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.

GSEP 2018 Application has ended. The information written on the FAQ page is based on the GSEP 2018 application procedure. It is provided only for reference and may change in next year. Release of GSEP 2019 application procedure is undecided. Official updates will be available on the application guidelines page. Periodically visit the official GSEP website for updates.

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Still part of the GSEP Study Trip 2018 reports series, we asked all of the GSEP students who joined the study trip to submit a travel diary documenting their thoughts and experiences during the trip. Among the submitted travel journals, we would like to show Rachma’s insightful and very creative travel diary where she wrote […]

During the 2018 GSEP Kansai Study trip, we were given the wonderful opportunity of visiting the Kyoto Railway Museum. Constructed in 2016, the museum was built to celebrate Japan’s first step towards embracing modernization through the development of the nation’s railway system. Right after entering the gates, we were greeted face-to-face by actual train cars […]

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During my GSEP Trip, I and the other GSEP students got an opportunity to visit Torishima Pump Mfg. Co., Ltd. It was a pump manufacturer located in Osaka. We visited this company to get insights about working in Japanese Industry. Firstly, we gathered in a room to listen to a brief introduction about the company. […]

  In 2006, Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science and Fujitsu, started to work together to make the Japan’s fastest supercomputer at Kobe. In 2011, their supercomputer was among the computers ranked in the top 500 of the world’s fastest computer”. In 2012, they officially made it available for use by researchers from outside. Today, […]