In April 2016, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) started the Global Scientists and Engineers Program (GSEP). Under this program, qualified international students who have little or no proficiency in the Japanese language are now able to enroll at Tokyo Tech to pursue a bachelor of engineering degree in Japan.
GSEP is a program for international students striving to be scientists and engineers with a global perspective in transdisciplinary fields. Proficiency in the Japanese language is not required for admission, as courses will be taught in English. However, students will be required to study basic Japanese and will be encouraged to further familiarize themselves with the language and culture throughout the course of their studies. Students who successfully acquire advanced Japanese skills may take elective courses taught in Japanese as well.
Students admitted to GSEP will study under the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering. The curriculum at the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering includes science, engineering, management, and liberal arts courses. Transdisciplinary knowledge is essential for scientists and engineers to solve real-world global problems as well as to acquire intercultural leadership skills. GSEP is an interdisciplinary program that is not limited to any specific science or engineering field. Many of the core courses will be team-taught using a project-based learning format that covers various fields of science and engineering. However, those who are strongly inclined to take only one specific discipline, such as computer science or robotics alone, are not recommended to apply to this program. Students can choose course topics from which they will acquire advanced knowledge and ultimately work on a topic according to their research interest from the various fields of specialization of the faculty in the department. Detailed program information can be found in the websites below.
The Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering in the School of Environment and Society offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs for scientists and engineers with a global perspective in a transdisciplinary field. We aim to develop individuals who can create new technologies, values, and concepts to meet social demand, and are willing to address complex global issues by taking a multi-perspective approach while applying expertise in science and engineering. Students will be equipped with competencies for problem setting and solving, creative thinking, and execution. Studying at the Department will suit applicants who prefer not to focus on one specific and established discipline of science and engineering. The impact of science and engineering is global. Therefore, we are looking for talented students with:
Applicants must satisfy the conditions specified below.
(Note: If applicants have completed 12 years of regular schooling or have graduated with a high school equivalency (acceptable by Japanese standards) by March 31, 2019, they are still eligible to apply even if they are under 18 years old.).
(a)TOEIC Listening & Reading:700
(d)IELTS Academic Module:6.0
・Applicants who were expected to graduate but could not satisfy the required academic conditions and qualifications by the date separetely specified by Tokyo Tech.
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