Prospective Students

Tokyo Tech Summer Program

The Information for Next Year

The summer program has been suspended for AY2024.
We will inform you about the program for AY 2025 on our website as soon as it is decided.

Program content will be renewal so please look forward to the new information until then.

Summer Program Overview

In 2023, Tokyo Institute of Technology will offer a 4-week summer program consisting of intensive courses for undergraduate students. All participants will 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 2023

  • Program Period
    Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 28, 2023 (4 weeks)

  • Eligibility
    Undergraduate students majoring in a STEM field who are enrolled at a partner university with which Tokyo Tech has a tuition waiver agreement. Students must have completed at least their first year of university at the time of participation.
    *Participants must have student status at their home university during their period of study at Tokyo Tech.

  • Number of Participants
    Approximately 20 in total, including up to 10 from Tokyo Tech

  • Application Deadline
    February 15, 2023 at 23:59 (Japan time)

  • Selection Results
    Applicants will be notified of the results in mid April 2023.


Engineering Design for Social Resilience

Program Description

Humans and technology can work together to identify societies vulnerabilities for the development of social resilience: the ability to be flexible and recover in the face of numerous global crises such as public health issues like the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and its impacts like heavy rains, and natural disasters like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

This summer program at Tokyo Institute of Technology, which draws in many interested participants, this time will be entitled, “Engineering Design for Social Resilience”. Up-to-date lectures regarding energy, information, health management and social situations in Japan will be included in the program, as well as laboratory activities, a fun Japanese cultural event, and interactive class activities every week. Tokyo Tech offers an opportunity for participants to learn technologies necessary for the near future.

Week 1

Orientation, self-introductions, welcome reception, Japanese cultural exchange
“What Is Social Resilience?” Prof. Miki Saijo (School of Environment and Society)
“Energy & Security” Prof. Jeffery Cross (School of Environment and Society)

Week 2

“AI & Evacuation” Prof. Takumi Ohashi (School of Environment and Society)

Week 3

“Future Sustainable Health Conditioning Society Realized by Open Innovation” Prof. Nobuhiro Hayashi (School of Life Science and Technology)

Week 4

Final presentations, closing ceremony


2 credits (Breadth Courses)
* Tokyo Tech will issue an academic record and a certificate of completion. Please note that credit transfer methods depend on the student's home university.



Fees & Expenses

  • Program fee
    JPY 50,000

  • Accommodations
    JPY 100,000-150,000 for 4 weeks (to be paid directly to the accommodation management)
    *Note: Off-campus accommodations will be reserved by Tokyo Tech.
    Participants may not choose accommodations.

  • Trip expenses
    Airline ticket, overseas travel insurance, and local transportation

  • Living expenses
    JPY 100,000-150,000 or more for 4 weeks for food, daily necessities, and utilities

Application Procedures

Before Application

Step 1. Contact the Student Exchange Office (or equivalent) at your home university

After confirming applicants' eligibility, Tokyo Tech will send them the online application form.

Step 2. 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)
    - Associate Professor or equivalent and above.
    -Unfortunately, we cannot regard language teachers as academic supervisors.
  • 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. 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.
  • 5. Official test results of TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or equivalent (PDF)
    - (For non-native speakers of English) Strongly recommended but not mandatory
  • 6. Photograph (JPEG)
    - Photo requirements: taken within the past 3 months, shows upper body and full face with a closed mouth (no smiling), no caps or hats, taken in front of a plain background
    -The photo must be taken within the past 3 months, upper body, full-face, no caps or hats, plain background.
    -The same photo as in your passport will not be accepted. Please prepare a new one.

Application via Online System

Step 3. Submission of application documents

Submit the required items.


If submitting more than two files for the same item (e.g. three transcripts from different schools), please combine them into one PDF file and upload it.


Tokyo Tech may contact you by email to request submission of originals of the documents indicated above.

Step 4. Completion of the application process

Tokyo Tech will review applications and supporting documents and confirm by email its receipt of your application.

Notification of Results

Step 5. Notification of results

Successful applicants will be notified about further procedures for Summer Program participation.

After you are admitted

Step 1. Submit documents for the visa application

Incoming participants who need a visa to enter Japan will contact the Tokyo Tech Summer Program coordinator to prepare the necessary documents.

Step 2. Receive documents for visa application (middle of April)

Incoming participants will receive from Tokyo Tech necessary documents for their visa application.

Step 3. Apply for and obtain a visa at Japanese Embassy

Incoming participants apply for and obtain a visa at the Japanese Embassy or Japanese Consulate General in their country.

Step 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


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


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

Past program reports


Student Exchange Group 3, International Student Exchange Division