Course Taking Sandwich Program


The Course-Taking Sandwich Program allows students to take courses at Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT)
while they are the students of the home university for 1 or 2 semesters (up to 1 academic year).For example, the student may study for their first two years at their home university,study at SIT for the third year, and then return to home university to complete their studies at their home university.

  • Acquire new knowledge taught in English.
  • Obtain new perspectives in the field of engineering at the cutting-edge facility in Tokyo.
  • Learn different cultures and perspectives in multi-cultural environments.

  • Hands-on learning in the capital of Japan, Tokyo.
  • Over 100 English-based courses
  • Wide range of study options in science and engineering fields (Mechanical, Materials, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics to Architecture, Civil Engineering and System Engineering)
  • JPY40,000 per month scholarship opportunity (*Must pass the SIT scholarship screening.)
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requirements_icon Requirements
The applicant must :

  • Be an undergraduate/graduate student of a university.
  • Complete this program at SIT and return to home university before graduation at his/her home university.
  • Have good English skills* (CEFR B2 equivalent or higher)
  • Be physically and mentally healthy. (health checkup/certificate is required upon application)
  • Comply with the Japanese export control legal framework.

* CEFR B2 is equivalent to IELTS 5.5-6.5, TOEFL iBT 72-94, (These scores may change from time to time)
* Native English speakers and English-based degree students are not required to submit an English proficiency score.
* If the applicant hasn't taken the English proficiency test, his/her home university can issue a letter that substantiates the student's English proficiency.
fee_length_icon Fees
SIT Partner University applicants:

• Application (Registration) fee: JPY30,000
• Admission fee: All Waived
• Tuition: All Waived
Non-Partner University applicants:

• Application (Registration) fee: JPY30,000
• Admission fee: JPY40,000
• Tuition (Course takers only): JPY15,000/credit
*Application (Registration) fee needs to be paid at the time of application (after August 2021).
Admission fees and tuition will be charged after starting the program.
apply_icon How to apply?
First of all, decide your entry period (when to start and length of stay) and check the application submission period. Then, please apply for the program during the application submission period.
In order to apply for the program, you must be nominated by your home university.
(Your university coordinator will be asked to upload the nomination form to the online application system too.)
Entry PeriodApplication Acceptance PeriodBeginning of Program
Spring EntryOctober 1October 15 - October 31End of March
Fall EntryApril 1 - April 30Middle of September
Apply from the below link during the Application Acceptance Period.


For your reference:
For nominator:
schedule_icon2 Course Schedule and Modules

Course Schedule

The course list/schedule for AY2021 for exchange programs is available from the below button.

*Make sure that the language settings of your browser are NOT “Japanese”.
If you set your language settings to Japanese on the browser, it will take you to the timetable for the full-time students in Japanese.

  • Look under “SIT Mobility Program Participants”
  • Check all the available courses by clicking “All courses” or choose by the department.  You can take courses from any department.
  • Possible to take the courses from both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level if you meet the prerequisites of each course.
  • Be aware of the campus that offers courses. Each campus is far from the other, so please consider the traveling time to each campus when you register for courses.

Course Modules:

Several courses at Shibaura Institute of Technology are organized by fields.
Not all the courses are grouped in modules, but it may help you to look for the courses offered at SIT.

The course modules for AY2021 for the exchange program are available from the below button.
pgm_length_icon2 Program Length
The students can stay in 1 or 2 semesters (which is a year)
  • Spring Semester: April 7 (Wed), 2021 - July 22 (Thu), 2021
  • Fall Semester: Sep 24 (Fri), 2021 - Jan 25 (Tue), 2022

*Summer Break: July 23 (Fri), 2021 - Sept 23 (Thu), 2021
*Winter Break: Dec 25 (Sat), 2021 - Jan 7 (Fri), 2022


  • Spring Semester: April 11(Mon), 2022 - July 26 (Tue), 2022
  • Fall Semester: Sep 24 (Sat), 2022 - Jan 24 (Tue), 2023

*Summer Break: July 27 (Wen), 2022 - Sept 23 (Fri), 2022
*Winter Break: Dec 25 (Sun), 2022 - Jan 6(Fri), 2023

Academic Calender(AY2022)
faq_icon For more details (Frequently Asked Questions and Program Guidelines)
Frequently Asked Questions
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Program Guidelines

ContactDivision of Global Initiatives
3-7-5 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8548, Japan (2F Classroom and Administration Building Toyosu campus)