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

December 10 for spring Semester/1st quarter (April)
February 10 for 2nd quarter (June)
May 10 for fall Semester/3rd quarter (October)
August 10 for 4th quarter (December)

Overview

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

Under the Academic Course Access 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 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)*
*

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.

Applicants must carefully consider what they wish to study at Tokyo Tech and prepare an ACAP Course-Oriented Program Sheet, which will be submitted to Tokyo Tech through the partner university at the time of nomination.

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): Mandated to take 6 classes (600 minutes) or more per week to maintain student visa status. *1 *2
    • (a) Master's and doctoral students can take all courses offered by the graduate school (conducted in English/Japanese).
    • (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). *3
    • (c) Undergraduate students other than those in their final year can take only undergraduate courses mostly conducted in Japanese. *3
  • 2) Engage in at least one of the following activities (required):
    • (a) Take at least one of the following courses.
    • - Recommended Courses for International Exchange Students (TBA)
    • - Japanese language
    • (b) Participate in one of the monthly events organized by Tokyo Tech. (Dates: TBA)
*1

Before applying to this program, be sure to carefully check the information regarding course timetables and syllabi, and the list of courses from the previous year which details available graduate courses conducted in English, and confirm that a study plan matches course availability and that there will be no scheduling conflicts.

*2

There may be cases where your request for course registration is not permitted, as some courses have specific requirements for registration. In addition, some of the courses involving exercises/research training are not open to international exchange students.

*3

Any courses conducted in English in the 100 and 200 levels cannot be taken.

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: they can start their program in either April or October only, and their period of study may last from 2 quarters (a semester) to 4 quarters (a year)

Admission in

Deadline for Nomination

Contact Period with the ACAP Specialized Faculty Member

Deadline for Applicants

April, 2023

November 17, 2022

November 21 – December 1, 2023

December 10, 2022

October, 2023

April 20, 2023

April 24 – May 1, 2023

May 10, 2023

Those not applying for a JASSO Scholarship: they can start their program at the beginning of each quarter, and their period of study may last from 1 quarter to 1 year:

Admission in

Deadline for Nomination

Contact Period with the ACAP Specialized Faculty Member

Deadline for Applicants

April, 2023

November 17, 2022

November 21 – December 1, 2023

December 10, 2022

June, 2023

January 19, 2023

January 21 – February 1, 2023

February 10, 2023

October, 2023

April 20, 2023

April 24 – May 1, 2023

May 10, 2023

December, 2023

July 20, 2023

July 21 – August 1, 2023

August 10, 2023

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Information on the application guideline for AY 2024 will be announced in November 2023.

The deadlines for applicants 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 Course-Oriented Program Sheet

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. At the time of nomination, the "ACAP Course-Oriented Program Sheet" prepared by each applicant should be submitted to Tokyo Tech by their home university.
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

Within the "Contact Period with the ACAP Specialized faculty member", applicants are required to contact an ACAP Specialized faculty member by directly referring to the list of the ACAP Specialized faculty members which will be provided by Tokyo Tech, and obtain their approval. Please do NOT contact outside of the set time of period. On the online application form, applicants need to submit evidence such as an email message or a letter indicating that the ACAP Specialized faculty member agrees to accept them. Note that there are some Departments with many applicants which may exceed their limit and not accept any. In most cases, the maximum number of students accepted by a single Department is about 10. Therefore, please refer to the list of Number of students by accepted department and consider which Departments you would like your students to be accepted by, if possible. If more than two students are recommended for the same Department, there is a possibility that we may not be able to accept them.

  • In the Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, this process is done by the International Student Exchange Division on their behalf, thus, no need to contact supervisors directly. Instead, Applicants are required to submit their CV and portfolio via the online application form.
  • 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;

Housing

For students who have submitted a request to move into a Tokyo Tech dormitory through the online application, the International Student Exchange Division will request that the department in charge of university dormitories will allocate a room for them. (Students are not required to apply for dormitories individually.) Students will be notified by email 1 to 1.5 months prior to enrollment whether or not they will be able to move into the dormitory. In that case, please follow the instructions in the email.

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 February (for admission in April) or August (for admission in October)

*1

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

*2

Students receiving more than JPY 80,000 per month in total from other scholarships to study in Japan are ineligible for this scholarship. Also, some scholarship foundations do not allow their recipients to receive a stipend from another scholarship foundation. Please confirm that receipt of a JASSO scholarship WILL NOT jeopardize funding which you already receive from another scholarship foundation.

Other Useful Link

Results of Acceptance - Fall 2022

Please refer here regarding the results of ACAP acceptance.

Number of students by accepted department

Contact

Student Exchange Group 3, International Student Exchange Division

Email inbound@jim.titech.ac.jp