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  • 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.


    Online Application System(Open on 25th September

    For Coordinators

    https://ap-short-term.sec.tsukuba.ac.jp/coordinators

    Note: Login code is required to enter the system. Please contact us by e-mail to obtain it.

    exchangestudent@un.tsukuba.ac.jp


    For Students

    https://ap-short-term.sec.tsukuba.ac.jp/

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


    Application Schedule

    - Spring semester 2019 (Starts on April 1st)

    Online Nomination period: October 1st ~ November 9th 23:59(JST)

    Application Materials must arrive by November 30th.


    If you wish to be an Exchange Research Student, and enroll between May and September 2019, the deadlines are as follows. Information for students who wish to be an Exchange Student or an Exchange Research Student from fall semester will be updated on March 2019.
    The application opens one month before the nomination deadline.
    Incomplete applications or applications that reach the University of Tsukuba after the designated submission deadline will not be accepted.

    Start of your study in Tsukuba Deadline for Online Nomination Deadline of Excel data and Materials
    April 2019 November 9, 2018 November 30, 2018
    May 2019 December 10, 2018 December 31, 2018
    June 2019 January 10, 2019 January 31, 2019
    July 2019 February 7, 2019 February 28, 2019
    August 2019 March 8, 2019 March 29, 2019
    September 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

    and/or

    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

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

    Application for Certificate of Eligibility (Excel), SAMPLE


    Application (Exchange program), 2018-2019

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

    Application Schedule

    - Fall semester 2018 (Starts on October 1st): The application period is over.


    If you wish to be an Exchange Research Student, and enroll any other time other than April or October 2018, the deadlines are as follows.

    Please send the Excel data by the deadline at 23:59 (JST).
    Application Materials must arrive by the deadline.

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

    Start of your study in Tsukuba Deadline of Excel data and Materials
    February 2019 October 1, 2018
    March 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 (Form 2)

    Word, Excel

    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. A copy of your passport (copies should include the ID page and pages with Japanese immigration stamps, if you have any)

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

    and/or

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

    7. Three ID photos

    Two(2) 40mm long × 30mm wide
    One(1) 30mm long × 24mm 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 studying in Japan
    If you have experience studying in Japan, please submit the copy of the academic records or the certificate of enrollment.


    Submission of Excel data (submit through e-mail):

    - Please send 2 Excel files to the Division of Student Exchange Office and the Exchange Coordinator at the University of Tsukuba through the exchange coordinator or the international office at your home university.

    1. Information of Applicants (Form 3) with SAMPLE (Excel)

    2. Application for Certificate of Eligibility (Excel), SAMPLE


    Information for short-term exchange students for Fall semester 2018

    Pre-Departure Information

    Procedures When Entering Japan

    Information about Residence Halls

    Academic Calendar

    Junior Year at Tsukuba Program 2018-2019

    Undergraduate Course Offerings for Exchange Students 2018-2019

    How to download the file of Data Coding Sheet


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    Location of the Office of the Division of Student Exchange

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