Prospective Students

Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP)

YSEP is a program for exchange students from Tokyo Tech's partner universities around the world. It is conducted in English, and offers a unique opportunity to experience a research project along with Japanese language/culture.

Admission Qualifications
At the time of participation, be enrolled at a Tokyo Tech partner university(*1) and
a) have completed at least two and a half years of study in a four-year bachelor’s degree program,
b) have completed at least two years of a three-year bachelor’s degree program, or
c) be in a master’s degree program
Period of Study
One Academic Semester (2 quarters)
Spring: March to August
Autumn: September to February
The study period cannot be extended.
Courses Offered in the Program
Compulsory Subjects (6 credits)
-Research Project (4 credits)
-Topics on Japan (1 credit)
-Study on Japanese Companies and Industries (1 credit)
can also take other courses at Tokyo Tech for which they are qualified(*2), including Japanese language courses and courses taught in English.
English Language Proficiency
(Required document) Official Test Score of TOEFL (iBT, PBT), TOEIC, or IELTS (PDF)
or other official test score which will certify the applicant’s English proficiency and the conversion tables between this test score and TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS
Native speakers of English are exempt from this requirement
JASSO Scholarship(*3)
Monthly Stipend: 80,000 yen
Application Deadline
Autumn Semester: February 28
Spring Semester: August 20 (of the previous year)
25 students per semester
Application Procedures
1)Contact the Student Exchange Office at your home university. Approval from your home university is required before you proceed to the online application.
2)Prepare all necessary documents for the application.
3)Find 3 potential Tokyo Tech professors under whom you are interested in conducting research during your stay here.
4)Apply through our online application system(*4) and submit the required application materials electronically by the application deadline.
Detailed Informaiton

(*1) YSEP participants must have student status at their home university during their period of study at Tokyo Tech.
(*2) Undergraduate students, with permission, can take courses from the List of Graduate Courses Available to Undergraduate-Level International Exchange Students, as well as courses from GSEP, our English language-taught bachelor’s degree program. Graduate students can enroll in any courses for which they are qualified. Many courses in our graduate program are provided in English.
(*3) JASSO determines awards according to its own criteria. Allocation of JASSO Scholarship funding is limited.
(*4) All application forms and related documents must be submitted through the YSEP online application system. Only nominated students from Tokyo Tech partner universities are able to use this system. After receiving your nominations, we will send a unique ID and password to each nominated student so they may access the YSEP online application system.


Student Exchange Group 3, International Student Exchange Division