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IGPAS(International Graduate Program for Advanced Science)

IGPAS Application Booklet 2024

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MEXT (Japanese Government) Scholarship for IGPAS 2023, 2024, and 2025 Admission
Master's Program: 7 students for 2 years

The MEXT (Japanese Government) Scholarship opportunities are available to the master's program IGPAS applicants for 2023, 2024, and 2025 admission, who successfully pass the entrance examination with excellent performance. For more details on the MEXT scholarship conditions assigned for IGPAS, please click here.

Application Period & Key Dates

IGPAS 2024

Program begins: October 1, 2024 (2024 Fall Semester)

Online Pre-Application Period
October 16-November 28, 2023 【CLOSED】
Application Period
November 1-November 30, 2023 【CLOSED】
Notification of Results
February 8, 2024

*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 a 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:

    -- Tohoku University Researchers
    Make sure to select "Graduate School of Science" in the "Affiliation" for finding your prospective supervisor.

    -- 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 2024" in the subject line of your email.
    -- provide your academic background, interest, and goal in detail.
  • Step 3: Register online via the IGPAS Pre-Application Form. 【CLOSED】
    * The online form opens from October 16 to November 28, 2023, 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. 【CLOSED】
    * The online form opens from November 1 to November 30, 2023, JST.
    If you are unable to access the online form, please send your application documents to the IGPAS Admissions Office via email.

    * The IGPAS Admissions Office will inform the confirmation of having received the uploaded application documents along with your application number via email.
    * Some documents sent for the IGPAS 2024 application need to be submitted in original at the time of the admission procedures in September 2024.
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 2024. 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 8, 2024, 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 2024)

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.