Period of Study
From one month to one year. Students can flexibly plan their study period.
Student Status at Tokyo Tech
International Exchange Student (non-regular, non-degree-seeking student)
The 10th of the month that is more than three months prior to the first day of the intended month of enrollment at Tokyo Tech
* This program will be renewed and will be open to students who intend to conduct research (taking courses is optional, but only taking courses is unacceptable).
* We consider that one of the criteria on research is to be enrolled at least 5 months under the Institutional-Level Agreement program.
* If your focus is on research, please contact the one faculty member whom you truly would like to be as your academic supervisor and please do not contact more than one at the same time.
Undergraduate (2nd-year or above) and graduate-level students from partner universities have the opportunity to study abroad at Tokyo Tech for a period of up to one year as International Exchange Students (Other Participants) on a fee-paying basis.
Students enrolling as International Exchange Student (Other Participants) will be affiliated with the laboratory of a Tokyo Tech faculty member, who serves as their academic supervisor. Various options for study and research at the Institute are available: International Exchange Students (Other Participants) may take courses and receive an Academic Record; they may conduct research under the guidance of their academic supervisor, or they may engage in both research and coursework.
(Undergraduate students who are in the final year of a bachelor's degree program or possess this academic equivalency may enroll in graduate courses offered in English. Most courses at Tokyo Tech have prerequisites for enrollment.)
From one month to one year
Students can flexibly plan their study period. They may begin their program at Tokyo Tech in any month and stay for a period of up to 1 year.
International Exchange Student (non-regular, non-degree-seeking student)
The 10th of the month which is more than three months prior to the desired start date
e.g., For a start date of September 1, the Application Deadline is May 10
The applicant must be a fluent speaker of English or Japanese. Proficiency in English is required.
Submission of an official test score report from TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or an equivalent document (PDF) is strongly recommended.
Before beginning the online application process, you must find a Tokyo Tech faculty member who is willing to host you at Tokyo Tech. Be sure to obtain confirmation that he or she agrees to serve as your academic supervisor. You will be required to provide the name of this faculty member when filling out the application. Only professors, associate professors and lecturers are eligible to serve as academic supervisors.
Prior to starting an application, contact the International Student Exchange Division request a log-in ID and password.
Information about Tokyo Tech dormitories will be sent from the Student Support Division of Tokyo Tech.
Since dormitory room availability is limited, we recommend that International Exchange Students (Other Participants) prepare an alternative housing plan in case they are not assigned to a dormitory.
Information about an orientation will be sent from the International Student Exchange Division.
Enjoy your studies at Tokyo Tech!
The required application materials (listed below) must be submitted to the International Student Exchange Division, Tokyo Tech by the designated Application Deadline. In addition, an acceptance letter (†) must be submitted by the faculty member who has consented to serve as your academic supervisor at Tokyo Tech.
† : Acceptance Letter (Form-2)
Your intended academic supervisor will download this form from the Online Application System, complete it and submit it to the International Student Exchange Division after you have completed your online application.
1. Tokyo Institute of Technology Application Form
To be completed online. Please contact the International Student Exchange Division in advance to obtain a log-in ID and password.
International Student Exchange Division: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Official Transcript in English
● Include the guidelines of the grading system in English.
● Submit transcripts from at least the last two years.
● Tokyo Tech reserves the right to verify the authenticity of your transcript.
3. Recommendation Letter from your Home University (Free format)
4. Verification of Student Status at your Home University
● This document, issued by your home university, must verify that you will maintain student status at your home university during your exchange period at Tokyo Tech.
6. Copy of your Passport (PDF) (page(s) that verifies your name, nationality and photo)
● If you do not have a passport at the time of application, submit a copy of the relevant pages to the International Student Exchange Division by email as soon as it is issued.
7. Official Test score report from TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or equivalent document
● The submission of official test scores is strongly recommended.
● Native speakers of English need not submit test scores.
● The file must be less than 2MB, 350 (height) × 290 (width) pixels, JPEG format with a resolution of more than 300 dpi.
● The photo should be in color with no background and must provide a clear, frontal view of your entire face.
9. Copy of the "Result" (payment verification) page from the online payment website for the application fee.
10. Consent of a Tokyo Tech Faculty Member
● Please submit evidence that a Tokyo Tech faculty member has consented to be your academic supervisor.
● A PDF version of email correspondence with the faculty member is sufficient to fulfill this requirement.
In addition to documents 1.– 10. above, which must be submitted online, originals of the following document(s) may be required by the International Student Exchange Division at Tokyo Tech. In this case, division staff will instruct the applicant to send the originals by postal mail.
11. Verification of your Financial Status (Original documentation written in English)
● Verification documents may include a scholarship certificate (if any) or a bank statement that verifies the currency unit and exact available balance in your or your financial supporter’s bank account; the total amount should exceed the equivalent of JPY 80,000 multiplied by the number of months you will stay in Japan (e.g., JPY 480,000 if staying for 6 months).
● Verification of financial status is required as part of the application process for the Certificate of Eligibility (COE), a document necessary to obtain a visa to study in Japan.
● The verification documents should not be submitted as early as some of the other application documents because if they are received too far in advance of your enrollment date, they will be deemed invalid for being "too old". The application process for the COE begins about three months prior to your enrollment date, so please submit the most recent version of these documents around this time and not much earlier.
● If the original documentation is not issued in English, please attach a certified English translation of each with a signature of the translator and the date of translation.
JPY 29,700/ month
International Exchange Students (Other Participants) are not eligible for Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)Scholarships. No other scholarships are available.
Generally, International Exchange Students (Other Participants) receive low priority for student housing, but such students will be placed on the housing waiting list through the International Student Exchange Division. Incoming students will be notified of the result around 4 to 6 weeks before their Tokyo Tech start date. However, as room availability is limited, incoming International Exchange Students (Other Participants) are advised to prepare a possible alternate housing plan.
Further Information on Dorms and Apartments:
Dormitories & Housing Support