There are several ways to enroll in Matsuo Lab.
(We do not accept any special non-degree students except MEXT Scholarship students and interns.)



Program for Social Innovation – PSI(Undergrad)

Freshmen and sophomores of UTokyo (or transfer students from other universities to Bachelor course of UT) firstly proceed to PSI (Program for Social Innovation, Faculty of Engineering), then can be assigned to Matsuo Lab at the timing of laboratory assignment

Technology Management for Innovation – TMI (Master course)

1) For both Japanese and international students who graduate from a University in Japan

In order to be assigned to Matsuo Lab at the timing of laboratory assignment, you would need to pass the exam of TMI (Technology Management for Innovation, School of Engineering).

2) For international students except case 1)
We accept only MEXT Scholarship students.

Please see here for more information on the MEXT Scholarship.

After you get MEXT Scholarship, please contact us:


You must stay at Matuo Lab, as a special non-degree student a half year ahead of the entrance examination for master’s degree.

Technology Management for Innovation – TMI (Ph.D. course)

The application process for the Ph.D. program in Matsuo Lab for enrollment in October 2024 and April 2025 is outlined below:

  • Selection Period:
    • 1st Round: Late November 2023 to early January 2024
    • 2nd Round: Late March to early May 2024
      *CVs are currently being accepted for the second round of applications; those who applied for the first round are also eligible to apply.
  • Selection Process:

    1. If you are interested, please send your CV to both of the following email addresses.(Deadline: April 17, 2024)
    2. Online interview with the researchers (late April 2024, approximately 30 minutes)
      • For the first 15 minutes, please present the following (presentation slides must be submitted the day before the first interview):
        -Your past achievements
        -Your research plan for the 3 years of the doctoral program and your preparation so far
        The remaining 15 minutes will be for Q&A.
    3. Interview with Professor Matsuo(Scheduled for May 2024)
      • Based on the research proposal, a determination of acceptance or rejection will be made in a meeting with Professor Matsuo.
    4. Submit the application for TMI(Required)


Matsuo-Iwasawa Laboratory Open Laboratory

Open Laboratory will be held as follows If you wish to attend, please register by April 8 using the dedicated form.