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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer Quarter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:
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  Location Tokyo, Japan
Summer Quarter
  Eligibility Junior standing or above by time of departure; min. 3.0 GPA
  Language English; no Japanese language experience required
  Adviser  Mike Engh,
 January 15 
  General This summer program offers you a 10-week research program to pursue individual research projects under Tokyo Tech's faculty supervision. All participants will have opportunities to learn about Japanese culture while experiencing life in one of the most exciting and technologically-advanced cities in the world.
 Program Description  
 Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process


Program Description

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) offers a 10-week research-oriented program for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue individual research projects under Tokyo Tech's faculty supervision. All participants will have opportunities to learn about Japanese culture while experiencing life in one of the most exciting and technologically advanced cities in the world.
The program dates for the 2018 program will be confirmed in late 2017. The program start date may overlap with the end of UW's Spring Quarter. In that case, you will need to coordinate with the instructors of your spring quarter courses to complete your course requirements before you depart for this summer program.
You can search the participating research labs and learn more about the research opportunities in this program on the Tokyo Tech website.

Where You Will Study

Tokyo Tech is the top national university for science and technology in Japan with a history spanning more than 130 years. Of the approximately 10,000 students at the university's three campuses, half are in their bachelor's degree program while the other half are in graduate programs. International students number 1,200. There are 1,200 faculty and 600 administrative and technical staff members. 



You can expect to receive 12 undergraduate credits or 10 graduate credits for the program. Credits can be applied as research credits through the student’s home department. You will coordinate with a UW faculty member and have them pre-approve credit for the proposed project before departure. The faculty member will also supervise the student’s internship progress and, at the end of the internship period, assess the final academic product to assign a grade and credit amount.




Off-campus accommodation will be reserved by Tokyo Tech. Participants will commute to campus by bus or train at their own expense.


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

You will pay a program fee of approximately USD $2,500 directly to Tokyo Tech. accommodations, Japanese cultural activities, tours and site visits, and activities with Tokyo Tech students. Additional expenses include meals, airfare, local transportation fees, international health insurance, and personal expenses. The UW Study Abroad Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.
Most students on this program will be eligible to receive a scholarship for foreign students to offset program costs. 

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.

This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to Tokyo Tech. Additional information and instructions for the secondary application will be sent by email after the UW application is submitted.  

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

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.