Prospective Students

Academic Course Access Program (ACAP)

Period of Study

From 1 quarter to 4 quarters (1 year)
Start in April, June, October, or December (Starting month of each quarter)

Student Status at Tokyo Tech

International Exchange Student (non-regular, non-degree-seeking student)

Application Deadline

June 3, 2022 for fall Semester/3rd quarter 2022 (October 2022)
August 10, 2022 for 4th quarter 2022 (December 2022)

Overview

* Tokyo Tech have renewed our programs for International Exchange Students. From September 2022, ACAP will be offered as a course-oriented program. Students who intend to take courses at Tokyo Tech should select the ACAP program.

Under the Academic Cooperation Agreement Program (ACAP), Tokyo Tech waives the application, enrollment, and tuition fees of undergraduate (second-year or above) and graduate-level International Exchange Students from participating partner universities [LIST of agreements]. ACAP students are accepted for a period of of one quarter to four quarters (a year) – for JASSO scholarship recipients, a period of two quarters (a semester) to four quarters (a year) – and are able to study alongside Tokyo Tech students in regular courses offered on a quarter or semester basis.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be enrolled at partner universities with which Tokyo Tech has a tuition waiver agreement.
  • Those with student status at their home university, enrolled in the following programs at the time they start coursework at Tokyo Tech:
    • ・Doctoral program
    • ・Master’s program
    • ・Bachelor’s program (at least one year of study)
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Except for undergraduate students in their final year, an official Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) result or equivalent document is required as students are supposed to take courses conducted in Japanese.

Period of Study

  • From 1 quarter to 4 quarters (1 year)*
  • Start in April, June, October, or December (Starting month of each quarter)

*For JASSO scholarship recipients, the period of study must start in either April or October and last from 2 quarters (a semester) to 4 quarters (a year).

Program Outline

  • 1) Take course(s) offered at Tokyo Tech (required)
    • (a) Master's and doctoral students can take all courses offered by the graduate school.
    • (b) Undergraduate students in their final year can take courses for undergraduates (most of which are conducted in Japanese) and courses for graduates also open to undergraduate-level international exchange students (conducted in English).
    • (c) Undergraduate students other than those in their final year can take only undergraduate courses mostly conducted in Japanese.
  • 2) Engage in at least one of the following activities (required):
    • (a) Take at least one of the following courses.
    • - Study on Japanese Companies and Industries
    • - Multicultural Understanding Through Art
    • - Japanese language
    • (b) Participate in one of the monthly events organized by Tokyo Tech. (Dates: TBA)

Student Status at Tokyo Tech

International Exchange Student (non-regular, non-degree-seeking student)

Application Deadline

For ACAP, the application deadline differs depending on whether students apply for Japan Student Services (JASSO) Scholarship or not:

Those applying for a JASSO Scholarship

Starting their enrollment from October 2022 and lasting from 2 quarters (a semester) to 4 quarters (a year)

June 3, 2022

Those not applying for a JASSO Scholarship: three months prior to the start of the desired quarter

Starting their enrollment from October 2022 (3rd quarter)

June 3, 2022

Starting their enrollment from December 2022 (4th quarter)

August 10, 2022

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Information about ACAP in the spring semester of 2023 will be announced in November 2022.

The deadlines indicated above refer to the deadlines by which materials must be submitted online to Tokyo Tech. However, the preliminary application deadline at the applicant’s home university may vary.

Language Requirements

High-level English or Japanese ability is required for taking courses.

*1

Submission of official test scores such as TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, etc. is strongly recommended.

*2

An official Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) result or equivalent document is required for undergraduate program students except for those in their final year.

Application Procedures

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Contact the Student Exchange Officer (or equivalent) at your home university
ACAP applicants must be officially nominated to Tokyo Tech by their home university, and Tokyo Tech must be informed of the nomination BEFORE applicants are invited to apply online.
After receiving the official nomination from your home university, Tokyo Tech will directly send you the necessary information for logging in to the online application form via email to you.
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Find an academic supervisor at Tokyo Tech

Tokyo Tech’s Schools

Tokyo Tech STAR Search (Researcher Finder)outer

Before beginning the online application process, applicants are required to contact a desired academic supervisor directly referring to the list of the ACAP specialized faculty members which will be provided by Tokyo Tech, and obtain their approval. Applicants are expected to contact a faculty member of the same or similar department of their home university, or a faculty member of the department offering courses that applicants plan to take at Tokyo Tech. On the online application form, applicants need to submit evidence such as an email message or a letter indicating that the Tokyo Tech professor agrees to be the applicant's academic supervisor.

  • In the Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, applicants are required to submit their CV and portfolio via the online application form. As academic supervisors will be arranged by Tokyo Tech, applicants do not have to contact supervisors directly.
  • In the Department of Technology and Innovation Management, applicants may be required to submit additional documents with their application.
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Submit the required application materials online.

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Documents necessary for application

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Additional required documents before enrollment:

Health Certificate for Infectious Diseases (other than COVID-19)

International students who have passed the entrance exam and whose registered enrollment period will be three months or longer are required to have the health certificate completed and signed by a physician within the three-month period before the designated date of enrollment at Tokyo Tech (or within the three-month period before their planned date of arrival in Japan if their arrival will be later than the date of entrance). In addition, we request that it be submitted prior to the designated date of entrance (or prior to arriving in Japan if the arrival will be later than the date of entrance).
Note that all expenses for this shall be borne by students.
Please cooperate with our preventive measures against various infectious diseases that could cross international borders in order to protect the health and wellbeing of you and your colleagues.

For more details, please refer to the following website;

Scholarship

Sponsor

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Name of scholarship

Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan

Monthly stipend

JPY 80,000

Eligibility

Those starting their enrollment in either April or October and lasting from 2 quarters (a semester) to 4 quarters (a year)

Selection result

Notified by Tokyo Tech by the end of August 2022

*1

Regarding students applying for a JASSO scholarship who receive other funding or scholarships, some scholarship foundations, unlike JASSO, do not allow their recipients to receive a stipend from another scholarship foundation (i.e., double funding).

*2

The number of JASSO scholarship recipients is limited, and recipient selection will be made by Tokyo Tech.

After you are admitted

After the selection of ACAP participants, Tokyo Tech will submit on your behalf an application for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Immigration Services Agency of Japan. It will take four (4) to eight (8) weeks for the COE to be issued. After it is issued, Tokyo Tech will send it to you. With the COE and your passport, you will be able to apply for your student visa at the Japanese Embassy or Japanese Consulate General in your country.

Contact

Student Exchange Group 3, International Student Exchange Division

Email inbound@jim.titech.ac.jp