Tokyo Tech admits undergraduate (second year or above) and graduate-level students from non-partner universities as International Visiting Students. [List of Partner Universities]
International Visiting Students are admitted for up to one year as non-degree seeking students.
Assigned to a laboratory to conduct research under the guidance of a Tokyo Tech academic supervisor, International Visiting Students are responsible for paying the application, admission, and tuition fees.
Up to one year
Status at Tokyo Tech
International Visiting Student (Non-regular, non-degree seeking student)
Status of Residence
International Visiting Students must enter Japan with a valid visa status.
Students may start their research on the first day of any month.
The required application materials must be submitted to Tokyo Tech by the 10th of the month which is more than three months prior to the desired start date.
e.g.) For Admission on September 1/ Application Deadline: May 10
Tuition and Other Fees
- Application Fee : 9,800 JPY
- Admission Fee : 84,600 JPY
- Tuition Fee : 29,700 JPY / month
Outline of Application Procedures
Once you have decided to apply
Search for an academic supervisor at Tokyo Tech and contact him/her to obtain the permission to participate in a laboratory as an International Visiting Student.
Schools of Tokyo Tech
Tokyo Tech STAR Search (Researcher Finder)
NOTE: Before beginning the online application process, you are required to find and get confirmation from a Tokyo Tech professor that he or she has agreed to become your academic supervisor. You will be required to provide the name of this professor when filling out the application. (Only professors, associate professors and lecturers are eligible to be academic supervisors.)
In the Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, a professor 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay the stipulated application fee by credit card.
Online Payment by Credit Card: Please refer to the secure online payment website
Please click HERE for detailed instructions.
After making the payment, please print out and scan, or directly 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.
Submit the required application materials online.
Online Application System
Application Deadline: the 10th of the month which is more than three months prior to the desired start date
e.g.) For Admission on September 1/ Application Deadline: May 10
Three to one month before entrance
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 HERE for information on applying for your visa with a COE.
Two to one month before entrance
- 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
Information about an orientation will be sent from the International Student Exchange Division.
Arrival in Japan - Entrance
Entrance, Orientation, Payment of Admission Fee and Tuition Fee
- Admission Fee Payment Deadline
- The end of the month of admission
Enjoy your study in Japan!
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.
Tokyo Institute of Technology Application Form
To be completed online
Official Transcript of your Academic Record in English
Please include the guidelines of the grading system in English.
Please submit transcripts from at least the last 2 years.
- Recommendation Letter from your Home University (free format)
Verification of Student Status at your Home University
Please cerfity that you have student status at your home university during the period at Tokyo Tech.
- Application for Tokyo Tech Student ID Card WORD
Application for Certificate of Eligibility (COE) EXCEL *Refer to the Example
Copy of your Passport (page(s) that verify name, nationality and photo)
If you do not have a passport at the time of application, a copy should be submitted by email as soon as it is issued.
Official Test Result of TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or equivalent document
The submission of the above document is strongly recommended.
Native speakers of English are exempt from this submission requirement.
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 your entire face.
Printout of the "Result" (payment verification) page from the online payment website for the application fee
Consent of a Tokyo Tech Professor
Please submit evidence that a Tokyo Tech professor has consented to be your academic supervisor.
A PDF version of email correspondence with the professor is sufficient to fulfill this requirement.
In addition to the above documents, 1.-11., which should be submitted online, the following documents must arrive at the International Student Exchange Division of Tokyo Tech by postal mail.
Official Transcript of your Academic Record in English (Original of 2. stated above)
Verification of Student Status at your Home University (Original of 4. stated above)
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 80,000 JPY × the number of months you will stay in Japan (e.g. for staying for 6 months: 480,000 JPY)) and the currency unit) for you or your 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.
Fluent speaker of English or Japanese
As for English, it is strongly recommended that the official test result (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or equivalent document) is provided.
Tokyo Tech has limited housing for international students; therefore, we cannot guarantee rooms for all students. Only those students who are selected to live in the university housing will be notified by the Student Support Division of Tokyo Tech around 1.5 - 1 month before entrance. Since the room availability is limited, we recommend that you prepare an alternative housing plan in case you are not admitted to our dormitory.For further information about the university dormitories and private apartments, please refer to the following pages.
Information on Apartments (COOP's homepage)
https://www.univcoop.jp/titech/info/info_36.html (in Japanese only)
Further Information about Dorms and Apartments
Course Schedule (for reference)
International Visiting Students can attend courses with the permission of the course instructor and their academic supervisor. International Visiting Students cannot register for courses or receive an academic record from Tokyo Tech.
Course Period： from early April to the end of May
Supplementary Lectures and Exams: from the end of May to early June
Course Period： from mid-June to the end of July
Supplementary Lectures and Exams: from the end of July to early August
Course Period： from late September to mid-November
Supplementary Lectures and Exams: from mid-November to late November
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
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