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C1: SERP Inbound


Summer Exchange Research Program (SERP) Departmental Programs

Summer Exchange Research Program (SERP): Departmental Programs web

Student's Status at Tokyo Tech

International Exchange Student

School Affiliation

Engineering Schools

Classes and Credits

Class attendance is not mandatory for SERP students, but those who wish to take part in the courses listed below are recommended to register within the specified period of time (to be announced). SERP students cannot officially earn credits at Tokyo Tech. However, the Institute will issue academic transcripts to students at the end of each quarter so that they may transfer credits to their own university.

Eligibility (at time of application)

Postgraduate students (PhD or Master) or final year undergraduate students from the University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Southampton, University of Warwick, Ecole Polytechnique, Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC), Technical University of Madrid (UPM)

Laboratory Affiliation at Tokyo Tech

Host Prof is required



Enrolment Period

3 months in the summer

Administered by

International Cooperation Office, Engineering Schools

Inbound exchange students join a professor’s laboratory and conduct research projects under faculty supervision. Students can also join industrial factory tours and are eligible to attend classes on various topics including Advanced Energy and Environmental Technology, Japanese language, and Japanese culture and society. In August, the annual Multi-disciplinary International Student Workshop (MISW) is held, in which students present their summer research results (see photos on page 3 from 2011). Awards are given for the best oral and poster presentations at the workshop.


2 to 3 students from each University

Application Procedures

Apply through home university SERP coordinator