• 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 principal. To apply for the program, please be nominated by your home institution’s exchange coordinator at first. Then, please fill out online application form and submit required documents.

    If you wish to conduct research at the graduate level as an Exchange Research Student, please carry out same procedure.

    Application 2020-2021

    【UPDATED for Fall Semester AY2020】

    How to Apply

    To apply for our Exchange Program, please read following Application Guide carefully.

    Application Guide 2020-2021

    For Exchange Coordinators of Partner Universities

    Please register your information and nominate students on the following online application system.
    *Login code of the system will be provided upon request. Please contact to the e-mail address below.

    Division of Student Exchange
    *Please write the title as below.
    【request of login code】 the name of your university, the month of enrollment
    (e.g. “【request of login code】University of ○○, April 2020”)
    *Please send an e-mail with writing the coordinator’s name, your university, and your position in the text.

    For Students

    Please enter required information on the following online application system after the nomination by your exchange coordinator.
    *Login password will be sent to students by email as soon as the nomination process by an exchange coordinator finishes.

    Application Schedule

    Fall Semester 2020 (Starts in October)

    Online Application Period:
    March 9th (MON) to April 10th (FRI)

    Deadline of Application Materials:
    April 24th (FRI)

    *Incomplete applications or applications that reach the University of Tsukuba after the designated submission deadline will not be accepted.
    *Application period for spring semester 2020 (starts on April) has been over.

    Application schedules of programs starting from other months are as follows:

    Start of Your Study in Tsukuba Online Nomination Period Deadline of Excel Data and Materials
    August 2020 February 10 to March 5, 2020 March 31, 2020
    September 2020
    October 2020 March 9 to April 10, 2020 April 24, 2020
    November 2020 May 1 to June 12, 2020
    June 30, 2020
    December 2020 June 1 to July 10, 2020
    July 31, 2020
    January 2021 July 1 to July 30, 2020
    August 31, 2020
    February 2021 September 1 to September 30, 2020
    September 30, 2020
    March 2021 October 30, 2020
    April 2021 October 1 to November 13, 2020
    November 20, 2020

    *Students who wish to earn credit points need to start their studies at the beginning of each semester (April or October).
    *The Schedule above is subject to change.
    *Due to system maintenance, online application form is not available on the dates below:
    ・March 6, 2020
    ・July 31-August 31, 2020

    Application Materials

    For details, please make sure to check the Application Guide.

    Online Submission




    1 Formal Letter of Request for Admission ・Prepare a letter according to the sample.
    2 Official Transcript of Academic Records
    3 Copy of Passport
    4 JLPT Certificate of Result and Score ・Only if you have any.
    5 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.

    *Please upload scanned data of the documents above on the online form.
    * Valid image formats are JPEG, JPG, PNG, and GIF.
    * PDF file is NOT acceptable.

    Send by Post




    1 Application Package Cover Sheet and Checklist ・Download designated format (Excel).
    2 Two ID Photos
    (40mm long × 30mm wide)
    ・Prepare appropriate photos according to examples.
    3 Certificate of Bank Balance
    *Applicant’s own latest bank account balance
    Certificate of Scholarship/Student Loan

    Send by E-mail




    1 Application for Certificate of Eligibility ・Download designated format (Excel).
    ・Check the sample carefully to prevent mistakes.

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