Certificate Issuance Procedures

【For alumni】

During the period of restriction of campus entry, we accept ONLY POSTAL APPLICATION (the resume date hasn't been decided). Please note, it may take longer than usual to issue certificates due to business reduction. In addition, the above information is subject to change without notice.

【For current students】

We have partially resumed certificate issuance for current students.

However, the available time for both the counter and the certificate issuing machine may be reduced. Please visit the Student Information Portal for more information.

Announcement of Office Reopening of Students Affairs Group and International Affairs Department


Direct Applications for Certificates

  • Location:
    Hongo Campus, Engineering Building #8, 1st floor.
    Academic Affairs/Student Support Team (Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00)
    *NOTE: Office hours may change during holiday periods, etc. The Office is closed for the second entrance examination at the University of Tokyo on Feb. 25 and 26 every year.
  • Documents required for application:
    Personal Identification: Student ID, Driver’s License, Passport, Health Insurance Card, etc.
    • (NOTE 1)
      If making an application by proxy, the person applying for and receiving documents must have power of attorney (indicated by a signature from the applicant) and the proxy’s identification information.
    • (NOTE 2)
      Applicants who would like to certificates to be sent via mail after completion should bring a postage stamp to include with their application.
    • (NOTE 3)
      There is no fee for certificate printing.
  • Processing time (from time of application to issuance)


Academic Transcript (major courses) Japanese/English Within 3 days
Graduation Certificate Japanese/English Same Day
Certificate of Student Status Japanese/English Same Day
(Automatic Issuing Machine)
Certificate of Application for Graduation
(4th year undergraduate students only)
Japanese/English Same Day
(Automatic Issuing Machine)
Certificate of Enrollment Japanese/English Same Day or Next Day
(Auditing Students)

*Please inquire about other certificates at the Office of Academic Affairs/Student Support Team.

Applying for General Education Course (1st and 2nd year) Transcripts

Individuals Enrolled at the School of Engineering Japanese Same Day
(Automatic Issuing Machine)
English Same Day or Next Day
Individuals who have graduated from the School of Engineering (including persons enrolled at the Graduate School and individuals who continued to upper level courses in 1998 and beyond) Japanese/English Within 3 days

*Certificates for individuals who progressed to upper level courses in 1997 and earlier will be issued by the Academic Affairs Division at the College of Arts and Sciences (Komaba Campus Administration).
Contact Information: College of Arts and Sciences, Academic Affairs Division, Clerk #2
Phone Number (direct): 03-5454-6047

Graduate School

Academic Transcript (Master’s/Doctoral)
Completion Certificate (Master’s)
Degree Award Certificate (PhD/Doctoral Thesis)
Japanese/English Same Day or Next Day
Certificate of Student Status
Japanese/English Same Day
(Automatic Issuing Machine)
Certificate of Application for Course Completion (second year master’s students currently enrolled) Japanese/English Same Day
(Automatic Issuing Machine)
Enrollment Certificate
Withdrawal Certificate
(Research Students)
Japanese/English Within 3 days

*Please inquire with the Academic Affairs Department/Student Support team if you require a different kind of certificate.

  • (NOTE 1)
    Depending on the year of graduation or the year of course completion, the number of days required to issue a certificate may change. Your understanding is appreciated.
  • (NOTE 2)
    For request forms or other special certificates, both the undergraduate and graduate schools require approximately one week for processing. Please be certain to apply well in advance.
  • (NOTE 3)
    At the end of the school year (March-April) and at the end of the semester (September-October), the office receives a large volume of requests, and certificate issuing within the above-indicated timeframes may not be possible.

Applications via mail

If not applying directly at the office, applications are also accepted via mail (applications by phone or by fax, etc. are not possible).

Prepare the below-listed items 1, 2, and 3, and send via mail to the address indicated. If sending by mail, the date upon which the application is received by the office will be determined the date of receipt. Please be certain to carefully consider timeframes when applying. If making an application by proxy, the proxy must be granted power of attorney (and must have a signed document from the applicant). Proxy must also provide a copy of their identification information.

(1) Download the Application Form (PDF)
Applicants may use this application form to apply directly at the office.
Alternatively, applicants may apply with the following documents (no required format)

  • Type of certificate, language, and number of copies required
  • Student ID number for the courses which the applicant is applying to receive a certificate for (if applicants remember)
  • Department of Graduation/Name of Completed Major
  • Month and Year of Graduation/Course Completion
    *If a degree was conferred after leaving a doctoral course, please indicate the year and month in which the course was dropped and the year, month,and day of degree conferment.
  • Full Name (in alphabet)
  • Date of Birth
  • Current Address
  • Daytime Contact information (phone number, e-mail address, etc.)
  • Intended use of certificate and submission information
  • Requirements (sealed envelope, other instructions, etc.)

(2) Copy of Personal Identification
A copy of a document which confirms the identity of the applicant (driver’s license, passport, health insurance card, etc.)

(3) Self-Addressed Envelope
Please include an envelope with the applicant’s name and address. Using the below information as a reference, please also attach a stamp of the appropriate amount to the envelope.

Regular Shape Irregular Shape
~25g ~50g ~50g ~100g ~150g ~250g ~500g ~1.0kg
84 yen 94 yen 120 yen 140 yen 210 yen 250 yen 390 yen 580 yen
Example stamp costs (including envelope)
  Copies Regular Shape Irregular Shape
A4 1-4 copies 84 yen 120 yen
5-9 copies 94 yen 140 yen
B4 1-3 copies 84 yen 120 yen
4-7 copies 94 yen 140 yen

*Only English language Undergraduate Academic Transcripts will be issued in B4 size. Other certificates will be issued in A4 size.
*For more information about postal fees, please see the Japan Post Home Page: [LINK]

Sample Application (for reference)

a) A4 x 3 copies (14 g) + regular envelope (approx. 6 g) = 84 yen stamp (approx. 20 g)
b) A4 x 10 copies (42 g) + square envelope #2 size (irregular size, approx. 20 g) = 140 yen stamp (approx. 62 g)
c) B4 x 10 copies (68 g) + square envelope #2 size (irregular shape, approx. 20 g) = 140 yen stamp (approx. 88g)

*Applicants who require a sealed envelope should estimate the total cost at double the above-indicated amounts. The above-mentioned b) will be approximately 210 yen (124 g), and c) will be approximately 250 yen (176 g).

  • (NOTE 1)
    For express mail services, please use an express mail stamp. For items up to 250 g, express mail fees are 290 yen, and for items up to 1 kg, the fee is 390 yen.
  • (NOTE 2)
    If requesting a sealed envelope, please prepare an irregular envelope for reply.
  • (NOTE 3)
    If applying for a certificate from outside Japan without access to Japanese postal stamps, please apply using International Reply Coupons (IRCs), which are available at post offices worldwide. In Japan, IRCs are available for 130 yen each. Or please apply using International Postal Money Order.

Contact Address:
The University of Tokyo
School of Engineering and Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
Academic Affairs Department/Student Support Team
Tokyo, Bunkyo, Hongo 7-3-1

Contact for inquiries related to certificate issuance:
Academic Affairs Department/Student Support Team
*The @ in the e-mail address is written as [at]. Please rewrite it when sending an e-mail.