FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I provide my official test scores?

Please register our institution code number stated in the Appendix 1 of the Application Guidelines with the testing agency in order for us to receive your score reports.

Please note our Institution codes for PEAK, as follows:
IB is 035022 "The University of Tokyo, Komaba"
SAT is 7656 "The University of Tokyo"
ACT is 5481 "UNIV TOKYO-PEAK UNDERGRADUATE"
TOEFL is 7889 for PEAK Undergraduate Admissions Office.

The University of Tokyo holds several codes for different undergraduate admissions. The applicant must identify the correct code for PEAK on the list provided by the testing organization.The PEAK Undergraduate Admissions Office is not responsible for any delay or failure of the score delivery.

Is it possible to change my major from PEAK to other programs of other faculties at the University of Tokyo?

Students who are admitted to these two PEAK programs are expected to complete four years of their study in their assigned program. This does not entirely rule out the possibility of their going into other programs of other faculties. However, such cases are deemed highly exceptional and applicants should not expect to be able to do so at the time of their application. There are possibilities of students' going into other programs of other faculties should they fulfill certain conditions. Please note that the other programs of other faculties are held mainly in Japanese, therefore you would need to have a high level of Japanese language in order to commit to course work.

Keyword
Change, Major

I would like to know more about the application process.

We have two screenings, i.e. first screening, which is a document review and the second screening, which is interview. Applicants selected from the first screening will proceed to the second screening. At the interview, the applicant may be asked to provide written answers to questions, of which they have learnt at school, provided by the interviewers. Please refer to the Application Guidelines about application process.

What are the acceptance rates?

We do not release acceptance rates. However, please refer to the admission results available on the website.

I will not be able to obtain my official high school graduation certificate when applying to PEAK. Can I still apply or do I have to wait another year to apply to PEAK program after I have officially obtained the certificate?

As long as you expect to graduate before entering the University of Tokyo, you are eligible to apply. For example, you must graduate your high school by August 31, 2019 for September 2019 Enrollment. In this case, please submit a certificate of expected graduation.

Do I apply for University accommodation when I send my application packet?

No, once you are offered a place in the program, information regarding accommodation including the application procedure for university accommodation will be sent to you.

How will I receive the results for my application?

Admission decisions are announced by using Mypage account which will be created upon receipt of your application forms, followed by an official letter sent by postal mail.

Keyword
Mypage, result

What level of test scores does PEAK expect me to have?

PEAK pays attention to the whole application package as well as the interview. But the following is a general guideline of the minimum scores that our successful applicants generally possess:

SAT: a combined score of 1440 for Reasoning section
ACT: an average score of 30
IB: a total of 36 points out of 42
GCE A Level (General Certificate of Education Advanced Level): A/A/B
Singapore-Cambridge GCE A Level: A/A in H2

Also, average scores of successful applicants for the 2018 enrollment are:
SAT: a combined score of 1529 for Reasoning section
ACT: an average score of 34
IB: total of 39 out of 42

Average scores of successful applicants for the 2017 enrollment are:
SAT: a combined score of 2283 for Reasoning section (Old SAT)
ACT: an average score of 35
IB: total of 40 out of 42

Average scores of successful applicants for the 2016 enrollment are:
SAT: a combined score of 2246 for Reasoning section (Old SAT)
ACT: an average score of 34
IB: total of 41 out of 42

Is AP a requirement? If yes, which subjects would be recommended? Will it be taken into consideration if I have AP?

AP test scores are not regarded as Standardized Examination for PEAK admission. They are encouraged to submit but are not required. There are also no recommended subjects for application but details of expected knowledge are specified on the PEAK website. (See "Courses") All relevant academic qualifications will be considered during the screening process. However, having obtained AP credits will not mean that you will be given advanced placement and waived certain courses at the PEAK program.

Can I apply to PEAK and the other screenings to the University of Tokyo?

Applicants may NOT have multiple applications to the University of Tokyo being considered at the same time during the same academic year starting from April. This includes all other undergraduate entrance examinations or other forms of screening administered by the University of Tokyo.

For example, cases that are NOT acceptable:
Applying to the Special Class 1 or 2 Screening for 2018 April enrollment
and the PEAK program for 2018 September enrollment

Applying to the general admissions for 2018 April enrollment
and the PEAK program for 2018 September enrollment

Cases that are acceptable:
Applying to the PEAK program for September 2018 enrollment
and to the Special Class 1 or 2 Screening for April 2019 enrollment

Applying to the PEAK program for September 2018 enrollment
and to general admissions for April 2019 enrollment

Please note that students accepted under the Class 1 or 2 Screenings or general admissions are expected to take courses offered primarily in Japanese, while students admitted through PEAK are expected to take courses offered primarily in English.

How much is the tuition?

Admission fee paid upon enrollment: JPY282,000 (as of 2018)
Annual tuition: JPY535,800 (as of 2018)
The fee is the same for everyone. There is no separate rate for international students. Please note that the fees are subject to change.

Do I need to have studied Japanese to apply to the PEAK program? Will my chances of being accepted improve if I have studied Japanese?

No, there is no need to have studied Japanese in advance when applying and there is no need to submit proof of your Japanese language ability as part of your application package, although you are welcome to do so. Students will first take a placement test when they arrive in Tokyo. No, it will neither increase nor decrease your likelihood of being accepted to the program.

Can I transfer from another university?

Unfortunately, we do not accept transfer students at the University of Tokyo with the exception of GSC (Global Science Course). You can apply to our PEAK program, but the university level credits you have earned elsewhere cannot be transferred to your credits at this University. For GSC, please visit their website and contact directly to them should you have any questions.

How many students will be admitted to each course?

Each program is designed to accommodate approximately 15 students each year. Numbers of students are available here.

Can I apply to both of the programs, Japan in East Asia and Environmental Sciences at the same time?

No, you cannot. Please choose one when you apply. Please note that once you apply, in principle, you will be unable to change your major.

Keyword
JEA, EA