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.

Latest News and Announcements

Best Teacher Awards 2017

February 16th, 2018

  We are so pleased to share the wonderful news!  Last month,our Eden-sensei, Alvin-sensei, Azril-sensei and Farid-sensei received the Best Teacher Award for their excellent contribution to GSEP, jointly from the three schools of Engineering,  Materials and Chemical Technology, and Environment and Society. Without all senseis’ dedication and hard work, GSEP would not have been […]

Inspirational talk by Prof. Roderick Smith Imperial College London

January 12th, 2018

On December 12, 2017, we had a great opportunity to listen to an inspirational talk from Prof. Roderick Smith of Imperial College London.  The talk was held in conjunction with our lunch meeting participated by all GSEP students of the 1st and 2nd batches, as well as the faculty of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Department. He […]

Hello! I’m Aom, currently a second-year Thai student under the Global Scientists and Engineers Program (GSEP). When I first heard about the program with that long name, I had almost no idea of what I will face within the next four years. However, I chose to join because I would like to try stepping out […]

   My GSEP Experience Greetings! I’m Pascal from the Philippines, and thanks for taking an interest in the Global Scientists and Engineers Program,or GSEP for short! Do you love experiencing new things? Facing challenges? Tinkering with contraptions? Immersing yourself in a foreign culture? Most importantly, do you dream of one day changing the world? If […]

  On November 16, GSEP 1st year students together with other foreign students, accompanied by Prof. Hilofumi Yamamoto and Prof. Reiko Sato of Institute for Liberal Arts at Tokyo Tech, visited Senzokuike Elementary School, the nearest local public school from Tokyo Tech, as part of their Japanese language class requirement.  They interacted with the students with […]