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), except for those who will be supported by JSPS DC fellowships (Japan) or equivalent fellowships.

Two orientation sessions describing the program and application for prospective international students will be held via Zoom on :
Thursday, 26 Jan. 2023 at 09:00 – 10:00 (JST) and at 20:00 – 21:00 (JST).
This orientation will include a Q&A session, where prospective students can ask questions about the program and application progress, as well as a breakout session, where prospective students can communicate directly with ELSI PIs and/or A-PIs. You can attend either orientation.

The target audience of this webinar is final year undergraduate students or bachelor’s degree holders aiming to start the integrated course from September 2023 or later.

A video was also posted on the ELSI YouTube channel, which is a formal presentation that introduces the Earth-Life Science Course at large, as well as each research lab at ELSI; it also provide information about the entrance exams. Because the video will not be played during the orientation webinars (which will focus on questions and discussion), each participant is requested to watch the video in advance.


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.

If you have any questions, please contact us via <edu-info [at]> (replace [at] to @). You can also find other relevant information here:
Information on the Earth-Life Science Graduate Course:
Information on the Earth-Life Science Graduate Course on the Tokyo Tech website:
Information on the application procedure (IGP-C, Tokyo Tech):