Tokyo Institute of Technology Summer Exchange Research Program (SERP)

SERP 2017 Leaflet
SERP 2017 Call for Applications
Tokyo Tech Engineering Schools Research Exchange Vol. 3

Title Tokyo Institute of Technology Summer Exchange Research Program (SERP)
Organization/Host Institute Tokyo Institute of Technology
Term(s) Summer 2017
Fields Various in engineering
Country Japan
Location Multiple research institutes spread over the Ookayama, Suzukakedai and Tamachi campuses
City Tokyo area
Number of Positions 2-3
Duration June – August 2017
Primary Internship Duties In addition to conducting a faculty-mentored research project, students can participate in a 2-day Multidisciplinary International Student Workshop (MISW), factory visits and cultural events such as a Japanese tea ceremony or Rakugo.
Required Qualifications UW-Madison student with engineering or science major

UW COE nomination, administered by Wisconsin MRSEC

Language Notes Prior research experience or study of Japanese language or culture are not program requirements, but if you have prior experience please share this in your application essays.
Academic Level Requirements Junior, Senior, Postbaccalaureate


Housing Information Tokyo Tech will assist with housing arrangements
Compensation Tuition fees are waived; students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, accident/liability insurance coverage and living expenses

MRSEC scholarship of $5,000 to go toward costs of program participation, see details below

Academic Credit Information Credit-based courses are optional; there is currently no course-equivalency agreement in place


Scholarship/Nomination Application requirements Submit application by email to:

-2 short answer questions

-3 essay questions


-academic transcript

-List of 3 professors the applicant would like to be supervised by at Tokyo Tech

-Research intention under each of the selected supervisors

Use the Star Search System to identify potential advisors (

Scholarship/Nomination Application URL
Scholarship/Nomination Application deadline January 2, 2017
Final application requirements see host program URL
Final application deadline February 10, 2017
Host Program URL