The novel coronavirus outbreak is forcing Tokyo Tech to cancel, postpone, or otherwise alter various Institute-wide activities that affect students and other stakeholders of the Institute.
This page is updated regularly to inform all those involved of the latest developments. Due to the volatility of the situation, however, please understand that sudden changes may occur.
Important notice to all new students and currently enrolled students
regarding Spring Semester 2020 lectures
If you are arriving in Japan from overseas, regardless of your country or region of departure, you are, in principle, asked to self-isolate at your residence, etc. and not to come to Tokyo Tech for 2 weeks after entering Japan. Please note that this excludes Tokyo Tech dormitories, which are university facilities and are therefore off limits. Missed lectures during this period will be considered authorized absences.
* Update : March 19, 2020
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Tokyo Tech has decided to proceed with lectures in Spring Semester 2020 as originally scheduled.
However, since large gatherings of students on campuses must be avoided due to concerns regarding the novel-type coronavirus, these lectures will be held online using a remote lecture system (mainly ZOOM).
Information for new and current students
Please refer to the announcements for Students (partially internal only) for updates on the Institute's response to the changing situation.
Due to concerns regarding the spread of the novel coronavirus, the academic year 2019 Spring Graduation Ceremonies will be scaled down, and will be for representative students only.
The academic year 2020 Spring Entrance Ceremonies have been cancelled altogether.
For more details, please view the Calendar pages below for each event.
On-campus events for visitors
Many events scheduled for March will either be cancelled or postponed. Please check the Event information regularly to stay up to date on the latest developments.
Tokyo Tech campuses will not be open for cherry blossom viewing this year. Please refrain from entering the campuses in groups, laying down sheets, or otherwise engaging in organized cherry-blossom viewing activities.
Master's and doctoral program entrance examinations, enrollment procedures, briefing sessions
For updates concerning English proficiency assessment related to September 2020 and April 2021 admissions to master's and professional master's programs, please see the follow page.
Applicants for the International Graduate Program (IGP) (B) and (C) commencing in September 2020 should check the following page for the latest news related to admissions.
On-campus enrollment procedures have been cancelled. For details, please view the following pages.
Prospective IGP students:
Prospective students of other programs:
Master's and doctoral program briefing sessions scheduled for March will likely be cancelled or postponed. Please check the following page for the latest developments.
Use of campus facilities
From March 5 onwards and for the foreseeable future, access to Ookayama and Suzukakedai Libraries is restricted to campus members only.
Information for faculty and staff
Faculty and staff can find all the latest updates listed on the Novel Coronavirus page (internal).
- This article has been updated to add Information for new and current students on March 25.
- This article has been updated to add information about scheduled lectures on March 19.
- This article has been updated to add information on schedule changes for 1st-year students on March 13.
- This article has been updated to add the information about "Master's and doctoral program entrance examinations, enrollment procedures, briefing sessions" on March 10.