Long Term Exchange Program

Period of Exchange
Long Term students are invited to study for periods of one semester in the University of Tsukuba,
on the Spring (April ~ September) or the Fall (October ~ Mach) semester.

Disciplines
All

Credits
Long Term exchange students are expected to accomplish a minimum of 12 credits in five groups of subjects:
      1. Common subjects
      2. Japan-Latin America Mutual Understanding Subjects
      3. Special/Interdisciplinary subjects
      4. Internship
      5. Cooperative Seminars

Courses
For the list of subjects in English and Japanese, please, check the following links:
      ・Courses Taught in English
      ・Japanese Language Courses, (Course Overview)
      ・Courses Taught in Japanese (for Undergraduate students)
      ・Courses Taught in Japanese (for Master students)
The students can chose subjects of Japanese language and culture and also can take credits in any faculty at the University of Tsukuba.
(Recognition of credits is subject to approval by the faculty of each student. For more details, please consult with your faculty and the Office of International Exchange in your university of origin)

Scholarship
We have a limited number of JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) scholarships for supporting foreign students.
Please, check your eligibility by using the Excel tables of conversion depending on your home university
(COLMEX, GUADALAJARA, UNIANDES, PUCP, UCHILE, USP).
The minimum criteria is 2.3 in JASSO scale. All applicants are required to test their eligibility before applying.

Student Status
Long Termstudents can be Exchange Students (Tokubetsu Chokogakusei), students registered with minimum of 12 credits in Trans-Pacific program. (Please, be aware that the content of the application documents varies according to the kind of student selected)

Applications Deadline for Spring Semester 2022 (April 2022- September 2022)

      ・PRE-SELECTION: October 20, 2021
      ・ONLINE NOMINATION: October 31, 2021
      ・ONLINE APPLICATION: November 12, 2021
      ・DOCUMENT SUBMISSION: November 19, 2021

HOW TO APPLY

PRE-SELECTION (~ October 20, 2021)
Exchange
Coordinator
Submit the "Application Form" by e-mail (check the SAMPLE)
eiguchi.laura.ga@un.tsukuba.ac.jp (Laura Eiguchi, International Associate)
ONLINE NOMINATION by Coordinators (~ October 31, 2021)
Exchange
Coordinator
Nominate and Invite Students
You will receive by e-mail the login code for the "Online Nomination System (for coordinators)".
Register coordinator information and nominate students.
After we confirm the nominated information, you will see the "Invite" button on the screen.
Click there, then the students will be mailed with the login code for the online application.
ONLINE APPLICATION by Students (~ November 12, 2021)
Student Submit Online Application
Login to the "Online Application System (for Students)", fill out all the information
and upload the required documents. After that, click on "Submit to Apply".
Exchange
Coordinator
Confirm Student's Online Application
After you check the information submitted by the students,
click the "Confirm" button to complete the online application process.
DOCUMENT SUBMISSION (~ November 19, 2021)
Exchange
Coordinator
Send Required Documents
Submit the "Application for Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) " by e-mail
Student

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

For the ONLINE APPLICATION by Students ( ~ November 12, 2021)
  No. Documents Remarks

FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATION

1 Formal Letter of Request for Admission ・Prepare a letter according to the sample
2 Official Transcript of Academic Records ・For the previous year
3 Official Certificate of Enrollment ・Issued by your home university
4 Copy of Passport ・Of the ID page
5 JLPT Certificate of Result and Score ・Only if you have any
6 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)
7 ID Photo ・Prepare appropriate photos
    according to the examples
8 Certificate of Bank Balance
(Student's own)
and/or Certificate of
Scholarship/Student Loan
・You need to prove that you have
     at least this amount of money:
    480,000 JPY (for 1 semester)
    960,000 JPY (for 1 year)

* Valid image formats are JPEG, JPG, PNG, and GIF (PDF file is NOT acceptable).
* Required documents must be accompanied with either a JAPANESE or ENGLISH translation
(not necessarily official) and SIGNED by the exchange coordinator of your home university.

For DOCUMENT SUBMISSION (~ November 19, 2021)
  Documents Remarks Delivery Address

BY E-MAIL

Application for Certificate of
Eligibility (CoE)
・Download the designated format
    and check the sample
eiguchi.laura.ga@un.tsukuba.ac.jp
(International Associate)

* Required documents must be accompanied with either a JAPANESE or ENGLISH translation
(not necessarily official) and SIGNED by the exchange coordinator of your home university.

 

ALL documents for application to the Trans-Pacific Program shall be send through your exchange officers in your Universities of origin. Applications sent directly to university will not be consider as part of the program.

PLEASE, BE AWARE THAT ANY MISTAKE IN THE APPLICATION FORM MAY RESULT IN THE DELAY OF THE DOCUMENTS

 

****Long Term Application Checklist, and Long Term Application Form for the Trans-Pacific Program EQUALS to the Short Term Application Checklist from the University of Tsukuba.
For the Tsukuba Trans-Pacific Program, the Long Term Applications Checklist (2) and the Long Term Application form (1) are for students applying for more than 6 months.
The reason it's because the Trans-Pacific Program offers the Short Term program (2-3 weeks and up to three months) and the Long Term for more than 6 months. 

 

Last Update: March 30, 2021 LE