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Education at ISSP

ISSP offers comprehensive graduate education (master and PhD courses) beyond conventional disciplinary fields such as physics, chemistry and engineering.

Features about ISSP


  • Practical research environment including unparalleled large scale experimental facilities in the world, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
  • Research environment with professional staffs specialized in a broad range of areas in condensed matter physics
  • Global environment with affiliated foreign researchers. Active international activities including participation in the workshops and offering study abroad programs.

Director's Message

Graduate education at ISSP seeks to foster young researchers to gain comprehensive skills and broad perspectives, transcending the boundaries of conventional disciplines such as physics and chemistry, or science and technology. The ISSP also offers a unique opportunity to do researches with the state-of-the-art large experimental facilities and with supercomputers, and to get in contact with the researchers from all over the world in seminars and colloquia.

Each of the ISSP faculties belongs to one or more of the following graduate courses of the University of Tokyo; Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry in Graduate School of Science; Department of Applied Physics in Graduate School of Engineering; or Department of Advanced Materials Science, Department of Complexity Science and Engineering in Graduate School of Frontier Sciences. To become a graduate student in ISSP, it is required to enroll in the graduate course which the thesis advisor belongs to.

Director
Hatsumi MORI

Prospective students

Both master’s and doctoral courses offer enrollment in April and September each year. The admission schedule is described below. The admission schedule is described below.

Enrollment period Master course PhD course
April Guidance From the end of May until the beginning of June
Application The beginning of July
Written examination The end of August
Oral examination From the end of August until the beginning of September
Guidance From the end of May until the beginning of June
Application The beginning of July
Written examination The end of August
Oral examination From the end of August until the middle of September
Article examination, Oral examination From the end of January until the beginning of February

Graduate school at ISSP consists of three schools: Graduate School of Science, Graduate School of Engineering, and Graduate School of Frontier Sciences. You need to pass the exam by one of these schools to purse study at ISSP. Please check the affiliation of your desired faculty in advance since the entrance examination schedule is different by each field.

The guidance session is held around the first Saturday of June every year, providing information for entrance examination and an opportunity to visiting laboratories and getting to know members of the laboratories at the social gathering.

Guidance Site

List of laboratories by course

By research subject

Graduate School of Science

Graduate School of Engineering

Graduate School of Frontier Science