University of Tokyo

Japan

Public

University of Tokyo

Bunkyo, Japan

Public

April & October

Acceptance Rate

34.2%

Acceptance Rate

6:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

80:20

Male: Female Ratio

April & October

Acceptance Rate

34.2%

Acceptance Rate

6:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

80:20

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations, and Rankings

The University of Tokyo began its journey in 1877 in Tokyo, Japan, when it was chartered by the Meiji Government under its current name for medicine, various traditional scholars, and modern learning. It was renamed "the Imperial University" in 1886, and then Tokyo Imperial University in 1897 when the Imperial University system was created. Tokyo University has been affiliated with the International Alliance of Research Universities, Association of East Asian Research Universities, Alliance for Global Sustainability, BESETOHA, and Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities. QS World University Rankings 2022 gave it a global rank of #=23, Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2022 gave it a global rank of #=35, and US News and World Report gave it a global rank of #77.

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

The main Hongo campus occupies the former estate of the Maeda family, Edo period feudal lords of Kaga Province. One of the university's best-known landmarks, Akamon (the Red Gate), is a relic of this era. The symbol of the university is the ginkgo leaf, from the trees found throughout the area. The Hongo campus also hosts the University of Tokyo's annual May Festival. The University has a total of 15 schools and Universities namely the College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Education and Graduate School of Education, Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering, Faculty of Law and Graduate School for Law and Politics, Faculty of Letters and Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Graduate School of Science, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, and Graduate School of Public Policy.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Since its establishment 144 years ago, the University of Tokyo has had a long road of history and achievements. It is considered to be the most selective and prestigious university in Japan and is counted as one of the best universities in the world. According to the Weekly Economist 2010 rankings, graduates from Todai have the 12th best employment rate in 400 major companies in Japan. Many notable alumni like Toshihiko Fukui (Governor of the Bank of Japan), Minoru Harada, Buddhist leader (6th President of Soka Gakkai), and Mantar Hashimoto (linguist and sinologist) have graduated from the University of Tokyo

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Over 13% of the Student Body of the University of Tokyo comprises International Students. More than 3,800 students from over 120 countries attend the University every year. It is from a total of more than 27,000 students. The Career Service Center of the University of Tokyo offers many resources to the students and alumni for connecting with potential employers and creating a better CV and a resume. The University hosts many career fairs for students to interact with employers.

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International Students %

13%

International Students %

13%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

23

Global Ranking

QS-2022

24

Global Ranking

QS-2022

=35

Global Ranking

Times-2022

77

Global Ranking

USN-2022

24

Global Ranking

Shanghai-2021

23

Global Ranking

QS-2022

24

Global Ranking

QS-2022

=35

Global Ranking

Times-2022

77

Global Ranking

USN-2022

24

Global Ranking

Shanghai-2021

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Scholarships

This scholarship was established in 2004. It aims at "providing a research grant to high-achieving, full-time international students who are privately funded to assist their academic pursuits at the university and at promoting a greater acceptance of excellent students from overseas."

Eligibility

The candidate must be a Masters Student.

Applicability

This scholarship is applied for through the relevant section of your Graduate School.

Available to students applying to full-time programs.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is available to international students who cannot support their studies financially.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship aims to help international students who belong to Asian countries.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is awarded to students applying to undergraduate programs.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship was established in 2004. It aims at "providing a research grant to high-achieving, postgraduate international students who are privately-funded to assist their academic pursuits at the University and at promoting a greater acceptance of excellent students from overseas."

Eligibility

The candidate must be a Masters Student.

Applicability

This scholarship is applied for through the relevant section of your Graduate School.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution.
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

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FAQs

University of Tokyo is ranked #77 in Best Global Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
University of Tokyo is ranked #77 in Best Global Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
Aiming for the creation of a global campus that attracts talented students around the world, the College of Arts and Sciences has offered undergraduate degree programs taught entirely in English on the Komaba Campus since October 2012.
Aiming for the creation of a global campus that attracts talented students around the world, the College of Arts and Sciences has offered undergraduate degree programs taught entirely in English on the Komaba Campus since October 2012.
One of the most popular student cities in the world, Tokyo is home to a number of prestigious universities. It prides itself in having the highest number of international students than any other university in Japan.
One of the most popular student cities in the world, Tokyo is home to a number of prestigious universities. It prides itself in having the highest number of international students than any other university in Japan.
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.
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.
There are 2 processes for admission to the traditional undergraduate program of UTokyo. One is for students who graduated from high schools in Japan (General Screening Test) and the other is for students who graduated from high schools abroad (Special Screening Tests).
There are 2 processes for admission to the traditional undergraduate program of UTokyo. One is for students who graduated from high schools in Japan (General Screening Test) and the other is for students who graduated from high schools abroad (Special Screening Tests).

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