Prospective Students

International Visiting Students

Period of Study

From one month to one year. Students can flexibly plan their study period.

Student Status at Tokyo Tech

International Visiting 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

Undergraduate (2nd-year or above) and graduate students from non-partner universities have the opportunity to study abroad at Tokyo Tech for a period of up to one year as International Visiting Students (non-degree-seeking students) on a fee-paying basis.

Students coming as International Visiting Students will be affiliated with the laboratory of a Tokyo Tech faculty member, who serves as their academic supervisor. While at Tokyo Tech, International Visiting Students conduct research (conduct independent research projects, conduct research toward their thesis, and so on.

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 one year (12 months).

Status at Tokyo Tech

International Visiting 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 test (PDF) is strongly recommended.

Application Procedures

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Contact and identify a Tokyo Tech faculty member who is willing to serve as your academic supervisor.

Tokyo Tech’s Schools

Tokyo Tech STAR Search (Researcher Finder)outer

Before beginning the online application process, you must independently contact and identify 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, 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, 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 to 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.)