Prospective Students

International Exchange Students (Other Participants)

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)

Application Deadline

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

Overview

* 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.)

Period of Study

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.

Student Status at Tokyo Tech

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

Application Deadline

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

Language Requirements

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.

Application Procedures

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Contact the Student Exchange Officer (or equivalent) at your home university
If your home university has a tuition-waiver agreement with Tokyo Tech, please refer to the webpage for programs (ACAP, YSEP) open to students under a tuition-waiver.
2
Contact and identify a Tokyo Tech faculty member who is willing to serve as your academic supervisor.
Look for an academic supervisor whose field is the same as or close to your major field of study.

Tokyo Tech’s Schools

Tokyo Tech STAR Search (Researcher Finder)outer

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.

  • In the Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, a Tokyo Tech faculty member will review each applicant's CV and portfolio. The acceptance of new students into a laboratory is dependent upon the available space in each laboratory. Before applying, please be sure to submit your CV and portfolio to your prospective host faculty member by email.
  • In the Department of Technology and Innovation Management, an academic supervisor will be assigned to each applicant after a review of the applicant's CV and Study/Research Plan (free format). The acceptance of new students into a laboratory is dependent upon the available space in each laboratory. Before applying, please be sure to submit your CV and Study/Research Plan (free format) by email to the International Student Exchange Division at Tokyo Tech: inbound@jim.titech.ac.jp
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Pay the stipulated application fee by credit card.

Online Payment by Credit Card: Refer to the secure online payment website.outer
Click HEREPDF for detailed instructions.

  • After completing the payment, please print out and scan, or directly make a PDF copy of, the "Result" (payment verification) webpage/screen and submit this PDF.
  • Tokyo Tech CANNOT ACCEPT any payments made in CASH or by CHECK.
  • The application fee is nonrefundable.
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Submit the required application materials online.

Prior to starting an application, contact the International Student Exchange Division request a log-in ID and password.

  • International Student Exchange Division:inbound@jim.titech.ac.jp
  • Application Deadline:
    The 10th of the month that is more than three months prior to the first day of your intended month of enrollment at Tokyo Tech.
    e.g., For a start date of September 1, the Application Deadline is May 10.

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Application Documents

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Application, Enrollment and Tuition Fees

Application Fee

JPY   9,800
(Payment is due at the time of the online application.)

Enrollment Fee

JPY 84,600
(Payment is due after arrival in Japan.)

Tuition

JPY 29,700/ month
(Payment is due after arrival in Japan.)

Scholarships

International Exchange Students (Other Participants) are not eligible for Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)Scholarships. No other scholarships are available.

Accommodation

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