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
Updated information for Fall Semester AY 2024-25【NEW】
Please make sure to read following Application Guide carefully before getting ready with your application.
Application Guide AY2024-2025
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.
Spring Semester AY2024 (Starts in April 2024)
Online NominationMon, October 2 to Tue, 31, 2023
Online Application / Document
Submission by E-mailby Fri, November 10
Please refer to the following application schedules for the programs starting in other months.
|Program Start||Nomination Period||Deadline for online application
and submitting documents (by E-mail)
|April||October||Fri, November 10|
|May||November||Fri, December 8|
|June||December||Fri, January 12, 2024|
|July||January 2024||Fri, February 9|
|August||February||Fri, March 8|
|September||March||Fri, April 5|
|November||May||Fri, June 7|
|December||June||Fri, July 5|
|January 2025||July||Wed, July 31|
|March||September||Fri, October 4|
Please see the lists below to confirm required documents and submission method. For more details, please make sure to check the Application Guide.
|Formal Letter of Request for Admission||
|Official Transcript of Academic Records||
|Official Certificate of Enrollment||
|Copy of Passport|
|JLPT Certificate of Result and Score||
|Certificate of Your Staying in Japan||
|ID Photo data||
|Bank Balance Certificate (Student's own bank account)*
Certificate of Scholarship/Student Loan
Send by E-mail
|Application for Certificate of Eligibility (CoE)|
|Self-Declaration on Specific Categories (Graduate Level)*||
*The designated format is included in both Japanese and English, but please fill out and submit either one of the format. (Please note that the content of the documents and whether or not you need to submit is subject to change.)
References for Exchange Students
- Academic Calendar
- Information for searching courses（Course Jukebox/Kdb)
- Pre-Departure Information
- Procedures When Entering Japan
- Information of Student Residence Halls 1
- Information of Student Residence Halls 2
- Bus Route Map (From Tsukuba Center)
- How to Use the Bus in Tsukuba
- Entrance Procedures of the Ichinoya Residence Hall
- Location of the Office of the Division of Student Exchange
- Certification Request Form
＜Before Departure for the University of Tsukuba＞
＜After Arrival in the University of Tsukuba＞