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.


Latest News and Announcements

This article features Prof. Gergely Juhasz, an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry. What do you think about GSEP and who would be appropriate for GSEP? GSEP is an undergraduate engineering program designed for international students. We offer English language courses, so students with limited Japanese skills can also join us. One unique point […]

This article features Prof. Michael Norton, an adjunct professor in the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering. Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) introduced the Global Scientist and Engineer Program (GSEP) in April 2016 to encourage international students to study engineering without having to overcome the tremendous challenge of learning Japanese to a sufficient level […]

At the start of the 1st quarter of their second year, GSEP 1st batch students had an opportunity to apply for an intensive course called “Science & Engineering Design for Global Talents – Overseas Programme”. It is divided into two slightly different programs; Science Communication Research Group (SCRG) and Science Museum (SM). Five of the […]

This article features Jeffrey Cross,  a professor in the department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering. – What do you think about GSEP and who would be appropriate for GSEP ?  About 10 years ago I came to Tokyo Tech after working at a Japanese corporate research laboratory. Initially, I began working on the internationalization strategy […]

Summer holidays have just ended. All students are now back to school and preparing to enter the new autumn semester. Some GSEP students have also just come back from their home countries, having had their spirit refreshed for the new challenges to come. One says “Healthy Mind Lives in Healthy and Clean Environment”. To welcome […]