Course-Taking Sandwich Program

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  • The Course-Taking Sandwich Program allows students to take courses at Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) while attending their home university for 1 or 2 semesters (up to 1 academic year). 
    For example, a student may study at his/her home university for the first two years, study at SIT for the third year, and then return to his/her home university to complete the degree.
Acquire new knowledge taught in English
Gain new perspectives in the field of Engineering at the SIT facility
Explore different cultures and perspectives in multural environment

Hands-on learning in the capital of Japan, Tokyo
Over 100 English-based Courses
Wide range of study options in science and engineering fields 



The applicant must :

      • Be an undergraduate/graduate student of a university.
      • Complete this program at SIT and return to his/her home university before graduating.
      • Have a good command of English* (CEFR B2 equivalent or higher).
      • Be physically and mentally healthy. (Health checkup and health certificate will be required after you accepted by SIT officially)
      • Register for more than 6-period (600 minutes) of courses per week for the entire semester.

* 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 do not need to submit an English proficiency score.
* If the applicant hasn't taken the English proficiency test, his/her home university may provide a letter certifying the student's English proficiency.



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

*The application (registration) fee must be paid at the time of application.
*Admission fees and tuition will be charged after the program begins.

How to apply

Application Period Entry Period Beginning of Program
October 1st - October 31st Spring Semester Entry End of March
April 1st - April 30th Fall Semester Entry Early September

Course Schedule and Registration period

    • Look under “SIT Mobility Program Participants
    • Check all the available courses by clicking “All courses” or select by the department. You can take courses from any department.
    • You can take courses from both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels if you meet the prerequisites for each course.
    • You need to confirm the syllabus for each course.
    • Be aware of the campus location. Each campus is far from the other, so please consider the travel time to each campus when registering for courses.
    • All students must attend classes for a minimum of 600 minutes per week for the entire semester in order to maintain their student visa.

The Course list for next academic year will be updated around the end of December. Click Here

Course Registration Period

AY2024 Spring Semester
Registration Period April 4 ~ April 8
Announcement of Lottery Results April 12 (from 12 pm)
Course Modification Period April 12 (from 12 pm) ~ April 19
Semester Start April 13

Academic Calender

  • ・Spring Semester: April 13 (Sat.), 2024 - July 31 (Wed.), 2024
    ・Fall Semester: September 28 (Sat.), 2024 - January 28 (Tue.), 2025
    *Summer Break: August 1 (Thu.), 2024 - September 27 (Fri.), 2024
    *Winter Break: December 24 (Sun.), 2024 - January 6 (Mon.), 2025
Academic Calender(AY2024)

・Spring Semester: April 10(Mon), 2023 - July 26 (Wed), 2023
・Fall Semester: September 23 (Sat), 2023 - January 23 (Tue), 2024
*Summer Break: July 27 (Thu), 2023 - September 22 (Fri), 2023
*Winter Break: Decembr 24 (Sun), 2023 - January 8 (Mon), 2024
Academic Calender(AY2023)
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