Tokyo Institute of Technology

Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering

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.

 

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This article features Sunkyung Choi, specially-appointed associate professor, one of the lecturers in GSEP. What is GSEP for you? For me, GSEP is not just simply an educational program that allows students to learn intellectual knowledge and skills in transdisciplinary science and engineering, social sciences, liberal arts, and etc with understanding values in different cultures and […]

It’s unbelievable that 4 years has already passed, and my graduation day is just around a corner! I think the bachelor years are one of the most important period in a person’s life, as it’s a transition stage from high school graduate-teenager into an adult, who would already have professional knowledge and skills, and I’m […]

Hello, I am Chawit Chaijirawiwat from Thailand. I am writing this article as one of the very first graduating GSEP students at Tokyo Tech. It has been a long time since my first day in Japan when I had no idea what I would do or who I would meet here in Japan. Fortunately, I […]

Hi. I am Khanh (friends call me Satoru) from Vietnam. This September, I graduated from Tokyo Tech three and a half years after my first enrollment. In retrospect, it was a wonderful journey with my GSEP friends and faculty members. In April 2016, I came to Japan with a lot of excitement and worries. Excitement […]

As the world changes more rapidly, increasing uncertainties in the workplace or job opportunities are to be expected. Last November 8, 2019, Prof. Angus Kingon of Brown University delivered a lecture on the importance of entrepreneurship education to engineering students. The talk, which was participated by faculty members and GSEP students of Tokyo Tech, highlighted […]