The “Fostering Advanced Human Resource Development to Lead Green Transformation (GX)” project (hereinafter referred to as "SPRING GX"), which has been selected for and is being supported by “Support for Pioneering Research Initiated by the Next Generation” (SPRING) Program of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), will accept applications for project students who wish to enter the doctoral program (including four-year doctoral programs) at the university on April 1, 2022.

Project aims

SPRING GX aims to train a large number of Doctoral students (Approximately 600 students in the doctoral program) to become highly skilled professionals who will lead the green transformation (GX) of our society and play an active role in the realization of GX in all fields. In an environment in which curiosity-driven students with a high level of specialist knowledge and strong research skills can freely conduct pioneering and emergent research, students will understand that the future vision of society can only be GX. They will have multiple opportunities to develop an awareness of the link between their research and the issues facing society and to acquire the transferable skills needed to fully utilize their specialist expertise in their future careers.

Announcement of selection results

Announcement of selection results for SPRING GX

Successful applicants of SPRING GX are as follows.

Announcement of selection results for Doctoral Fellowships

Please see below for the announcement of selection results for Doctoral Fellowships.

Eligibility

Those who plan to enroll in the doctoral program of the university's graduate school, or the doctoral program of veterinary medicine, medical science, or pharmaceutical science in April 2022.
*Please refer to the application guidelines for qualifications.

Number of places

Around 180 students

Application period

From Tuesday, January 11, 2022 to 3pm on Monday, January 31, 2022

The server may be crowded just before the end of the application period, so please apply well in advance. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted, even if the application is still in progress.

Application guideline

[Application Guidelines for Recruitment in April 2022]

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Application procedure

(1) Applicant information
Enter the required information from the applicant's website. Please select WINGS at that time.

(2) Application form
Download the designated form, fill it out, convert it to a PFD file, and upload it from the application website.

Core program

SPRING GX office provides the following core programs.

We also invite applications for self-directed and integrated project research and provide additional research funding for selected projects.

Advanced skills development programs provided by the SPRING GX Office

SPRING GX Office offers the following advanced skills development programs. Students will be selected from among the applicants.

Advanced skills development programs provided by WINGS

For SPRING GX, you will choose WINGS, which offers an advanced skills development program.

Advanced skills development programs provided by each WINGS are as follows:
[List of advanced skills development programs provided by WINGS]

When preparing the application form, please check the format carefully to make sure it is correct, as it varies depending on the WINGS you have selected.

Application form Designated form

Select Graduate School/Department and WINGS which you will enter.
* Note that the format differs depending on the WINGS you select.

Joint application with the University of Tokyo Doctoral Fellowship

Depending on the graduate school and department you plan to enter, you may be able to apply together with the University of Tokyo Doctoral Fellowship if you choose one of the following five WINGS.

Please click here about the University of Tokyo Doctoral Fellowship.

When filling out the application form and application documents, if you are applying for both, please select your first and second choice of SPRING GX and Doctoral Fellowship. If you are not applying for both, please select either the SPRING GX or the Doctoral Fellowship.

In the case of dual application, if you are rejected for your first choice, you may be accepted for your second choice.

Website for application

Online application form

https://spring-gx.adm.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/apply/

FAQ (Updated as needed)

Are those who have NOT applied for JSPS DC eligible to apply for the SPRING GX?
Students who have NOT applied for JSPS DC in AY2021 are also eligible to apply for the SPRING GX.
Are those who receive CSC scholarships eligible to apply for the SPRING GX?
Students who receive CSC scholarships (as of April 1, 2022) are not eligible to apply for the SPRING GX.
Are those who receive Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association scholarship eligible to apply for the SPRING GX?
Students who receive Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association scholarship (as of April 1, 2022) are not eligible to apply for the SPRING GX.
I am applying for the doctoral course for admission in April 2022. Although I will not receive a decision on the admittion within the application period, am I eligible to apply?
Yes. If you are applying for a doctoral course (or a four-year doctoral course) for admission in April 2022, you are eligible for this application.
I am applying for a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship, and the decision will be notified in early March. Can I still apply for SPRING GX?
Yes, you can apply. Once you have been selected as a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship student, please notify us of your withdrawal from SPRING GX as soon as possible.
I am planning to enroll in the doctoral course for admission in October 2022. Am I eligible for this application?
No, we will be accepting applications at a later period for those who will be enrolled in October 2022. The application period will be informed later.
Can I make an application in English?
Yes, you can.
I found a mistake on my application. Can I modify and submit it again?
No. Once you submit your application, you cannot change it.
Can I attach reference materials to my application?
No. You cannot attach any reference materials.
What kind of documents verifying acceptance of my papers should I attach to my application?
A copy of e-mail correspondences will suffice, if it confirms that your papers have been accepted.
When should I submit the confirmation form of my supervisor?
You will be notified of your supervisor's confirmation form when you are selected as a SPRING GX student.
I submitted an application, but I did not receive a reply e-mail.
Please check whether the e-mail is sorted in your spam mail folder. If you cannot find the e-mail, please contact the SPRING GX Office with your receipt number.
If I am accepted for SPRING GX, will I belong to the WINGS program from the doctoral course?
No. Students of SPRING GX will not belong to WINGS, but will participate in the advanced skills training programs provided by WINGS.

Contact

SPRING GX Office

gxoffice.adm [at] gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp