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Tokyo Institute of Technology Winter Research Project
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: November
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
November 2018 27/06/2018
01/08/2018 27/11/2018 05/02/2019

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Engineering, Science
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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 (their winter) break.  The program brochure is available here:

A large number of projects are available. Students should review the list at the following link, and nominate up to three potential supervisors at the time of application:

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. Students can also take one or two courses offered in the winter program with the permission of their academic supervisors.

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. It is therefore essential that your project at Tokyo Tech has departmental approval for credit.
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
27 November 2018 – 5 February 2018 (10 weeks)

  • This program is only available for Masters of Engineering, Masters of Information Technology and Masters of Information Systems
  • Students must be able to apply the credit from this program to their masters degree 
  • 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 as part of your enrolment in your capstone project..  Other costs inlcude a one-off program fee of ¥30,000 (about A$357 at 6 June 2018).

Off-campus accommodation is provided at a cost of about ¥200,000 - ¥240,000 in total (about A$2,373 - A$2,848 at 6 June 2018) for 10 weeks. Participants will commute to campus by bus or train at their own expense.

Other costs for which students will need to be prepared are:
  • Flights
  • Living Expenses
  • Visa
  • Participants are required to purchase Disaster and Accident Insurance for Students as well as Personal Liability Insurance for Students (cost: 1,340 JPY in total) (about A$16 as at 6 June 2018) upon arrival.

Application Deadline
11:59pm, Wednesday 27 June. No extension to this deadline is possible.

Further Information
You will need to apply to Tokyo Tech in addition to applying to the University of Melbourne - please do not apply directly to Tokyo Tech until instructed to do so by the University of Melbourne. Details on the documents you will need to have available can be found here: Please ensure that you collate these documents prior to 27 June, as you will be asked to complete the Tokyo Tech application form promptly if you are selected for this program.

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.