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 (for JASSO scholarship recipients, a period of 2 quarters (a semester) to 4 quarters (a year)) 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.

Study/Research Period

From 3 months to 1 year

For JASSO scholarship recipients, the study/research period must last from 2 quarters (a semester) to 4 quarters (a year).

Course Schedule (From April 2016)

Spring Semester

1st Quarter

Course Period: from early April to the end of May
Supplementary Lectures and Exams: from the end of May to early June

2nd Quarter

Course Period: from mid-June to the end of July
Supplementary Lectures and Exams: from the end of July to early August

Autumn Semester

3rd Quarter

Course Period: from late September to mid-November
Supplementary Lectures and Exams: from mid-November to late November

4th Quarter

Course Period: from early December to the end of January
Supplementary Lectures and Exams: from the end of January to early February

Please click HERE for more details (currently in Japanese only)

Status at Tokyo Tech

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

Application Deadline

For students applying for a JASSO Scholarship (The period of study must start in either April or September and last from 2 quarters (a semester) to 4 quarters (a year)):

For Admission in April: December 10

For Admission in September: the end of February

For students NOT applying for a JASSO Scholarship (The period of study can start in any month and may last from 3 months to 1 year): the 10th of the month which is more than three months prior to the desired start date
e.g.) For Admission on September 1/  Application Deadline: May 10

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

Outline of Application Procedures

Once you have decided 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. (Only professors, associate professors and lecturers are eligible to be academic advisors.)

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.

In the Department of Technology and Innovation Management, an academic advisor will be assigned to each applicant after a review of the applicant's CV and Study/Research Plan (free format). 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

Three to one month before 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.

Two to one month before entrance

5.
Apply for your visa on your own with the COE which you have received.
Information about our dormitory will be sent from the Student Support Division of Tokyo Tech.

One month to two weeks before entrance

6.
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

The required application materials (listed below) along with an acceptance letter from your intended academic advisor at Tokyo Tech (†) should be submitted to the International Student Exchange Division of Tokyo Tech by the designated Application Deadline.

Acceptance Letter from your intended Academic Advisor at Tokyo Tech (Form-2)

Your intended academic advisor will download this form from the Online Application System, complete it and submit it to the International Student Exchange Division after you have completed your online application.

1.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Application Form

To be completed onlineouter
2.

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.

3.
Recommendation Letter from your Home University (Free format)
4.

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.

5.
Application for Tokyo Tech Student ID Card   WORDword
6.

Application for Certificate of Eligibility (COE)  EXCELxls *Refer to the ExamplePDF

7.

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.

8.

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.

9.

Photograph

The file must be less than 2MB, 350 (height) × 290 (width) pixels, JPEG format with a resolution of more than 300 dpi.

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

10.

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.-10., which should be submitted online, the following document(s) must arrive at the International Student Exchange Division of Tokyo Tech by postal mail.

11.

Verification Documents of your Financial Status in English (Original)

For example, a bank statement (which verifies the exact available balance in the account (at least 80,000 JPY × the number of months you will stay in Japan (e.g. for staying for 6 months: 480,000 JPY)) and the currency unit) 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 around this time and not much 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 the official test result (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or equivalent document) is 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, the period of study must start in either April or September and last from 2 quarters (a semester) to 4 quarters (a year).)
[JASSO Scholarship] Monthly Stipend: 80,000 JPY
(The monthly stipend may change by the budget of financial year 2016.)

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 (AS OF 2015-2016 AY: To be updated for 2016-2017 AY in around late March 2016)
For detailed information (such as credits) on each course, please refer to:

List of Syllabus for Graduate Courses (AS OF AUTUMN 2015: To be updated for Spring 2016 in around late March 2016)

Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program outer
(Refer to the "IGP-A" section for detailed information on each course.) (AS OF 2015-2016 AY)

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 (AS OF 2015-2016 AY)

Japanese Language Classes outerare offered by the International Student Center. (AS OF 2015-2016 AY)

Regarding "Study on Japanese Companies and Industries I/II", due to the passenger capacity of the bus for company tour, the number of participants in this course is limited. The selection of the class participants will be done in the course briefing held in the first class, on the first Wednesday of the semester.
The following students have priority in participation. (ACAP students have lower priority than the following students.)
1. YSEP students
2. Tokyo Tech master course regular students 

Graduate Level

List of Syllabus for Graduate Courses
(Courses marked with ★ will be taught in English in principle.) (AS OF AUTUMN 2015: To be updated for Spring 2016 in around late March 2016)

Guide to Graduate Education and International Graduate Program outer
(Refer to the "IGP-A" section for detailed information on each course.) (AS OF 2015-2016 AY)

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 (AS OF 2015-2016 AY)

Japanese Language Classes outerare offered by the International Student Center. (AS OF 2015-2016 AY)

Regarding "Study on Japanese Companies and Industries I/II", due to the passenger capacity of the bus for company tour, the number of participants in this course is limited. The selection of the class participants will be done in the course briefing held in the first class, on the first Wednesday of the semester.
The following students have priority in participation. (ACAP students have lower priority than the following students.)
1. YSEP students
2. Tokyo Tech master course regular students 

Accommodation

The room availability at 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 study/research period. Basically, you can move in to the dormitory from the first weekday of the first month of your study/research period. In the final month of your study/research period, you will be required to vacate your room by the 25th. (In September, by around the 12th.)
The dormitory mentioned below is one of the dormitories which exchange students might be admitted to. Please check the dormitory guide which you will receive from the Student Support Division around 1.5 - 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 School/Department.