Voices of International Students



College of Japanese Language and Culture, School of Humanities and Culture

From Malaysia

What do you enjoy about Tsukuba (University of Tsukuba and Tsukuba City)?

Tsukuba has just the right amount of nature and city and being just an hour away from Tokyo is very convenient! There are many places to eat, and I'm glad that there are halal options on campus and nearby the university as well. It is generally safe to ride your bicycle anywhere too. As for Tsukuba University, there's a big campus to explore, you can meet many friendly people, join various different clubs and participate in activities that revolve around culture exchange as well. Other than studying your major, I love how the university encourages you to broaden your horizon and so we are given the chance to study subjects from many other schools of thought freely. Tsukuba University is also known for encouraging their students to go for fieldworks, be it inside or outside of Japan.

What do you want to accomplish as a student of the University of Tsukuba during your study period?

Within the four years I am studying here, I want to participate in the activities held to deepen my understanding and quench my thirst for knowledge regarding Japan's culture. I hope to make good connections and gain experience in activities I rarely get to do before coming here, such as interpreting, volunteering and going on field works. The classes here are really unique, especially with enthusiastic professors who are experts in their field. I would like to make a thesis that I'm proud of by then end of the four years of studying. Overall, I strive to be a bridge between my country and Japan, especially since a new campus is going to open during this year's fall semester.


Trying out a new style of Japanese calligraphy called ‘Onoresho’ with my Japanese friend during a Japanese culture event.

Celebrating the 151st 50th Anniversary of the University of Tsukuba
Celebrating the 151st 50th Anniversary of the University of Tsukuba