Prospective Students

Tokyo Tech Summer Program

Period of Study

Early June – Early August

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students majoring in science and engineering-related fields who have completed their second year at the time of participation
  • Graduate students in science and engineering-related fields

Student Status at Tokyo Tech

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

Program Fee

JPY 50,000

Number of Participants

Up to 35 students

Application Deadline

Early January

Overview

Tokyo Tech Summer Program offers undergraduate and graduate students from overseas partner universities the opportunity to pursue short-term individual research projects under Tokyo Tech faculty supervision. In addition, participants have opportunities to learn about Japanese culture while experiencing life in one of the most exciting and technologically-advanced cities in the world.

Tokyo Tech Summer Program will not be held in 2022.

Tokyo Tech Summer Program 2019 (Reference)

Program Period

June 4 – August 8, 2019

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students majoring in science and engineering-related fields who have completed their second year at the time of participation
  • Graduate students in science and engineering-related fields

*Participants must have student status at their home university during their period of study at Tokyo Tech.

Number of Participants

Up to 35 students

Application Period

November 9, 2018 – January 10, 2019

Selection Results

Notification by February 28, 2019

Program Description

Each participant conducts an individual research project in a faculty laboratory under the guidance of a Tokyo Tech faculty member, engages with cohort members in a Japan Studies course designed specifically for the Summer Program, and has the option of taking an introductory level Japanese language course.

Site visits, Japanese cultural experiences, and activities with Tokyo Tech students

Schedule

Schedule

Leaflet

Credit Transfer

An academic record containing course grades and a certificate of completion will be issued.
Credit transfer is at the discretion of the home university.

Fees & Expenses

Program Fee

JPY 50,000

Accommodation Fees

JPY 220,000 - 250,000 in total
Note:
Off-campus accommodations are reserved by Tokyo Tech.
Participants may not choose accommodations.

Insurance

Participants are required to purchase Disaster and Accident Insurance for Students as well as Personal Liability Insurance for Students (cost: JPY 1,340 in total) upon arrival. Participants are asked to purchase overseas travel insurance before traveling to Japan.

Note: Fees are subject to change

Scholarships

A limited number of qualified students will receive a Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) or Tokyo Tech Fund scholarship. Those selected to receive the scholarships will be notified one or two months before the start of the program.

Application Procedures

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Contact the Student Exchange Office (or equivalent) at your home university
Review information about Tokyo Tech faculty members and identify those with whom you would like to work. You will be asked to indicate your desired Academic Supervisor(s) on the application form. Please do not directly contact any Tokyo Tech faculty members at the time of application. Tokyo Tech will match successful applicants to host faculty members.
2
Identify potential Academic Supervisor(s)
Tokyo Tech will match successful applicants to host faculty members. Please do not directly contact any Tokyo Tech faculty members at the time of application.
3
Prepare application documents
  • 1. Official academic transcripts in English (PDF)
    • Include the guidelines of the grading system in English.
    • Include the latest academic year.
    • Tokyo Tech reserves the right to verify the authenticity of transcripts.
  • 2. Recommendation letter from your home university (free format) (PDF)
  • 3. Verification of your student status at your home university (PDF)
    • You must show evidence of student status at your home university for the period of the program at Tokyo Tech.
  • 4. Application for Tokyo Tech Student ID Card
  • 5. Copy of your passport (PDF)
    • Page(s) showing your name, nationality and photo.
    • If you do not have a passport at the time of application, please submit a copy of the relevant pages by email as soon as it is issued.
  • 6. Official test results of TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or equivalent (PDF)
    • (For non-native speakers of English) Strongly recommended but not mandatory
  • 7. Photograph (JPEG)
    • Must be in color with no background, clear with a front view of your entire face, taken within the last 3 months
    • The file must be less than 2MB, 350(height) x 290(width) pixels, in JPEG format with a resolution of more than 300 dpi.

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3. Notification of ResultsOpen/CloseOpenClose

After you are admitted

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Submit documents for the COE application
Incoming participants must will be notified by the Tokyo Tech Summer Program coordinator to submit documents by the specified deadline.
2
Receive documents for visa application (middle of April)
Incoming participants will receive from Tokyo Tech necessary documents for their visa application.
3
Apply for and obtain student visa at Japanese Embassy
Incoming participants apply for and obtain a student visa at the Japanese Embassy or Japanese Consulate General in their country.
4
Make travel and study arrangements
Incoming participants are expected to maintain email contact with the Summer Program coordinator to make all necessary arrangements in advance.

Past participants and activities

Universities of past participants

North America

Boston University / Brown University / California Institute of Technology / Carnegie Mellon University / Cornell University / Harvard University / Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Rice University / The University of Texas at Austin / University of British Columbia / University of California, Berkeley / University of California, Irvine University of California Santa Barbara / University of Chicago/ University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign/ University of Michigan / University of Washington / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Europe

Aalto University / Cardiff University / Delft University of Technology / École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers / École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées / Eindhoven University of Technology / Lomonosov Moscow State University / University of Pierre and Marie Curie / Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen / Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH) / Technische Universität München / The University of Edinburgh / University of Glasgow / University College London / University of York / Vienna University of Technology

Asia

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology / National University of Singapore / Nanyang Technological University / Tsinghua University

Past program reports

Contact

Student Exchange Group 3, International Student Exchange Division

Email summer.program@jim.titech.ac.jp