General information on admission
E3 is a graduate program and offers Master’s and Doctoral courses. Besides that, in some cases it’s possible to enroll first as Research student, preparatory course for the graduate school. Please check your eligibility to apply for each course. If you want to apply for research student, make sure that you are eligible for enrollment to the next program, unless you are planning to go back after completing Research Student period.
- Direct Admission
International students who meet our academic requirements and successfully passed the document screening and on-line interview can enroll directly without arriving to Japan for the entrance examination. Please note that direct admission is not possible in case you wish to apply under the "e3 General selection".
Admission screening to the program (Master's and Doctoral course) is conducted under the three categories. Please carefully confirm eligibility, requirements and deadlines for each category in the respective application guidelines when published, and choose an appropriate one.
Additionally, Japanese and International applicants who already passed the general examination of Graduate School of Engineering can be accepted to e3 program under the two categories below:
- Acceptance to the program after passing the general selection
- Transfer to the program within the Graduate School of Engineering
We accept students twice a year, from Spring semester which starts in April and Autumn semester which starts in October. From April-2019 intake two application calls system is introduced. Applicants wishing to enroll in April 2019 can submit their documents following the same timeline as for October-2018 intake.
Admisison calendar for e3 Special Selection
April 2019 (1st call)
|April 2019 (2nd call)/|
October 2019 (1st call)
|October 2019 (2nd call)/|
April 2019 (1st call)*
|Preliminary check application deadline (submission of soft copies)||May 14, 2018||
Sep 26 - Oct 24, 2018
|May, 2019, tba
|Submission of Hard Copy Application and Examination Fee Payment||May 15-Jun 6, 2018||
Oct 29-Nov 19, 2018
|early June 2019, tba|
|Jun 12-22, 2018||Nov 29-Dec 12, 2018||June 2019, tba|
|Announcement of the First-round Screening Results||Jul 9, 2018||Jan 15, 2019||Jul, 2019, tba
On campus entrance examination**
|Aug 8-9, 2018||Feb 13-14, 2019||Aug, 2019, tba
|Announcement of the Second-round Screening Results||Aug 31, 2018||Mar 1, 2019||Early Sep, tba
*The dates are provided for a reference.
**Applicants who have succesfully passed the first-round screening don't need to take an entrance exam.
In case you are applying for a scholarship through the program the application dealine may be set up earlier. Please carefully check the requirenments of the scholarship. If you need an acceptance letter or a conditional offer letter in order to apply for a scholarship through some organisation please make sure to contact our office well ahead of the submission deadline for the letter.
Finding a potential supervisor
Japanese higher education places high importance on research and to advance with your application you have to find potential supervisor who's research topic matches your research interests.
How to find a potential supervisor?
You should look for one or two professors who are doing research that you are interested in conducting, fill it in in your application form and prepare proposals for them. Since websites of some laboratories are not up-to-date, the best way to find out laboratories' current research activities is to look at their thesis titles during the past five years. Please go to the Divisions and laboratory page. You may also check Achievements page, which has abstracts of theses of graduates of our program to get an idea what kind of research was done by international students in particular laboratory.
- Due to their business and big numbers of inquiries most of professors will not directly reply to your e-mail. After you have chosen a laboratory of your interest you can submit soft-copies of your application directly to e3 office without a confirmation from the supervisor.