Tokyo Institute of Technology

Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering

What is the 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, ten 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.


Message from the Dean

Dr. Kikuo Kishimoto
Prof. Kikuo Kishimoto
Dean, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Global challenges in this new era require one to be knowledgeable in the sciences and engineering as well to possess the ability to work world-wide. The Global Scientists and Engineers Program (GSEP) offers a unique opportunity for international and Japanese students alike to be leaders in solving important and real-world challenges.

Our top-notch curriculum and faculty in the new Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering will equip undergraduate and graduate students with knowledge and skills that are learned via project-based experiences. This approach will create capable and confident individuals who are ready to create the world’s new business innovations and also advance further in the scientific world.

By enrolling in the Tokyo Tech’s Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering through the Global Scientists and Engineers program, you will become a part of a leading engineering institution whose name and outstanding reputation are recognized worldwide.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan has selected Tokyo Tech as one of the best universities within the Top Global University Project in 2014 to support its on-going internationalization.

We are excited to welcome eager high school graduates and university students from all over the world who are ready to make a positive impact in business on tomorrow’s society.

Latest News and Announcements

First Lunch Gathering for the New GSEP Students

May 25th, 2017

On May 1, 2017, just before the start of Golden Week, the 1st lunch gathering for the 2nd batch of GSEP students was held at Ishikawadai 4th building of Tokyo Institute of Technology. Together with the GSEP faculty and staff, the students enjoyed chatting and sharing lunch together. Having spent almost a month in Tokyo […]

Tokyo Tech Visionary Project 2017 – Lecture on Japanese Culture by Mr. Takayuki Masuda

May 22nd, 2017

Tokyo Tech Visionary Project is a compulsory course for the first-year students at Tokyo Tech. It encourages self-discovery and aims to motivate students to set individual goals so that they can envision their own path throughout the four years of engineering studies at the undergraduate level. For the 4th lecture of the course, we invited Mr. Takayuki Masuda, a […]

What is Trans-disciplinary Education?
by Jeremy Gavriel

May 15th, 2017

  Probably, some of you share the same question and response as me. ‘What is Trans-disciplinary? Never heard of it’. This reaction is normal. I hope this article could enlighten you and encourage you to join me in the program! The main purpose of getting a university education is to deepen our understanding of a certain […]