Global Science Course 2017, University of Tokyo, School of Science, Japan


April 07, 2017


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Coordinator's Message

Welcome to the Global Science Course in the School of Science, the University of Tokyo.

Global Science Course was designed to create an international platform enhancing cross-cultural interactions among young minds from around the world coming together to learn science at one of the top universities in the world, the University of Tokyo.

The curriculum covers a variety of interdisciplinary research areas in basic sciences. We therefore encourage students from various scientific backgrounds to apply for GSC. All classes are conducted in English by world-leading professors who are pursuing cutting-edge research in the most advanced fields, while also focusing on the fostering of students who will lead the next generation in science communities.

GSC was launched successfully from April 2014 and is now running smoothly thanks to the sincere efforts made by the professors in the Department of Chemistry and by the staff members in the GSC office.

In October 2014, we welcomed seven bright undergraduate transfer students from overseas under GSC. We are pleased to learn that they are enjoying not only their academic lives at the University of Tokyo but also their everyday lives in Tokyo.

I strongly believe that the University of Tokyo’s long established history of commitment to excellence in research and education will help develop the potentials of the young students in GSC.

GSC Undergraduate Transfer Program

Students from abroad selected for GSC are accepted into the third year of undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Science.

Lectures in GSC are delivered by world-leading professors in the School of Science. In addition, renowned professors are invited from abroad to deliver special lectures and seminar talks.

The GSC curriculum covers a broad range of subjects. Traditional core areas of science are integrated with advanced concepts, which allows students to build a solid foundation of knowledge while giving them the opportunity to embrace new challenging areas at the same time. All courses are delivered in English to eliminate language barriers in acquiring knowledge and skills as well as engaging in active discussions.

During their two years with us, students are exposed to various fields of science to further expand and broaden their knowledge. Upon fulfilling all graduation requirements at the end of the program, students are awarded with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tokyo.

GSC Domestic Students Program

Launched in December 2014, current University of Tokyo students who are advancing to the Department of Chemistry are eligible to apply for this program. Under the Domestic Students Program, students have the opportunity to take English language education courses and participate in short-term research programs abroad.

University of Tokyo Rankings

1st Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2015
43rd Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016
39th QS World University Rankings 2016
8th Chemistry, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016
8th Physics & Astronomy, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016


Only the Department of Chemistry at the School of Science of the University of Tokyo  will be accepting applications for Fall 2016.
Prospective students that are interested in the Global Science Course (GSC) Undergraduate Transfer Program must fulfil the criterias listed below. If you are unsure about your eligibility, be sure to contact the GSC Administration Office as early as possible.

Education Abroad

Prospective students must have successfully completed or will be completing their first two years of studies in a comparable undergraduate program at an accredited higher educational institution before enrolling into GSC. It is also necessary for prospective students to have received secondary and tertiary education outside of Japan.

Science Background

Prospective students are expected to have completed basic Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics related subjects in their first and second year of undergraduate studies at their university before applying to the School of Science of the University of Tokyo as a third year transfer student.

English Language

We require a good command in English language as all lectures are delivered in English. Applicants who meet either of the following criteria are not required to submit any English language proficiency test scores:

  • Native speakers of the English language
  • Received formal education in English continuously for the approximate past 8 years

Applicants that do not meet either criteria are required to submit one of the following test scores:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT 80
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) PBT 550
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 6.5

Credit Eligibility

Prospective students have gained a minimum of 62 credits corresponding to the UTokyo credit system. The GSC Faculty Committee will evaluate each applicant individually to decide on credit eligibility.

Cost & Aid

The University of Tokyo Costs for Undergraduate Program 2015/2016

Admission Fee (one time only): 282,000 Japanese Yen
Tuition Fee (annual): 535,800 Japanese Yen

Tuition Exemption

Tuition Exemption may be granted to a limited number of students with high academic qualifications who have difficulties in paying their tuition fees due to financial problems or other unavoidable circumstances.

School of Science Scholarship for Transfer Students

Each student of the GSC Undergraduate Transfer Program will be automatically offered the "School of Science Scholarship for Transfer Students". Under this scholarship, the School of Science will provide 150,000 Japanese Yen every month for up to two consecutive years. This scholarship aims to help students pay for their annual tuition fees and support their living expenses.

Housing Aid

During their time with us, GSC students will enjoy the privilege of living at the UTokyo International Lodge or private accommodation arranged by the University. Students will be delighted to know that monthly rental will be fully supported by the University. Please note that it is the student's responsibility to pay for utilities, such as water, electricity, gas and the internet.

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Publish Date
December 09, 2016