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.

Latest News and Announcements

Farid-sensei’s Farewell Party

April 5th, 2018

Last February 9, 2018, a farewell party was held for Dr. Farid Triawan. Farid-sensei will be moving back to Jakarta to take on another challenging chapter for his career. He has greatly contributed to the formation and management of GSEP. He has left a deep impression and has grown to be highly respected and admired […]

The new academic year has begun, and the third batch of GSEP students have finally joined Tokyo Tech. The official start of their lives in Tokyo Tech was began last April 3, 2018. An entrance ceremony was held in the morning for all freshmen of Tokyo Tech with the presence of the newly elected president, […]

Recruitment of student tutors for 2018

March 8th, 2018

Tutor recruitment is on-going. Tutors are Tokyo Tech students who are expected to assist our GSEP students during their arrival and 1st year of stay in Tokyo Tech. Details and requirements can be found in the following link: If you are interested to become a tutor, you may apply by sending an e-mail to […]

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 […]