Prospective Students

Future & Career

What kind of future do you envision for yourself as an international applicant considering studying in Japan and at Tokyo Tech?
Tokyo Tech graduates are highly regarded for their employability in Japan and abroad, and your future as a student at Tokyo Tech will be diverse and fulfilling.

Approximately 90% of undergraduate students go on to graduate school. That is how attractive Tokyo Tech's graduate school is. Of course, many of students have gone on to work after graduation.
About 80% of master‘s students find employment. There is a wide variety of employment opportunities. You can find a job that makes the most of your specialty or in a new field. About 15% of master‘s students go on to the doctoral program. After completing the doctoral program, there are opportunities to work as a researcher in companies or academia.

Let's take a look at the diverse career paths of international students at Tokyo Tech: those who will work for companies in Japan and abroad, or those who will go on to doctoral programs at Tokyo Tech or other universities or start their own businesses.

Career path trends for international students at Tokyo Tech

Approximately 550 international students graduate from Tokyo Tech each year. Let's take a look at the latest career paths of these graduates and see what they are choosing.

International Students’ Career Paths

Breakdown of Employment

Country of Employment
Type of Employment
No. of People
Employed in Japan
Private Firms
・Japanese Company: 118
・Foreign-Affiliated Company: 36
Research Institute
Employed in Home Country
Private Firm
Research Institute
Public Servant
Employed in Other Countries
Private Firm

Source: 2020 International Students Career Data
Total number of graduates: 545 (from Sept. 2019 to Mar. 2020)

List of major Japanese companies that hired international students who graduated from Tokyo Tech in FY 2020 (only companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange)

  • Rakuten, Inc.
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Softbank Group
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • NTT Data Corporation
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation
  • Capcom Co., Ltd.
  • Daiwa Securities Group Corporation
  • Fujitsu Limited.
  • Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
  • NSK Ltd.
  • Disco Corporation
  • East Japan Railway Company
  • EIKEN Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.
  • Funai Consulting Inc.
  • Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Future Corporation
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  • HOYA Corp.
  • Insource Co., Ltd.
  • Japan System Techniques Co. Ltd.
  • Kajima Corporation
  • KDDI Corp.
  • Kobe Steel, Ltd.
  • Koei Techmo Holdings., Ltd.
  • Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
  • Marvelous Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electronic
  • Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Ltd.
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Nikon Corporation
  • Nippon Koei Co., Ltd.
  • Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
  • Obayashi Corporation
  • OMURON Corporation
  • Seiko Epson Corporation
  • Soken Chemical & Engineering Co., Ltd
  • Sony Corporation
  • Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Taisei Corporation
  • TDK Corp.
  • Teraoka Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
  • Topcon Corporation
  • Toyo Engineering Corporation
  • Yokogawa Electric Corporation

List of foreign-affiliated companies that hired international students who graduated from Tokyo Tech in FY 2020

  • Micron Memory Japan GK
  • IBM Japan, Ltd.
  • Accenture PLC
  • Bosch Engineering GmbH
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Sandisk
  • Amazon Japan G. K.
  • Bosch
  • Cambricon Technologies Corp.
  • Citigroup Inc.
  • Cubic Corp.
  • Ericsson Japan
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Google
  • Lenovo Corporation
  • Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Tata Consultancy Services Japan
  • Chevron Oronite Company LLC
  • Apple Japan
  • Teco Electric & Machinery
  • Eurofins Japan Ltd.

Source: 2020 International Students Career Data
Total number of graduates: 545 (from Sept. 2019 to Mar. 2020)

Career Support

Tokyo Tech's faculty members and administrative staff in each graduate and undergraduate department have provided detailed advice on employment that makes the most of students' respective fields of expertise.
In cooperation with support by departments, the Student Support Center provides comprehensive information on employment and higher education, and responds to the diversifying need for career support.

Career Counseling

Experienced career advisors at the Student Support Center will provide individual counseling on career paths and specific job-hunting issues, and English support is available. Online counseling is also available for current students living abroad.

Career Support Events

Throughout the year, Tokyo Tech holds career support events such as internship guidance, job-hunting guidance, and information exchange events with foreign-affiliated companies. Most events are held in Japanese except the event for international students held in November every year.

Career Support Seminar for International Students

The Career Support Seminar for International Students is held in November every year.
The Student Career Support Section of the Student Support Center introduces data on international students' employment results and trends in Japan, explains how to prepare for successful job-hunting, and invites graduates who are working in Japan for interviews.

Career Information Room

The Ookayama and Suzukakedai campuses each have a Career Information Room, where students can browse company information and read various kinds of career related books to gather information.


152-8550 TP-006, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Career Support Services, Student Success Support Section, Student Support Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tel 03-5734-3012  FAX 03-5734-3240