Exchange Program

Thank you for your interest in the Short-Term Exchange Program at University of Tsukuba! You need to prepare the below-listed materials to apply for our exchange programs. Application documents should be sent to individual exchange coordinators of University of Tsukuba through your home institution Exchange Program office.

Our Junior Year at Tsukuba Program (JTP) has hosted 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 cultural and academic opportunities. In order to assist you with your study of the Japanese language, culture, science, and technology, the JTP currently offers a variety of courses in English.

Those applicants who wish to conduct a research at a graduate level and do not require credits must arrange to have an application form sent directly from your home institution Exchange Program office to individual exchange coordinators of the University of Tsukuba at least 3 months prior to the beginning of their studies (Except for the case that you wish to start your study in April or October.) 

Information for the short-term students for Spring semester 2017【New!!】

Pre-departure Information

Procedures When Entering Japan

Information of Residence Hall

Academic Calendar

Junior Year at Tsukuba Program 2017-2018

Undergraduate Course Offerings for Exchange Students 2017-2018  


How to come to the University of Tsukuba from Tsukuba Center

Bus Route Map (From Tsukuba Center)

How to Use Bus

Ichinoya Residence Hall 

Location of the Office of Division of Student Exchange


Application (Exchange Student), 2017-2018 

Application Guide can be downloaded here


Application Deadlines for Spring Semester 2017

If you wish to enroll after April 2017, the deadlines are as follows.

Start of your study in Tsukuba Deadline
1 July, 2017 ~ 31 July, 2017 31 March, 2017
1 August, 2017 ~ 31 August, 2017 1 May, 2017
1 September, 2017 ~ 30 September, 2017 1 June, 2017


Application Deadlines for Fall Semester 2017

Fall semester 2017 (Start from 1st October) : 28th April, 2017

If you wish to enroll after October 2017, the deadlines are as follows.

Start of your study in Tsukuba Deadline
1 November, 2017 ~ 30 November, 2017 1 August, 2017
1 December, 2017 ~ 31 December, 2017 1 Septermber, 2017
1 January, 2018 ~ 31 January, 2018 2 October, 2017
1 February, 2018 ~ 28 February, 2018 1 November, 2017
1 March, 2018 ~ 31 March, 2018 1 December, 2017


This application should include:

  1. Application Package Cover Sheet and Checklist
  2. Application for Exchange Student/Exchange Research Student at the University of Tsukuba (Form 2)
  3. A formal letter of request for admission to President of the University of Tsukuba
  4. Official transcript of academic records
  5. Application for Certificate of Eligibility *Please read the sample before filling out and sending the EXCEL file to the Division of Student Exchange ( from each applicant's Email address.
  6. A copy of your passport, if available (copies should include ID page and pages with Japanese immigration stamps, if any)
  7. A certificate confirming the bank account balance that he/she intends to use to support his/her study. (In case of the application being a self-supporting student).
    Supporter’s certificate of balance of bank account balance and certificate of income plus certificate of employment (In case of the applicant having a financial supporter, such as a parent or third party).
    A document that certifies that the applicant is a recipient of a scholarship from his/her own country (if applicable)
  8. Three ID photos of different sizes
    • Two (2) pieces 40mm longx 30mm wide (One is to be attached to the application: the other is to be sent together with application materials)
    • One (1) piece 30mm x 24mm wide (to be sent together with other application materials). For your kind reference, please click here to see ID photo examples.

* After sending the application documents to us, please check your incoming mailbox as well as spam mailbox.

Information for the short-term students for Fall semester

Pre-departure Information

Procedures when entering Japan

Information about the student residence halls

Academic Calendar

Undergraduate Course Offerings for Exchange Students 2016-2017