Exchange Program

Thank you for your interest in the Short-Term Exchange Program at the University of Tsukuba!
Based on the exchange agreements, we accept short-term exchange students from our partner institutions all over the world. To apply for the program, please check the following information and contact an exchange coordinator of your home institution. All applicants need to be nominated by their home institution officially.
List of Overseas Partner Universities

    Important Notice

  1. Due to the COVID-19 situation, it has been decided that the exchange program inSpring Semester AY2022-2023 (Starts in April 2022) for Exchange Student will be conducted through online only.
    For Exchange Research Student, we will be arranging the face-to-face program when the entry restrictions by the Japanese government are lifted.

  2. The exchange program in Fall Semester AY2022-2023 (Starts in October 2022) is planned to be conducted face-to-face. However, there is a possibility that the program will be changed to online or cancelled depending on the COVID-19 situation and the state of travel conditions including entry restrictions by Japanese government.


- Updated Designated format and Sample of Application for Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) (March 23. 2022)NEW
- Updated information for Fall Semester AY 2022

Application Guide

Please make sure to read following Application Guide carefully before getting ready with your application.

Application Guide 2022-2023

How to Apply

Step1. Online Nomination (by Exchange Coordinator)

Exchange coordinators need to make their own accounts on our online application system for coordinators. Students who wish to apply for our program must be nominated through those account. The user code for coordinator signup will be provided upon request. Coordinators can send a request to the e-mail address below.
Please note that we cannot provide the user code to students.

Division of Student Exchange

<Sample of request e-mail>
Title: User code request (XXX University)
Text: (Please write "Coordinator's name and position", "number of nominees", "exchange period (start month)"and etc.)

Step2. Online Application (by Student)

Students need to fill in the application form on Online application system for students. Log-in password will be sent to students after coordinators click "invite button" on application system. The "invite button" will appear once the online nomination is approved.

Step3. Document Submission (by E-mail)

After students completed the online application, students must submit the necessary documents as attachment file via e-mail by the deadline. Please make sure to confirm "Application Documents" for preparing correct documents.

Application Schedule

Fall Semester AY2022-2023 (Starts in October 2022)

  • Online Nomination
    March 1 (Tue) to 31 (Thu), 2022
  • Online Application
    by April 15 (Fri)
  • Document Submission by E-mail
    by April 22 (Fri)

Please refer to following list to check application schedules for the programs starting from other months.

Program Start Nomination Period Application Deadline Submission Deadline
(by E-mail)
July January 2022 February 10 (Thu) February 18 (Fri)
August February March 11 (Fri) March 18 (Fri)
September March April 15 (Fri) April 22 (Fri)
November May June 17 (Fri) June 24 (Fri)
December June July 15 (Fri) July 22 (Fri)
January 2023 July July 29 (Fri) August 5 (Fri)
March September October 14 (Fri) October 21 (Fri)
April October November 11 (Fri) November 18 (Fri)
May November December 16 (Fri) December 23 (Fri)
June December January 13, 2023 (Fri) January 20, 2023 (Fri)
  • - Exchange Student (Tokubetsu Chokogakusei) can only apply for the programs starting from April or October.
  • - The Schedule above is subject to change.
  • - Online application system is not available in August due to the annual system maintenance.

  • Application Documents

    Please see the lists below to confirm required documents and submission method. For more details, please make sure to check the Application Guide.

    Online Submission

    Documents Remarks
    Formal Letter of Request for Admission
    • - Prepare a letter according to the latest sample.
    Official Transcript of Academic Records Provide the transcript of previous year.
    Official Certificate of Enrollment
    Copy of Passport
    JLPT Certificate of Result and Score
    • - Only if you have any.
    Certificate of Your Staying in Japan
    • - Only if you have experience staying in Japan for purposes other than tourism.
      e.g. summer program, working holiday, language school and etc.
    ID Photo
    • - Prepare appropriate photo data according to the example.
    Bank Balance Certificate (Student's own bank account)
    Certificate of Scholarship/Student Loan
    • - Bank balance certificate of other persons' account such as family members is NOT acceptable.
    • - You need to prove that you have following amount of money or more:
      1 Year Exchange―960,000 JPY
      1 Semester Exchange―480,000 JPY
  • - Please upload scanned data of the documents above on the online application form.
  • - Valid image formats are JPEG, JPG, PNG, and GIF. PDF file is NOT acceptable.

  • Send by E-mail

    Documents Remarks
    Application for Certificate of Eligibility (CoE)
    Celebrating the 151st{50th Anniversary of the University of Tsukuba
    Celebrating the 151st{50th Anniversary of the University of Tsukuba