Student Life

Academic Calendar

One academic year will be divided into four quarters.
Calendar

The advantages of this system are:

• Intensive learning in shorter periods will enhance learning effectiveness.
• Flexible academic plans will make it easier to study abroad or do internships.
• Offering courses more frequently will better accommodate students.
• Enrollment in Tokyo Tech will be more accessible for international students.

Campuses

The Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering is comprised of laboratories situated in various campuses of Tokyo Tech. There are currently 3 campuses: Ookayama, Suzukakedai, and Tamachi campus. All required courses of GSEP are held in Ookayama campus. The main campus is Ookayama which is located in Meguro ward. Suzukakedai campus is located in Nagatsuta, Midori ward of Yokohama. Access and map of the campus can be found here, and some pictures inside the campus can be seen here.

Accommodation

Each GSEP student will be assigned to a dormitory during the 1st year subject to the approval of the administration office. The dormitory is a good opportunity for the international students to interact with fellow GSEP or Tokyo Tech students and to adjust to the Japanese way of life. Student tutors are also hired part-time to assist the GSEP student. Specific information regarding each dormitory can be found here.

Club Activities

Extracurricular activities provide a forum for you to pursue your own potential, deepen exchange with other students, faculty members and graduates, and acquire both a benevolent character and advanced expertise and skills. Various clubs and circles in Tokyo Tech are available. A list can be found here.

Support for International Students

Tokyo Tech’s administrative staff, laboratories, and students offer support to help international students settle comfortably into Japanese life. A range of counseling services and support facilities are available. Some of the support services can be found here.

GSEP students may also join the organization for international students of Tokyo Tech, called Tokyo International Students Association (TISA). TISA arranges some activities, such as welcome party for new international students and the annual sports festival. Fostering good relationships with others international students from different countries will help GSEP students adapt well to Tokyo Tech life.

Interviews of current international students and contributions from Tokyo Tech alumni can be found here.

Latest News and Announcements

Dr. Takeshi Abe’s talk on
“The Science of Business”

November 12th, 2021

Dr. Takeshi Abe, the creator of the world’s first bottle scanner, delivered an online lecture entitled, “The Science of Business”, on October 28, 2021. Dr. Abe’s lecture is about the world of engineering and its business applications. His lecture is very inspirational and beneficial to everyone that participates in his lecture to widen our perspectives […]

GSEP 2022 Recruitment Webinar
(August 21, 2021, 2:00 PM JST)

August 16th, 2021

We will have another webinar this Saturday, Aug. 21st, from 2:00 PM JST. If you have any questions about the GSEP program, application requirement and procedures, please join us. The registration link can be found here. See you there!

Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering and my experiences in GSEP
by Shahriar Ahmad Fahim

August 6th, 2021

“Alhamdulillah (all praises to the Almighty), my son got into a top-ranked university in Japan,” my father said. “He got accepted in Tokyo Institute of Technology. Please pray for my son,” he added when he was talking to one of his colleagues. “What will he be studying there?” his friend asked. “Engineering… Fahim’s major will […]