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.
The main features of each program are as follows:
YSEP Participants conduct research activities under the guidance of an academic supervisor at Tokyo Tech.
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.
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.
Those with student status at their home university, enrolled in the following programs at the time they start research at Tokyo Tech:
Those with student status at their home university, enrolled in the following programs at the time they start coursework at Tokyo Tech:
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.
*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).
Please contact the student exchange office (or equivalent) at your home university. A nomination from your home university is required prior to application.
Please contact Tokyo Tech and explain your situation. If there are some documents you cannot submit in time for the application deadline, it may be possible to submit them at a later date.
International Exchange 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, not all incoming students will be assigned a dormitory room.
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.
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.
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.
* If you are unable to enter Japan due to the effects of Covid-19 and wish to take classes online, you will be required to pay by overseas remittance.
Annual schedule is listed below.
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