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IGPAS(International Graduate Program for Advanced Science)

IGPAS Application Booklet 2022
(The booklet for 2023 is not available.)

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Application Period & Key Dates

IGPAS 2023

Program begins: October 1, 2023 (2023 Fall Semester)

Online Pre-Application Period
November 1-December 15, 2022
Application Period
November 20-December 16, 2022
Notification of Results
February 9, 2023

*Dates are subject to change.

Please read IGPAS FAQ before making an application.

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Find a potential supervisor among the faculty members in the field of your interest.
    Applications will not be accepted without the consent of at least one faculty member as a prospective supervisor. The supervisor must be a professor, an associate professor, or a lecturer (senior assistant professor) who is affiliated with or has eligibility to accept students of the Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University. To search for faculty members, refer to the following websites:

    -- Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University

    -- Departmental websites

    Earth Science

  • Step 2: Contact the faculty members directly via email and obtain their consent.
    When contacting the faculty members, be sure to:
    -- gather information on the faculty members and their field of research in advance by checking out their publications, research papers, and personal websites.
    -- include "IGPAS 2023" in the subject line of your email.
    -- provide your academic background, interest, and goal in detail.
  • Step 3: Register online via IGPAS Pre-Application Form. [Now Open]
    * Online form is open from November 1 to December 15, 2022, JST.
  • Step 4: Prepare the required documents for the application.
    Regarding two recommendation letters, each reference should send Form 5 with a recommendation letter directly to the IGPAS Admissions Office via email.
  • Step 5: Send your application via the IGPAS Online Form. [Now Open]
    * Online form is open from November 20 to December 16, 2022, JST.
    If you are unable to access the online form, please send your application documents to the IGPAS Admissions Office via email.

    * Some documents sent for IGPAS 2023 application need to be submitted in original at the time of the admission procedures.
    * The IGPAS Admissions Office will email you to inform the receipt of the documents along with your application number.
IGPAS Admissions Office
Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University

E-mail: direct* * with @)
6-3 Aramaki-Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578 JAPAN
Tel: +81-22-795-5829

Selection Process & the Following Timeline

Applications will be forwarded to the examining committee of each department. The examiner will inform you of the method and schedule for the examination via email by the middle of January 2023. The examination will be in the form of a written examination and an interview.
The results of admission to IGPAS will be announced on February 9, 2023 on the website.

*Dates are subject to change.

Application Documents


To AMC students from the Faculty of Science, Tohoku University,

When you are applying for the IGPAS, please send the following documents to the IGPAS Admissions Office via email by the deadline.
〔direct * (Replace * with @)〕

- Form 1: Application form
- Form 2: Statement of reason for applying for the program
- Form 3: Research Proposal
- Form 4: Summary of past research
- CV
- Photocopy of passport
- Photocopy of residence card
- Email correspondence with your prospective supervisor

Application Forms (IGPAS 2023)

Form 1: Application for Admission
3 pages
Form 2: Statement of Reason for Applying for the Program
1 page
Form 3: Research Proposal
1 page
Form 4: Summary of Past Research
1 page
Form 5: Recommendation Letter
*Required TWO recommendation letters
1 page
* Making any false statement(s) on the application may result in cancellation of acceptance even after enrollment.