• Exchange Program

    Thank you for your interest in the Short-Term Exchange Program at the University of Tsukuba! Our Junior Year at Tsukuba Program (JTP) has been hosting hundreds of international students who have been eager to study in Japan. It is not necessary for you to be fluent in Japanese to participate in the program, and yet you can take great advantage of various cultural and academic opportunities. In order to assist you with your studies on Japanese language, culture, science, and technology, JTP currently offers a variety of courses in English.

    Our exchange program is open for short-term international students from partner institutions. In principle, direct applications from individual students are not accepted. Please prepare the below-listed materials to apply to our exchange programs and submit the application documents by post and e-mail through your home institution's exchange program office.

    If you wish to conduct research at the graduate level as an Exchange Research Student, please carry out same procedure.

    Application 2020-2021

    【UPDATED for AY2020】

    How to Apply

    To apply for our Exchange Program, please read following Application Guide and Online Application Flowchart carefully.

    Application Guide 2020-2021
    Online Application Flowchart

    For Exchange Coordinators of Partner Universities

    Please register your information and nominate students on the following online application system.
    *Login code of the system will be provided upon request. Please contact to the e-mail address below.

    Division of Student Exchange
    *Please write the title as below.
    【request of login code】 the name of your university, the month of enrollment
    (e.g. “【request of login code】University of ○○, April 2020”)
    *Please send an e-mail with writing the coordinator’s name, your university, and your position in the text.

    For Students

    Please enter required information on the following online application system after the nomination by your exchange coordinator.
    *Login password will be sent to students by email as soon as the nomination process by an exchange coordinator finishes.

    Application Schedule

    Spring Semester 2020 (Starts in April)

    Online Application Period:
    October 15th (TUE) to November 8 th (FRI)

    Deadline of Application Materials:
    November 22nd (FRI)

    *Incomplete applications or applications that reach the University of Tsukuba after the designated submission deadline will not be accepted.
    *Application period for fall semester 2019 (starts on October) has been over.

    Application schedules of programs starting from other months are as follows:

    Start of Your Study in Tsukuba Online Nomination Period Deadline of Excel Data and Materials
    February 2020 September 2 to September 9, 2019 September 30, 2019
    March 2020 September 10 to October 10, 2019 October 31, 2019
    April 2020 October 15 to November 8, 2019 November 22, 2019
    May 2020 December 2, 2019 to January 10, 2020 January 31, 2020
    June 2020 January 14 to February 7, 2020 February 28, 2020
    July 2020
    August 2020 February 10 to March 6, 2020 March 31, 2020
    September 2020
    October 2020 March 9 to April 10, 2020 April 24, 2020

    *Students who wish to earn credit points need to start their studies at the beginning of each semester (April or October).
    *The Schedule above is subject to change.

    Application Materials (submit by post)

    For details, please make sure to check the Application Guide.

    1.   Application Package Cover Sheet and Checklist (Excel)

    2.   Application for Exchange Student/Exchange Research Student at the University of Tsukuba (You can print this out after the Online Application is done.)

    3.   Formal Letter of Request for Admission

       Sample A (Exchange Student)   Sample B (Exchange Research Student)

    4.   Official Transcript of Academic Records

    5.   Copy of Your Passport

    6.   Two ID Photos
       40mm long × 30mm wide
       Please be sure to refer to the ID examples that you can see here.

    7.   Certificate of Bank Balance (Applicant’s own Latest bank account balance)
       Certificate of Scholarship/Student Loan

    8.   JLPT Certificate of Result and Score (If you have any.)

    9.   Certificate of Your Staying in Japan (If you have experience staying in Japan for purposes other than tourism.)

    Application for Certificate of Eligibility (submit through e-mail)

    Please be sure to refer to the sample when you fill out the documents.

    Application for Certificate of Eligibility (Excel)

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