Prospective Students

Academic Cooperation Agreement Program (ACAP)

Under the Academic Cooperation Agreement Program (ACAP), Tokyo Tech waives the application, admission, and tuition fees of undergraduate (second year or above) and graduate-level International Exchange Students from participating partner universities [LIST of agreements]. ACAP students are accepted for a period of 3 months to 1 year (of 6 months to 1 year for JASSO scholarship recipients) and are assigned to a laboratory where they may study and conduct research under the guidance of an academic advisor.
With the permission of the course instructor and their academic advisor, it may be possible for ACAP students to enroll in courses. Some courses, however, may have prerequisite requirements for enrollment. Undergraduate ACAP students who are in the final year of a Bachelor's degree program or possess this academic equivalency may enroll in graduate courses offered in English.

Some courses might impose conditions for attendance on undergraduate students, such as the completion of basic subjects.

Research Period

From 3 months to 1 year

For JASSO scholarship recipients, the period lasts from 6 months to 1 year.

Course Schedule

Spring Semester

Class period: April-July
Semester exams and makeup classes: late July to early August

Autumn Semester

Class period: October-February
Semester exams and makeup classes: early February to mid February

Please click HERE for more details

Status at Tokyo Tech

International Exchange Student (Non-regular, Non-degree seeking student)

Application Deadline

For students applying for a JASSO Scholarship (Admission will be only in April, September or October and the period lasts from 6 months to 1 year):

For Admission in April

[Online Application Deadline]
December 10
[Paper Appilcation Deadline]
December 20

For Admission in either September or October

[Online Application Deadline]
February 20
[Paper Appilcation Deadline]
the end of February

For students NOT applying for a JASSO Scholarship (Admission can be in any month and the period lasts from 3 months to 1 year):

[Online Application Deadline]
the 10th of the month which is more than three months prior to the desired start date (e.g. For Admission on October 1, the Deadline is June 10)
[Paper Appilcation Deadline]
the 20th of the month which is more than three months prior to the desired start date (e.g. For Admission on October 1, the Deadline is June 20)

NOTE: For those who are in the process of preparing the paper application, we will continue to accept these through the student exchange office at the applicant's home university during the current recruitment period for the 2014-2015 academic year. However, please take note that this will be the last recruitment period that we will accept paper applications.

The Deadlines indicated above refer to the deadlines by which materials must be submitted to Tokyo Tech. However, the Application Deadline at the home university may vary according to each institution.

Outline of Application Procedures

Once you decide to apply

1.

Contact the Student Exchange Officer at your home university.

NOTE: You must be officially nominated by your home university and Tokyo Tech must be informed of your nomination BEFORE you begin applying online.
After Tokyo Tech has received the official nomination from your home university, we will directly send you a unique User Name and Password to log into the "ACAP" category of our online application.

2.
Search for an academic advisor at Tokyo Tech and contact him/her to obtain the permission to participate in a laboratory as an International Exchange Student.

Schools and Graduate Schools of Tokyo Tech

Tokyo Tech STAR Search (Researcher Finder)outer

NOTE: Before beginning the online application process, you are required to find and get confirmation from a Tokyo Tech professor that he or she has agreed to become your academic advisor. You will be required to provide the name of this professor when filling out the application.

In the Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, an academic advisor will be assigned to each applicant after a review of the applicant's CV and portfolio. Detailed instructions on the submission of these additionally required materials will be given to each relevant applicant after Tokyo Tech has received the official nomination from the applicant's home university.

3.

Submit the required application materials online.

Online Application Systemouter

NOTE: If you choose to submit a paper application, please make sure that all necessary materials are submitted through the Student Exchange Officer at your home university.
Application deadline at the home university may vary according to each institution.

One to Three months prior to Entrance

4.

Acceptance Letter and the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) will be sent from the International Student Exchange Division of Tokyo Tech.

Visa application processing time is expedited when you submit a COE with your visa application.
Please click HEREPDF for information on applying for your visa with a COE.

One to Two months prior to Entrance

5.
Apply for your visa on your own with the COE which you have received.

One month to Two weeks before Entrance

6.
Information about our dormitory will be sent from the Student Support Division of Tokyo Tech.
Information about an orientation will be sent from the International Student Exchange Division.

Arrival in Japan - Entrance

7.
Entrance, Orientation

Enjoy your study in Japan!

Application Documents

Application materials should be submitted online or (if you choose to submit a paper application) should arrive at the International Student Exchange Division of Tokyo Tech by the designated Application Deadline.

1.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Application Form

To be completed onlineouter (unless you choose to use the paper application).

Paper applications are also acceptable during the recruitment period for the 2014-2015 academic year.

[If you choose to submit a paper application (Form IES-1)]  PDFPDFWORD word *Refer to the ExamplePDF

NOTE: This is the last recruitment period that we will accept paper applications.

2.
[ONLY IF you choose to submit a paper application] Copy of Acceptance Letter from your Intended Academic Advisor at Tokyo Tech (Form-2)  PDFPDFWORDword
3.

Official Transcript of your Academic Record in English

Please include the guidelines of the grading system in English.

Please submit transcripts from at least the last 2 years.

Tokyo Tech reserves the right to verify the authenticity of your transcript.

4.
Recommendation Letter from your Home University (Free format)
5.

Verification of Student Status at your Home University

Please certify that you have student status at your home university during the period at Tokyo Tech.

6.

Application for Tokyo Tech Student ID Card  WORDword

If you choose to submit a paper application, a photo should be attached.

7.

Photograph
The file must be less than 2MB, 350 (height) × 290 (width) pixels, JPEG format with a resolution of more than 300 dpi.
[If you choose to submit a paper application] 3 Photos (4 cm × 3 cm), enclosed in a small envelope (Please write your name on the back of each photo.)

The photo should be in color with no background and must provide a clear, front view of your entire face.

8.
Application for Certificate of Eligibility  EXCELxls *Refer to the ExamplePDF
9.

Copy of your Passport (page(s) that verify name, nationality and photo)

If you do not have a passport at the time of application, a copy should be submitted by email as soon as it is issued.

10.

Official Test Result of TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or equivalent document

The submission of the above document is strongly recommended.

Native speakers of English are exempt from this submission requirement.

11.

Consent of a Tokyo Tech Professor

Please submit evidence that a Tokyo Tech professor has consented to be your academic advisor.

A PDF version of email correspondence with the professor is sufficient to fulfill this requirement.

In addition to the above documents, 1.-11. (2. is only required for a paper application), the following document(s) must arrive at the International Student Exchange Division of Tokyo Tech by postal mail.

12.

Verification Documents of your Financial Status in English (Original)

For example, a bank statement (which verifies the available balance in the account) for you or your financial supporter; or a scholarship certificate (if any).

Financial Status Verification is required as part of the application process for the Certificate of Eligibility (COE), which is the documentation used to obtain a visa to study in Japan.

These verification documents should not be submitted as early as some of the other application documents, because they will be deemed invalid for being "too old" if they are received much earlier than 3 months in advance of your enrollment date. The application process for the COE begins about 3 months prior to your enrollment date, so please submit the most recent version of these documents at this time and not earlier.

If there is not an English version of these documents, please attach a certified English translation with a signature of the translator and the date of translation.

Language Ability

Fluent speaker of English or Japanese

As for English, it is strongly recommended that official test results (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or other equivalent document) are provided.

Scholarship

Exchange student who is exempt from paying the tuition fees at Tokyo Tech can apply for a JASSO Scholarship.
(For students applying for a JASSO scholarship, admission will be only in April, September or October and the period lasts from 6 months to 1 year.)
[JASSO Scholarship] Monthly Stipend: 80,000 JPY per month
(The monthly stipend may change by the budget of financial year 2014.)

There is no particular application form for a JASSO Scholarship. As long as the ACAP application materials for an eligible student have been submitted by the designated Application Deadline, the student will automatically be considered for a JASSO Scholarship.

For Applicants also applying for a JASSO Scholarship and who do NOT intend to take any courses during their exchange period:
Students not taking courses must be highly motivated and MUST OBTAIN THE CERTIFICATE OF RESEARCH (the proof of achievement with regard to their research projects) at Tokyo Tech by following the necessary procedures at the end of their research period.
NOTE: Students not taking courses must be aware that if they want to be considered for a scholarship, they will have to obtain this Certificate of Research at Tokyo Tech.

Course Information

Undergraduate Level

List of Graduate Courses available to Undergraduate-level International Exchange Students (Taught in English) PDF
For detailed information (such as credits) on each course, please refer to:

List of Syllabus for Graduate Courses

Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program outer
(Refer to the "IGP-A" section for detailed information on each course.)

NOTE: Regarding "Study on Japanese Companies and Industries I/II", from the 2014-2015 academic year, international exchange students participating in programs other than YSEP are not allowed to take this course. Please note that ACAP students are not eligible to enroll in this course.

For more about Tokyo Tech's degree requirements and credits, please see the following:
Basic Degree Requirements for Degree-seeking Students and Explanation of Credits

Japanese Language Classes outerare offered by the International Student Center.

Graduate Level

List of Syllabus for Graduate Courses
(Courses marked with ★ will be taught in English in principle.)

Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program outer
(Refer to the "IGP-A" section for detailed information on each course.)

NOTE: Regarding "Study on Japanese Companies and Industries I/II", from the 2014-2015 academic year, international exchange students participating in programs other than YSEP are not allowed to take this course. Please note that ACAP students are not eligible to enroll in this course.

For more about Tokyo Tech's degree requirements and credits, please see the following:
Basic Degree Requirements for Degree-seeking Students and Explanation of Credits

Japanese Language Classes outerare offered by the International Student Center.

Accommodation

The room availability of the dormitory is limited although we try our best to prepare one. Please note that we cannot guarantee your room. You can neither select a dormitory.
The duration you can stay at the dormitory is only within your research period. You can move in from the first weekday of the first month of your research period. (For students starting in October, from around the 25th of September.) On the last month of your research period, you will be required to vacate your room by the 25th. (In September, by around the 15th.)
The dormitory mentioned below is one of the dormitories that exchange students might be admitted. Please check the dormitory guide which you will receive from the Student Support Division around 1 month before entrance.
The dormitory fees and facilities are subject to change.

Komaba International Student House: 4-5-29 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Admission Fee: 32,200 JPY
Rent Fee: 32,200 JPY/month
Communication and Equipment Fee: 2,700 JPY/month
Payment Method: Please take necessary procedures when entering the dormitory, or transfer at a convenience store.
Facilities of dormitory:
Room: Desk, chair, bookshelf, desk light, bed, bedclothes, closet, curtain, unit bath, air conditioner, refrigerator, telephone, internet connection
Dormitory: Kitchen, dining room, laundry room, lounge, multipurpose room, study room, conference room, counseling room, training room, art room, music room, Japanese room, multipurpose hall, etc.

Campus Map

Tokyo Tech has 3 campuses. The campus differs according to the Department.