Tokyo Institute of Technology - Tokyo Tech



Bettina Dinter

RWTHworldwide: Asia


+49 241 80 90812




Tokyo Tech is a public technical university and one of the most renowned Japanese universities. With 10000 students it is the largest educational institution in Japan within the field of natural science and engineering.

Research internships lasting several months at the partner university are offered within the SERP Summer Exchange Research Program. Applications to this program have a higher success rate than those to a regular exchange program – we advise you to take this opportunity!

Please make note of the MEXT scholarship programs for Research Students and International Graduate Students.

Tokyo Tech invites students in engineering and the natural sciences to participate in its Tokyo Tech Summer Program for a four to ten week academic or research stay. Since 2018, TokyoTech also offers a new summer school called "The 1st IFToMM Japan International Summer School on Mechanical Science and Robotics, - Actuator, Mechanism and Control for Robotics-". For further information please visit the Website of the Summer School. Please notice the different deadlines for summer schools at TokyoTech.

Tokyo Institute of Technology, with whom we have had a strong partnership (student exchange and research collaboration) since 2007, has opened a Europe office at RWTH Aachen in March of 2019 – the Tokyo Tech ANNEX Aachen.

General Information





Founded in


Number of Students



Tokyo Institute of Technology

International Office


Type of Agreement

University cooperation

Who can apply?

  • Bachelor's students starting in the third semester (study abroad starting in the fifth semester)
  • Master's students
  • Doctoral candidates
  • For mechanical engineering students: In order to be able to take Master's courses taught in English, Bachelor's students must be in the last two semesters of their studies at RWTH.

Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay

One to two semesters

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements


Study Details

Semester Dates

1st semester: April to September
2nd semester: October to March

Study Possibilities

Young Scientist Exchange Program or YSEP

International Exchange Student

Academic Cooperation Agreement Program (ACAP)

Course Offerings

Lectures in English

ACAP: List of Graduate Courses available to Undergraduate-level International Exchange Students

Open Course Ware

List of Syllabus for Graduate Courses

List of Graduate Courses Available to Undergraduate-level International Exchange Students

Language Courses

The university offers language courses during the academic semester.

Prerequisites for the Application

At least good academic performance

Bachelor's students must be in their final bachelor's degree year at the start of study abroad at Tokyo Tech.

Language Requirements

An English certificate from the RWTH Language Center called placement test counts as proof of language skills.

Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office

You can find further information on the application portal website.

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived.
Average Cost of Living 1000 to 1200 euros
Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad
RWTH Scholarship Database
DAAD Scholarship Database
MIRAI RWTH Scholarship for Japan
PROMOS abroad scholarships
JASSO Scholarships
Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information

Support from the partner university: Yes
Information from the partner university

General Tips about Living

Hinweise zur Krankenversicherung Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.

See the exchange reports in MoveOn Exchanges

weitere Informationen

Foreign Office