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2017/18 Admission OPEN until November 25th


The below information is for reference purposes only.


Admission for the 2017/2018 academic year is now open.
In order to complete your application, it is necessary to complete both online and postal submission of documents.
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  • Initial online registration period (create your T-cens account during this period): Between September 14th, 2016 and November 25th, 2016
  • Deadline for data entry and document upload: By November 25th, 2016


  • All documents must be postmarked: On or before November 30th, 2016
  • All documents must reach the Global 30 office: No later than December 5th, 2016.


  • March 2017



Find further information about the course and the University of Tokyo:

How to Join Obuchi Lab at University of Tokyo

Here are some info on how to apply University of Tokyo and to join Obuchi Lab.

Tuition and Fees:
$5,300 per year + $2,800 one-time admission fee (exchange rate as of 12/1/13)

Applying for G30

Our 2013-2014 application is now available. If you are interested in applying for G30, please visit the following site for information about our course.

G30 Architecture and Urbanism

Eligibility for Application

Applicant must be:

  1. A foreign national who is not a permanent resident of Japan.
  2. A foreign national who is not currently residing in Japan
  3. A person who has completed or is scheduled to complete an undergraduate degree in a foreign county before enrolling at The University of Tokyo, which is equivalent to the 16-year course of the Japanese school curriculum
  4. A person with sufficient linguistic skills to receive classes and research guidance in English    

     *Previous study of architecture is strongly recommended but not required 

Selection Procedure
Application process will take place in two stages:

1st Stage:
Portfolio review and assessment of application documents.
Application result will be notified by e-mail

2nd Stage:
An online interview via Skype. Applicants will be asked to present their portfolio and to answer questions concerning their ambitions at the University of Tokyo.

Please visit Global 30 website for further detailed information about the application.
**Check List of the application documents for G30-UDA

***For more information on Financial Aid at University of Tokyo, please visit our blog on November 21, 2011

Scholarships and Financial Aid at University of Tokyo

All of our current G30 Obuchi Lab students have received a scholarship or financial aid, ranging from covering their entire tuition + living expense to ¥65000 monthly stipend (Approx. $850), paid through Japanese government or Japanese private institutions. Although the tuition is relatively low at the University of Tokyo, comparing to those master programs in the US or in Europe ($10,700 for 1st year and then $7,000 for 2nd year, as of Oct. 2010), any financial aid would certainly be helpful for students living in Tokyo.