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Since 1881, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) has been one of the leading institutions of higher education in the field of Engineering and Science in Japan. The Institute aims to educate the "whole" person; both technical and liberal arts subjects are emphasized in order to prepare students to perform equally well as educators, scientific researchers, leaders of industry or highly trained engineers. The Institute is comprised of three schools, six graduate schools, and four research centers. The three undergraduate schools are: the School of Science, the School of Engineering, and the School of Bioscience and Biotechnology. More than 1,000 international students are in the student body.
Academic Cooperation Agreement Program (ACAP)
Through this agreement students can enroll in a semester (2 quarters) or an Academic Year. For more information, click here.
Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP)
In 2000, Tokyo Tech started the Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP) for students from other countries. This exchange program gives students the opportunity to experience long-term research in a research project called SOTSURON as well as the opportunity to study one's major subject and the Japanese language. GT students who participate in this program take some language and elective courses and conduct research as part of the SOTSURON project. A student in this program is assigned to an advisor at Tokyo Tech who works with the student to choose a specific research project. Approximately 35 students from across the globe take part in YSEP each year. For more information, click here. NOTE: The YSEP program may be done over a whole academic year or for Tokyo Tech's spring term. Students participating in this program for a spring term MUST be at least in the second term of their third year. Students doing this program for a full year MUST be in at least their fourth year. This requirement is not flexible.
- university dormitories
- off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
Tokyo Tech has housing for YSEP students, but rooms are not guaranteed. Students share rooms with other YSEP students in one of 2 buildings. Shofu Dormitory holds 51 residents, while Umegaoka Dormitory can hold 60 residents. Both buildings are within a 15 minute walk of the train station (Tokyo Tech is on the train line). For female students, the Senzokuike International House is reserved exclusively for women. If you can not obtain university housing, you may find information on alternative housing through JASSO.
ACAP students may seek accommodation in on-campus dormitories (note: space is limited) or through private accommodations.
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining
Both campuses have several dining halls and eateries.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
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For Tokyo Tech's course catalog, click here.
All courses available to exchange students are taught in English. Students may take courses taught in Japanese if they are qualified.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 TT credit for Sotsuron Research = 0.8 GT credit
1 TT credit for all other courses= 1.2 GT credits
Tokyo Tech Grade = US Grade
80-100 = A
70-79 = B
60-69 = C
0-59 = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.