About Tokyo Tech

Center for International Education

The Center for International Education was established in April 2016 to promote internationalization through international education at the Institute. With the cooperation of related departments, its primary responsibilities include planning and managing international education programs implemented Institute-wide, and overseeing education that will help prepare international students for their studies in Japan.

Mission of the Center for International Education

  • Planning and managing international education programs, including student exchange, that are administered on an Institute-wide basis
  • Coordinating Institute-wide administration of student exchange programs organized by the Institute's Schools
  • Managing courses offered on an Institute-wide basis under the Institute's international education framework
  • Providing preparatory courses for international students who will study at Tokyo Tech
  • Providing educational support, separate from the degree programs, to Tokyo Tech students participating in study abroad programs and to international students
  • Providing support for students to acquire international experiences

Major committees established within the Center for International Education

  • Steering Committee
  • Examination Expert Committee for Study Abroad Programs Requiring Special Approval

Global Scientists and Engineers Course

The Global Scientists and Engineers Course (GSEC) focuses on providing a curriculum that enables the Institute's bachelor's and master's degree program students to develop the necessary competencies to excel in the global arena. Students will possess fundamental assets such as (a) global mindset, (b) global practical skills, and (c) global collaboration skills. The GSEC aims to foster scientists and engineers capable of making international contributions through science and technology and addressing unexplored issues of global society in ways that respect ethical values and diversity, while maintaining awareness of their own identity, knowledge, experience, and technical expertise.

The GSEC consists of the following three levels:

  • Global Scientists and Engineers Course - Basic
  • Global Scientists and Engineers Course - Intermediate
  • Global Scientists and Engineers Course - Advanced

Contact

Support Office for the Promotion of Global Human Resource Development
South Bldg. 6, Floor 4, Rm 405
S6-13
Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku ,Tokyo 152-8550

Email ghrd.info@jim.titech.ac.jp
Tel +81-3-5734-3520

Inbound and Outbound Student Exchange Programs Administered on an Institute-wide Basis

Inbound Programs for International Students (non-degree programs)

This program is for inbound students from partner universities overseas who do not intend to earn a degree from Tokyo Tech. The period of study and tuition differ depending on the program (some programs are tuition-waived).

Study Abroad Programs

For students of the Institute who want to study abroad, there are a variety of programs available, including short-term programs that last about one week as well as the International Exchange Program, in which students can study at a partner university under a tuition waiver agreement for a semester or a full academic year.

Programs for International Mutual Exchange

The Inter-University Exchange Project, a program started by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2011, aims to foster global human resources and strengthen the globally-applicable skills attained from university education. The Institute currently runs three programs that were adopted under this scheme, two of which are managed by the Center for International Education.

Preparatory Courses for International Students

Intensive Japanese Language Course

A six-month intensive Japanese language course is offered to Embassy-recommended MEXT Scholarship Students (International Research Students) prior to enrolling in a regular degree program.

Contact

International Student Exchange Division
Student Services Department
W1-9
Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku ,Tokyo 152-8550

Email center@jim.titech.ac.jp
Tel +81-3-5734-7691/3374

Japan-Korea Joint Government Scholarship Program for Students in Science and Engineering Departments

Based on the Japan-Republic of Korea Joint Declaration announced by both respective prime ministers in October 1998, the goal of this program is to promote mutual understanding between the two countries through international student exchange. The South Korean students, who will lead their generation, will learn about state-of-the-art technologies in Japan in addition to acquiring knowledge from studying at universities of science and technology.

Prior to starting their bachelor's degree programs, some students (those selected) will be offered guidance and support for learning Japanese and improving their academic abilities in science and technology courses so that they can keep up with their studies at the Institute. The center also supports students in adapting to life in Japan and living on their own while attending Tokyo Tech.

Note: The language course in preparation for this program may change for those accepted in 2020 and after.

Contact

International Student Exchange Division
Student Services Department
S6-7
Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku ,Tokyo 152-8550

Email ryu.kor2@jim.titech.ac.jp
Tel +81-3-5734-3026

International Experience

One of the Institute's key goals in education is to foster individuals who can contribute to the world through the power of science and technology. International experience and the ability to use English as a common language are two attributes that the Institute considers essential for such individuals. For this purpose, we set the following guidelines regarding what constitutes an international experience. Students can read the guidelines and use them when making study plans. International experience can be registered for inclusion in student learning portfolios.

Other Related Services

Study Abroad Information Center and Study Abroad Support Service

The Study Abroad Information Center provides a collection of information and materials on studying abroad to Tokyo Tech students. Study Abroad Support Services can help answer Tokyo Tech students' questions regarding their overseas study. Faculty and staff members work every day to help send students abroad and, drawing from their own experiences abroad, give advice on the various programs, choosing a time or destination, necessary preparations, and other related matters.

Contact

Study Abroad Information Center
South Bldg. 6, Floor 4, Rm 405
S6-13
Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku ,Tokyo 152-8550

Email ryugaku.soudan@jim.titech.ac.jp
Tel +81-3-5734-3433

Events Relating to Study Abroad Programs