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

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, […]

Hello, I am Korn from Thailand. I am from the third batch of Global Scientists and Engineers Program (GSEP) and I have just started studying in Tokyo Tech from April 2018. When I was younger, I had two chances to travel to Japan. The first one was in 2010, and then second one was in […]

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 […]