Prospective Students

Tokyo Tech Summer Program

Tokyo Tech Summer Program 2017

Report on Summer Program 2016

In 2017, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) offers two types of Summer Programs: a 4-week Course-oriented Program offering intensive courses in Environment & Energy and Engineering Design for undergraduate students and a 10-week Research-oriented Program for undergraduate/graduate students to pursue individual research projects under Tokyo Tech's faculty supervision. All participants will have opportunities to learn about Japanese culture while experiencing life in one of the most exciting and technologically-advanced cities in the world.

Program Type
A: Course-oriented Program
B-1: Research-oriented Program
B-2: Research-oriented Program
Period of Study:
Duration:
4-week
10-week
10-week
Eligibility:
Undergraduate students, majoring in science and engineering-related fields (*1)
Undergraduate students, majoring in science and engineering-related fields, who have completed at least their second year at the time of participation and graduate students in science or engineering programs (*1)
Program Details:
Courses offered in July 2017
(Subject to change)
Research Project + Course
Research Project +Course(s)
  • Environment & Energy1,2 (3 Credits)PDF
  • 1:Waste Management
  • 2:Recent Technologies of Fuel Cells, Solar Cells Batteries and Energy System
  • Participants are assigned to a laboratory and will conduct summer research projects under the guidance of Tokyo Tech faculty.
  • List of Labs & Research Topics 2017 outer
  • For those who attend their advisor's lab weekly research seminar, 1 credit (10 week) can be granted.
Course offered in June
Course(s) offered in July
  • Language: Survival Japanese 1 and 2 (1 credit each).
  • Survival Japanese 1: For beginners with no Japanese language experience.PDF
  • Survival Japanese 2: For those who have studied the language for approximately 30 hours.PDF
  • No courses are available at the intermediate or advanced levels.
  • Japan Studies(2 Credits)
No Japanese language courses are available.
  • Language: Survival Japanese 1 and 2 (1 credit each).
  • Survival Japanese 1: For beginners with no Japanese language experience.PDF
  • Survival Japanese 2: For those who have studied the language for approximately 30 hours.PDF
  • No courses are available at the intermediate or advanced levels.
Factory tours / Site visits
Japanese cultural experiences, including a field trip
Activities with Tokyo Tech student clubs
Credit Transfer
An academic record containing course grades and a certificate will be issued.
Lab work
Not available
Yes
English Fluency:
For applicants whose native language is not English, we strongly recommend the submission of test scores of TOEFL (iBT, PBT), IELTS, TOEIC, or other equivalent examinations upon application.
Capacity:
20
10
10
Program Fee:
(Including off-campus accommodation fee and activity fee)
160,000JPY (1,500USD*)
< Subject to change >
260,000JPY (2,400USD*)
< Subject to change >

*1USD=109JPY as of Nov., 2016

(*1)
Applicants must have student status at their home university during their period of study at Tokyo Tech.

<Home universities of participants in the 2016 Program>
United States: Brown University/ Caltech/ Carnegie Mellon University/ MIT/ UC Berkeley/ UC Santa Barbara/ University of Washington/ University of Wisconsin-Madison
Europe: TU Wien/ Paris Tech/ RWTH Aachen University/ TU Delft/ University of York
Asia: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology/ Tsinghua University/ Nanyang Technological University
Payment Method:
Credit card payment only. Payment details will be announced separately to successful applicants.
Refund Policy:
The refund policy will be announced to successful applicants.
Scholarship:
A limited number of qualified students may be able to receive a JASSO scholarship (80,000 yen /month) after arrival.
Air ticket and transportation:
At participants' expense.
Accommodation:
  • Off-campus accommodation will be reserved by Tokyo Tech. Participants will commute to campus by bus or train at their own expense.
  • Please note that participants are unable to choose the accommodations. Accommodation placements will be made according to the vacancies of the facilities prepared.
Insurance(liability, health):
  • Participants are required to purchase a) Disaster and Accident Insurance for Students and b) Personal Liability Insurance for Students upon their arrival (cost: around 11 USD in total, included in the program fee).
  • Insuranceouter
  • We also request each participant to purchase overseas travel insurance before travel to Japan.
Visa:
  • Students from the U.S., Singapore, and most European countries do not need a visa if they stay in Japan for under 90 days. Check the homepage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to confirm if a visa is required.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japanouter
  • Participants requiring a visa should apply at their local Japanese embassy on their own. Tokyo Tech will send a letter of acceptance and/or other related documents to those requiring a visa.
Living Expenses in Tokyo:
We recommend that participants bring about 80,000 - 100,000 yen a month to cover living and miscellaneous expenses during their stay in Tokyo.
Application Online:
Application Period: From December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017 (Application has been closed for 2017.)
How to Apply:

Contact

Tokyo Tech Summer Program
International Student Exchange Division, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Email summer.program@jim.titech.ac.jp