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ASEAN-Japan Cooperative Engineer Leader Development Program
Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology


Both the Master`s Course and Doctoral Course at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Graduate School of Engineering offer “International Specialized Program (English course)” curriculums at all departments to nurture excellent foreign students from ASEAN countries to become engineering leaders who have the skills to create innovative added value for industrial products that support a super-smart and zero carbon society.

Our SEMANTICS group is currently looking for enthusiastic and talented prospective students to become candidates for those programs (Master's and Doctoral). 

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research in SEMANTICS group, we welcome prospective students from diverse backgrounds. Please consult the available research topics as references. You may also propose new relevant research topics to be considered. 

Several selected candidates will be offered MEXT Scholarship (fully funded). Some financial aid may also be offered to qualified self-funded candidates. 


  • Applicants who were born on or after April 2nd, 1989

  • (for Master`s student candidates) Applicants must have acquired a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or are expected to acquire the degree by the end of September 2024 (currently final year student). 

  • (for Doctoral student candidates) Applicants must have acquired a Master`s degree (or equivalent) or are expected to acquire the degree by the end of September 2024 (currently final year student).

  • Adequate English skills, equivalent to B2-CEFR or better (e.g. TOEFL-iBT >71, TOEFL-ITP >543, IELTS >5.5), or graduated from an English program. please consult.

  • Good mental and physical health.

  • Able to arrive in Japan between October 1st and October 14th, 2024. 

  • Our group prefer applicants that have one of the following backgrounds: Physics (Science/Applied/Engineering), Chemistry (Science/Applied/Engineering), Materials Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nanoscience/Nanoengineering, Metallurgical Science/Engineering, Energy Science/Engineering, Environmental Science/Engineering. please consult for the other Engineering backgrounds. 

  • The applicants should have an academic record of 2.30 or higher (on the maximum scale of 3.00) or equivalent. 

*) Please make contact (to: semantics-bisri[at] to inquire about your eligibility.

Schedules and Things to be Prepared

The admitted students will enrol in October 2024. The application and selection process schedule will be:

  • Application deadline: January 15th, 2024.​​

Please contact our group by January 8th, by sending an e-mail and some of the required documents to: semantics-bisri[at], before making any application.

  • Selection and Examination: January 17th to 22nd. 

The Required documents that need to be submitted for the application process are: 

  1. Application form for Japanese Government Scholarship: 1 original

  2. Major Field of Study and Research Plan (printed on both sides): 1 original

  3. Research achievements: 1 original

  4. Summary of master thesis and/or bachelor thesis: 1 original copy (in English, less than 600 words, each)

  5. Letter of recommendation from the Dean of the Graduate School level or above of the applicant's affiliated university: 1 original copy (addressed to the President of TUAT. (In principle, the letter should be addressed to the President of TUAT, using the letterhead of your university and stamped with its official seal.)

  6. A copy of the family register or certificate of citizenship of the applicant's home country: 1 original copy

  7. Transcript of academic records of the last university attended (undergraduate and/or graduate school) (issued by the university).

  8. Certificate of (expected) graduation, certificate of degree, etc., from the last university attended (undergraduate or graduate): 1 original copy

  9. Academic records that prove academic excellence at the last university attended: 1 original (e.g., GPA, ABC classification, specific ranking (XXth out of XX students), and other indicators that clearly show the student's academic performance at the last university attended).

  10. Documents that provide evidence of the fulfilment of one of the conditions in [6 Language Proficiency]: 1 original copy

  11. (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc. certificates)

  12. (If you do not have documents to prove [6 Language Proficiency] (1) or (2), please contact us immediately.

  13. Medical certificate (In principle, a copy taken within 6 months prior to the documents' submission date.

  14. Copy of passport (if already in possession): 1 copy

Some of the above documents are better to be consulted with us as the prospective research laboratory. Specified forms for documents #1, #2 and #3 will be given after the inquiry. Therefore, making a faster first inquiry is highly recommended. When making the first inquiry to our group, semantics-bisri[at], please send us at least your curriculum vitae (CV), drafts (free format) of documents #2 and #4, and existing document #7. 

Available Research Topics

The currently available research topics that can be pursued in our group by the applicants are:

  1. Synthesis and discovery of novel environmentally-benign colloidal nanomaterials (nanocrystals, nanorods, nanoplatelets) for application in optoelectronics, energy devices, and precision agriculture.

  2. Realizing high-performance supercapacitor devices utilizing precisely controlled assemblies of 0D, 1D and 2D colloidal nanomaterials and their interaction with solid and liquid ionic materials. 

  3. Quantum optoelectronic devices based on colloidal quantum dots.

  4. Physical properties investigation and development of novel electronic devices based on the atomically-engineered assemblies of colloidal nanomaterials.

  5. Development of energy harvesting devices and embedded energy harvesting-storage devices.

  6. Functional hybrid materials based on nanomaterials and bio-based materials (woods and fibres). 

Applicants may propose reasonable new research subjects related to SEMANTICS group`s research pillars. Please consult by making an inquiry. 

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