Prospective Students

International Exchange Student (Other Participants)

This program admits undergraduate (second year or above) and graduate-level students from partner universities as “International Exchange Students (Other participants), provided they pay tuition and fees to Tokyo Tech.

Each International Exchange Student will be affiliated with the laboratory of a Tokyo Tech faculty member, who serves as their academic supervisor. The program offers various possibilities for study and research at the Institute: students may take courses and receive an Academic Record; they may conduct research under the guidance of their academic supervisor, or they may engage in both research and coursework.

(Note: Undergraduate-level students who are in the final year of a bachelor's degree program or possess this academic equivalency may enroll in graduate courses offered in English. Most courses at Tokyo Tech have prerequisites for enrollment.)

Some courses might impose conditions for attendance on undergraduate students, such as the completion of basic subjects.

Study/Research Period

From one month to one year. Students can flexibly plan their study period.

Status at Tokyo Tech

International Exchange Student (Non-regular, non-degree seeking student)

Application Deadline

Students may begin their program at Tokyo Tech in any month and stay for a period of up to 1 year.
Applicants must submit their online application by the 10th of the month that is more than three months prior to the first day of the month in which they intend to enroll at Tokyo Tech .
(e.g., for a start date of September 1st, the deadline is May 10th)

Tuition and Other Fees

  • Application Fee : JPY 9,800 (Students need to pay when they apply via the online application.)
  • Admission Fee : JPY 84,600  (Students need to pay after they arrive in Japan.)
  • Tuition Fee : JPY 29,700/ month  (Students need to pay after they arrive in Japan.)

Outline of Application Procedures

Once you have decided to apply

1.
Contact the Student Exchange Officer at your home university.
If your home university participates in a tuition-waiver agreement, please refer to the website for our tuition-waiver program (ACAP).
2.

Contact and identify a Tokyo Tech faculty member who is willing to host them and serve as their academic supervisor.

(Note: You should find an academic supervisor whose field of specialization is same or close to your major field of study.)

Schools of Tokyo Tech

Tokyo Tech STAR Search (Researcher Finder)outer

NOTE: Before beginning the online application process, applicants must independently contact and identify a Tokyo Tech faculty member who is willing to host them and serve as their academic supervisor. Verification of a host faculty member's agreement to host the applicant is required as part of the student's application to Tokyo Tech. (Only professors, associate professors and lecturers are eligible to be academic supervisors.)

In the Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, a Tokyo Tech faculty member will review the applicant's CV and portfolio. (Note: The acceptance of new students into a laboratory is dependent upon the available space in each laboratory.) Before applying, please be sure to submit your CV and portfolio by email to a professor.

In the Department of Technology and Innovation Management, an academic supervisor will be assigned to each applicant after a review of the applicant's CV and Study/Research Plan (free format). (Note: The acceptance of new students into a laboratory is dependent upon the available space in each laboratory.) Before applying, please be sure to submit your CV and Study/Research Plan (free format) by email to the International Student Exchange Division at Tokyo Tech: inbound@jim.titech.ac.jp

3.

Pay the stipulated application fee by credit card.
Online Payment by Credit Card: Please refer to the secure online payment website.outer
Please click HEREPDF for detailed instructions.

After the completion of the payment, please print out and scan or diretly make a PDF copy of, the "Result" (payment verification) webpage/screen and attach this PDF to your application materials.

Tokyo Tech CANNOT ACCEPT any payments made by CASH or by CHECKS.

The application fee is nonrefundable.

4.

Submit the required application materials online.

Online Application Systemouter

Application Deadline: the 10th of the month that is more than three months prior to the first day of the month in which they intend to enroll at Tokyo Tech.
e.g.) for a start date of September 1st, the deadline is May 10th.

Three to one month before entrance

5.

Acceptance Letter and the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) will be sent from the International Student Exchange Division of Tokyo Tech.

Visa application processing time is expedited when you submit a COE with your visa application.
Please click HEREPDF for information on applying for your visa with a COE.

Two to one month before entrance

6.
Apply for your visa on your own with the COE which you have received.
Information about our dormitory will be sent to eligible students from the Student Support Division of Tokyo Tech.

Since the room availability is limited, we recommend that you prepare an alternative housing plan in case you are not admitted to the campus housing.

One month to two weeks before entrance

7.

Information about an orientation will be sent from the International Student Exchange Division.

Arrival in Japan - Entrance

8.

Entrance, Orientation, Payment of Admission Fee and Tuition

  • Admission Fee Payment Deadline
  • The end of the the admission month
  • Tuition Payment Deadline
  • Spring Semester: May 31
  • Fall Semester: November 30
  • For who enrolls in the middle of the semester:
  • First semester: the end of the admission month

  • Second semester: same as above regulation for each semester

Enjoy your study in Japan!

Application Documents

The required application materials (listed below) along with an acceptance letter from your intended academic supervisor at Tokyo Tech (†) should be submitted to the International Student Exchange Division of Tokyo Tech by the designated Application Deadline.

Acceptance Letter from your intended Academic Supervisor at Tokyo Tech (Form-2)

Your intended academic supervisor will download this form from the Online Application System, complete it and submit it to the International Student Exchange Division after you have completed your online application.

1.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Application Form

To be completed onlineouterby applicants.
2.

Official Transcript of the applicant's Academic Record in English

Include the guidelines of the grading system in English.

Submit transcripts from at least the last 2 years.

Tokyo Tech reserves the right to verify the authenticity of transcripts.

3.
Recommendation Letter from the Applicant's Home University (Free format)
4.

Verification of Student Status at the Applicant's Home University

This document must clarify that the applicant has student status at the home university during the period of their enrollment at Tokyo Tech.

5.
Application for Tokyo Tech Student ID Card WORDword
6.

Application for Certificate of Eligibility (COE)  EXCELxls *Refer to the ExamplePDF

7.

Photocopy of the Applicant's Passport (PDF) (page(s) that verifies the student's name, nationality and photo)

If the applicant cannot obtain a passport before filling an application with Tokyo Tech, a copy of the passport must be submitted to the International Student Exchange Division via email as soon as it is issued.

8.

Official Test score report from TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or equivalent document

Submission of official test scores is strongly recommended.

Native speakers of English do not need to submit test scores.

9.

Photograph

The file must be less than 2MB, 350 (height) × 290 (width) pixels, JPEG format with a resolution of more than 300 dpi.

The photo should be in color with no background and must provide a clear, front view of the applicant's entire face.

10.

Copy of the "Result" (payment verification) page from the online payment websiteouter for the application fee.

11.

Consent of a Tokyo Tech Professor

Copy of email correspondence confirming a Tokyo Tech faculty member's willingness to accept the applicant

A PDF version of email correspondence between the applicant and the intended host faculty member is sufficient to fulfill this requirement.

In addition to documents 1.-11. above, which should be submitted online, originals of the following document(s) may be required by the International Student Exchange Division at Tokyo Tech. In this case, the Division will contact the applicant and instruct him/her to send the originals by postal mail.

12.

Verification Documents of your Financial Status in English (Original)

For example, a bank statement (which verifies the exact available balance in the account (at least JPY 80,000 × the number of months you will stay in Japan (e.g. for staying for 6 months: JPY 480,000)) and the currency unit) applicant or the applicant's financial supporter, or a scholarship certificate (if any).

Financial Status Verification is required as part of the application process for the Certificate of Eligibility (COE), which is the documentation used to obtain a visa to study in Japan.

These verification documents should not be submitted as early as some of the other application documents, because they will be deemed invalid for being "too old" if they are received much earlier than 3 months in advance of your enrollment date. The application process for the COE begins about 3 months prior to your enrollment date, so please submit the most recent version of these documents at around this time and not much earlier.

If there is not an English version of these documents, please attach a certified English translation with a signature of the translator and the date of translation.

Language Requirement

Fluent speaker of English or Japanese. Proficiency in English is required.

Submission of an official test score report from TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or an equivalent document (PDF) is strongly recommended.

Scholarship

Participants in this program are not eligible for JASSO scholarships, and no other scholarships are available.

Course Schedule

Spring Semester

1st Quarter

Course Period: from early April to the end of May
Supplementary Lectures and Exams: from the end of May to early June

2nd Quarter

Course Period: from mid-June to the end of July
Supplementary Lectures and Exams: from the end of July to early August

Autumn Semester

3rd Quarter

Course Period: from late September to mid-November
Supplementary Lectures and Exams: from mid-November to late November

4th Quarter

Course Period: from early December to the end of January
Supplementary Lectures and Exams: from the end of January to early February

Please click HERE for more details

Course Information

Undergraduate Level

List of Graduate Courses available to Undergraduate-Level International Exchange Student(Taught in English)

   Spring Semester(1Q/2Q): AY 2019-2020PDF(To be updated for AY 2020-2021 by late March 2020.)

   Fall Semester  (3Q/4Q): AY 2019-2020PDF(To be updated for AY 2020-2021 by late September 2020.)


  For detailed information (such as credits) on each course, please refer to:

List of Syllabus for Graduate Courses

Tokyo Tech OCW (Open Course Ware)outer

For more about Tokyo Tech's degree requirements and credits, please see the following:
Basic Degree Requirements for Degree-seeking Students and Explanation of Credits

Japanese Language Courses outerare also available.

Due to the capacity of the bus for company tour, the number of participants in the "Study on Japanese Companies and Industries I/II" course is limited. The selection of the class participants will be done in the course briefing held in the first class, on the first Wednesday of the semester.
The following students have priority in participation. (International Exchange Students (Other Participants) have lower priority than the following students.)
1. YSEP students
2. Tokyo Tech master course regular students

Graduate Level

List of Syllabus for Graduate Courses
(Courses marked with ★ will be taught in English in principle.)

Tokyo Tech OCW (Open Course Ware)outer

For more about Tokyo Tech's degree requirements and credits, please see the following:
Basic Degree Requirements for Degree-seeking Students and Explanation of Credits

Japanese Language Courses outerare also available.

Due to the capacity of the bus for company tour, the number of participants in the "Study on Japanese Companies and Industries I/II" course is limited. The selection of the class participants will be done in the course briefing held in the first class, on the first Wednesday of the semester.
The following students have priority in participation. (International Exchange Students (Other Participants) have lower priority than the following students.)
1. YSEP students
2. Tokyo Tech master course regular students

Accommodation

Generally, International Exchange Students participating in this program receive lower priority for student housing, but students will be placed on the housing waiting list through the International Student Exchange Division. Students will be notified of the result around 4 to 6 weeks before their Tokyo Tech start date. However, as room availability is limited, incoming students are advised to prepare a possible alternate housing plan.

For further information about the university dormitories and private apartments, please refer to the following pages.

Information on Apartments (COOP's website)

https://www.univcoop.jp/titech/info/info_36.htmlouter (in Japanese only)

Further Information on Dorms and Apartments

Dormitories

Campus Map

Tokyo Tech has 3 campuses. The campus differs according to the School/Department.