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Tokyo Institute of Technology Winter Research Project
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: November
Follow instructions on the page to apply for this study abroad program.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Exchange
Agreement Type:
Engineering, Science
Level:
Graduate
Language of Instruction:
English
Program Description:

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Tokyo Institute of Technology Winter Research Project

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) is offering a new program for students of selected partner universities to pursue individual research projects under the supervision of outstanding Tokyo Tech academics over a 10 week period during our summer break.  Program brochure: http://currentstudents.eng.unimelb.edu.au/coursework/pdf/tokyo-tech-winter-program.pdf 

There are 100 supervisors working with this program. Students should review the list at the following link, and nominate up to three potential supervisors at the time of application: www.ipo.titech.ac.jp/winter_program/labolist.pdf.

Participating students will also attend compulsory Japan studies course designed specifically for winter program participants. This will include lectures on Japanese language, the history of Japanese science and technology, Japanese design, and site visits to domestic industries and research institutes. 
Winter at Tokyo Tech
Enrolment/Credit information
This program is intended to supply the research component of your final year capstone or research project, and will contribute towards the 25 points accumulated from this subject. Students will undertake the research component of this project at Tokyo Tech, and will return to Australia to complete the write-up and presentation components of the subject. The final project will be assessed by your subject coordinator at the University of Melbourne, and feedback sought from your supervisor at Tokyo Tech regarding the conduct of both you and your project work in the laboratory.
 
Please note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain approval from the subject coordinator of the relevant capstone subject prior to applying for this program. Students should have completed the prerequisites for their final-year project, or have permission from the final-year project subject coordinator to undertake this program.

Program Dates
28 November 2017 – mid-February 2018 (10 weeks)

Eligibility
  • An average of 65% is required for all exchange applications.
  • Students must be able to apply the credit from this program to their masters degree in Engineering or Science (Please speak to your subject coordinator if you are unsure).
  • Please be aware that this is a prestigious program and applications may be highly competitive. Students will be nominated by WAM, so students with higher averages are more likely to be selected.
  • Must have or organise a valid passport and be willing to travel from 28 November – mid-February.

Places Available
As the number of places at the program is limited, participants will be competitively selected by Tokyo Tech.
 
Costs to Consider
As this is an exchange, tuition fees are paid at the University of Melbourne.  Other costs inlcude a one-off program fee of ¥20,000 (about A$242 at 29 May 2017).  Other costs for which students will need to be prepared are:
  • Flights
  • Living Expenses
  • Visa
Off-campus accommodation is provided at a cost of about ¥200,000 - ¥240,000 (about A$2,417 - A$2,900 at 29 May 2017) for 10 weeks. Participants will commute to campus by bus or train at their own expense.

Application Deadline
Midnight, Thursday 15 June. No extension to this deadline is possible.

Further Information
Students with questions about the program and their degree should contact Beth Hunter – Global Mobility Coordinator, MSE 

 
Follow instructions on the page to apply for this study abroad program.