Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the career paths of PEAK graduates?

The number of PEAK graduates are gradually accumulating over the years and they are very successful.
The majority of them are pursuing post-graduate studies in several top-ranked universities in Europe, Asia and the USA, including the University of Tokyo, while others have found jobs in and outside of Japan.

When are you going to announce the time schedule of the application for new enrollment?

Usually the new Application Guidelines are released on our website in early July every year. So please read the old Application Guidelines until then, and confirm the update of the requirements when the new version is released.

What is 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.

Do we all have to stay at the dormitory?

No, you do not have to. The dormitory is optional and you can choose whether you move into the dormitory or not during the enrollment procedure. However, if you did not move into the dormitory when you started your university course, it would be deemed that you have waived your right to a room.

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My qualification is not listed in Appendix 1 of the Application Guidelines. Does it mean I will not be able to apply?

Basically, we approve the examinations listed in Appendix 1 of the Application Guidelines for PEAK entrance screening. For other examinations or qualifications, we determine on an individual basis, so please contact us through Contact Us.

What are the acceptance rates?

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

When do I find out whether I will be receiving a scholarship?

Offers of the scholarships, which are all merit-based, will be made at the same time of admission decision on April. However, depending on availability we may be able to offer scholarships after April.


How long do I have before I decide whether I will accept the admissions offer?

In case of September 2021 enrollment, admission decisions will be announced on April 5, 2021 and the Letter of Intent must be submitted to the PEAK Undergraduate Admissions Office no later than May 7, 2021.

Please read the Application Guidelines under "Overview of the Application Process".

What kind of subjects should I have studied to enter the PEAK program?

Students applying to the PEAK programs are expected to have studied subjects that are commensurate with the respective programs. We expect students to be highly literate and numerate with a broad range of analytical and critical thinking skills. For further information, check the expected background knowledge for each program on our website under Courses. For Japan in East Asia: http://peak.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/courses/jea/jieaback/index.html, for Environmental Sciences: http://peak.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/courses/es/esback/index.html.

How much is the tuition?

Admission fee paid upon enrollment: JPY282,000 (as of 2020)
Annual tuition: JPY535,800 (as of 2020)
The fee is the same for everyone. There is no separate rate for international students. Please note that the fees are subject to change.

Who will be teaching the PEAK classes?

Some of the classes will be taught by professors appointed specifically for this program, and who received their degrees outside of Japan. In addition, as both programs are interdisciplinary and broad-based in scope, classes will also be offered by other faculty members from a wide range of departments across the University.

Please refer to PEAK People.


Do I need to have studied Japanese to apply to the PEAK program?

No, there is no need to have studied Japanese in advance when applying. PEAK students will take Japanese language courses as a part of degree once they join PEAK programs.

Can I transfer from another university?

No, you cannot. The University of Tokyo does not accept transfer students 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. As for GSC, please visit their website and contact them directly should you have any questions.