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.

 

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Among the needs of the GSEP students is to have more opportunities to master the Japanese language. Since 2018, GSEP lecturers, together with the GSEP staff Ms. Satomi Mori (left photo) and Ms. Satoko Ogiuchi (previous year), hold weekly “Kanji” classes in the middle of the academic year. “Kanji”, which is a system of Japanese […]

In their first year in Tokyo Tech, GSEP students take the Tokyo Tech Visionary Project course. This is a special compulsory course from the Institute of Liberal Arts offered to all of the first year students at Tokyo Tech. The students are encouraged to recognize and develop their aims through self-analysis and self-directing. Each week, […]

On June 12 – 14, 2019, Prof. Farid Triawan visited the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering (TSE) of Tokyo Tech. The purpose of his visit was mainly to meet with his co-faculty and reunite with the GSEP students and his Indonesian friends on campus. Farid earned his Masters and Doctors degree at the Department of […]

Tea ceremony has always been a symbol of Japanese tradition, culture and hospitality. Few people have the chance to participate in a tea ceremony but on this day, the GSEP students taking the Tokyo Tech Visionary Project class will have that great opportunity. The esteemed speaker is no other than Ms. Rieko Kubota, a simple […]

On the 4th year of holding talks in the Visionary Project course, a new guest speaker, Mr. Alfie Goodrich, was invited to share his life as a professional photographer in Tokyo on April 18, 2019. A British freelance photographer and photography educator, Alfie, talked about his life, philosophy, technique, and parallelisms of photography to engineering. […]