Global Leadership Program

About UTokyo’s Global Leadership Education Program

About UTokyo’s Global Leadership Education Program (GLP)

The ‘Global Leadership Education Program’ (GLP) is an innovative, transdisciplinary 4-year undergraduate program launched by the University of Tokyo in April 2014.  GLP is designed to equip talented UTokyo students with the global competences and skills necessary to act effectively as creative, knowledgeable, and responsible players and ‘change-makers’ on the global stage.

GLP Distinctive Features


Utilizes extensively international connections of UTokyo researchers.


Facilitates international collaboration and exchange with scholars and students of top-class universities around the world as well as with entrepreneurs and experts of international institutions.


Generous financial support through sponsoring companies, for summer abroad studies and internships.


Certificate of GLP Completion issued by UTokyo.


Target Group

The students with a strong interest in global issues, motivation to act as future innovators and team-leaders, and high level of English competence;  GLP-GEfIL students are recruited once a year around summer season, for Year 2 students (non-PEAK students) and Year 1 PEAK students..

Learning Outcomes

Building upon the existing strengths of UTokyo’s undergraduates in scholastic ability and high level of specialized knowledge, GLP pursues the following objectives: expand students’ communicative and academic skills in foreign languages (English as well as in their second and third foreign language/s); deepen their contextual understanding of a wide range of critical regional and global issues; enhance students’ inter-cultural awareness and competences; foster students’ creative imagination, innovative thinking, practical and teamwork skills in tackling ‘real-world’ problems, through issue-based interactive workshops and independent research projects.

Careers – Destinations

GLP graduates will have acquired a high level of specialized knowledge in their major as well as sophisticated global competences and well rounded leadership skills that should place them in an excellent position to pursue a career in international organizations and globally operating companies. Furthermore, GLP graduates will be exceptionally well placed to embark on postgraduate research at UTokyo or top universities abroad.