Taking Courses at Other Universities

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) has set up joint education courses in accordance with the Confederation of the Four Universities Charter concluded with Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Hitotsubashi University, and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. We have also signed agreements on undergraduate student exchanges with the Keio University Department of Economics and Ochanomizu University. This makes it possible to take designated courses at any one of these universities.

Confederation of the Four Universities (Multidisciplinary Program)

If students obtain the required academic credits specified for each course of the Multidisciplinary Program while they are in university, and if they meet the requirements for certification of completion, their completion of the course will be certified when they graduate. Students who wish to take these courses will be enrolled under one or another of the courses.

With Three Universities Participating

・Comprehensive Life Sciences Course (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

・Overseas Cooperation Course (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

・Research on Living Spaces Course (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

With Two Universities Participating

・Scientific Technology and Intellectual Property Course (Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

・Technology and Management Course (Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

・Bunri Sougou Course (Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

・Medical Engineering Course (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

・International Technical Writing Course (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

・Economics of Medical and Health Care Course (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Hitotsubashi University) → Course cannot be taken

Confederation of the Four Universities (Multidisciplinary Program) Website (Japanese)outer

Application Eligibility

Undergraduate students in the second year or later registered in a department or course

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Students registered in an academic group are not eligible to apply.
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Participants will have special auditing student status at the partner university.

Application Procedure

The application procedure is scheduled to take place at the times shown below at the Student Division counter. Please check notices to confirm the details, including the documents needed.
Phase 1: Around October to November Phase 2: Around January to February

Treatment of Reported Units

The upper limit of 70 academic credits that can be reported in one year includes credits for courses taken as a Confederation of the Four Universities special auditing student. Tokyo Tech courses can account for a maximum of 60 academic credits.

Treatment of Acquired Units

Academic credits acquired for courses at other universities are recognized as Science and Engineering Extensive Courses from a different department. If the student wishes, they can sometimes be recognized as Basic Specialized Courses from a different department (in either case, grades will not be shown by scores). Academic credits obtained during exchange study or at other universities or by other such means (including credits earned prior to admission to Tokyo Tech) that exceed a total of 60 credits will not be recognized.

System for Credit Transfer with Keio University Department of Economics

The Tokyo Institute of Technology and the Keio University Department of Economics have an agreement for transfer of credits. This agreement allows for courses to be taken and credits to be acquired.

Application Eligibility

Undergraduate students in the second year or later registered in a department or course

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Students registered in an academic group are not eligible to apply.

Application Procedure

This is handled at the start of each semester at the Student Division counter. Please check notices to confirm the details, including the documents needed.

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Please attend the first lecture of each course you intend to take every semester.

(Place: Mita Campus of Keio University)

Spring semester: Early April (tentative)  Fall semester: Late September (tentative)

Treatment of Reported Units

The academic credits reported will be included in the annual maximum of 60 credits reported at Tokyo Tech. The maximum number of credits that can be reported while in the university is 30 credits.

Treatment of Acquired Units

Acquired academic credits will be recognized as Science and Engineering Extensive Courses from a different department (grades will not be shown by scores). Academic credits obtained during exchange study or at other universities or by other such means (including credits earned prior to admission to Tokyo Tech) that exceed a total of 60 credits will not be recognized.

System for Credit Transfer with Ochanomizu University

The Tokyo Institute of Technology and Ochanomizu University have an agreement for transfer of credits. This agreement allows for courses to be taken and credits to be acquired.

Application Eligibility

Undergraduate students in the second year or later registered in a department or course

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Students registered in an academic group are not eligible to apply.

Application Procedure

This is handled at the start of each semester at the Student Division counter. Please check notices to confirm the details, including the documents needed.

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Please attend the first lecture of each course you intend to take every semester.

(Place: Ochanomizu University)

  Spring Semester: Early April (tentative)  Fall semester: Early October (tentative)

Treatment of Reported Units

The academic credits reported will be included in the annual maximum of 60 reported at Tokyo Tech.

Treatment of Acquired Units

This is the same as for the Keio University Department of Economics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What happens to my student status at an Alliance university?

You will be a special auditing student. You will be able to use the university library, cafeteria, and other such facilities, so please be sure to carry your special auditing student ID card and your Tokyo Tech student ID card.

Q2. Do I have to pay tuition for the courses I take at the other university?

You don't have to pay tuition. Application fees, entrance fees, and tuition fees are not charged.