Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
This university is located in Tokyo, Japan. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
Since 1881, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) has been one of the leading institutions of higher education in the field of Engineering and Science in Japan. The Institute aims to educate the "whole" person; both technical and liberal arts subjects are emphasized in order to prepare students to perform equally well as educators, scientific researchers, leaders of industry or highly trained engineers. The Institute is comprised of three schools, six graduate schools, and four research centers. The three undergraduate schools are: the School of Science, the School of Engineering, and the School of Bioscience and Biotechnology. More than 1,000 international students are in the student body.
- off-campus accommodation
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
NOTE: In order to participate in this program, students must be preparing to enter the final year of their undergraduate program in Fall 2015.
Students will undertake a research project in a laboratory under the supervision of a Tokyo Tech faculty member. Students can also choose to take a Survival Japanese class and may enroll in the Summer School for four weeks. The Summer School offers classes on various topics including Advanced Technology at Tokyo Tech and Japanese Culture and Society.
This is a 3-credit only program due to a large focus on research during your time abroad. Since students need to be enrolled in 6 credits to receive financial aid during the summer, this program would not be eligible for financial aid.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
Students have the option of taking Japanese language (highly recommended), High Tech Japan and Science and Engineering Communication Project. Students will not receive credit for the research during the summer program.
1 TT credit = 1.2 GT credits
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.