Environmental Sciences

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 3.47 k / Year(s) Deadline: Nov 30, 2024
36 place StudyQA ranking:4289 Duration:4 years

The goal of the Environmental Sciences Program is to provide students with a broad-based, interand multidisciplinary understanding of Environmental Systems and Global Sciences. This is achieved by exploiting the expertise of many world experts from a large number of different disciplines, in a coherent teaching program based on six key areas. These key areas focus on both the scientific and social science aspects and details of each of them are provided below.

  1. Environmental Principles highlights the philosophical and ethical aspects of environmental issues. The courses offered are intended to provide students with opportunities to contemplate underlying issues of environmental studies and their interactions with science, technology, and society. Foundations for the concept of sustainable development are also explored.
  2. Management and Policy treats social science approaches to environmental issues. The courses offered are designed for students to examine the foundations of social science disciplines including economics, law, political science, sociology, psychology, etc., as well as to explore their applications to real world problems with regard to environmental management and policy making.
  3. Our environment is composed of many complex physical, chemical and biological systems with which we interact and which interact with one another; the oceans and the atmosphere are two very clear examples. Measurement and Evaluation examines the theoretical principles and models, experimental methods and technologies and the analytical processes necessary to evaluate these systems and their interactions.
  4. Materials, Systems and Dynamics is rooted in the physical and biological sciences. It focuses on the ways individual materials are composed and interact to produce complex systems, which include man-made processes, the earth, its atmosphere and the universe. Understanding the structure and dynamics of these systems allows us not only to predict their behavior, but also to influence and ultimately control them.
  5. Energy and Resources is one of the most important underlying subjects in environmental science. The courses offered are designed for students to review energy technologies and resources that include fossil fuels (e.g. oil, coal, and natural gas), renewables (e.g. photovoltaic, wind power, etc.), and advanced generation technologies (e.g. nuclear power), as well as to explore the engineering details of these methods.
  6. From a human perspective, the most important aspect of the environment is its ability to keep us alive, healthy, safe and in a state of well-being. This area deals with the many facets of this perspective, including risk analysis, food safety and the dynamics of populations. It discusses the ways in which the beneficial aspects of our environment can be nurtured and enhanced, and the ways in which ecologicaland and social sustainability can be applied in the design of future urban

Semesters 1-4




(Optional Courses)



Physical Education and Health Sciences

First-Year Seminar

Social Sciences

Law and
Political Science

Economics and 

Sociology and
Social Thought

International Relations


Philosophy and Ethics


Language and





Mathematics I


Mathematics II


Material and
Life Sciences

Introductory Physics


Introductory Chemistry


Earth Science


Life Science


Course Group


Integrated Course

Languages and

Applied Japanese

Ideas and Arts

Ideas and Arts I

Ideas and Arts II

Ideas and Arts III

Ideas and Arts IV

International and
Area Studies

International and
Area Studies I

International and
Area Studies I

Society and

Society and Institution I

Society and Institutions II

Human Beings and
the Environment

Sports and Fitness Exercise I

Sports and Fitness Exercise II

Science and
Technology Studies

Science of Human Movement and Fitness

Basic Energy Engineering

Material and
Life Sciences

Basic Electromagnetics

Analytical Chemistry

Introduction to Ecology

Mathematical and Information

Information Science

Basic Statistics

Decision Sciences


Thematic Courses

Academic Frontier Lecture Series

Specialized Seminar


Global Praxis

Semesters 5-8

After these first two years of study, students then take specialized courses as part of the specific curriculum they have selected - i.e. Japan in East Asia or Environmental Sciences.

  • The University of Tokyo charges a 5,000 JPY application fee, which must be paid between October 21, 2016 and November 30, 2016 (Japan Standard Time). Admission fee (as of 2016): 282,000 JPY
  • The applicant must have completed all the requirements of a 12 year school (primary and secondary) education.
  • If the applicant has completed an education system that is less than 12 years in length, he or she must be at least 18 years of age, and should have completed the requirements of Japanese pre-university preparatory institutions for students planning to study in Japan, which are designated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Alternatively, the applicant must be at least 18 years of age and should have received sufficient university education so as to satisfy the 12 year school requirement for entering Japanese universities (for example, if the applicant’s school education was 11 years, he or she should have completed at least one year of university education to be eligible to enroll in the PEAK programs). 
  • Application Form
  • Essay Form
  • Official School Transcripts
  • Official Examination Results for Academic Ability
  • Official Test Scores for English Proficiency
  • Certificate of (Expected) Graduation
  • Evaluation Forms (three forms)
  • Photo
  • Receipt of Payment of the Application Fee
  • School Profile
  • All documents must be original. If you cannot submit the original document, you may submit a copy that is certified by the issuing organization as a ‘certified true copy.’ The document must be identical to the original in all aspects.
  • The application form and all additional documents must be submitted in English. If any of the required additional documents cannot be submitted in English, the applicant must obtain a translation of each document and submit it along with the original. Translations should be provided by teachers/administrators of the applicant’s school or by official agencies, such as an embassy. They may not be done by the applicant. If translations are submitted, the translator’s affiliation and title should be clearly noted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the PEAK Undergraduate Admissions Office is provided with complete and accurate translations. The documents submitted will not be returned under any circumstances.


  • University Scholarships
  • The University of Tokyo Scholarship
  • Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
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