Prospective Students

10 Reasons to Study at Tokyo Tech

1. Over 140 years of history in world-class research

Tokyo Tech has the longest history among science and technology universities in Japan. For over 140 years, it has continuously generated innovation. In the QS World University Rankings 2022, Tokyo Tech was ranked 56th in the world and number three in the country. Tokyo Tech is always at the forefront of the technology giant that is Japan. This is where history and innovation meet.

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2. Education derived from advanced research capabilities

Tokyo Tech offers a diverse and flexible curriculum that meets the ambitions and deepens the expertise of students, interdisciplinary fields that contribute to solving social problems, and liberal arts education that can be utilized in an international society. Above all,
students are able to take courses directly from professors who are conducting world-class research.

In the Japan University Rankings 2021 by Times Higher Education, which focuses on the educational environment, quality of student learning, and growth potential of Japanese universities, Tokyo Tech is ranked second, and is highly regarded for its strong educational capabilities.

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3. Unique, first-rate researchers

Tokyo Tech's cutting-edge research makes it a leader not only in Japan, but around the world. The Institute's faculty members, leading researchers in their fields, continue to produce globally significant results year after year, never ceasing to inspire the intellectual curiosity of students. Performing research alongside the world's best researchers – what more could you ask for?

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4. Latest equipment for your research

Science and technology students often wonder how extensive the facilities and research equipment at a university are. Tokyo Tech is equipped with a library filled with science and technology literature, world-class supercomputers, and state-of-the-art laboratory equipment. Many international students say Tokyo Tech's fully equipped research facilities are the main reason they chose to come here. You can immerse yourself in your research while having access to the world's most advanced equipment.

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5. Wide range of study programs

Tokyo Tech has a variety of programs for international students, and a wide range of scholarships are available. The Institute has special programs for students of partner universities and a gamut of choices to support your studies. Whether you are looking for short-term study or a full degree, Tokyo Tech can provide an international study program that is perfect for you.

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6. Active laboratory life – your first step as a researcher

In graduate schools in Japan, students in master's and doctoral programs affiliate themselves with laboratories. This is where you can start to build strong relationships with your mentors, who are never far away, and with your fellow students. You will also have your own personal desk. This environment, which enables you to truly concentrate on your research, has been highly rated by many international students. Find your laboratory, and take your first steps as a researcher!

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7. Excellent location and vibrant campus life in the one and only Tokyo!

Tokyo is one of the safest and cleanest cities in the world, but it is also a vibrant city of history, culture, and delicious food, making it a popular destination for international students. Tokyo Tech's main campus is situated in the picturesque neighborhood of Ookayama. Located just a minute's walk from the station, the campus is very convenient for transportation. If you take the train to Shibuya, the trend-setting center of youth culture, or Shinjuku, one of Tokyo's megacities, you can experience firsthand the various subsets of Japanese culture. The campus is surrounded by greenery, allowing you to devote yourself to your research in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by nature. On a clear day, you can see Mt. Fuji from Ookayama Campus.
Tokyo Tech also has two more campuses. Suzukakedai Campus is located in the lush greenery of Yokohama, and Tamachi Campus is located in Minato Ward, the heart of Tokyo.

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8. Fellow students from around the world

Every year, Tokyo Tech attracts approximately 1,700 highly motivated students from 75 countries and regions around the world.
Meeting fellow students from various countries and backgrounds will help you grow, diversify, and find value in new things. Particularly popular among international students is the student-centered exchange space Taki Plaza, where you can converse in English and many other languages and participate in cultural exchange events. Student organizations such as SAGE and TISA actively promote international events and support international students.

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9. Excellent support system

Many students are very interested in studying in Japan, but are concerned about the different language and culture. Although Japan is famous worldwide for its cleanliness and safety, many worry about actually living here. Tokyo Tech provides a support system where faculty members and students work together to support international students. With detailed orientation, a peer-support system, various consultation counters, and much more, the Institute is proud to provide hospitality from the heart.

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10. Wider career options

Tokyo Tech is consistently ranked first or second in the employment rate rankings of 400 famous Japanese companies, and is ranked 31st in the world and 2nd in Japan in the "Best universities for graduate jobs: Global University Employability Ranking 2020" by Times Higher Education.
International students who have studied at Tokyo Tech garner the attention of successful companies and organizations. Many international students are employed by top-rated manufacturers from Japan and around the world. Other students have gone on to work on societal infrastructure in the fields of telecommunications and construction. It is evident that study at Tokyo Tech is highly valued and your future opportunities will only increase.

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