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.

GSEP 2019 application period is from August 1 to September 6, 2018. The application guidelines can be accessed here.

Latest News and Announcements

  During the start of spring break 2018, the 2nd batch of GSEP students shared their experiences and views so far about their on-going life in Tokyo Tech to the faculty of TSE. Rachma, one of the 1st year students then, envisioned an activity wherein Tokyo Tech students can casually discuss on relevant issues the world […]

Here is the quick interview with Prof. Takada. – What do you think about GSEP? I am proud that GSEP is the first English Undergraduate Program in Tokyo Tech.  It was a big challenge for the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering (TSE) to launch the brand new undergraduate program in Japanese and English at the same […]

Hello, my name is Eba (Enkhbaatar). I am from Mongolia and a first-year student in the Global Scientists and Engineers Program at Tokyo Tech. When I was doing my research on colleges as a high school graduate, it was quite hard for me to know what college life looks like at Japanese universities and the […]

Recently, GSEP was featured in the Tokyo Tech Global Stories page on the official Tokyo Tech website. The article gives an excellent overview of GSEP through the viewpoints of both the students and faculty members. Please click the image below to read more about the students’ experiences studying in Tokyo Tech, as well as the […]

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, […]