If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the PEAK Undergraduate Admissions Office through the web Inquiry Form available from the PEAK website (https://peak.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/l2/contact_us.html) as early as possible.
Applicants may NOT have multiple applications to the University of Tokyo being considered at the same time. This includes all other undergraduate entrance examinations such as general admissions and the special class 1 or 2 screenings.
- (1) The applicant has completed all the requirements of a 12-year school (primary and secondary) education.
Those who have attended schools in Japan that are not certified by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology must contact the PEAK Undergraduate Admissions Office by October 30, 2020, to have their eligibility reviewed by the Individual Admission Review Process. (Please note that only those who are 18 or older by August 31, 2021 can have their eligibility reviewed.) Applicants who fall into this category must go through this process before they can apply.
- (2) The applicant has obtained one of the following qualifications:
- (a) International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) (awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organization)
- (b) Abitur (designated by the Federal Republic of Germany)
- (c) Baccalaureate (designated by the French Republic)
- (d) General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-level) (designated by the UK)
- (3) The applicant has passed through an education system that is less than 12 years in length, and he or she has completed Japanese pre-university preparatory institutions for students planning to study in Japan, which are designated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
- (4) The applicant must pass an official test that shows he or she possesses the academic background equivalent or superior to that obtained from a 12-year school curriculum. In this case, the applicant must be at least 18 years old by August 31, 2021.
PEAK is a program designed primarily for students who have been educated in languages other than Japanese. (Students who have received Japanese-medium education are encouraged to apply for April-entry admission.)
In line with this goal, in principle, the applicant must have spent at least FOUR of the first six school years AND at least FIVE of the second six school years studying in languages OTHER THAN Japanese.
This means the vast majority of courses must have been delivered in languages other than Japanese.
Requirement 2 is summarized in the following diagram:
- 12 School Years Of Education
- First 6 School Years
- At least 4 school years (not necessarily consecutively being taught in languages other than Japanese)
- Second 6 School Years
- At least 5 school years (not necessarily consecutively being taught in languages other than Japanese)
- Application Form
- Official School Transcripts *
- Official Examination Results for Academic Ability (Standardized Examinations) *
- Official Test Scores for English Proficiency (if applicable)
- Certificate of (Expected) Graduation*
- (If your school does not have the certificate format, please use this format HERE)
- School Profiles (if applicable)
- Other Documentary Evidence of Achievements (if applicable)
All the documents must be submitted as electronic copies at the time of application.
- *The originals of these documents must be submitted before enrollment if you are admitted.
- Please make sure that you keep the original. If you cannot submit the original document, you may submit a copy that is certified by the issuing organization or your current school as a “certified true copy.” The document must be identical to the original in all aspects.
- If you cannot submit the original or certified true copy before enrollment or if any evidence of falsification is found in the submitted documents, the University of Tokyo may retroactively cancel your admission.
- The application form and all additional information/documents must be submitted in English.
- If any of the required additional information/documents cannot be submitted in English, the applicant must obtain a translation of each document and submit it along with the original.
- Translations should be provided by teachers/administrators of the applicant’s school or by official agencies, such as an embassy. They may not be prepared by the applicant.
- The application process will be conducted online.
- The manual explaining the application procedure will be released on the PEAK website in late November before the application period starts.
- In the meantime, please read the application guidelines. These can be downloaded as a pdf file from the DOWNLOADS section. Read the entire document carefully and ensure that you meet the various eligibility criteria before beginning your application.
- If you are uncertain about how any of the criteria apply to you personally or you have any other questions about the contents of the application guidelines, first visit the FAQ section of the website and see if your question has already been answered there. If not, please use the 'Contact Us’ section of the website to contact our staff directly.
From December 7, 2020 to January 7, 2021
Merit-based scholarships are available. In principle, all the scholarships are offered when successful applicants are notified of their admission to the university. The selection of scholarship recipients is based on the screening process.
- The University of Tokyo Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to students of exceptional merit.
- The University of Tokyo Scholarship, in principal, does not allow the recipient to receive any other types of scholarships.
- The University of Tokyo Scholarship will be reviewed every year and the renewal will be contingent upon satisfactory academic performance.
- The University of Tokyo Scholarship requires, in principle, four consecutive years of study (contingent upon satisfactory academic performance).
- The University of Tokyo-JAGAM Supplementary Scholarship for Malaysian Nationals
- The University of Tokyo-JAGAM Supplementary Scholarship for Malaysian Nationals is a supplementary scholarship for Malaysian students. Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia (JAGAM) offers a one-way economy class airline ticket from Malaysia to Narita/Haneda International Airport and a return economy-class ticket upon graduation (certain rules apply) to up to three students recommended by the University of Tokyo. Details are available on JAGAM’s website at: http://www.jagam.org.my/
- The University of Tokyo-JUGAS Supplementary Scholarship for Singaporean Nationals
- The University of Tokyo-JUGAS Supplementary Scholarship for Singaporean Nationals is a supplementary scholarship for Singaporean students. Japanese University Graduates Association of Singapore (JUGAS) offers a one-way economy class airline ticket from Singapore to Narita/Haneda International Airport and a return economy class ticket upon graduation (certain rules apply) to up to three students recommended by the University of Tokyo. Details are available on JUGAS’s website at: http://web.jugas.org.sg/
- Other Scholarships
Students may also be eligible for other sources of financial support. Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), for example, offers scholarships for international students studying in Japan. Details can be found at: http://www.jasso.go.jp/en/study_j/index.html
Please check the website (https://peak.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/) for the latest information. In case there are any additional scholarship opportunities, we will upload the latest information on the website.