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Program Information:
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  Location Tokyo, Japan
Autumn Semester / Academic Year
Spring Semester
  Credits 20-24 UW credits per semester
  Eligibility Junior (Senior for YSEP Focused on Research) standing or above by time of departure; min. 3.0 GPA
  Language JAPAN 113 recommended but not required; see Academics below
  Adviser Shannon Quinn |
Priority Deadline: November 15
Final Deadline:  January 15 
(Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
May 15 (Spring Semester)
  General The Young Scientist Exchange Program provides two different options for students to research and study abroad (see Academics for details). Students need a high level of personal maturity and independence.
  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process
  Program Evaluations


Where You Will Study

The Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) was founded in 1881, and is the largest higher education institute in Japan dedicated to science and technology.  Located in urban Tokyo, the University has three campuses and a student population of approximately 10,000. Tokyo Tech is one of the most prestigious research universities in Japan and in the world.



The Tokyo Institute of Technology offers two main research programs within the Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP):

The Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP) Focused on Research (full academic year, beginning in autumn), provides an opportunity to experience long term research.  Students will focus mainly on their Sotsuron (research project), which will be overseen by an academic advisor.  Students will also take classes on fieldwork, topics on Japan, and study about Japanese companies and industry. Additional electives are also available.

In addition to the science courses conducted in English and the Sotsuron, Japanese language courses are also available. The YSEP Focused on Research Program consists of only international students but the assisting faculty are Japanese; it is possible for participants of this option to also work with host students during their Sotsuron. This program is best suited for students who have a strong desire to do laboratory work. At the end of the program students will present the results of their Sotsuron. All courses and the Sotsuron are conducted in English but some Japanese language skill and familiarity with Japanese culture are highly recommended. Applicant must have completed at least three years of undergraduate study and have not yet completed a master-level course at a Tokyo Tech partner university.

YSEP for Experiencing Japan (autumn semester or spring semester), provides an opportunity to experience short term research as well as take related subjects and courses on Japanese language and society.  Students will conduct a less intense research project under a supervisor, as well as take courses on Japanese culture and industry. All courses and research are conducted in English but some Japanese language skills and familiarity with Japanese culture are highly recommended. Note that Japanese language courses as well as other electives are also available.  At the end of the program the student will give a short presentation regarding their project. Applicant must have completed at least two and half years of undergraduate study and have not yet completed a master-level course at a Tokyo Tech partner university.

Tokyo University also offers an International Graduate Program, which provides graduate students with opportunites to pursue research. The focus is on individual research instruction; however, students may take additional classes if approved by faculty. The research may be conducted in either English or Japanese.

You can begin your search for courses right here:

Tokyo Institute of Technology YSEP Courses
International Graduate Program Departments

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from Tokyo Institute of Technology have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges



Upon acceptance, Tokyo Tech will provide information on applying for dormitory, which consists of both single and double rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.


Application Process

To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.

See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.



Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences. 

To see past students' evaluations for the Tokyo Institute of Technology Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.

There are currently no program evaluations for this program on file.

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email