Successful applicants are admitted to the Graduate School of Science and Engineering of Saitama University on the recommendations of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The Department selects students on the basis of the applicant's academic qualifications shown on the documents submitted by the applicants. However, applicants who already reside in Japan must also take written examinations and pass an interview held at the University. Such applicants should consult the Graduate School of Science and Engineering well in advance for the timetable and other information related to the examination and interview.

Since the program is highly selective and the number of foreign students that can be accommodated is limited, only the most qualified applicants are admitted. After the Department has thoroughly reviewed and evaluated the application materials of each applicant, positions will be offered.

To be eligible for admission to the master's degree course, the applicant should hold a degree from an accredited institution comparable to the bachelor's degree offered by Saitama University and have sufficient undergraduate training to undertake graduate study in civil and environmental engineering. For admission to the doctoral course, the applicant should hold a master's degree comparable to that offered by Saitama University or its equivalent. However, an applicant with equivalent professional experience may be admitted to the program in lieu of university credentials.

An applicant must be in good mental and physical health. If admitted, the applicant must be able to come to Saitama University by April 4 (for April intake) or by October 4 (for October intake) of the following year.

Application for Admission

Application forms are available from this web page for downloading in PDF format (you need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader for this). If you have any difficulty downloading, you can request the application forms by writing to the FSO.

The following documents must be submitted when you are applying to the program:

  • Completed application form (Form A) [This form consists of two pages]
  • Certified copies of previous academic records
  • Two letters of recommendation (Form B)
  • Essays on selected topics (Form C)
  • A concise resume (Form D) [This form consists of two pages]
  • Certificate of English proficiency (an official score of TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent)
  • Latest Income Tax Return or Certification of Annual Salary (ADB-JSP only)
  • Certification of Family Income including Parent's Income (ADB-JSP only)
  • ADB-JSP Information Sheet (ADB-JSP only)


Completed application documents must reach the FSO by the following dates:

October 20, 2017 Master's applicants seeking admission and financial aid (ADB-JSP and JJ/WBGSP scholarships)
December 20, 2017 Doctoral or Master's applicants seeking admission and financial aid (Monbukagakusho scholarship)
November 1, 2017 Both Master's and Doctoral applicants seeking only admission for the April intake
April 15, 2018 Both Master's and Doctoral applicants seeking only admission for the October intake