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I have two questions:

  1. Why does Tokyo University take admission tests of prospective graduate students? Why not GRE?

  2. Do students need to go to Japan to take those tests?

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  • Check with individual departments. The math department allows overseas applicants to apply "by selection" instead. – mkennedy Oct 25 '18 at 22:05
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    Because GRE is only used in the USA. Why would a Japanese university use an American test? – astronat Oct 25 '18 at 23:21
  • If your question is specific to the policies of an individual university, then it's considered off-topic here. (Otherwise, we'd have to allow questions about every school's unique policies.) Obviously you need to consult with the school about the reasons for the policy and its implementation. – aeismail Oct 26 '18 at 1:50
  • I think other Japanese universities have similar tests, so the question could potentially be generalized to the country level at least. – Anyon Oct 26 '18 at 2:33