Engineering Summer Education Program

University of Tokyo

Currently running

The summer program at the University of Tokyo’s School of Engineering, called ESEP (Engineering Summer Education Program), is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in scientific research projects at world-leading laboratories. Students from partner universities are eligible to participate. Please refer to the list of partner universities and designated institutions in section 4a) (Eligibility) to determine eligibility.

The program aims to give undergraduate and graduate students from around the world the chance to gain short-term research experience in scientific fields. Students will build their researching skills and expand their international networks. Students will also have the opportunity to work with Japanese students to build friendships and share knowledge they can use in further collaborative efforts.

While the full-time laboratory program is five to six weeks long (depending on the laboratory the student belongs to), the program also provides students with chances to learn about the Japanese culture and language. Additionally, summer program students are welcome to use the UTokyo campus facilities (libraries, health center, gymnasium).

At the conclusion of the program, students must give a presentation in their laboratory and complete a report. Students will receive a Completion Certificate provided the report has been submitted. Program participants will not receive academic credits, units, or grades for their participation.

Students must start the program on either June 24 or July 1, 2019.

Location Tokyo, Japan
24 Jun 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
level Bachelor / Undergraduate
Credits None
Program fee 160,000 JPY
Accommodation fee Included in program fee
Application deadline 24 January 2018
Entry requirements:
Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a UTokyo partner university (or other institution designated by the School of Engineering) for the entire period of this program.
Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least two full years of study in a bachelor’s degree program by the time the summer program begins.
Applicants must remain enrolled at their current home university/institution until the ESEP program ends. If an applicant is in the last year of their degree program, they should be graduating after August 10, 2019.
Applicants must have a strong record of excellent academic performance.
Applicants must have a high level of English proficiency as demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 72, or an IELTS overall band score of 5.5 or equivalent.
Applicants should be interested in pursuing a Ph.D.
Applicants must not have taken part in this summer program before.
Contact information:
Office of International Cooperation and Exchange (OICE)
School of Engineering
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 113-8656
TEL: +81-3-5841-7791
Program's website