ADMISSIONS

Entrance Exam Summary

Changes to Entrance Examinations for 2025 (to be conducted in 2024) (Preliminary Announcement)

The application deadline for the Master’s and Doctoral Programs will be changed from early July to early June.

For more information, please check the Graduate School of Engineering website [ https://www.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/hubfs/yokoku.pdf ].



Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Guidelines for Applicants to the YR2024
Master’s and Doctoral Programs

Department of Materials Engineering
Guide to entrance examination of YR2024
Master’s and Doctoral Programs

The Department of Materials Engineering is recruiting 45 master’s students and 20 doctoral students. In response to the expansion of the field of materials engineering in recent years, we welcome the applicants who not only have been educated in materials engineering, but also have learned the basics of materials engineering such as physics and chemistry, and who are willing to learn materials engineering from the standpoint of applying it to bio / mechanical / electronic devices. Please refer to the Graduate School of Engineering website (https://www.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/soe/admission/general-number) for the number of applicants and successful applicants last year.

Examination Content

[Master’s course]

The entrance examination is based on the Foreign Language (English) by submitting the official score of TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home Edition, the written examination (regular education subjects and fundamentals of materials), and the oral examination. The entrance examination for the master’s program is conducted with the same subjects for all examinees.

[Doctoral course]

The entrance examination is based on the Foreign Language (English) by submitting the official score of TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home Edition, the written examination (fundamentals of materials), and the oral examination. However, for those who have completed or are expected to complete the master’s program in the Department of Mining and Metallurgy, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Materials Science, and Department of Materials Engineering, the Foreign Language (English) and the written examination will be omitted. For those who have completed or are expected to complete the master’s program at the other departments of Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, the Foreign Language (English) will be omitted. The problems in the written examination are the same as those for the Master’s course.
In the Environment Management Engineering Course, we are recruiting company employees who wish to be enrolled on the theme of environmental management and related research. (Refer to the attached table at the end of the Guide to Entrance Examination (PDF))
Applicants for the Doctoral program should contact the possible supervisor of interest in advance and gain approval for the supervision by the time the application is submitted, and explain the reason for the application upon the oral examination.

【Language (English)】

Submit the official TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home Edition score. We will adopt the submitted Test Date Scores as the official score. The official score of the test date in September 2021 or later is valid. See the website of the Graduate School of Engineering “Admissions Information for Graduate School”, “Application Guidelines”, and “Notice regarding Foreign Language (English) Examinations in 2024 Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo Entrance Examinations (How to submit TOEFL score) (Master’s Program, Doctoral Program【Application Schedule A】)” [PDF]. Submit the official score to the Graduate School of Engineering by Aug 15 (Tue) 2023. 

【Regular education subject】

Select one regular education subject from mathematics, physics, and chemistry at the time of application, and circle the subject in the Questionnaire sheet [Master’s course]. For Mathematics, 6 questions will be given. Select and answer 3 out of 6 questions. For Physics, 2 questions will be given and answer all of them. For Chemistry, 3 questions will be given and answer all of them.

【Fundamentals of Materials】

1. Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials (Materials Processing)
2. Structure of Materials (Chemistry・Crystallography・Microstructure)
3. Properties of Materials (Solid State Physics・Quantum Mechanics)
4. Mechanics of Materials (Theory of Elasticity・Strength of Materials)
One problem each from the above four fields (four problems in total) are given. Select two problems and answer them.

In addition to the above entrance examination, there is also an international graduate program (IME program) for non-Japanese students.

Reference Material

Lecture materials for “Materials Engineering Basics and Exercises”
in the Department of Materials Engineering

Those who wish to obtain lecture materials for “Materials Engineering Basics and Exercises” in the Department of Materials Engineering, please answer the questionnaire through the following Website. You will be contacted through an e-mail shortly.
Website: https://forms.gle/SA6RPn6CJADqr3MB6