The Earth-Life Science Course, an integrated master’s and doctoral educational degree programme on origins of life and astrobiology, is an International Graduate Program recently launched at the Tokyo Institute of Technology through the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI). The five-year Earth-Life Science Course is open for domestic and international students who wish to tackle fundamental questions in natural science, such as the origin and evolution of living planets. ELSI will provide financial support (as research assistantship salary) for all accepted students (both domestic and international).


Two orientation sessions describing the programme and application for prospective international students will be held via Zoom on :

Friday, 19 January 2024 at 09:00 – 10:00 (JST) and at 20:00 – 21:00 (JST).

This orientation will include a Q&A session with ELSI PIs and APIs, where prospective students can ask detailed questions about the programme and application progress, as well as a breakout session, where prospective students can communicate directly with ELSI PIs and/or APIs. You can attend either orientation session.


The target audience of this webinar is undergraduate students or bachelor’s degree holders aiming to start the integrated course from September 2024 or later.


Prior to the orientation webinar, all participants are expected to watch the presentation video on ELSI YouTube channel that introduces the Earth-Life Science Course at large, as well as each research lab at ELSI; it also provides information about the entrance exams and application procedure. If you cannot access YouTube, please click here.


To attend, please register via this Google form in advance (click here). The registration deadline will be 24 hours before the start of each webinar.


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(The information will be updated in January.)