Long Term Exchange Program


Long Term students are expected to take subjects within the five (5) groups of the Trans-Pacific Program for a minimum of twelve (12) credits. Students who complete the number of credits will receive a transcript of courses and certificate of participation.

*Students are expected to verify the possibility of credits to be consider as part of their studies in their universities or origin.


Long Term students are invited to study for periods of one semester in the University of Tsukuba. 

Eligibility for JASSO Scholarships: We have a limited number of JASSO scholarships for supporting foreign students. Please, check your eligibility by using the tables of conversion attached below. Minimum criteria is 2.3 in JASSO scale. All applicants are required to test their eligibility before applying.

Please, it is also required to fill the information in the original application form.


Long Term students can be**:

Exchange Students (Tokubetsu Chokogakusei)- students registered with minimun 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.


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




For the list of subjects in English and Japanese, please, check the following link:




SPRING SEMESTER 2019: (Closed)

April to September, 2019

Deadline for nominations: October 15, 2018

Deadline for applications of the Trans-Pacific Program (original documents in Japan): November 12, 2018

Application will be open from October 15, 2018. Please consult with your international exchange office in your university of origin.




Period of study:  from October 2019 to March 2020 

1. Deadline for digital format of "Form 2" and "Official Transcript of Academic records": February 22, 2019 

    (for candidates´ data verification)

2. Application for online nomination of students and remaining documents in digital format: March 11th to April 8th, 2019


3. Deadline for arrival of original documents in Japan: April 22nd, 2019 (Japan time 5 pm). 

Application Open. Please consult your exchange office in your University of Origin.




  1. Application FORM 2 - (Short Term University of Tsukuba- Student Exchange form. This form is only needed digitally and must be sent directly by the student to the exchange coordinator of the program in Tsukuba University)****
  2. Application for Exchange Student/Exchange Research Student at the University of Tsukuba (print out after completion of Online Application by the student. It must be signed by coordinator and student.)
  3. Application Checklist (please, find in the download link)****
  4. THREE ID photos. Original photos, no copies are accepted (TWO pieces of 40mmx30mm and ONE piece of 30mmx24mm).
  5. Official Transcript of Academic records. Original documents are required. Copies not accepted. English or Japanese language translation is   required. 
  6. Letter of recommendation (sample A for international exchange students). Please, select the right letter sample. Please, write the dates of exchange as follows:

        - For SPRING semester: From April 1, 2019 until September 30, 2019.

        - For FALL semester: From October 1, 2019 until March 31, 2020.

   7. Copy of valid passport 

   8. Motivation Letter for participating in the program (free format) indicating your research interests in the University of Tsukuba.

   9. Application for Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in EXCEL format

   10.Complete and send the document Information of applicants FORM 3. Please, download the format lines below.


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.








***Application package: Please, consult your International Exchange Office in your country of origin.

Please, be aware that sending the original documents to Japan may take few days from your country of origin. We cannot process any application that arrives after the deadline established above.


****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 Trans-Pacific Human Capital Development 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: Sep 6, 2018 GC