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Global Science Course at University of Tokyo

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Global Science Course at University of Tokyo

Global Science Course was designed to create an international platform enhancing cross-cultural interactions among young minds from around the world coming together to learn science at one of the top universities in the world, the University of Tokyo.

The curriculum covers a variety of interdisciplinary research areas in basic sciences. We therefore encourage students from various scientific backgrounds to apply for GSC. All classes are conducted in English by world-leading professors who are pursuing cutting-edge research in the most advanced fields, while also focusing on the fostering of students who will lead the next generation in science communities.

GSC was launched successfully from April 2014 and is now running smoothly thanks to the sincere efforts made by the professors in the Department of Chemistry and by the staff members in the GSC office.

In October 2014, we welcomed seven bright undergraduate transfer students from overseas under GSC. We are pleased to learn that they are enjoying not only their academic lives at the University of Tokyo but also their everyday lives in Tokyo.


Prospective students that are interested in the Global Science Course (GSC) Undergraduate Transfer Program must fulfil the criterias listed below. If you are unsure about your eligibility, be sure to contact the GSC Administration Office as early as possible.

Education Abroad

Prospective students must have successfully completed or will be completing their first two years of studies in a comparable undergraduate program at an accredited higher educational institution before enrolling into GSC. It is also necessary for prospective students to have received secondary and tertiary education outside of Japan.

Science Background

Prospective students are expected to have completed basic Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics related subjects in their first and second year of undergraduate studies at their university before applying to the School of Science of the University of Tokyo as a third year transfer student.

English Language

We require a good command in English language as all lectures are delivered in English. Applicants who meet either of the following criteria are not required to submit any English language proficiency test scores:

  1. Native speakers of the English language
  2. Received formal education in English continuously for the approximate past 8 years

Applicants that do not meet either criteria are required to submit one of the following test scores:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT 80
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) PBT550
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 6.5

Credit Eligibility

Prospective students have gained a minimum of 62 credits corresponding to the UTokyo credit system. The GSC Faculty Committee will evaluate each applicant individually to decide on credit eligibility.

Official Link: http://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/GSC/admissions/eligibility.html

Deadline: 7th April, 2017


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline07 April,2017



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