Prospective Students

The Global Scientists and Engineers Program (GSEP)

Bachelor's Program in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering

"Application and Admissions Schedule" and "Notes on Application" of the admission in April 2024, were released on March 27, 2023.

  • Enrollment

  • Number of Students Admitted
    The program will admit eight (8) international students who will be accepted as Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) scholarship recipients for up to four years, in addition to ten (10) privately funded students.

  • Department
    Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
    School of Environment and Society
    Note: GSEP is offered only in the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering and not by any other School or Department.

  • Application Period
    Mid August to Early September

  • Type of Degree
    Bachelor of Engineering


The Global Scientists and Engineers Program (GSEP) is the first international Bachelor of Engineering degree program at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech). In this program, all subjects are taught in English, allowing qualified international students who have little or no proficiency in the Japanese language to pursue an engineering bachelor’s degree at Tokyo Tech.

Intended for those who seek:

  • Bachelor's degree program in engineering
  • Bachelor's degree program taught in English
  • Program with interdisciplinary engineering knowledge and skills to solve global problems
  • Consideration for a Japanese government scholarship(MEXT)

Program and Department

GSEP students will belong to the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, which includes science, engineering, and management courses. GSEP is a transdisciplinary degree program not limited to any specific science or engineering field. Transdisciplinary knowledge is essential for scientists and engineers to solve real-world global problems, as well as to acquire intercultural leadership skills and a future vision. Many of the core courses will be team taught in project-based learning or hands-on formats covering various fields of science and engineering. Students can choose course topics and acquire advanced knowledge.

The detailed GSEP program and other Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering information can be found on the websites below.

For applicants commencing in April 2024

Application and Admissions Schedule

Announcing the application schedule for GSEP 2024.
Applicants must carefully read the application guidelines for 2023 that will be available by mid-July.

Admission Date

April 1, 2024

Application Period

August 16 – August 25, 2023

Preliminary Screening Results Announcement

September 20, 2023

Secondary Screening

October 2 – October 27, 2023

Admission Results Announcement

November 16, 2023

Notes on Application

English Proficiency

(1) Applicants will be required to submit proof of their English proficiency. The scores from the following tests will be accepted:

  • TOEFL iBT (including TOEFL iBT (Special) Home Edition)
  • TOEFL ITP Plus for China Solution (taken in Mainland of China)
  • TOEFL Paper delivered Test
  • IELTS Academic Module (including computer-delivered test)

*There will be no minimum required score for English proficiency for the 2024 application.
*Test scores were accepted only if the examination date was within 2 years before the last day of the GSEP application period.

(2)Test scores of the following were not accepted:

  • Institutional testing programs of TOEIC and TOEFL(TOEIC-IP, TOEFL-ITP, etc.)
  • TOEIC S&W/TOEIC Speaking/ TOEIC Bridge

(3)Applicants of the following nationalities are eligible for exemption from submitting English test scores. Please contact Tokyo Tech to request exemption beforehand.

  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Addition of Application Documents

From 2024, “Evaluation sheet with Recommendation” from the principal, etc., of the most recently attended high school or other school will be added to the application documents.
Please note that the documents are to be sent directly from the principal, etc., of the school, not from the applicant.

Submission of External Examination Results

From 2024, The following examination results, which have been submitted at the “Secondary Screening” at your option will be handled as reference material more than ever before.
We will treat them as reference materials more than before, so please be proactive in submitting them.

  • The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
  • American College Testing Program (ACT)

*The information below is related to the admission in April 2023,which has already been closed.

For applicants commencing in April 2023

Application and Admissions Schedule

Application Period

August 16 – September 1, 2022
Applications for GSEP commencing in April 2023 closed on September 1, 2022.

Preliminary Screening Results

September 20, 2022
Preliminary screening results will be announced on this web page.
The results of the Preliminary screening were announced on September 20, 2022.

Secondary Screening

September 27 – October 28, 2022
Note: The secondary screening takes place online in 2022.

Admissions Results Announcement

November 16, 2022
The results will also be announced at the top of this web page.
Inquiries by email will not be accepted.
The results of Admissions were announced on November 16, 2022.

Enrollment Procedures

March 22, 2023

Start of the Semester

April 1, 2023

Announcement of successful applicants

Application Guidebook for Global Scientists and Engineering Program (GSEP) commencing in April 2023

Application Procedures

Please follow the steps below to apply.

Check the application guidelines
Eligibility varies depending on the type of scholarship being offered. Please refer to the application guidelines for details.
Prepare the application documents and pay the application fee
Check the application guidelines, and prepare certificates and other documents.

Note: The application documents must include a Verification of Application Fee Payment. Please make payment before proceeding with the application form by referring to “7. Application, Enrollment, and Tuition Fees” in the application guidelines. Please also see the secure online payment website (e-shiharai) below for details on payment.
Online application
Apply by filling in the required items on the following online application form by the designated date. Also, please upload scanned copies or digital versions of other required application documents to the online application system.

(Instructions for online application form)

  • You are required to complete all 6 pages of this application.
  • You can save your record by clicking "Resume later" at the top of each page and come back later to complete the application.
  • Click "Submit" on the last page once you have completed your application.
  • Please complete this application in English. Non-English characters will not be recognized.
Preliminary screening
(Review of application documents)
The submitted documents will be reviewed by the Admissions Division and TSE professors. The results of the review will be announced on this web page.
Secondary screening
(Written examination and interview)
Applicants who pass the initial screening will be interviewed by a GSEP professor and take a written exam covering high school mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Details will be sent after the preliminary screening.
Announcement of acceptance
Results will be announced on this web page. Inquiries by email will not be accepted.
Enrollment and start of the semester
Successful applicants will begin enrollment procedures at the end of March, and the spring semester will begin on April 1.

Individual Assessment Prior to Application

Potential applicants who wish to apply under the conditions stated in (1) or (2) below are to inquire via the following contact details and attach the requisite documents before proceeding with the application.
Please refer to the application guidelines for details.

(1) Potential applicants that require “Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility”

(2) Potential applicants applying for exemption from English test score submission

However, if the application deadline is approaching, the applicant must include in the inquiry all the required application documents, and send them by email to the following address as soon as possible.


Undergraduate Admissions Group

Admissions Division
Student Services Department
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Email address:

Application, Enrollment Fees, and Tuition

Application Fee

JPY   17,000

Enrollment Fee

JPY 282,000

Annual Tuition

JPY 635,400

(Enrollment and tuition fees are subject to change.)

Program-Related Scholarships

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