Global

International Graduate Programs

Graduate programs conducted in English

Outline of the International Graduate Programs (IGP)

IGP targets international students seeking a master's degree or a doctorate. Courses offered through IGP are taught entirely in English. Many of its curricular programs focus on global issues, but students are given opportunities to attend general liberal arts courses as well. Japanese language courses are also available for those who intend to pursue employment in Japan upon completing the programs.

Fall 2014-Spring 2015 IGP enrollment

Graduate schools
Master's program
Doctoral program
Total
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
61
45
106
Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology
13
8
21
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of
Science and Engineering
46
32
78
Graduate School of
Information Science and Engineering
7
4
11
Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology
9
5
14
Graduate School of Innovation Management
0
0
0
Total
136
94
230

International Graduate Program (A)

International Graduate Program (A)

  • Students enroll in the Integrated Doctoral Education Program, master's program, or doctoral program.
  • Integrated Doctoral Education Program is a combined master's-doctoral program that allows students to earn two degrees in as short as three years (one year for a master's degree, two years for a doctorate).
  • Students with outstanding academic records are eligible to receive scholarships from Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

Students choose one of the following seven curricular programs:

Sustainable Engineering Program
Integrated Doctoral Education Program

This program aims to develop highly skilled engineers with a wide range of knowledge and ability to apply their expertise. Students will be trained to facilitate corporate expansion into developing countries and lead projects of international organizations by developing and innovating necessary technologies.

Postgraduate Program for Multinational Architects in Conjunction with Engineering and Urban Design
Master's program

A research topic that has recently generated global interest in the fields of urban and building design is environmentally sustainable development. This program aims to develop world-class architects equipped with superior skills in engineering design who will be prepared to tackle the various challenges that face high-density, complex cities such as Tokyo.

International Graduate Program for Bioscience and Biotechnology
Integrated Doctoral Education Program

This program aims to develop global leaders in the field of bioscience and biotechnology who are capable of solving the mounting global problems that confront us today. The program focuses on activities and on-site training that cultivate creativity and social skills. International students and local students study together to build networks of mutually beneficial relationships.

International Program for Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (IPISE)
Integrated Doctoral Education Program

IPISE offers three interdisciplinary curricular programs: materials science, environment and energy, and information systems. It aims to develop scientists and engineers who can independently solve problems, and targets outstanding international students who have the potential to contribute to scientific and technological development.

Education Program of Advanced Information Technology Leaders
Master's and doctoral programs

Japan is a leader in multi-media processing, human interface technology, embedded software and robot informatics. In order to further develop these technologies, the program seeks outstanding international students who will support research and development both domestically and internationally.

International Graduate Program for Global Leaders on Engineering Systems with
Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Studies (IGP-GLES)
Master's and doctoral programs

This program aims to develop next-generation leaders with a clear, global vision for the high-tech future.

In this program, students will:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the relationships among people, organizations, societies and cultures.
  • Learn Japanese-style management skills.
  • Study in classes that are focused on discussions and presentations.
  • Join a strong network of alumni.

International Program on Earthquake Engineering (EEP)
Integrated Doctoral Education Program

This program aims to develop highly-skilled engineers and researchers who will become global leaders in seismic mitigation, a subject that is becoming increasingly complex. Students study Japan's earthquake hazard mitigation technologies through collaborative learning, practical activities, and research with Japanese students. The program seeks applicants with fundamental knowledge of architecture, civil engineering and social science.

International Graduate Program (B)

IGP (B) accepts applications from:

  • Students applying to Tokyo Institute of Technology-RIKEN International School
  • Students who are scheduled to receive scholarships from non-Japanese organizations or governments but require a letter of acceptance in advance

International Graduate Program (B)

Tokyo Institute of Technology-RIKEN International School offers international students an opportunity to enroll in a doctoral program at Tokyo Tech. Students receive academic advice from both Tokyo Tech and RIKEN faculty members and conduct research at both institutions. The school offers three curricular programs:

1)
Bioscience and Biotechnology
2)
Nano-materials and Nano-biomaterials
3)
Physical Science and Engineering

International Graduate Program (C)

Students in IGP (C) can earn a master's or doctoral degree without enrolling in any particular curricular program. Unlike IGP (A) and (B), which only accept international applicants, IGP (C) accepts domestic applicants as well.

IGP entrance examination schedule

IGP (B) 2:
International Graduate Program (B) Tokyo Tech-RIKEN International School
IGP (B) 3:
International Graduate Program (B) Application for Students Seeking Scholarships
offered by Organizations/Governments other than the Japanese Government
 
Examination Category
Admission
Period
Application Guide
Available
Application
Deadline
Notification of
Results
1
IGP (A)
[Overseas Application]
September
Early August
a year before
admission
Late November
a year before
admission
Mid-March
2
IGP (B) 2
[Overseas Application]
September
Late March
Mid-May
Mid-July
3
IGP (B) 3
[Overseas Application]
September
Early August
a year before
admission
Mid-January
Mid-March
4
IGP (C)
[Overseas Application]
April
Early September
Early November
Late December
September
Late March
Mid-May
Mid-July
5
IGP (C)
[Domestic Application]
September
Early May
Early July
Mid-September
  • IGP (A)[Overseas Application]
Admission
Period
September
Application Guide
Available
Early August
a year before
admission
Application
Deadline
Late November
a year before
admission
Notification of
Results
Mid-March
  • IGP (B) 2[Overseas Application]
Admission
Period
September
Application Guide
Available
Late March
Application
Deadline
Mid-May
Notification of
Results
Mid-July
  • IGP (B) 3[Overseas Application]
Admission
Period
September
Application Guide
Available
Early August
a year before
admission
Application
Deadline
Mid-January
Notification of
Results
Mid-March
  • IGP (C)[Overseas Application]
Admission
Period
April
September
Application
Guide
Available
Early
September
Late March
Application
Deadline
Early
November
Mid-May
Notification
of
Results
Late
December
Mid-July
  • IGP (C)[Domestic Application]
Admission
Period
September
Application Guide
Available
Early May
Application
Deadline
Early July
Notification of
Results
Mid-September

A diverse campus

Outstanding students and researchers come to Tokyo Tech from across the globe. There are approximately 1,200 international students at Tokyo Tech, representing about 12 percent of the Institute's combined undergraduate and graduate student body of around 10,000. The Institute is also in partnership with the world's leading universities.

Number of international students and their nationalities

Tokyo Tech admits international students from 75 countries and regions.

Asia

 
Undergraduate
Program
Master's
Program
Doctoral
Program
Professional
Master's
Program
Non-Degree
Program
Total
Bangladesh
1
6
3
0
1
11
Bhutan
0
0
1
0
0
1
Brunei
0
1
0
0
0
1
Cambodia
1
1
5
0
1
8
China
91
186
161
0
61
499
India
1
5
2
0
2
10
Indonesia
11
50
36
0
7
104
Korea
37
27
42
0
5
111
Malaysia
18
8
23
0
2
51
Mongolia
2
5
3
0
0
10
Myanmar
0
0
2
0
0
2
Nepal
2
5
2
0
0
9
Pakistan
0
1
3
0
1
5
Philippines
0
6
9
0
4
19
Singapore
2
1
1
0
2
6
Sri Lanka
2
4
6
0
0
12
Taiwan
0
7
10
0
9
26
Thailand
5
45
63
0
5
118
Vietnam
6
12
17
0
2
37

North America

 
Undergraduate
Program
Master's
Program
Doctoral
Program
Professional
Master's
Program
Non-Degree
Program
Total
Canada
0
2
2
0
0
4
U.S.A.
0
7
3
0
4
14

Central and South America

 
Undergraduate
Program
Master's
Program
Doctoral
Program
Professional
Master's
Program
Non-Degree
Program
Total
Argentina
0
0
2
0
1
3
Brazil
4
3
2
0
1
10
Chile
0
0
1
0
1
2
Colombia
0
1
2
0
0
3
Costa Rica
0
0
1
0
0
1
Cuba
0
0
1
0
0
1
Honduras
0
0
1
0
1
2
Jamaica
0
0
2
0
0
2
Mexico
0
2
3
0
1
6
Peru
1
0
1
0
0
2

Europe

 
Undergraduate
Program
Master's
Program
Doctoral
Program
Professional
Master's
Program
Non-Degree
Program
Total
Belgium
0
0
0
0
2
2
Bulgaria
0
0
1
0
0
1
Czech
0
1
0
0
0
1
Denmark
0
1
0
0
3
4
Finland
0
0
1
0
2
3
France
0
0
2
0
5
7
Germany
0
0
1
0
8
9
Greece
0
0
0
0
1
1
Hungary
0
0
1
0
0
1
Italy
0
1
0
0
2
3
Kazakhstan
0
1
2
0
0
3
Netherlands
0
0
1
0
2
3
Norway
0
0
0
0
3
3
Poland
0
1
1
0
0
2
Romania
0
0
2
0
2
4
Russia
0
2
0
0
2
4
Serbia
0
1
0
0
0
1
Slovakia
0
1
0
0
1
2
Spain
0
0
2
0
1
3
Sweden
0
0
3
0
10
13
Switzerland
0
0
1
0
2
3
Tajikistan
0
1
0
0
0
1
U.K.
0
0
2
0
0
2
Uzbekistan
0
1
0
0
0
1

Oceania

 
Undergraduate
Program
Master's
Program
Doctoral
Program
Professional
Master's
Program
Non-Degree
Program
Total
Australia
0
1
1
0
0
2
New Zealand
1
0
0
0
0
1

Africa

 
Undergraduate
Program
Master's
Program
Doctoral
Program
Professional
Master's
Program
Non-Degree
Program
Total
Algeria
0
0
3
0
0
3
Egypt
0
1
2
0
4
7
Ethiopia
0
0
1
0
0
1
Ghana
0
0
1
0
0
1
Kenya
0
0
2
0
0
2
Senegal
0
1
1
0
2
4
South Africa
0
0
2
0
1
3
Sudan
0
0
0
0
1
1
Tanzania
0
1
0
0
0
1
Tunisia
0
1
0
0
1
2
Uganda
0
1
0
0
0
1
Zimbabwe
0
0
0
0
1
1

Middle East

 
Undergraduate
Program
Master's
Program
Doctoral
Program
Professional
Master's
Program
Non-Degree
Program
Total
Iran
1
0
5
0
1
7
Israel
0
0
0
0
1
1
Jordan
0
0
0
0
1
1
Palestine
0
0
2
0
0
2
Syria
0
0
3
0
1
4
Turkey
0
2
7
0
2
11

Total

Undergraduate
Program
Master's
Program
Doctoral
Program
Professional
Master's
Program
Non-Degree
Program
Total
186
404
460
0
173
1223

As of May 1, 2015

Scholarships for international students

Various scholarship opportunities are available for international students depending on the program and their nationality. Some scholarships are guaranteed prior to enrollment at Tokyo Tech and others can be applied for after enrollment. For more information on scholarships, please contact the program coordinator.

All regular international students, including those who are not enrolled in any particular program, receive information about privately-funded scholarships as part of the admission packet. Students can apply for these scholarships by submitting the application form enclosed in the packet. For details of the application procedure, please contact the Financial Aid Group of the Student Support Division in the Student Service Department.

Dormitories for international students

Below is a list of dormitories available for international students. Newly arrived students are given priority for room assignments.

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  • Umegaoka Dormitory
  • Shofu Dormitory
  • Komaba International Students House
  • Tokyo Tech Nagatsuta House
  • Tokyo Tech Aobadai House
  • Suzukakedai House
  • Minami Tsukushino House
  • Kajigaya International Dormitory

Dormitories are automatically assigned to International students who are admitted to Tokyo Tech. In the event that dormitories are not available, information about dormitories operated by other organizations and private rental properties for which students can directly apply will be provided.

Tokyo Tech welcomes international students

A message to prospective international students from Dr. Toshio Maruyama, Executive Vice President for Education and International Affairs:

Dr. Toshio Maruyama

"Tokyo Tech is home to many faculty members who are recognized internationally in their respective academic fields. Because graduate students conduct research with their academic supervisors as lab members, they enjoy the benefit of learning the methods and joy of research directly from first-class researchers. Students are traditionally regarded as researchers in the labs at Tokyo Tech. Therefore, we welcome independent-minded students who can generate ideas to share with our faculty members. It is ideal for students to find their research topics and conduct their research through discussions with their academic supervisors. I hope Tokyo Tech will continue to attract students from all over the world."

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Published: September 2016