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

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 ( 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

[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)

2019.8 【Independent research project (TSE)】Submittion of Research report and Presentation


Register at:
Deadline: 16:00, August 5 (Mon), 2019 (Punctuality)
*You must register if you want to make a presentation in this time.

2.Report submission
Submit to: Supervisor
Deadline: 16:00,August 5 (Mon), 2019 (Punctuality)

Date and Time: 9:00-, August 19(Mon), 2019
Venue: Room B02-B05, Ishikawadai Bldg.4, Ookayama
Presentation style: Oral presentation
Language: Japanese or English

Presentation time: Each presenter has 12 minutes in total (7 min for your presentation,
4 min for Q&A, 1 min for the preparation)



2Q Recruit of TA(Social Design Project)

Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engneering is recruiting TA(Social Design Project 2Q)

科目名: 社会デザインプロジェクト(木曜5~8限)
titel:Social Design Project (Thu. 5~8period)

募集人数: 2名
Number of people:2 persons

The month of work commencement: June

Target: Master or Doctor students (Priority for Doctor students)

Language: Japanese and English

Also, you are required to: able to communicate with faculty and students in English.
2.participate in every class (Thu. 5~8 period)
☆You neet to consult if you are absent from any classes.

Deadline: May 18 2018

Application method: Please notify Prof.Nohara of your name,student ID,laboratory name,e-mail address and telephone number via email( by the deadline.

Contact:Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engneering office (

Call for Participation in Tokyo Tech-Musashino Art University Joint Workshop

This joint workshop will be held in February, as an industry-university cooperation project sponsored by Visa Worldwide Japan CO., LTD (hereinafter “Visa Corp.”), a credit service company with world’s highest recognition and share.

The workshop has been offered in the second quarter every year, but this is the first workshop offered under industry sponsorship. You can earn 2 units, just as you can in the regular Concept Designing Workshop offered in the second quarter.

We appreciate your sharing this information with friends and other students

More than ten people from Visa Inc. will be present at the final presentation

【Workshop details】
■Content: Students will collaborate in small groups on a theme assigned by Visa Inc. and present a scheme and proposal utilizing expertise of group members from both universities.

■Date: Tuesday, February 27- Saturday, March 3 (5 days)

■Time: 12:30~18:30 (subject to change)

■Place: TokyoTech Ookayama Campus, or Takanodai Campus, or Design lounge(Roppongi), (alternate daily)

■Cost: Transportation allowance will be provided. The best prize-winning group will be awarded pre-paid cards worth \10,000 ~.

■Number of recruits: about 10
* Participants will be chosen by drawing when there are more than 10 applicants.

■Who can apply:
Undergraduate (junior or senior), graduate students

Need attend all five sessions.
Need consent to be photographed.

■How to apply:
Email to Pro. Kayoko Nohara (cc: Megumi Hiraki)

■Application deadline: January 31, 2018

Participants will be selected on the first come, first served basis.