Tuesday, August 6, 2019

[Bachelor and Master Degree] University-wide Student Exchange Program (USTEP) for April 2020 – The University of Tokyo, Japan (Scholarship)

The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) accepts exchange students from partner universities with which the University has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding concerning student exchange. Exchange students can choose between the Type G and Type U programs.

The Type G program is designed for graduate students. Type G participants will belong to one of the Graduate Schools which they applied for and be able to take various courses or conduct research under the guidance of faculty members.

The Type U program is designed for undergraduate students to take various courses given in English and/or Japanese in Faculties and College in accordance with their English and/or Japanese language proficiency.

1. Type U (For Undergraduate) 

Collapse The University of Tokyo, as declared in its Charter, aims to “be a world-class platform for research and education, contributing to human knowledge in partnership with other leading global universities.” USTEP (University-wide Exchange Program) is an embodiment of this goal, as it facilitates active undergraduate and graduate student exchanges with leading universities of the world.

USTEP at the University of Tokyo offers highly motivated and academically-oriented students an invaluable experience of studying at Japan's premier institution of higher education. The University is renowned for both its research and education throughout the world and offers a range of academic experiences through its College and Faculties as well as Graduate Schools. USTEP students at the University of Tokyo may take these courses both in English and Japanese, provided they satisfy certain language requirements.

USTEP also offers international students an opportunity to experience life in Japan. Students will reside in Tokyo, one of the most exciting metropolises of the world. They will learn about traditional and contemporary life in Japan and will also be able to reflect upon the meaning of living in a "global city" where an amazing range of values and expectations exist, at times in harmony and other times in tension.

Through USTEP and other educational programs, the University of Tokyo strives to nurture students with a global outlook who will become leaders of the next generations. We invite the students at our partner universities to come and join our community of excellence!

Benefit:

Pursuant to the memorandum on student exchange, exchange students are exempt from paying examination fees, admission fees and tuition fees to UTokyo.

Scholarship:
A Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarship for all students who meet the requirements as well as scholarships from private foundations may be available. For further information, please refer to each link:
*These scholarships are available only for September Admission.
The above information is subject to change.
Students can apply for both JASSO and Sumitomo Corporation Scholarship/SISF at the same time. Students with scholarships from other foundations must check beforehand if their scholarship allows receiving other scholarships.
Replies to inquiries concerning these scholarships will only be sent to those who have been accepted to study at UTokyo.

Requirement:
Only students satisfying all of the following requirements may apply:
  • Undergraduate Students who will be enrolled full-time at a Partner University during their entire period of study at UTokyo. (See “7 Partner Universities”)
  • Undergraduate students who will return to their home university after completing their study at UTokyo.
  • Undergraduate students who demonstrate excellent academic performance.
  • Undergraduate students who have a clear intention to study at UTokyo.
  • Undergraduate students who have official proof of their required language proficiency and meet other conditions at the time of submission of application.
Note: In principle, first and second year undergraduate students are not accepted for USTEP. For universities with three-year undergraduate programs, students must be at least in the second semester of their second year when studying at UTokyo.

Required Document:

  • Application Form
  • One Letter of Reference by a full-time teaching faculty of the major/specialty of the student. This should be sent from your home university’s exchange coordinator.
  • Official Academic Transcript from each college, university or any other institutions of higher learning the applicant has attended in PDF format. This should be sent from your home university’s exchange coordinator.
  • Passport Data which is valid through the end of your exchange period
  • Proof(s) of Language Proficiency
  • ID Photo Data: Taken within the last 6 months
    • - File size: Less than 2MB
Note: All documents must be in English or Japanese.
How to Apply:
See eligibility noted in “1 Qualifications.” Exchange students need to be nominated by the student's home university to UTokyo. They must contact the office responsible for student exchange at their home universities and check the application procedures for the exchange program to study or to research at UTokyo. All applicants nominated by their home universities to apply to the University of Tokyo will receive the link to access an online application form.

Application Instructions (Click Here)
2. Type G (Graduate)
Most Faculties and Graduate Schools of the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) accept exchange students who can register for courses or conduct research under the guidance of faculty members. In the Type G program, exchange students are usually required to possess a high level of fluency in the Japanese/English language so they can take courses offered to regular students. For those who take part in research activities, the language requirement will be determined on an individual basis.

Benefit:
Pursuant to the memorandum on student exchange, exchange students are exempt from paying examination fees, admission fees and tuition fees to UTokyo.

Scholarships:A Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarship for all students who meet the requirements as well as scholarships from private foundations may be available. For further information, please refer to each link:

The above information is subject to change.
Students with scholarships from other foundations must check beforehand if their scholarship allows receiving other scholarships.
Replies to inquiries concerning these scholarships will only be sent to those who have been accepted to study at UTokyo.

Requirement:

Students satisfying all of the following requirements are eligible to apply:
  • Students enrolled for the entire period of the program at a Partner University that has concluded a university-wide memorandum of student exchange with UTokyo. Please refer to “7. Partner Universities (exchanges administered by the Division for Global Campus Initiatives)."
  • Students who will return to their home university after completing their study or research at UTokyo.
  • Students demonstrating excellent academic performance.
  • Students having a clear intention to study or research at UTokyo.
  • Students having the required language proficiency and meeting other conditions that may be set by individual Graduate Schools. (For more details, see Prerequisites for USTEP Type G Applicants and check all conditions that apply.) 

Required Documents:
  • Application Form
  • One Letter of Reference by a teaching faculty of the major/specialty of the student.
  • Official Academic Transcript from each college, university or any other institutions of higher learning the applicant has attended in PDF format.
  • Passport Data
  • Proof of Language Proficiency (Refer to Prerequisites for USTEP Type G Applicants)
  • ID Photo Data:
    • - File size: Less than 2MB
  •  Graduate Schools may require further documents in addition to the above application documents. (e.g. screenshot of e-mail correspondence between the exchange student and a supervisor of UTokyo) See Prerequisites for USTEP Type G Applicants for more information about the additional requirements of each Graduate School.
Note: All documents must be in English or Japanese.
* Do not forget to submit the transcript from your bachelor's degree program.

How to Apply:

Exchange students need to be nominated by their home universities to UTokyo. They must contact the office responsible for university-wide student exchange at their home universities and check the application procedures for UTokyo. All applicants nominated by their home universities to apply to the University of Tokyo will receive from UTokyo the link to access the online application.

Please note that we may reject a student’s application and revoke their qualifications for admission if it becomes apparent that false declaration was made in the application or application is incomplete.

Application Instructions (Click Here)
Deadline:
30 September 2019
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