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.
From one month to one year. Students can flexibly plan their study period.
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 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
Contact and identify a Tokyo Tech faculty member who is willing to host them as an International Visiting Student and serve as their academic supervisor.
Schools of Tokyo Tech
Tokyo Tech STAR Search (Researcher Finder)
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: email@example.com
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 the completion of 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 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
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 a possible alternate 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
- Admission Fee Payment Deadline
- The end of the admission month
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 by applicants.
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.
- Recommendation Letter from the Applicant's Home University (free format)
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.
- Application for Tokyo Tech Student ID Card WORD
Application for Certificate of Eligibility (COE) EXCEL *Refer to the Example
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.
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.
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.
Copy of the "Result" (payment verification) page from the online payment website for the application fee
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 documents should be required by the International Student Exchange Division at Tokyo Tech. The Division will contact the applicant and instruct him/her to send the originals by postal mail after checking the documents submitted online.
Official Transcript of the applicant's Academic Record in English (Original of 2. stated above)
Verification of Student Status at the Applicant's 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 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) 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. Proficiency in English is required.
Submission of an official test score report from TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or an equivalent document (PDF) is strongly recommended.
Generally, 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.
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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