Study Abroad Programs for OIT Students

Globalization is an essential part of contemporary society. Businesses are moving their manufacturing plants abroad, and markets are becoming borderless. Globalization strategy, therefore, is a top priority agenda in the education, and we at OIT offer various kinds of training for Globalization to our students.
As a science-based university, OIT has set the following three goals for students in its development of global human resources.

To achieve these goals, OIT offers students a wide range of overseas study programs with the emphasis on the following:

We organize the OIT Study Abroad Programs in steps
We organize the OIT Study Abroad Programs in steps

Step 1. Language Training and Overseas Culture Experience Program

2022 Summer English Language Training Programs (Online)
Philippines Canada
Type of Institution Language School
Name of Institution NexusTALK (formerly NILS) ILAC
Schedule 1-4 weeks during Aug 22 - Sep 16, 2022 2/3/4 weeks during Aug 22 -, 2022
Teaching Style Private Lesson Group Lesson and Self-study
2023 Spring English Language Training Programs (Online or Study Abraod)
Philippines Canada
Type of Institution Language School
Schedule 2-4 weeks during Feb 13 - Mar 17, 2023
Type of Program Online Study Abraod
Teaching Style Private Lesson Private Lesson and Group Lesson Group Lesson
2022 Overseas Culture Experience Programs

The schedule of this year's Overseas Culture Experience Programs is undetermined due to COVID-19. Please wait for updates.

Step 2-3. International Project-Based Learning (iPBL) Program

OIT provides training courses with hands-on activities called "Project-Based Learning (PBL)" for students of 2nd year and above. As its international version, International PBL (iPBL) programs are conducted with our overseas partnership institutions.

In each iPBL program, students from participating universities are grouped together and instructed to communicate in English. Each team completes the same project, such as hardware/software development or system design, which can promote students' practical engineering skills.

OIT believes that such interaction allows students to gain experience in a diverse and professional environment reflecting our globalizing world.

OIT and Overseas Partners support the “SDGs” through implementation of the iPBL. Science is vital for supporting a wide range of global policy objectives, many of them included in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) endorsed by the UN in 2015. The 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provide an aspirational framework oriented around people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership. There is a strong rationale for academies to engage on the SDGs.

One of the objectives to develop global human resources required by society is the “Problem Solving Ability”, and the iPBL Programs conducted jointly by OIT and our partner universities match this goal. OIT has decided that the SDGs are worth being set as the common theme for the next five years, expected to increase the participants' motivation.

2022 iPBL Outline (as of September 2022)
OIT Faculty/Department Host Univ. Participating Univ. Project Title Related SDG(s)
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering OIT National Taiwan University of Science and Technology,
Can Tho University, Viet Nam
Development of Wind Turbine
2 Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering,
Department of Electronics and Information Systems Engineering
OIT (Online) Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan,
University of San Jose-Recoletos, Philippines
Smart Energy Control Challenge 2022
3 Department of Electronics and Information Systems Engineering,
Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering
National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech), Taiwan (Online) OIT Intelligent vehicle challenge 2022
4 Department of Applied Chemistry OIT (Online) Bangladesh University of Textiles New material innovation program based on interdisciplinary exchange *
5 Department of Biomedical Engineering OIT (Online) Tatung University, Taiwan Online international joint PBL in the field of biotechnology
6 Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT (Online) Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology - Thammasat University (SIIT), Thailand,
Universiti Malasia Sabah (UMS), Malaysia
Design Thinking about the Global Issue for Asian People on Healthy Lives and Wellbeing *
7 OIT (Online) National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yuntech), Taiwan International PBL using Design Thinking
8 Faculty of Information Science and Technology OIT (Online) SIIT Integration of Robot Control and Image Processing using Simulator *
9 Korea National University of Arts OIT,
Hokkaido University, Japan
Cross-Cultural Media Design Project
10 International Center Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya (WMCUS), Indonesia; OIT,
Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan, and Others
Our Earth, Our Home: Confronting Environmental Problems

* Programs funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Step 4. IAESTE Trainee Support

IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) is an international association for the exchange of students providing technical work experiences for science and engineering oriented students in 80+ countries. OIT is one of the member institutions and encourages motivated students to become IAESTE trainees (about 50 students from Japan in each year). Through IAESTE, OIT also accepts a couple of international students every year as interns (research students) in the labs for about two months.

Trainees Dispatched from OIT to:

  • 2019: Universidade Estadual Paulista(Federative Republic of Brazil)
  • 2017: Manipal Institute of Technology(Republic of India)
  • 2016: University of Information Science and Technology "St. Paul the Apostle" (Republic of North Macedonia)
  • 2014: Karunya University (Republic of India)

Trainees Accepted in OIT from:

Step 4. Overseas Research Experience Program

OIT provides financial support for qualified 4th year undergraduate students, who will proceed to the Graduate school, and graduate students to encourage their research activities or practical experiences in overseas institutions for one month or more.

In this program, students enjoy their opportunities to acquire an ability required for theoretical or experimental development of new ideas, and to obtain diverse experiences through research works. Moreover, they are expected to establish or strengthen networks between host institutions and OIT.

Step 4. Overseas Coursework Program

Through Overseas Coursework Program, OIT students have opportunities to study abroad for a half or one year without paying tuition in our 28 or more overseas partner universities listed below and over 200 UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) member institutions.

Overseas Partner Universities with Student Exchange Agreement and UMAP