Prospective Students

The Global Scientists and Engineers Program (GSEP)

Bachelor's Program in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering

Tokyo Institute of Technology(Tokyo Tech) and Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU) will be integrated to become "Institute of Science Tokyo" as of October 1, 2024.
Please note that those who pass the selection processes will be among the students of the new university.
For details, please refer to the following article.

Diet to amend legislation, enable formation of Institute of Science Tokyo in October 2024

  • Enrollment

  • Number of Students Admitted
    The program will admit up to around 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 to late August

  • 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 2025

Application and Admissions Schedule

Announcing the application schedule for GSEP 2025.

Application Period

August 14 – August 23, 2024

Preliminary Screening Results

September 18, 2024

Secondary Screening

September 30 – October 25, 2024
Note: The secondary screening takes place online in 2024.

Admissions Results Announcement

November 15, 2024

Enrollment Procedures

March 21, 2025

Start of the Semester

April 1, 2025

Application Guidebook for Global Scientists and Engineering Program (GSEP) commencing in April 2024*

*The 2025 application guidelines will be available in mid-July.

Diet to amend legislation, enable formation of Institute of Science Tokyo in October 2024

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.
Starting from the entrance examinations to be taken in AY 2024, an “Applicant Evaluation and Recommendation Form” from the principal of the applicant’s most recently attended high school is required as an application document.

(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.
  • After submitting your online application form, you will receive an email with a URL and password for the“Evaluation sheet with Recommendation” online submission system.Forward it to your referee and officials at your previous/current high school to allow their access to the system.
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.

Points to Note When Applying

1. English Proficiency Tests

(1) Tests accepted as proof of English proficiency

Applicants are required to submit a score report of the following tests as proof of their English proficiency.
A score report is considered valid only if the test is taken within two years prior to the last day of the application period. There is no minimum score requirement.

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

*For IELTS scores, scanned data of a paper-based report issued by IELTS must be submitted. A score report in PDF format will not be accepted.

(2) Tests not acceptable as proof of English proficiency

A score report of the following tests is not accepted as proof of English proficiency.

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

(3) Conditions for exemption from the English proficiency tests

Nationals of the following countries where English is used as a native language are eligible for exemption from submitting English test scores upon submission of a document specified by Tokyo Tech.
Please note that even if the classes of your high school were in general provided in English, you will not be exempted unless you are a national of a country listed below.

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

2. Applicant Evaluation and Recommendation Form

Starting from the entrance examinations to be taken in AY 2024, an "Applicant Evaluation and Recommendation Form" from the principal of the applicant’s most recently attended high school is required as an application document.
Please note that the "Applicant Evaluation and Recommendation Form" must be submitted directly by the school principal, etc., and not by the applicant.
The designated form and how to submit will be made available in mid-July, along with the application guidelines.

3. Recommended Use of External Examinations

The results of the following examinations are listed as reference materials for the interview (second-round selection).
Although the submission is optional, these will be considered an important reference, and applicants are encouraged to submit them.

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

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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