Prospective Students

International Exchange Student (Other Participants)

Tokyo Tech admits undergraduate (second year or above) and graduate-level students from partner universities as International Exchange Students. Such International Exchange Students are responsible for paying the application, admission, and tuition fees to Tokyo Tech.

International Exchange Students are assigned to a laboratory to 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 International Exchange Students to enroll in courses. Some courses, however, may have prerequisite requirements for enrollment. Undergraduate exchange 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

Up to one year

Status at Tokyo Tech

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

Application Deadline

Students may start their research on the first day of any month.
The required application materials must be submitted online by 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

Tuition and Other Fees

  • Application Fee : 9,800 JPY
  • Admission Fee : 84,600 JPY
  • Tuition Fee : 29,700 JPY/ month

Outline of Application Procedures

Once you have decided to apply

1.
Contact the Student Exchange Officer at your home university.
If your home university participates in a tuition-waiver agreement, please refer to the website for our tuition-waiver program (ACAP).
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 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, a professor will review the applicant's CV and portfolio. (Note: The acceptance of new students into a laboratory is dependent upon the available space in each laboratory.) Before applying, please be sure to submit your CV and portfolio by email to a professor.

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). (Note: The acceptance of new students into a laboratory is dependent upon the available space in each laboratory.) Before applying, please be sure to submit your CV and Study/Research Plan (free format) by email to the International Student Exchange Division at Tokyo Tech: inbound@jim.titech.ac.jp

3.

Pay the stipulated application fee by credit card.
Online Payment by Credit Card: Please refer to the secure online payment website.outer
Please click HEREPDF for detailed instructions.

After making the payment, please print out and scan, or diretly make a PDF copy of, the "Result" (payment verification) webpage/screen and attach this PDF to your application materials.

Tokyo Tech CANNOT ACCEPT any payments made by CASH or by CHECKS.

The application fee is nonrefundable.

4.

Submit the required application materials online.

Online Application Systemouter

Application Deadline: 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

Three to one month before entrance

5.

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

6.
Apply for your visa on your own with the COE which you have received.
Information about our dormitory will be sent to eligible students from the Student Support Division of Tokyo Tech.

Since the room availability is limited, we recommend that you prepare an alternative housing plan in case you are not admitted to the campus housing.

One month to two weeks before entrance

7.

Information about an orientation will be sent from the International Student Exchange Division.

Arrival in Japan - Entrance

8.

Entrance, Orientation, Payment of Admission Fee and Tuition Fee

  • Admission Fee Payment Deadline
  • The end of the month of admission
  • Tuition Fee Payment Deadline
  • Tuition for the Spring Semester/ May 31
  • Tuition for the Autumn Semester/ November 30
  • For who enrolls in the middle of the semester:
  • For the first semester/ the end of the month of admission

  • For the second semester/ same as the above date for each semester

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.

Printout of the "Result" (payment verification) page from the online payment websiteouter for the application fee

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., which should be submitted online, 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 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 Requirement

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.

Course Schedule

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

Course Information

Undergraduate Level

List of Graduate Courses available to Undergraduate-level International Exchange Students (Taught in English) PDF (AS OF 2017-2018 AY: To be updated for 2018-2019 AY in around late March 2018)
For detailed information (such as credits) on each course, please refer to:

List of Syllabus for Graduate Courses

Tokyo Tech OCW (Open Course Ware)outer

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 Courses outerare also available.

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. (International Exchange Students (Other Participants) 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.)

Tokyo Tech OCW (Open Course Ware)outer

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 Courses outerare also available.

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. (International Exchange Students (Other Participants) have lower priority than the following students.)
1. YSEP students
2. Tokyo Tech master course regular students

Accommodation

Tokyo Tech has limited housing for international students; therefore, we cannot guarantee rooms for all students. Only those students who are selected to live in the university housing will be notified by the Student Support Division of Tokyo Tech around 1.5 - 1 month before entrance. Since the room availability is limited, we recommend that you prepare an alternative housing plan in case you are not admitted to our dormitory.

For further information about the university dormitories and private apartments, please refer to the following pages.

Information on Apartments (COOP's website)

http://www.univcoop.jp/titech/info/room.htmlouter (in Japanese only)

Further Information on Dorms and Apartments

Dormitories

Campus Map

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