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Information for International Students

Academic Programs conducted in English

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See our pamphlet for information about academic programs available for international students, including degree and non-degree programs.

Degree Programs

Bachelor's degree program conducted in English with admission in April

Students intending to obtain a bachelor's degree in programs other than GSEP are required to have sufficient Japanese language ability. For details, see Bachelor's Degree Programs (conducted in Japanese).

Non-Degree Programs

Reasons to Choose Tokyo Tech

Before Joining an International Program

Research and Courses at Tokyo Tech

Bachelor's Degree Programs conducted in Japanese

Entering Tokyo Tech for a Bachelor's Degree

In April 2016, Tokyo Tech became the first university in Japan to establish Schools that encompass undergraduate and graduate education. Schools offer seamless curricula between bachelor's and master's programs and master's and doctoral programs. Right from enrollment, students can clearly envision the possible academic paths that may be taken, allowing them to make diverse choices and challenges according to their interests and pursuits. Students who complete the credits of the courses required by their departments are eligible to graduate and receive a bachelor's degree. International applicants may be admitted to Tokyo Tech via the methods detailed herein. Lectures for bachelor's degree programs at Tokyo Tech other than GSEP are conducted in Japanese.

International applicants for bachelor's degree programs may undergo the same screening as Japanese applicants by taking the National Center Test for University Admissions and the Tokyo Tech general entrance examination. Alternatively, international applicants may be admitted under the status of International Students. In order to do so, they must take the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), administered by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), and Tokyo Tech's Special Screening Examination for privately funded international students.

Entrance examinations are also offered prior to arrival in Japan for Japanese government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, hereafter MEXT) scholarship undergraduate students who have been recommended as candidates for bachelor’s degree studies at a Japanese university by the Japanese embassy or consulate in their home country, and for students in the Japan-Korea Joint Exchange Program in Science and Engineering.

Undergraduate Entrance Examination Schedule

Examination Category
Application Guide Available
Application Period
Examination Date
Interview Date
Announcement of Results
General Entrance Examination
(same as for Japanese students)
late January to early February
1st exam:
late February
2nd exam:
mid-March
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1st exam:
early March
2nd exam:
late March
Special Screening Examination for Privately Funded International Students
late November
late December
late January
mid February
early March
Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Students with Embassy Recommendation (Undergraduate)
early January
mid-February
early March
Japan-Korea Joint Exchange Program in Science and Engineering Students
early November, the previous fiscal year
mid-February
early March
Note:
Interested applicants should refer to Tokyo Tech's Japanese language websiteouter for the latest information.

Special Screening Examination for privately funded international undergraduate students

Individuals who wish to be admitted to Tokyo Tech should pay close attention to the information below before applying. Lectures for bachelor’s degree programs at Tokyo Tech other than GSEP are conducted in Japanese. Individuals who wish to enroll in those programs must acquire sufficient competence in Japanese prior to admission. Interested applicants should confirm whether or not they meet the conditions to apply to Tokyo Tech. Please refer to the Application Guideouter(Japanese) for details.

Names of Schools / Departments and number of students admitted

  1. 1.
    School of Science / (4 Departments ): A few students
    1. 1-1.

      Mathematics

    2. 1-2.

      Physics

    3. 1-3.

      Chemistry

    4. 1-4.

      Earth and Planetary Sciences

  2. 2.
    School of Engineering (5 Departments) : 10 students
    1. 2-1.

      Mechanical Engineering

    2. 2-2.

      Systems and Control Engineering

    3. 2-3.

      Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    4. 2-4.

      Information and Communications Engineering

    5. 2-5.

      Industrial Engineering and Economics

  3. 3.
    School of Materials and Chemical Technology / (2 Departments) : 5 students
    1. 3-1.

      Materials Science and Engineering

    2. 3-2.

      Chemical Science and Engineering

  4. 4.
    School of Computing / (2 Departments) : A few students
    1. 4-1.

      Mathematical and Computing Science

    2. 4-2.

      Computer Science

  5. 5.
    School of Life Science and Technology / (1 Department) : A few students
    1. 5-1.

      Life Science and Technology

  6. 6.
    School of Environment and Society / (3 Departments) : A few students for each department, a total of 25 students (of which 20 study Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering)
    1. 6-1.

      Architecture and Building Engineering

    2. 6-2.

      Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3. 6-3.

      Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering

Eligibility

Applicants who satisfy all of the following conditions are eligible to apply.

  1. 1.
    Not be of Japanese nationality.
  2. 2.
    Possess a College Student (ryugaku) visa or intend to acquire one by the time of enrollment, and to whom either of the following applies.
  3. a.
    Have completed 12 years of school education overseas or will complete them by March of the year of admission, or meet criteria for persons specified by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (excluding international schools in Japan approved by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as providing the same courses as in Japanese high schools)1
  4. b.
    Have obtained or be able to obtain a Swiss International Baccalaureate (awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organization, a foundation established under the Swiss Civil Code), a German Abitur (recognized in all states of Germany as qualification for university entrance), or a French Baccalaureate (recognized in France as qualification for university entrance), a General Certification of Education (A Level), a qualification for university entrance recognized by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and other countries by March of the year of admission and be 18 years of age by March of the year of admission.
  5. c.
    Persons who have completed a regular 12-year education at an institution which based in out of Japan approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (based in the state of California in the United States of America), the Association of Christian Schools International (based in the state of Colorado in the United States of America), or the Council of International Schools (based in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) by March of the year of admission and who will be 18 years of age by March of the year of admission.
  6. 3.
    Have taken the "EJU" (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) in Japanese as a Foreign Language (Listening, Listening/Reading Comprehension, Reading, Writing) and basic academic proficiency in Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Course 2 Mathematics (may be taken in either Japanese or English)) administered by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) in the previous year and have attained a score of 290 or more points out of a total of 450 in Japanese as a Foreign Language and 310 or more points out of a total of 400 in Science.
    (Test scores may only be used once, either in June or in November.)

1 "Persons specified by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology" refers to

*
Persons who have passed a qualification test overseas approved by a country other than Japan (including tests equivalent to national qualification examinations) that certifies that their academic proficiency is equal or superior to those of persons who have completed 12 years of school education in the country concerned, and who will be 18 years of age by March 31 of the year of admission.
*
Persons who have graduated from a school overseas equivalent to a high school (including those who have passed qualification test overseas approved by the country concerned that certifies that their academic proficiency is equal or superior to those of persons who have graduated from such a school), and who have completed an appropriate program of preparatory education for admission to a Japanese university specified separately by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and who will be 18 years of age by March 31 of the year of admission.

This does not apply to persons who have graduated from a Japanese high school or middle school (or are expected to graduate from a Japanese high school or middle school) and have Permanent Residency Status for Japan.

Admission Decision

Admissions are determined comprehensively based on EJU scores and results of academic achievement tests and interviews conducted by Tokyo Tech. Taking the National Center University Entrance Examination is not required. If the number of applicants reaches more than 3-4 times the number of student slots, the following selection process will be performed:

- Preliminary screening

Selection based on predetermined requirements for EJU scores in Japanese proficiency and basic academic ability in science and mathematics.

- Secondary screening

Academic achievement tests in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and English and Japanese proficiency, to shortlist candidates for interview.

- Interview screening

Decision on successful applicants.

Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship Students with Embassy Recommendation (Undergraduate)

In order to be admitted as an embassy-recommended Japanese government MEXT scholarship undergraduate student at Tokyo Tech, applicants must first pass the MEXT Scholarship Student Examination administered by the Japanese embassy in the applicant’s home country. Interested applicants should contact the Japanese embassy or consulate in their home countries for information about examination qualifications, schedules, and recruitment.

Applicants selected as MEXT scholarship students usually enroll in a yearlong preparatory school at either the Osaka University Center for Japanese Language and Culture or at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies before entering the four-year bachelor’s degree program. The preparatory program provides intensive Japanese training courses, as well as other preparatory courses for university entrance such as Japanese culture and society, mathematics, English, physics, chemistry, and biology. Those who successfully complete this preparatory education will take entrance examinations administered by certain universities specified by MEXT, including Tokyo Tech. Upon passing the entrance examination for Tokyo Tech, the student will be admitted to the Institute.

Successful applicants will receive the following scholarship stipend.

Stipend Amount:

120,000 yen/month

Travel Expenses:

In accordance with MEXT regulations, each recipient will be provided with an economy class air ticket between the international airport closest to the student’s place of residence in the student’s country of nationality and Narita or Haneda International Airport.

School Fees:

Application, admission, and tuition will be waived.

For students from Korea: Japan-Korea Joint Government Scholarship Program for Students in Science and Engineering Departments

Based on the Japan-Republic of Korea Joint Declaration issued in October 1998, this program aims to enable promising Korean students to acquire cutting-edge technological skills and knowledge by studying at science and technology universities in Japan. Additionally, the aim of the program is to deepen mutual understanding between Japan and Korea through international student exchange.

Applicants are selected from students recommended by their high schools in Korea through a preliminary screening administered by the Korean government. These applicants then take an examination administered by the Japanese government, and successful applicants are then assigned to appropriate Japanese universities. Successful applicants undergo preparatory education in Japanese, specialized subjects (mathematics, physics, chemistry), and English for six months, starting from March, before arriving in Japan in September. After this, they undergo further preparatory education in Japanese and specialized subjects at the International Student Center at their assigned university. Students then take the entrance examinations administered by universities specified by MEXT, and are admitted to the university concerned if they pass the entrance examination.

The National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED) in Korea administers all procedures from recruitment to screening. Interested applicants should contact the NIIED for detail information.