduate Schools of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine (excluding the School of International Health at the Graduate School of Medicine and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences).
b .You may not simultaneously apply for the IHS and other Leading Graduate School programs.

Requirements Common to Master's and Doctoral Students

  • Fully understand the purpose of the IHS program, as well as its rules, such as course requirements, and recognize that credits obtained in this program may not count towards the credits required for the completion of the course in your home department. *2
  • Must obtain your supervisor's consent to study in this program, when admitted. *3
*2:
Credits obtained in this program will be included in the credits required for the completion of the course in the 4 humanities and social sciences departments at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (excluding special programs), and in the Department of Interdisciplinary Information Studies at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies. You must inquire yourself whether other departments (including the Department of Multi-Disciplinary Sciences at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) allow the credits to be included in the credits required for the completion of the course in these departments.
*3:
You will need to ask your supervisor to sign a consent form that will be provided upon the success of your application.

Requirements for Master's Students

You should:
Plan to study in a Doctoral program of your home department.
Understand that you are expected to continue studying in the IHS program, even if your application to the JSPS Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (DC1) is successful.
Understand and agree to the fact that your PhD diploma will bear a note saying that you have completed the IHS program.

Requirements for Doctoral Students

You should:
Understand that you are expected to continue studying in the IHS program, even if your application to the JSPS Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (DC2) is successful.

Selection Method

Master's Students

Selection will be based on the prospective students' application documents (applicant information and statement) and interviews. Please note that your application may be rejected at the document review stage, and you may not be invited to the interview.

Doctoral Students

Selection will be based on the prospective students' application documents (applicant information, statement, and Master's thesis) and an interview. Please note that your application may be rejected at the document review stage, and you may not be invited to the interview.