• 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 (Exchange program), 2019-2020

    【UPDATED for AY2019】

    Application Guide can be downloaded here.
    To apply to our Exchange Program, please read this carefully.

    We launched Online Application System for the short-term exchange students. Please confirm the Application Guide and the flowchart to follow the application process.

    For Coordinators of partner universities

    Please contact us by e-mail to obtain login code of the system.

    ◇login code contact

    *Please write the title as “【request of login code】the name of your university, the month of entry.” (e.g. “【request of login code】University of ○○, April 2019”) Please send an e-mail with writing the coordinator’s name, your university, and your position in the text.

    Online Application System

    For Coordinators

    For Students

    Note: Login password will be sent to students by email after the nomination by a coordinator of their home university.

    Application Schedule

    - Fall semester 2019 (Starts on October 1st)

    Online Nomination period: March 11th - April 8th 23:59(JST)

    Application Materials must arrive by April 22nd (MON).

    Incomplete applications or applications that reach the University of Tsukuba after the designated submission deadline will not be accepted.

    - Spring semester 2019 (Starts on April 1st): The application period is over.

    If you wish to be an Exchange Research Student, and enroll between July 2019 and March 2020, the schedule is as follows.
    Information for students who wish to be an Exchange Student or an Exchange Research Student from Spring semester 2020 will be updated on September 2019.

    Start of your study in Tsukuba Online Nomination Period Deadline of Excel data and Materials
    July 2019 January 11 - February 7, 2019 February 28, 2019
    August 2019 February 8 - March 8, 2019 March 29, 2019
    September 2019
    October 2019 March 11 - April 8, 2019 April 22, 2019
    November 2019 May 7 - June 7, 2019 June 28, 2019
    December 2019 June 10 - July 10, 2019 July 31, 2019
    January 2020
    February 2020 September 2 - September 9, 2019 September 30, 2019
    March 2020 September 10 - October 10, 2019 October 31, 2019

    *Due to the system maintenance, the online application form is not available on February 27th, and from August 1st - September 1st 2019.

    Application Materials (submit by post):

    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. A formal letter of request for admission addressed to the President of the University of Tsukuba

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

    4. Official transcript of academic records

    5. Copy of your passport

    6. A certificate confirming the bank account balance that you intend to use to support your study


    A document that certifies that you are a recipient of a scholarship or a student loan from your government or other institution

    7. Two ID photos

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

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

    9. A document certifying that you have experience staying in Japan other than tourism(if you have any)

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

    Application for Certificate of Eligibility (Excel), SAMPLE

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

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