Tohoku University Engineering Summer Program (TESP) is a two-week international summer program designed to inspire engineering students from the TESP partner institutions. TESP provides a series of lectures and hands-on activities on advanced topics. All courses are offered entirely in English for students in engineering fields. In addition, the program includes the cultural activities that expose participants to Japanese culture and allow them to enrich their academic experience, such as “Kimono” dressing, tea ceremony, field trips, and so on. The participants will also have a chance to enjoy “Tanabata”, a traditional festival of Sendai city. It is a program that gives participants an opportunity to spend the summer times while acquiring rich, academic/cultural experiences and an insight for their academic future and global citizenship.

100 participants from around the world gather in Aobayama campus to share amazing moments every summer!

Date July – August (from the last Monday of July to the first Friday of August)
  • Robotics
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)
  • Structural Materials Engineering Course (SMEC)
  • Bio-Materials Engineering Course (BMEC)
Program Structure Lectures, Laboratory Hands-on Activities, Japanese Culture (Kimono dressing, Tea ceremony), Field Trip Please refer to the page of each field for details.
Accommodation A hotel (twin or triple rooms) in downtown is booked for the TESP participants
15,000 JPY 30,000 JPY 80,000 JPY 80,000 JPY
  • The fees cover cultural activities, field trips, and parties.
  • Participants are responsible for daily meals and local transportation, airfare, and insurance.
  • The tuition, experimental materials, and accommodation are supported by Tohoku University.
Evaluation 4 ECTS credits should be awarded by the participant’s home university upon the completion of the required coursework and a successful assessment through an oral presentation and performance demonstration. The certificate of completion will be awarded to all successful participants.

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