Thank you for your interest in the Short-Term Exchange Program at the University of Tsukuba!
Based on the exchange agreements, we are accepting short-term exchange students from partner institutions all over the world. To apply for the program, please check following information and contact to an exchange coordinator of your home institution. All applicants need to be nominated by their home institution officially.
【UPDATED for Spring Semester AY 2022】
Please make sure to read following Application Guide carefully before getting ready with your application.
Application Guide 2021-2022
How to Apply
Our application procedures are made up of following 3 steps:
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 contact to the e-mail address below.
Division of Student Exchange
The title of the request mail should be "User Code Request".
Please include information on coordinator's name, university, position, start month of exchange program in the text. Please note that we cannot provide the user code to students.
Step2. Online Application (by Student)
Students need to fill in online application system for students. Login password will be sent to students by email as soon as we approve the online nomination by exchange coordinators.
Step3. Document Submission
Submit all the necessary documents as attachment file via e-mail by the deadline. Please make sure to confirm the application guide for preparing correct documents.
Spring Semester AY2022 (Starts in April 2022)
Online NominationOctober 1 (Fri) to 31 (Sun), 2021
Online Applicationby November 12 (Fri)
Document Submissionby November 19 (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
|March 2022||September 2021||October 15 (Fri)||October 29 (Fri)|
|April||October||November 12 (Fri)||November 19 (Fri)|
|May||November||December 17 (Fri)||December 24 (Fri)|
|June||December||January 14 (Fri)||January 21 (Fri)|
|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)|
Please see lists below to confirm required documents and how to submit. For details, please make sure to check the Application Guide.
|Formal Letter of Request for Admission||
|Official Transcript of Academic Records||Provide the data from the previous year.|
|Official Certificate of Enrollment|
|Copy of Passport|
|JLPT Certificate of Result and Score||
|Certificate of Your Staying in Japan||
|Bank Balance Certificate (Student's own bank account)
Certificate of Scholarship/Student Loan
Send by E-mail
References for Exchange Students
- Academic Calendar
- Junior Year at Tsukuba Program 2020-2021
- Undergraduate Course Offerings for Exchange Students 2021-2022
- Pre-Departure Information
- Procedures When Entering Japan
- Information of Student Residence Halls
- 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
- How to download the file of Data Coding Sheet