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.

*For course-oriented and research-oriented programs starting in June 29, 2018, please refer to the information on the TKT CAMPUS Asia websiteouter.

Tokyo Tech Summer Program 2018

Program Period: June 5 - August 9, 2018

Duration: 10 weeks

SchedulePDF

Eligibility

・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.

Capacity

Up to 40 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

30,000 JPY

Accommodation Fees

200,000 - 240,000 JPY in total *subject to change

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

Participants may not choose accommodations.

Scholarship

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.

Insurance

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

December 1, 2017

Application Deadline

January 31, 2018

Selection Results

Notification by February 28, 2018

Leaflet

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 2018outer

*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(closed)

*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

Boston University / Brown University / California Institute of Technology / Carnegie Mellon University / Cornell University / Harvard University / Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Rice University / University of California, Berkeley / University of California Santa Barbara / University of Michigan / University of Washington / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Europe

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 / University of Pierre and Marie Curie / Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen / Technische Universität München / University of Oxford, St Anne's College / University of York / Vienna University of Technology

Asia/Oceania

Bandung Institute of Technology / Hong Kong University of Science and Technology / Nanyang Technological University / The University of Melbourne / Tsinghua University / University of Indonesia

Past program reports

Tokyo Tech Summer Program 2017outer

Tokyo Tech Summer Program 2016outer

Tokyo Tech Summer Program launched in 2016outer

Contact

Tokyo Tech Summer Program,
International Student Exchange Division

Email summer.program@jim.titech.ac.jp