Tokyo Institute of Technology

Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering

What is Global Scientists and Engineers Program or GSEP?

The Global Scientists and Engineers Program (GSEP) is the first international Bachelor of Engineering degree program of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech). The program started from April 2016. In this program, all of the subjects are taught in English, allowing qualified international students who have little or no proficiency in the Japanese language to pursue an engineering bachelor’s degree in Tokyo Tech.

Every year, selected students will be awarded a scholarship by the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for four years. These students are exempted from paying fees for application, admission, and tuition (more information about MEXT scholarship can be found here). Monthly stipends for living expenses is also provided under the scholarship. Students without MEXT scholarships are also admitted to this program. They may apply for other scholarships after successful admission.

Recipients of GSEP will be belong to the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering which includes science, engineering, and management courses. GSEP is a transdisciplinary degree program not limited to any specific science or engineering field. Transdisciplinary knowledge is essential for scientists and engineers to solve real-world global problems, as well as acquire intercultural leadership skills and a future vision. Many of the core courses will be team taught in project-based learning or hands-on formats covering various fields of science and engineering. Students can choose course topics and acquire advanced knowledge.

GSEP 2019 application period is from August 1 to September 6, 2018. The application guidelines can be accessed here.

Latest News and Announcements

  This is the first year ILA Final Report Class was conducted for GSEP 3rd year students. During their class, students were requested to write a report, do peer-reviewing with their classmates, and make a final presentation. Napat Thumwanit presented his ILA Final Report entitled “What I studied from Liberal Arts to Contribute to the […]

The program I attended is a yearly program held by AEARU (The Association of East Asian Research Universities). From Tokyo Tech, there were two students including myself and another student, Genki Unagami (海上 元輝). This year, the program was organized by University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) located in Hefei City, Anhui Province, […]

Last summer, I had a 13-week Software Engineering Internship at Google Poland, Warsaw Office. Warsaw was a nice city with convenient public transportation and relatively stable weather conditions in the summer. At Google Poland, I was working on the 12th floor. In the office, there was a cafeteria serving three meals per day, micro-kitchens on […]

Field trip is one of the effective forms of education. Exposing our students to multiple work or academic-related environments prepare them for the future and enable them to witness the relevance of the academic courses or subjects they are currently taking.   Since the 1st visit of GSEP students in November 2016, Tokyo Institute of […]

This article features Prof. Yakup Bektas of Institute for the Liberal Arts. – What do you think about GSEP and who would be appropriate for GSEP? My part in this program has been to develop and introduce courses in the humanities that will appeal to engineering and science students, with GSEP students as a major […]