Prospective Students

Tokyo Tech Summer Program

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) offers a research-oriented program for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue individual research projects under Tokyo Tech faculty supervision.

In addition, participants will have opportunities to learn about Japanese culture while experiencing life in one of the most exciting and technologically-advanced cities in the world.

Tokyo Tech Summer Program 2019

Program Period: June 4 - August 8, 2019

Duration: 10 weeks



・Undergraduate students majoring in science and engineering-related fields who have completed their second year at the time of participation

・Graduate students in science and engineering-related fields

*Participants must have student status at their home university during their period of study at Tokyo Tech.

Program Details

Participants will conduct individual research projects under the guidance of Tokyo Tech faculty members in faculty laboratories. They will also participate in a compulsory Japan Studies course and have the option of taking a beginner-level Japanese language course.

Research Projectouter - 2 credits (compulsory)

Japan Studies courseouter - 2 credits (compulsory)

Japanese for Beginners courseouter - 1 credit (optional)

・Site visits, Japanese cultural experiences, and activities with Tokyo Tech students

Credit Transfer

An academic record containing course grades and a certificate of completion will be issued.

Credit transfer is at the discretion of the home university.


Up to 35 students will be selected to participate

Application, Admission, and Tuition Fees

Waived (application 9,800JPY, admission 84,600JPY, tuition 29,700 JPY/month)

Program Fee

50,000 JPY

Accommodation Fees

220,000 - 250,000 JPY in total *subject to change

Note that off-campus accommodations will be reserved by Tokyo Tech.

Participants may not choose accommodations.


A limited number of qualified students will receive a JASSO or Tokyo Tech Fund scholarship.

Those selected to receive the scholarships will be notified one or two months before the start of the program.


Participants are required to purchase Disaster and Accident Insurance for Students as well as Personal Liability Insurance for Students (cost: 1,340 JPY in total) upon arrival. Participants are asked to purchase overseas travel insurance before traveling to Japan.

How to Apply

Submit the required items via Tokyo Tech’s online application system.

Application Period Opens

November 9, 2018

Application Deadline

January 10, 2019

Selection Results

Notification by February 28, 2019


Tokyo Tech Summer Program LeafletPDF

Application Procedures and Documents

1. Contact the student exchange office or its equivalent at your home university and confirm whether selection by your home university is required. If so, please follow your university’s internal procedures before starting the Tokyo Tech application.

2. Identify potential Academic Supervisor(s).

List of Labs & Research Topics 2019outer

*Please do not directly contact any professors at the time of application. Tokyo Tech will match successful applicants to host faculty members.

3. Register and submit the following required items online.

Online Applicationouter

*Select "Tokyo Tech Summer / Winter Program" as the category

1) Official academic transcripts in English (PDF)

- Include the guidelines of the grading system in English

- Must include the latest academic year

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

2) Recommendation letter from your home university (free format) (PDF)

3) Verification of your student status at your home university (PDF)

- You must show evidence of student status at your home university for the period of the program at Tokyo Tech.

4) Application for Tokyo Tech Student ID Card

Application for Tokyo Tech Student ID CardWord

5) Copy of your passport (PDF)

- Page(s) showing your name, nationality and photo.

- If you do not have a passport at the time of application, please submit a copy of the necessary pages by email as soon as the passport is issued.

6) Official test results of TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or equivalent (PDF)

- (For non-native speakers of English) Strongly recommended but not mandatory

7) Photograph (JPEG)

- Must be in color with no background, clear with a front view of your entire face, taken within the last 3 months

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

*If submitting more than two files for the same item (e.g. three transcripts from different schools), please combine them into one PDF file and upload it.

*Tokyo Tech may contact you by email to request submission of originals of the documents indicated above.

*As part of the visa application process, those selected for the program will be asked to fill out a Certificate of Eligibility application form and may be asked for documents to verify their financial status.

Universities of past participants

United States/Canada

Boston University / Brown University / California Institute of Technology / Carnegie Mellon University / Cornell University / Harvard University / Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Rice University/The University of Texas at Austin / University of British Columbia / University of California, Berkeley / University of California, Irvine University of California Santa Barbara /University of Chicago/ University of Michigan / University of Washington / University of Wisconsin-Madison


Aalto University / Cardiff University / Delft University of Technology / École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers / École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées / Eindhoven University of Technology / Lomonosov Moscow State University /University College London /University of Pierre and Marie Curie / Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen / Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH) / Technische Universität München / University of Glasgow / University of York / Vienna University of Technology


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology / National University of Singapore /Nanyang Technological University / Tsinghua University

Past program reports

Tokyo Tech Summer Program 2018outer

Tokyo Tech Summer Program 2017outer

Tokyo Tech Summer Program 2016outer

Tokyo Tech Summer Program launched in 2016outer


Tokyo Tech Summer Program,
International Student Exchange Division