Graduate Program in Sustainability Science (GPSS) Scholarships, University of Tokyo, Japan

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As a candidate for Graduate Program in Sustainability Science (GPSS), you may apply for the following scholarships program (e.g. Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) or “Monbukagakusho”) Scholarship and Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Japan Scholarship Program).

All applicants to GPSS must satisfy the following requirements:

  • must hold a degree from an accredited institution comparable to the bachelor degree offered at the University of Tokyo, or are expected to obtain such a degree by September 30, 2012,
  • must live outside Japan and hold non-Japanese nationality,
  • must agree to enter the program by October 1, 2012 (in principle), when accepted and
  • must meet either eligibility of Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for 2011 or ADB-Japan Scholarship Program.

Application Due
A completed application set must arrive at the International Liaison Office no later than December 22, 2011.

Necessity of visiting Japan for examination
This selection basically consists of a review of application documents. Thus, it is unnecessary to visit Japan to take an examination. However, you may be contacted by telephone, video conference system or Skype, if deemed necessary.

Application Documents

  • Completed Application Form
  • Official Academic Transcript or certified photocopy from the educational institution that you previously attended. If you have changed your university, include a transcript from the former university or college as well. These must be in English. If the original is not in English, then you must submit a certified copy of the original accompanied with an English translation by a competent person or organization.
  • Official certificate of degree or certified photocopy of diploma. This must be translated to English. (If you are a presently enrolled student, please include an official letter or certificate of expected graduation.)
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation.
  • TOEFL Score sheet
    The following applicants are exempted from submitting a TOEFL score sheet.
    1) Those who graduated from a university or a graduate school located in a country where English is the native language.
    2) Those who completed an undergraduate degree program or a Master’s program offered in English. If you fall in this category, please include a certificate showing that English was the language of instruction in the program you previously attended.
    3) Those who submit evidence by any means that the applicant has a capability in English equivalent to those described in Item 1 or 2.
  • Research Plan and Expected Supervisors
    Describe the theme and content of your research that you wish to conduct at GPSS. In addition, choose 3 expected supervisors from the list of faculty members at the GPSS and make a list of their names. If you can’t find 3 expected supervisors from the member list of the program, then you can include at most 2 from the prospectus of the whole Division of Environmental Studies. This statement and list must be typed on A4 size paper. It shall not exceed three pages in length. (single spaced, and your name must be appeared on each page)
  • Short Essays

Mailing Address
International Liaison Office
The University of Tokyo
Environmental Studies Building, Rm#120
5-1-5 Kashiwa no ha, Kashiwa city
Chiba 277-8563 JAPAN

Online submission is NOT accepted.
Date of Enrollment: October, 2012

About Admissions
International Liaison Office

About Program
Prof. KIMURA, Shingo and Dr. ONUKI, Motoharu
Planning Office for Graduate Program in Sustainability Science

For more information, please visit official website:

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

20 comments on “Graduate Program in Sustainability Science (GPSS) Scholarships, University of Tokyo, Japan

  1. Dear Sir/Ma’am,

    I’m Aryani and I study Pharmacy in Padjadjaran University. I’m on the las year of ubniversity and gonna finish my bachelor degree in October. I’ve a question. Is it an annual program?? Is there any same program for next year or next two years? I’ve desire to study Pharmacy in Japan but I can’t make it this year since I have to take Apothecary Profession Degree after I finish my bachelor degree.


  2. Dear sir/madam I am really delighted to get this information. I am Ms Lhaineilhing Sitlhou a B.SC. from Manipur University. May i apply for this Master course? Thanking you. Ms Lhaineilhing Sitlhou

  3. I present my compliment wish to propose interest in the Graduate Scholarship in Substanibility Studies offered by your University. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Management/Economics and a candidate for the Master of Public Sector Management degree, Cuttington University, Liberia, I’m confident that I’m well suited for said opportunity. Your kind and timely consideratio in this manner is highly appreciated.
    Yours sincerely,

    Wilson Kahnplaye

  4. Dear Sir/Madam, I am a University Librarian at Semarang State University. I have been working there for about 9 years and now have great desire to continue my study in master of library science/studies. I graduated from Gadjah Mada University (Diploma in Library Sciences) and Diponegoro University (bachelor in English letter). Can I get a chance to study in the university with the scholarship program? I am hearing from your information. Thank you. /Your sincerely, Mokh. Zakaria Eko Handoyo - University Librarian.

  5. Dear Mr/ Madam, i’m graduated from Airlangga university, my major is japanese literature. Is there any chance for me to apply this scholarship?

    Best Regards
    Dian Nendra Permana

  6. Dear sir;
    I am so delighted to see such golden chances given to economically disadvantaged students.So,I badly need such chance of upgrading my first degree of applied physics to masters degree level & above.

  7. Dear Mr/Madam. I’ m so waiting for this challenging offer, I graduated sport sience faculty from yogyakarta state
    university. i would like to continue my study? thanks….


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