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Information, Technology, and Society in Asia, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #22 (QS) ,
This Master in Information, Technology, and Society in Asia at The University of Tokyo offers intensive graduate-level education designed to foster analytical strength and insight into Asian societies at a time when information and communication technology is having an increasingly profound impact on the region.


The Master in Information, Technology, and Society in Asia at The University of Tokyo  is tailored to both international and Japanese students who are motivated to pursue active professional careers on the regional and global stages. All instruction is in English, so proficiency in Japanese is not a prerequisite.

The Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies (GSII), which houses the ITASIA Program, offers graduate-level education on:

  • information
  • the most important concept needed to understand modern society
  • promotes interdisciplinary research and education in a wide variety of fields covering the social sciences, humanities and natural sciences.


The University of Tokyo, also known as "Todai" was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, Todai offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Asian Studies: History and International Relations
  • Introduction to Media and Communication in Asia
  • Introduction to Social Research
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Media and Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • GRE Score
  • Bachelor Diploma

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4965 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4965 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 535,800 yen/year

Living costs for Tokyo

  • 132901 - 208470 JPY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Applicants should consider applying for scholarships prior to enrollment such as the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship program through the Japanese embassy or other government grants in one's home country.

Some applicants with exceptional academic records have been awarded scholarships or tuition waivers at the recommendation of the University of Tokyo, through the courtesy of the donors including NEC and other foundations.Such opportunities will be offered at the time applicants receive notification of acceptance into the program.

The successful applicants for admission can also apply for scholarships directly from the University of Tokyo. Typically, these scholarships are only available to students who have already been accepted into a program of study at the University of Tokyo.

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