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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 4.95k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 5 Tháng một
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 387pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    In 2008, the University of Tokyo launched a new International Master's/Doctoral Degree Program: Information, Technology, and Society in Asia (ITASIA) at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies (GSII). This program offers intensive graduate level education designed to foster analytical strength and insight into Asian societies and international relations, at a time when information and communication technology is having an increasingly profound impact on the region.

    The program is tailored to both international and Japanese students who are motivated to pursue active professional careers on the regional and global stages. All instruction is given in English, so proficiency in Japanese is not a prerequisite. Unlike the conventional Japanese academic calendar, the academic year at ITASIA begins in October.

    ITASIA is comprised of two degree programs: one that grants an M.A.S. (Master of Arts and Sciences) degree and the other a Ph.D. degree.

    Students in the M.A.S. program are trained to grasp changing political, economic, and social realities of globalizing Asia through media, communication, and information studies together with the related methodology and skills, so that after graduation they can make appropriate judgments and recommendations in their respective professional environments. The M.A.S. program is appropriate for those interested in pursuing careers in public administration, media, business, and academic institutions.

    Admissions decisions will be based on a written application that includes TOEFL and GRE scores, rather than on the customary entrance examination. In some cases the admissions committee also will conduct some kind of interview.

    A certain number of scholarships will be made available based on merit.

    Name

    Title

    Credits

    Term

    ITASIA101

    Introduction to Asian Studies: History and International Relations (Lecture)

    2

    A1

    ITASIA102

    Introduction to Asian Studies: History and International Relations (Seminar)

    2

    A1A2

    ITASIA201

    Introduction to Media and Communication in Asia (Lecture)

    2

    S1S2 (for entrants in 2015)
    A1A2 (for entrants in 2016)

    ITASIA202

    Introduction to Media and Communication in Asia (Seminar)

    2

    S1S2 (for entrants in 2015)
    A1A2 (for entrants in 2016)

    ITASIA301

    Introduction to Social Research (Lecture)

    2

    A2S1(2016-2017)

    ITASIA302

    Introduction to Social Research (Workshop)

    2

    A2S1(2016-2017)

    ITASIA401

    Introduction to Information Technology

    2

    S1

     

    M.A.S. Thesis

    4

    year-round

    Sample Elective Courses

    Name

    Title

    Credits

    Term

    ITASIA123

    The World System in the 21st Century

    2

    S1S2

    ITASIA124

    International Conflict Study

    2

    S1S2

    ITASIA125

    Social Inequality and Religion: South and East Asia Compared

    2

    S1

    ITASIA128

    Surviving Cancer in Asia: Cross-boundary Cancer Studies

    2

    A1A2

    ITASIA129

    Japan in Hong Kong: HKU-UTokyo Joint Summer Program 2016 @ Shun Hing College

    2

    S1S2

    ITASIA131

    Modern Japanese Diplomacy

    2

    S1S2

    ITASIA132

    International Migration and Ethnicity

    2

    A1A2

    ITASIA133

    Japanese Foreign Economic Policy

    4

    A1A2

    ITASIA141

    The Politics and Diplomacy of Contemporary China

    2

    A1A2

    ITASIA142

    Cross-Strait Relations

    2

    S1

    ITASIA143

    Understanding Taiwan in Global Settings

    2

    A2

    ITASIA144

    Understanding Japanese Companies in China

    2

    A1

    ITASIA231

    Visualizing Postwar Tokyo: through the method of "Attack Me!"

    2

    A2

    ITASIA237

    "Animating Life" Kadokawa Summer Program 2016

    2

    S2

    ITASIA417

    Analyzing and Organizing Humanities Data with XML

    2

    S1S2

    ITASIA418

    Publishing XML Data with XSLT

    2

    A1A2

    ITASIA801

    Academic Thesis Writing

    2

    S1S2

    Advanced Lectures on Emerging Design and Informatics XV

    Transportation Engineering

    2

    S1S2

     

    * GraSPP: Graduate School of Public Policy
    ** GSHS: Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
    *** GSE: Graduate School of Engineering
    **** GSLP: Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
    ***** GSAS: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

    S1: April 5 - June 3, 2016
    S2: June 6 - August 1, 2016
    A1: September 26 - November 18, 2016
    A2: November 21, 2016 - January 26, 2017

    Time slots: 1=8:30-10:15 2=10:25-12:10 3=13:00-14:45 4=14:55-16:40 5=16:50-18:35 6=18:45-20:30

    • * Other courses in English, Japanese, or other languages at GSII are also open to ITASIA students.
    • * A maximum of 8 credits may be acquired by taking courses in other departments of the University of Tokyo.

    Other Educational Events

    Master's Preliminary Presentation, Master's Qualifying Presentation


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    Tuition and Fees

    (As of 2016, subject to changes)

    Examination Fee

    • 10,000 yen

    * Japanese government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship students are exempt from the examination fee as well as the entrance fee and annual tuition.
    * Those entering the Ph.D. program in September 2017 are exempt from the examination fee as well as the entrance fee if they earned a Master's or professional degree at the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo in September 2017.

    Entrance Fee

    • 282,000 yen

    Annual Tuition

    • 535,800 yen (M.A.S. program)
    • 520,800 yen (Ph.D. program)

    Requirements

    • To be eligible for admission to the M.A.S. program, you must be a holder of a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent status
    • M.A.S. program applicants must have completed at least the equivalent of 16 years of school education including university education. Applicants who have spent fewer than 16 years completing their elementary, middle, high school and university education must explain very clearly their academic history.
    • CHECKLIST with signature (Form #1)
    • APPLICATION (Form #2)
    • Official proof of graduation and receipt of degree (*)(+) One official document of graduation and receipt of degree, certified with the seal/stamp of the university from which you graduated (Please do not send the original diploma.) M.A.S. program applicants must submit their Bachelor's certificate, and Ph.D. program applicants must submit both Bachelor's and Master's certificates. If it is impossible to obtain the certificate in time by any means, please contact the ITASIA Admissions Office as early as possible. Those who have not yet graduated from their course of study at the time of application are requested to submit an authorized statement of anticipated graduation.
    • Official transcript (*)(+) An official transcript listing all courses and grades, certified with the seal/stamp of the university from which you graduated, or its registrar. If available, a cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) would help the committee to assess your dossier. The GPA statement should be part of the official transcript, or, if separate, should bear an official university or registrar seal. It should include an explanation of the numerical values used to calculate the average.If available, an authorized certificate of class ranking may also be included.M.A.S. program applicants must submit their Bachelor's transcript, and Ph.D. program applicants must submit both their Bachelor's and Master's transcripts. (The "first cycle" in European and other universities as specified in the Bologna Declaration is regarded as equivalent to a Bachelor's program or course, and the "second cycle" is considered equivalent to a Master's program or course.)Applicants may request that their university send transcripts directly. If you choose to do so, please make note of that on Form #1 of your application, with the date you made the request.
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Official Score Report
    • GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) General Test Official Score Report
    • One original of signed and sealed employer reference (optional)
    • At least one sample of representative research work (for M.A.S. program applicants, Bachelor's thesis or a term-paper; for Ph.D. program applicants, Master's thesis or some other publication). If the applicant has not yet graduated at the time of application, an interim thesis report is acceptable.If an M.A.S. program applicant cannot submit either a thesis or a term-paper, then any other relevant research paper is required.If the applicant has a more suitable paper related to the intended research, then it may be submitted instead.If the work is not originally written in English, its summarized translation of a length of 3,000 words in English should be attached.This sample, and its summarized translation if applicable, must be submitted not only in a paper format but also as a PDF file that is burned on a CD, DVD, or USB media, unless the sample is a publication with an ISBN. The PDF file must contain accessible text data of the sample inside.
    • One list of publications (if applicable)
    • One copy of your census register, passport, or other proof of citizenship (Please do not send the original.)
    • Three letters of recommendation including Form #3. They should be written in English or Japanese.Each letter, together with Form #3, must be prepared and sent by strictly following the instructions written in Form #3 in order to ensure confidentiality.They may be sent directly by the recommender to the ITASIA Admissions Office.At least two recommenders must be outside of the GSII.The application will not be reviewed without the letters of recommendation.
    • One copy of Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Result (optional)
    • Three passport-style photographs (Please write your name on the back.)height: 4cm x width: 3cm, color photographs taken within the last six months, upper frontal view without hat, etc.
    • One original of the Certificate of Remittance (Portion C of Form #4). All applicants must pay the examination fee before sending their application, unless they are Japanese government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship students or they expect to earn a Master's or professional degree at the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo (including the ITASIA program) in September 2017.If the payment is done at a bank in Japan using Form #4, the Certificate of Remittance (Portion C of Form #4) should be pasted on the designated place in Form #2.If the payment is done by the online method, please enclose the printed "Result" page. (Please see the separate instructions on ITASIA's website.)

    Scholarships

    • MEXT Scholarship
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