Young Scientist Exchange Program for Faculty of Engineering

Republished from UGM’s OIA’s website.

In 2000, Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) started YSEP (Young Scientist Exchange Program), which will provide each overseas student with the first opportunity to experience long term research in the SOTSURON (Research Project) as well as reloted subjects and courses of Japanese language and society.

Beyond the difference of race,religion and culture, YSEP students are expected to positively exchange with other participants and people on and off campus. We believe this experience will provide you the necessary capacity to live well with other peoples in this age of globalization. You will also absorb the merits of different research approaches through your experience of Sotsuron (research project).


  • 7th – 8th semester undergraduate (for YSEP Program) or graduate (for International Exchange Program) students from Faculty of Engineering
  • Have an excellent academic records (GPA min 3.00)
  • Fluent in English, Japanese language ability is not required to participate in YSEP
  • Application Documents for YSEP (Undergraduate)

YSEP will accept approximately 35-40 foreign students from partner universities which have concluded a student exchange agreement with the Tokyo Institute of Technology. There are 2 types of YSEP: YSEP Focused on Research (YFR, 1 year) and YSEP for Experiencing Japan (YEJ, 6 months).
YFR runs from September 2011 to August 2012. YEJ starts in September 2011 and March 2012. While YFJ is intended for 4th year undergraduate students & 1st year Master students, YEJ is for those who have completed at least two and half years of undergraduate study.

Required Documents:

  1. Tokyo Institute of Technology YSEP Application Form (download)
  2. A letter of recommendation from an academic supervisor at UGM
  3. A CoE for the JASSO Scholarship –use attached form
  4. Official Academic Transcript
  5. Letter of Enrollment from Faculty of Engineering
  6. Application for Certificate of Eligibility (download)
  7. A copy of passport (if possible)
  8. Application form for issuing a student ID card (with ID) photo –use the attached form
  9. 3 ID photographs (4cm x 3cm), write your name on the back of each picture
  10. Students from achitecture must also submit a portfolio of their previous work.
  11. The result of TOEFL, IELTS, or other equivalent documents

Application Documents for International Exchange Program (Graduate Level)

International Exchange Student program is designed for graduate student with sufficient scholastic ability to pursue research. The duration of exchange ranged from 6 months to 1 year. Students may also take additional classes if the instructor and their academic advisor admit.

  1. Tokyo Institute of Technology Application Form (download)
  2. Copy of an acceptance letter from a professor in Tokyo Tech (use form 2)
  3. Official academic transcript in English
  4. Letter of Enrollment from Faculty of Engineering
  5. CoE of the Applicant for a JASSO Scholarship(use attached form)
  6. Application form for issuing a student ID card with photo (use attached form)
  7. 3 ID photographs (4cmx3cm)
  8. Application for Certificate of Eligibility (download)
  9. A copy of passport
  10. Documents to prove the student’s financial background. These documents will be used for the application to a CoE
  11. The results of TOEFL or IELTS or other equivalent documents

Document Submission

Submit 2 (two) copies of your documents to Prof. Panut Mulyono (Vice Dean II), Faculty of Engineering. There will be a selection process in Faculty of Engineering and only 2 (two) students from undergraduate levels and 2 (two) students from graduate levels will be nominated for the scholarship. Deadline for application to be submited to Faculty of Engineering: 14 February 2011