University of Tokyo

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry in the School of Science at the University of Tokyo. We are proud of our tradition in innovation that has helped the foundation of industry and educated many leaders in Japan and worldwide. The Department of Chemistry offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programs. The B.S. degree program is provided in Japanese while the M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs are provided in English. The M.S. degree program provides advanced preparation for professional practice or continued gradaute study. The period of the program is typically two years. The Ph.D. degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in research and teaching at the university level as well as in industry. The candidacy for the Ph.D. program is typically five years. For more information about how to apply to these programs, please visit the School of Science's webpage. If you are not sure about the graduate degree programs, but want to try research at the University of Tokyo for a short term before you apply to either graduate program, you are encouraged to apply to the Kenkyusei program. If you have any specific questions about the programs in the Deparment of Chemistry, please send an e-mail to

Special Selection for International Applicants

[Graduate Programs]

[Graduate International Research Student Program ("kenkyusei") Non-degree program)]

[B.S.Degree Program]