Online Application

Applicants must register their applications on the Internet to apply for the Regular Examination, the Examination for Admission on Recommendation for Overseas Residents (Division of Advanced Science and Technology only).
As for the other examinations, applicants must print out the prescribed forms and mail them.
Please proceed with your application by confirming the application guide and the following procedure.
An early application is recommended, because we do NOT accept incomplete application documents at the end of the application period.

The application procedure will be completed by mailing certificates (official transcript(s), proof of (expected) graduation and so on) to JAIST after applicants register the online application. Please note that the application will NOT be completed by only registering the application on the online application site.

Application Procedure

*For Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Students

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Students do not need to pay the screening fee. Please email the Admissions Section ( by the day before the end of application period in order to know the procedure for it. In the case that you are the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Student who are currently enrolled in another Japanese University, please submit the Certificate of Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Student that specifies the period of receiving the scholarship.

STEP1. Preparation and Confirmation of Examination System

Before starting your application, please confirm the examination schedule and the application guide and prepare prescribed forms*1, certificates*2, your photograph data and an envelope (240x332 mm).
Certificates*2 may take time to be issued. Therefore, please prepare them earlier before starting your application. Also, please confirm the Examination Q&A for Master’s Program (Division of Advanced Science and Technology) (Japanese Only), the Online Examination Q&A [Master’s Program] and the Examination Q&A for Doctoral Program (Division of Advanced Science and Technology) (Japanese Only) before registering the online application.

STEP2. My Page Registration

If this is your first online application, please register your “My page” from “My Page Registration” button on the online application site.

STEP3. Online Application

Please access your “My page” by clicking the “Login” button on the online application site. Then, click the “Perform Application Procedures”, select the division, the program, the enrollment period and the type of examination you wish to apply for, enter the necessary information, and upload the prescribed forms*1.

*Your photograph data (jpeg, jpg, png, bmp) (max:2MB) is necessary. We use your photograph for identification. Please prepare your color photograph data which shows your full head and shoulders facing the front without a hat or any material covering your head and face, has no background and was taken in the past 3 months.

STEP4. Payment of Screening Fee

Please pay the screening fee through a convenience store, ATM [Pay-easy], online banking [Pay-easy] or with a credit card. (If you pay outside of Japan, you can use a credit card only.)
Please check the details of the payment method on the online application site. The payment deadline is 4 days after the online registration including the day you registered. (In the case that the application deadline is earlier than the payment deadline, we put priority on the application deadline.)
*Commission fees need to be paid by an applicant besides the screening fee.
*If you noticed a mistake on your application before paying the screening fee, please access your “My page” and correct it, then finish the payment. Your application would be cancelled in case you didn’t finish the payment by the payment deadline.

STEP5. Mailing Certificates

Please mail certificates*2 (transcript(s) and proof of (expected) graduation and so on) to the Admissions Section by registered express mail for applicants in Japan or by registered mail such as DHL, FedEX or EMS for applicants from overseas within the application period (postmark valid). (You can also submit them at the counter of Admission Section in JAIST.)
Please note that we will not accept your application without those certificates mailed by the end of application period.

*The application form you can see on your “My page” after the screening fee payment is just for your confirmation. You do not need to mail it to JAIST.
*Please glue the JAIST address label, shown on “My page” with the application form, onto the front side of an envelope, 240mmx332mm, and use it for mailing certificates to us. When you do not use this label, please write your name and address clearly, also rubricate the program, the division and the type of examination you wish to apply for and send them by registered express mail.

Mailing address/Submit to
Admissions Section, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)
1-1 Asahidai, Nomi, Ishikawa, 923-1292 JAPAN
Open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. [except Saturdays, Sundays, Japanese National Holidays and etc.

After confirming the above information, please click the button below and proceed to the online application registration.

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*1 Before proceeding to the online application registration, please download the prescribed forms for each type of examination (Master’s Program (Division of Advanced Science and Technology), Doctoral Program (Division of Advanced Science and Technology) Master’s Program (Division of Transdisciplinary Sciences), Doctoral Program (Division of Transdisciplinary Sciences)), and finish filling out.

*2 Required certificates vary by the type of examination and each applicant’s situation. Please confirm details by the application guide and mail them to JAIST on your own responsibility. Especially those who transferred from a university, attended a non-degree graduate program of a junior college or technical college, try to reenter the master’s program should be careful about the required documents that they must submit.

You must submit the original, as long as the application guide says “Copies are NOT acceptable”. When the certificates are incomplete, we do not accept your application.

Contact Information about Entrance Examination

Admissions Section
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Tel : 0761-51-1177
E-mail :

Contact Information about online application site and Operation

Learning and Education Application Service Support Center
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