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  1. Hi I am in Mech. Eng in Univ. of Tokyo now. I know, many foreign students complain about low amount of info in English. In Japan, students take a lot of classes in undergraduate time, so the graduate course relatively focuses on research . But it depends on the department. Students have to submit a Master's thesis before the graduation. In Japan, if you want to go to Ph.D course, you are required to have Mater's degree. And for not-asian students, getting into Ph.D. of Univ. of Tokyo is much easier than getting into Master's, since the examination of master's course is paper-based, which is not familiar with non-asian students.
  2. Made a mistake. My GRE is Q: 168, V: 141, W: 3.0.
  3. Undergrad Institution: Tier-2 university in Japan. Graduate Institution: Best school in JapanMajor(s): Mechanical EngineeringGPA(UG)-2.7/4.0(80-percentile), GPA(M)-4.0/4.0GRE Scores (revised/old version):Q:168/170V:141/160W:3.0/- (I did not prepare at all, so I retry the GRE tmorrow.)TOEFL Total: 99Research Experience: (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications (Mth author out of N?) or conference talks etc...) I have 3 year research experience. undergraduate for single year and masters for 2 years. At master's course I executed 3 completely different research topics under different supervisors. My publication as a first author are 1 journal publication that is currently under review and 4 conference papers (one of which is IEEE). Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?) Graduated with best research presentation award (undergrad). Passed the qualifying exam at the highest score in the class(undegrad institution) Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, SPS officer etc...) Research assistant (RA) at Japanese version of NASA.Special Bonus Points: (Such as connections, grad classes, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...) My current supervisers are really famous. Applying to Where: MIT - EECS Stanford - Aerospace engineering CMU - mechanical engineering Duke - mechanical engineering Univ. of Tokyo - EECS Georgia Tech - aerospace engineering Kyoto university - mechanical engieneering UCSB - mechanical engineering Keio university - mechanical engineering My undegraduate GPA was low. Probably, I will be rejected by all American Universities. Fortunately, Japanese university's admission didn't care GPAs to my knowledge. I will go for Ph.D. in Japan, and wiil apply american university as a Post-Doc student again! Anybody who has really low GPA like me but has confidece about your research ability, applying Japanese university is one choice. I think foreign student can relatively easily get the fund in Japan.
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