Prospective Students

FAQ for International Exchange Students and International Visiting Students

This page is primarily intended for prospective International Exchange Student participants in YSEP and ACAP, International Exchange Students (Other Participants), and International Visiting Students. Students interested in participating in Campus Asia, Tokyo Tech Summer Program, and Tokyo Tech Winter Program should refer to the individual program website.

Program

  • How are YSEP and ACAP different?

    The main features of each program are as follows:

    Program Outline

    YSEP (Research-oriented program)

    YSEP Participants conduct research activities under the guidance of an academic supervisor at Tokyo Tech.

    • 1)Study and research under the guidance of an academic supervisor (required)
    • 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.
      (c) Make a presentation on one’s research.
    • 3)Take elective subjects (optional)
      Take elective course(s) in the International Graduate Program conducted in English with the permission of the course instructor and academic supervisor.

    • *Undergraduate students 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).

    ACAP (Course-oriented program)

    ACAP will accept students from the partner universities with which Tokyo Tech has established student exchange agreements with tuition waiver. Participants take courses offered at Tokyo tech.

    • 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.

    Eligibility

    Although both YSEP and ACAP participants must maintain student status at their home university during their period of study at Tokyo Tech, the eligibility requirements for each program are different.

    YSEP (Research-oriented program)

    Those with student status at their home university, enrolled in the following programs at the time they start research at Tokyo Tech:

    • Doctoral program
    • Master’s program
    • Bachelor’s program (at least two and a half years of study)

    ACAP (Course-oriented program)

    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.

    Period of Study

    YSEP (Research-oriented program)

    • From 5 months to 1 year
    • Starting only in April or October (Starting month of each semester)

    ACAP (Course-oriented program)

    • 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).

Application

Application documents

Accommodation

Scholarships

  • What scholarships are available?

    International Exchange Students selected for YSEP or ACAP are eligible for consideration for the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarship. The monthly stipend is JPY 80,000.

  • Can I apply for the JASSO Scholarship?

    Prospective students applying for YSEP or ACAP will be able to indicate on their online application to Tokyo Tech that they wish to be considered for the JASSO Scholarship. Tokyo Tech will apply for a JASSO Scholarship on your behalf. JASSO determines awards according to its own criteria, and allocation of JASSO Scholarship funding is limited. If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, staff from the International Student Exchange Division will let you know.

    Note:
    Unlike JASSO, 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 if you already receive a scholarship from another scholarship foundation.

    Unfortunately, International Exchange Students (Other participants) and International Visiting Students are not eligible for the JASSO Scholarship.

Tuition and Fees

Course Schedule

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