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

Announcement of important dates for admission to the GSEP in April 2023

April 28th, 2022

Important dates for the Global Scientists and Engineers Program (GSEP) 2023 admissions are now announced on the GSEP website and the Tokyo Tech web page for GSEP. Applicants are advised to carefully read and follow the application instructions and deadlines.

GSEP students visit museums around Tokyo

March 23rd, 2022

Last March 2, 2022, GSEP students, together with their teachers, visited Edo-Tokyo Museum and National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo. Below, 6th batch students, Le Cong Minh Hieu, Ivan Andrew Gunawan, and Thanaphat Lertmongkhon report of their experiences throughout the day. Edo-Tokyo Museum by Le Cong Minh Hieu During the spring break, GSEP faculty […]

ILA Final Report: best papers and testimonies AY2021, Q4

March 16th, 2022

During the final quarter of each academic year, all 3rd year students of Tokyo Tech take a course organized by the Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA) entitled, “Final Report“. In the course, students learn how to write academic articles professionally with primary emphasis on conducting peer-reviews. Throughout the course, students compose and conduct peer-reviews among […]