Graduate Admissions

【Important Notice】For applicants who plan to apply for the 2025 Graduate School’s entrance examinations [to be conducted in 2024]

The application deadline for the 2025 Master’s and Doctoral Programs (Application Schedule A, which is conducted in 2024) will be moved from early July to early June 2024.

The examination will be held in late August 2024 as we do every year.

Admissions information sessions for Graduate School of Department of Applied Chemistry will be held in the middle of April 2024 and around the beginning or middle of May 2024. We will update the information on this website once it has been decided.

Priority Assignment System for Master’s Degree Applicants Who Wish to Enroll a Doctoral Program

For the summer 2024 entrance examinations, each laboratory will have a few priority assignments for master’s degree applicants who wish to proceed to a doctoral program in the future. Applicants wishing to take advantage of this system should contact the faculty member in the laboratory of their choice by May 13,2024. Details will be explained at the entrance examination information sessions on April 20 and May 11 .

Special Selection for International Applicants

For the summer 2024 entrance examination, a special selection system will be implemented for foreign applicants. Applicants wishing to take advantage of this system should contact the faculty member in the laboratory of their choice by May 13, 2024. Details will be explained at the entrance examination information sessions on April 20 and May 11.
 

Summary of Master’s Program Entrance Examinations conducted in the summer of 2023

Examination subjects Remarks
1) Foreign languages
(English)
*1

Submission of an official score:

TOEFL iBT,
or
TOEFL iBT Home Edition

There will be no written test at the venue.            

(200 points)
                                       
2) General education subjects Chemistry

Physical Chemistry
(1 problem)

Inorganic Chemistry
(1 problem)

Organic Chemistry
(1 problem)
Answer two of the three problems in physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and organic chemistry. Problems related to analytical chemistry, polymer chemistry, and biochemistry may be included.

(600 points)

Link to past questions
(Note that the number of subjects and questions
are different from the current number)

https://www.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/soee/admission/general_past.html

3) Oral examinationIn the oral examination, motivation for
studying at the Department of Applied
Chemistry and communication ability are
gauged. In addition, questions on research
for the graduation thesis (or the equivalent)
and general chemistry are asked.

(100 points)

Note:
*1: For information on how to submit a score, please refer carefully to the information provided in Application Guidelines for the Graduate School of Engineering carefully.

Examination subjects for Doctoral Program,  Application Schedule A

Examination subjects*1 Remarks
1) Foreign languages
(English)
*2,*3

Submission of an
official score:

TOEFL iBT,
or
TOEFL iBT Home
Edition

There will be no written test at the venue.            

                                       
2) Specialized
academic subjects

Essay type examination on specialized
academic subjects

3) Oral examinationQuestions on the research performed in
one’s master’s program or equivalent
thereof are asked.

Note:
*1  Applicants who have completed (or plan to complete) the master’s or professional degree program at The University of  Tokyo are exempted from “foreign languages”.
*2   For information on how to submit a score, please refer carefully to the information provided in Application Guidelines for the Graduate School of Engineering carefully.
*3   The score must be 61 in iBT or above.

How to obtain an application guideline
and application forms

Please refer to the admission homepage in the Graduate School of Engineering.
http://www.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/soee/admission/general_guideline.html

You can download the Guide to Entrance Examinations for Department of Applied Chemistry by cricking the download button.
In the guide PDF, you can see the list of research labs currently accepting students .

Guide to Entrance Examinations 2025 Download

Text books

Below is the list of text books used in the lectures offered at the department of applied chemistry.

– Shriver & Atkins’ Inorganic Chemistry
– Organic Chemistry (Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves, and Stuart Warren)