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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Greetings! I’m Soyeon from Korea. It has been half a year since I came to Tokyo Tech. I would like to share some of my thoughts from the past six months. I think the GSEP program is a great opportunity for foreign students. We take courses provided in English while experiencing the benefits of a […]

I participated in Capstone Design Project Course held by the cooperation of Tokyo Tech and Taiwan Tech (NTUST) this August. I, along with other seven Tokyo Tech friends, spent our time in Taipei for three weeks with Taiwan Tech classmates. In the first two weeks, we took classes from both Tokyo Tech and Taiwan Tech […]

Introduction Last summer, I traveled south-west of Japan to an island just off the eastern coast of China. A small haven with around 23 million inhabitants, great food, and friendly people. TAIWAN. I spent three weeks there for an intensive summer program in the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), along with 2 […]

This past August, I participated in the 2TOP Capstone Design Project Course 2019 held at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech). This three-week exchange program was from August 11th to August 31st, 2019. In the first two weeks, we attended classes taught by Tokyo Tech or Taiwan Tech lecturers. The last […]

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 […]