Registration Guide

Registration Guide (for the enrollment in October 2020)

  • Briefing session for the enrollment in WISE-SSS program/3rd Orientation

    The registration application period for the enrollment in October 2020 is scheduled in late August 2020. Prior to that, we will hold an orientation (briefing session for the enrollment).

    Date:May 13, 2020 at 17:15-18:45 Online event
    Subjected audience: Tokyo Tech Students
    Details:Click here.
    *Participation in the orientation is optional. It is not a requirement to register for WISE-SSS program

  • Requirements for enrollment

    In order to enroll in WISE-SSS program, it is necessary to meet the following two requirements.

    1. Participation in the SSS interdisciplinary matching workshop
    Please participate in the SSS interdisciplinary matching workshop at least once. The upcoming SSS interdisciplinary matching workshops are as follows.

    Date:June 17 and July 1 2020, Online event. Please participate on both days.
    Details:Click here.
    *You can find the information of the previous matching workshop from here.

    2. Enroll in the cyber/physical off-campus project course
    Take at least one credit from the courses related to the cyber/physical off-campus project designed by the program. (Please refer to Tables 1 and 6-1 in the Study Guide). How the internship is applied has multiple options. It can be used as either a credit from the internship subject of the student’s original course or a credit from cyber/physical off-campus subjects offered by the program, or both. If a student is unable to acquire the credit by the entrance exam date, a certificate of internship completion provided by the company where the internship is conducted may be substituted. The acquired credit will be counted for the completion requirement of this program in the future. For information about the internship program provided by Super Smart Society Consortium, please click here (internal link).

  • Registration application(for the enrollment in October 2020)

    You can apply for WISE-SSS program twice a year (April and October). The overview of the application for October 2020 registration is as follows.

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    Application deadline: August 28, 2020 at noon(12:00 p.m.)
    Place of submission: Office of Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society (Room.213, South Bldg. 3, Ookayama campus)
    Application form: Please download from here → word, pdf
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    Please read the Study Guide carefully. Doctoral course applicants or existing doctoral students who request for a mid-term review in concurrent with the entrance examination, please complete “4. Request for mid-term review for transforming into the program” in the registration application form.
    Mid-term review: Thursday, September 17, 2020



Four Gates for Completion of the Course


1.Enrollment Examination

  • Students’ Eligibility

    To take the enrollment examination, one of the following requirements must be satisfied:

    1. A master student enrolled in the University who intends to continue the master course at the start of official study in this program.
    2. A master student or a doctoral student enrolled in the University who will start/continue the program at the doctoral course (limited).

    To take this curriculum, students must register and pass the enrollment examination. This exam is organized in March for April enrollment and in September for October enrollment. In addition, the student’s academic supervisor must provide written consent to apply.

    Students must complete the prerequisites before enrolling in this program. They must have completed at least six months of their master or doctoral programs and are required to take some courses of this program before enrolling. If students enroll during their doctoral program, the enrollment examination and mid-term examination can be conducted around the same time.

  • Selection Method

    The selection test (enrollment exam) is evaluated based on the student’s motivation, research plan from master to doctoral course, and an essay on the relationship with a super smart society. Details and dates of the examination will be announced when available.

    To pass the exam, the following must be satisfied before starting this program:

    1. Acquired one or more credits from the cyber/physical off-campus project course group as specified or offered by the program (Table 1 in the Study Guide). The off-campus project credit can be obtained by taking an internship subject. If the acquisition of credits cannot be confirmed by the time of the exam, a project completion certificate from the organization where the off-campus project (internship) was conducted can be substituted.
    2. Participation in the Interdisciplinary Matching Workshop (Table 3-2 in the Study Guide) organized by the program.

2.Mid-term examination

To participate in the doctoral course of the program, it is necessary to pass the mid-term examination. Details and dates of the examination will be announced when available

The mid-term examination is based on the student’s master thesis, summary/achievement list, a doctoral program research plan, and an essay on the contributions to a super smart society. To pass the mid-term examination, the following requirements must be satisfied:

  1. Complete the master’s program or pass the completion exam.
  2. Earn at least one credit from the artificial intelligence basic subjects group assigned by the program (Table 2-1 in the Study Guide). The basic course of artificial intelligence designated by this program is a class to learn basic concepts of artificial intelligence (data analysis, machine learning, etc.) or an advanced class based on elementary artificial intelligence knowledge. Acquisition of core academic ability for artificial intelligence may be obtained by acquiring credits from lectures other than those listed in this table.
  3. Earn at least one credit from the basic quantum science subjects group assigned by the program (Table 2-2 in the Study Guide). The basic course of quantum mechanics designated by this program is a class to learn basic concepts of quantum mechanics (wave function, uncertainty, etc.), or an advanced class based on elementary quantum mechanics knowledge. Core academic ability for quantum science may be obtained by earning credits from lectures other than those listed in this table.

3.Completion examination

To qualify for completion of this curriculum, students must complete their original doctoral course as well as satisfy the following qualification items:

  1. Acquire at least 10 credits from the subjects offered or designated by the program shown here. In this curriculum, it is only necessary to obtain the specified number of credits from the prescribed subjects (400, 500 and 600) by the time of completion. Even if the students who study at the doctoral course earn (400 and 500) credits, they can be included in the credit requirements for completing the curriculum.
  2. Participate in the various events held by the program (Table 3-2 in the Study Guide).
  3. Pass the completion examination conducted by the program, which includes an oral presentation on the outline of the doctoral dissertation and activities in the WISE program. The committee will judge if the student possesses the ability to be a knowledgeable professional with fundamental academic abilities, creativity, holistic view, problem-solving skills, and leadership skills. Details and dates of completion examination will be announced when available. Please shown refer to Table 3-1 in the Study Guide.

4. Doctoral Degree Examination

Doctoral dissertations are subject to the guidelines of the original academic department in a professional perspective manner. If all the above requirements are met, students are granted a degree diploma with the completion certification of the program. The type of degree complies with the students’ original course selection.


Important notice: Mid-term review

  • Date: March 23, 2020, Monday at 13:30-
  • Venue: Room E304 208, West Bldg. 8

* Details will be announced directly from the office of Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society.


Important notice: Extension of the registration application period for WISE-SSS program

The registration application period has been extended until March 12, for the following students:
* Those who gave up the application due to the postponement or cancellation of the internship by reason of coronavirus;
* Those who could not make an application for reasons other than those mentioned above.

  • Deadline: March 12, 2020, at 12:00
  • Place of submission: Room S3-213, Ookayama campus

Note 1. There are no changes to affiliation requirements or required documents.
Note2. Students who could not take part in the internship are required to submit following documents with an application form.

  • Documents showing that the internship was to be carried out by March 31, 2020
  • Documents showing that the internship was canceled or postponed due to the the coronavirus

Registration guide (for the enrollment in April 2020)

  • Step 1: Participate in the orientation

    2nd Orientation for the WISE-SSS
    Date: February 5, 2020 at 17:00-18:30
    Place: Lecture Theater W531, Ookayama Campus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Details: Click here

  • Step 2: Participate in the interdisciplinary matching workshop

    Super Smart Society Matching Workshop
    (This workshop is over. This page will be updated when details for the next workshop are released.)
    Date: November 8, 2019 at 13:00-20:00
    Place: TokyoTech Front, Ookayama Campus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Details: Click here

  • ​Step 3: Enroll in the cyber/physical off-campus project course

    Take at least one credit from the courses related to the cyber/physical off-campus project designed by the program. (Please refer to Tables 1 and 6-1 in the Study Guide). How the internship is applied has multiple options. It can be used as either a credit from the internship subject of the student’s original course or a credit from cyber/physical off-campus subjects offered by the program, or both. If a student is unable to acquire the credit by the entrance exam date, a certificate of internship completion provided by the company where the internship is conducted may be substituted. The acquired credit will be counted for the completion requirement of this program in the future. For information about the internship program provided by Super Smart Society Consortium, please click here (internal link).

  • Step 4: Create a registration application here (MS Word or PDF), attach a short essay on the research plan from the master course to the doctoral course and the relation to a super smart society. Submit it to the office of the Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society at S3-213.

    Please read the Study Guide carefully. Doctoral course applicants or existing doctoral students who request for a mid-term review in concurrent with the entrance examination, please complete “4. Request for mid-term review for transforming into the program” in the registration application form. Details about the mid-term review will be provided by the office only to relevant applicants.

    Deadline: February 28, 2020 at 12:00
    Place of submission: Rm.S3-213