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.

Off-campus Project (GSEP)

The off-campus project (GSEP) aims to enrich the learning experiences of our GSEP students by showing them different places and letting them meet and learn from new people, engineers, entrepreneurs from the present, and even the past era. This opportunity will inspire and expose them to significant aspects of the Japanese society. Click here to view past events.

Latest News and Announcements

GSEP Graduate Voices: Ying

January 13th, 2023

Hi, my name is Ying. I graduated from GSEP in March 2022, and I am currently working as a software engineer in Tokyo. Initially, I did not consider working in Japan after graduating. I did my fair share of research and the more I looked, the more I was convinced that Japan’s workplace culture is […]

GSEP face to face lunch meeting is back in November 2022!

November 15th, 2022

We are glad to announce that we could resume the GSEP face to face lunch meeting from the 3rd quarter of AY 2022. This casual lunch meeting is the place where students, faculty, and staff, gather, bring their bento, and share recent experiences in both academic and daily lives. However, it was not possible for […]

GSEP Admission guideline for the intake in April 2023

July 8th, 2022

The admission guideline for the intake in April 2023 has been published today. GSEP will start its recruitment for the April 2023 admissions from this August. Call for Applications for the April 2023 admissions will take from August 16 – September 1, 2022. For more details on application requirements and procedures, please visit the Tokyo […]