Information, Technology, and Society in Asia

The University of Tokyo

24 months
4965 USD/year
4965 USD/year
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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.

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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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other 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.
  • 535,800 yen/year


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.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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