The Urban Redesign Studies Unit in the University of Tokyo Department of Civil Engineering is starting to offer a new scholarship for international students. This scholarship will select and support one foreign student who wants to study about restoration from natural disasters, as well as urban disasters caused by pandemic, rapid population growth, and poverty.
Detailed Information about the Scholarship Program
International students who want to study about restoration from natural disasters and urban disasters caused by pandemic, rapid population growth, and poverty in the Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Tokyo.
Length of scholarship for April 2022 admission
2 years (from April 2022 to March 2024)
The program will cover the admission fee, examination fee, tuition fee, a round-trip air ticket and living expenses*.
* Allowance for living expenses is \150,000 per month.
From September 1st, 2021, to October 15th, 2021.**
** The selection results will be announced on November 1st via email.
Applicants must satisfy all of the eligibility requirements for the International Graduate Program of the Department of Civil Engineering as mentioned below in Articles (1) and (2). In addition, applicants must also fulfill one of the eligibility requirements described in Articles (3) and (4). The applicants must also fulfill Article (5).
(1) A foreign national who is not a permanent resident of Japan.
(2) Individuals with the language skills required to take classes and receive research guidance in English.
(3) Master’s course applicants: Those who have completed, or are expected to complete, 16 years of school education by March 31st of the enrolment year, upon completion of their Bachelor’s or equivalent degree***.
(4) Doctoral course applicants: Those who have completed, or are expected to complete, 18 years of school education by March 31st of the enrolment year, upon completion of their Master’s or equivalent degree***.
(5) Individuals below the age of 36 as of April 1st of the enrolment year.
*** Certified proof must be provided if the educational curriculum in the applicant’s country requires less than 16 years for completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or less than 18 years for completion of a Master’s degree, or their equivalents.
What is Urban Redesign Studies Unit?
Urban Redesign Studies Unit was established as an organization to imagine cities, regions, and land for the next generation, with the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 as a trigger. Our action is taken by core members from The Urban Redesign Studies Unit was established as an organization to imagine cities, regions, and land for the next generation, sparked by the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. Our action is taken by core members from the Departments of Civil Engineering, Urban Engineering, and Architecture at the University of Tokyo, through collaborations with municipal governments and companies. “Restoration” in this program is not limited to restoration from natural disasters like a huge earthquake or tsunami, but also includes issues such as urban disasters caused by pandemic or rapid population growth. Our program aims to collaborate with various fields other than engineering, to establish new urban society models in global cities outside of Japan.
How to Apply?
All applications must be submitted through an online application system called T-cens.
Please find the application information here: (in 4 How to Apply > 3 External scholarship).
When you apply, please note our scholarship name: “Scholarship by Urban Redesign studies April 2022.”
The selected student will enroll in our department from April 2022 as an external scholar. The scholarship will be awarded after assessing all scholarship applications.
If you need help or more information about our scholarship, please contact the scholarship team:
scholarship(a)bin.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Please change (a) to @)
Please carefully read the T-cens explanation about application procedures. Please contact T-cens if you have a question about the application procedure.
Q1. I can’t not find “Scholarship by Urban Redesign studies April 2022 ” in T-cens. How can I specify the scholarship which I want to apply for?
A1. First, you will choose a tab of “External Scholarships”, and add to note the scholarship name: “Scholarship by Urban Redesign studies April 2022.” in the remarks column in T-cens processing.
Q2. Once I have been awarded the scholarship, should I move and study at the University of Tokyo?
A2. Yes. The selected student will enroll in the Department of Civil Engineering, at the University of Tokyo.