TSE Undergraduate-level Graduation Ceremony Spring 2022

Congratulations to the graduates!

The department-level ceremony for the bachelor students will be broadcasted live through the link below.

The live feed was arranged for family members of the graduating students who can’t physically attend the ceremony.

GSEP Student Orientation 2022

The orientation schedules for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students under the GSEP program for AY 2022 are as follows:

2nd year: 11:00 – 12:00, April 8, 2022

3rd year: 15:00 – 16:00, April 5, 2022

4th year: 16:15 – 17:15, April 5, 2022

Venue: Basement rooms, Ishikawadai 4 Building

Orientation handouts will be uploaded soon. Timetables will be shared during the orientation. Recommended timetables will no longer be provided for fourth years since most of them will now be focusing on their Independent Research Projects.

Students from TSE won best presentation awards in MISW 2021

The Multidisciplinary International Student Workshop (MISW) 2021 was held on August 5 and 6, 2021. It was held online and participated by 49 students of Tokyo Tech and 11 students from institutions in the Asia Oceania Top University League on Engineering (AOTULE).

Four out of five of the awardees for best presentation belong to the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, School of Environment Society.

Congratulations to the following students and keep the good work!

  • Yasser Tasya Muhamad (2nd-year master’s student)
  • Linux Farungsang (2nd-year master’s student)
  • Uyanga Tumurbaatar (2nd-year master’s student)
  • Muhammad Usman (2nd-year master’s student)

Further details of the event can be found here.

GSEP Student Orientation 2021

The orientation schedules for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students under the GSEP program for AY 2021 are as follows:

2nd year: 13:30 – 14:30, April 7, 2021 (I-4 Basement and Online)

3rd year: 14:30 – 15:30, April 7, 2021 (I-4 Basement and Online)

4th year: 13:30 – 14:00, April 5, 2021 (Online only)

Note to 2nd and 3rd year students: If you are in Tokyo, it is recommended that you attend the orientation at I-4 Building. Recommended timetables will no longer be provided for fourth years since most of them will now be focusing on their Independent Research Projects.

The orientation documents (with edits after the orientation) can be downloaded by clicking the links below that apply to the year level of interest. The documents only apply to AY 2021.

1st year2nd year3rd year4th year

Free online “Code Biased” movie screening and panel discussion

The movie CODED BIAS by Shalini Kantayya explores the fallout of MIT media lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all.

Algorithmic bias can affect anyone. To increase awareness of this phenomenon, we are hosting a free virtual screening of Coded Bias through the Women Techmakers Program and Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Online Education Development Office from January 22 to 24, 2021 Japan time. This will be followed by a panel discussion with AI ethics movers in Japan on January 25, 2021 from 7:30PM to 9:00PM Japan time. You can mingle with other film viewers and AI ethics enthusiasts in raising questions for the panel discussion every 8:00PM to 8:30PM Japan time during the screening days. Please refer to the flyer for more details.

The slots are limited to 100 and we will be giving priority to students who can join our panel discussion as well. If selected, we will be sending you the watch links on January 20, 2021. Registration is open until January 18, 2021.

Sign-up sheet: https://forms.gle/6qShV8278x6snnnS8

Flyer: CodedBiasFlyerTIT


Tokyo Tech Writing Center to improve student English drafts

Tokyo Tech Writing Center (TTWCR) is a consultation facility where students can receive assistance with writing assignments through dialogic sessions with tutors who have been trained in tutoring and peer-reviewing skills.

For more details, please refer to the link below:


Adopting an understanding that the writer should take ownership of the writing process, our tutors respect the writer’s worries, ideas, and discoveries. In dialogic tutorials, those receiving tutoring will undergo substantial growth as academic writers by identifying ambiguities in your own writing and coming up with solutions on their own.

By honing writing skills through their own discoveries, not only will the writers make improvements to the writing assignment at hand, but they will also be able to take strides toward becoming autonomous writers who can produce well-deliberated texts on their own when they work on future writing assignments.

Whenever you need to improve your academic writing, please reserve a session.

Tokyo Tech Writing Center director: Prof. Yuto Koizumi

Graduate school opportunities in Tokyo Tech from April 2021

Opportunities for graduate school in Tokyo Tech (April 2021):

  1. The application period for IGP-C (masters degree program) commencing from April 21, 2021 in Tokyo Tech. For specific details, click here.
  2. The application period for SGU-MEXT scholarship. For specific details, click here.

The TSE faculty and staff continually wish you the best in your future.

Re-entry procedure for international students currently abroad

To international students possessing a re-entry permit to Japan
(Only for those currently abroad)

International Student Counseling Service

From Q3 onwards, face-to-face and online classes are scheduled to be held in Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Currently, for the purpose of strengthening border control, foreign nationals who stayed in countries/regions within 14 days before applying for entry into Japan come under denial of permission to enter into Japan unless there are special exceptional circumstances. Under the new decision, the holders of the status of residence who left Japan before the day when country/region where such foreign nationals are currently staying was designated as an area subject to denial of permission to entry into Japan, are allowed to re-enter Japan from 5th August 2020. (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Announcement:

On the other hand, the Japanese government has not lifted the strict 14-day self-quarantine rule for returnees coming from the countries listed in (*1). Returnees are also prohibited from using public transportation upon arrival and within the 14-day self-quarantine period. The accommodation for self-quarantine is assumed to be a residence in Japan (*2).

Returnees are restricted from using public transportation (e.g. taxis, trains) to access the area for self-quarantine. Using public transportation against the request of the quarantine director increases the health risks of the public. Returnees have to secure transportation means privately prior to entering Japan.

To prevent the spread of viral infection, Tokyo Institute of Technology also orders all students entering Japan to conduct self-quarantine for 14 days irrespective of the nationalities or country/region of origin (*3). As a university facility, the dormitory cannot be accessed during the period of self-quarantine. The university cannot provide an alternative place for self-quarantine.

In consideration of the above, if you wish to return to Japan after consulting with and receiving permission from your family as well as your academic advisor or supervisor, prepare the necessary documents specified by the government, carry out all necessary procedures, and return to Japan. Upon arrival, conduct self-quarantine by staying at your residence in Japan for 14 days. After 14 days with no symptoms, you will be permitted to enter the campus within the range permitted by the university’s policy.

【Symptoms restricting you from leaving your residence】
Strong fatigue, dyspnea (breathing difficulty), high fever (37.5 degrees C or more)

If you experience any of the aforementioned symptoms after self-quarantine, please continue with self-quarantine until recovery.

As for the place for self-quarantine, you can use the apartment, etc. where you lived before you left Japan as long as you lived alone. For students who lived in the dormitory before their departure, please secure a place to conduct self-quarantine elsewhere (e.g. hotel) at your own expense (some expense will be financially shouldered by the university). For the cases above, you’ll have to wait for 2-weeks until you are able to move back to the place where you reside before leaving Japan. Keep in mind that during this period, you cannot use public transportation.  Regarding the transfer from the airport to the area for self-quarantine, the university provides additional support as written below.

If you are ready to return to Japan, please secure transportation and accommodation by yourself. Please contact the International Student Counseling Service (contact.intl.student@jim.titech.ac.jp) with the date of arrival and the address of location for self-quarantine.

Please be aware that depending on the situation, the handling of this situation may change in the future. If you have any questions, please contact contact.intl.student@jim.titech.ac.jp.

[University support during the 14-day self-quarantine]

〇Financial support

We provide financial support for regular course students and  research students / Japanese language trainee supported by MEXT scholarship the following costs for transit from the airport to the location of self-quarantine, and the costs for self-quarantine.

  • 1st class:To shoulder costs for transportation and accommodation for self-quarantine
    Amount:Maximum 80,000 JPY
  • 2nd class:To shoulder costs only for transportation
    Amount: Maximum 10,000 JPY

Receipts are necessary to sponsor the said amount to your bank account using academic funds.

〇Introduction to travel agencies
We are currently investigating for a travel agency that can assist you in arranging transportation from the airport, and accommodation for self-quarantine. Details will be provided soon.


*1 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), July 24, 2020 (continuously revised)
*2 厚生労働省,Q&A on Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus,July 24, 2020 (Japanese only, continuously revised)
*3 COVID-19: President’s message, Tokyo Tech policy, important information to all stakeholders, July 30, 2020 (continuously revised) https://www.titech.ac.jp/english/news/2020/046441.html