Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology

The Tokyo Institute of Technology, established in 1881, is one of the best national research universities in Greater Tokyo Area, Japan. At the present time, the role of science and technology universities has become increasingly important. The science- and the technology-focused university is spread across three campuses – Ookayama, Suzukakedai, and Tamachi. Tokyo Tech continues to develop global leaders in the fields of science and technology, and contributes to the betterment of humanity through its research, focusing on solutions to global issues. The Institute’s long-term goal is to become the world’s leading science and Technology University.


  • Tokyo Institute of Technology is known as Tokyo Tech was founded in 1881.
  • Now, Tokyo Tech is the largest public university dedicated to science and technology and also have a research center.
  • Tokyo Tech launched its International Graduate Programme (IGP) in 2007 as an opportunity for interested international students.


The main aim of this university is developing global human capabilities through pioneering research and education in science and technology, including industrial and social management.


The Tokyo Institute of Technology has approximately 10,000 students in Campuses, half are in their bachelor’s degree program while the other half is in masters and doctoral degree programs. The number of International students of this university is 1,200. There are 1,200 faculty and 600 administrative and technical staff members.

Studying at Tokyo Institute of Technology

Application Process for International Students

  • The application period in between October to December.
  • Admission is only by postal application. There is an application fee of US$300.
  • English proficiency test scores also required to take admission in this university.


The main library of Tokyo Institute of Technology is in Ookayama. It is the home of Japan’s largest science and technology library. The library was founded in 1882 and it lost nearly 28,000 books during the Great Kantō earthquake in 1923and moved to Okayama in 1936, it has been the national science and technology library of Japan.

It has 674,000 books and 2,500 journals, including 1,600 foreign academic journals; the number of international research collections is the largest in Japan. It provides around 7,000 registered electronic journals each year.

World Ranking

  • The World University Ranking (2016–17) is 201-250

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