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Tsukuba University

  • Tsukuba University
  • Tsukuba University
  • Tsukuba University
  • Tsukuba University
  • Tsukuba University
  • Tsukuba University
  • Tsukuba University
The University of Tsukuba

was established in October 1973, due to the relocation of its antecedent, the Tokyo University of Education, to the Tsukuba area. As the new comprehensive university in Japan to be established under a country-wide university reform plan, the University has featured “Openness” with “New Systems for Education and Research” under a “New University Administration.” The University of Tsukuba aims to establish a free exchange and close relationships in both basic and applied sciences with educational and research organizations and academic communities in Japan and overseas. This university is suitable for students to study Economics and Global Studies from Japanese perspectives.

Program:Student Exchange
1 Semester
Minimum GPA:
Tuition fee:
Depends on OIA
Minimum IELTS:
6.5 overall, no band under 5.5
Living cost:
132.000    –    140.750                 yen/month
Deadline nomination:
20 March (Fall Semester)
25 October (Spring Semester)
Mid-September (Fall)
Late March (Spring)
Jasso Scholarship:
80.000 yen/ month


Entry Requirements:
  • Enrolled as an active student at the IUP in PPM
  • Completed at least 4 semesters of study at the IUP in PPM
  • Meet the requirements for minimum GPA and IELTS
  • Pass the internal selection at the department to get recommendation to proceed the application in OIA.

Required Documents:

Internal SelectionApplication in OIA
Application formOfficial Academic Transcript
Curriculum VitaeStudy Plan
IELTS CertificateMotivation Letter
Academic TranscriptA recommendation letter from an academic supervisor
 Letter of Enrollment from Faculty
 Letter of Nomination from Faculty (addressed to the Head of Office of International Affairs UGM)
 IELTS Certificate
 Scanned the personal page of the passport
 Passport picture (4 x 3 cm, white background color
 Financial Proof of Funds (Certificate of Deposit Balance issued by Bank, Scholarship Letter, etc)


Tuition & Living Cost:

Japan Visa                           : 3000 yen
Flight ticket (return)            : 89.400 yen
Tuition fee                             : Waived by host university
Student insurance (NHI)     : 2000 – 3000 yen/ month
Living cost                             : 132.000 – 140.750 yen/ month


Accommodation on campus    : 23.800 – 40.000 yen/ month
Deposit of rent                            : 30.000 yen (pay once upon move in)
Accommodation off campus   : 30.000 – 50.000 yen/ month
Personal Liability Insurance     : 750 yen/ month
Meals                             : 30.000 – 40.0000 yen/ month
Public Transport           : 9000 – 15.000 yen/ month
Miscellaneous              : 20.000 – 25.000 yen/ month
Communication           : 8000 – 10.000 yen/ month


Credit Transfer:
Tsukuba UniversityGradeIUP-PPMGrade
A+100 – 90A4,0
A89 – 80A4,0
B79 – 70B3,0
C69 – 60C2,0 (Pass)
F≤ 59E0 (Fail)


Further information:


Course offered:

Link for complete course offered: Undergraduate Course Offerings for Exchange Students 2021- 2022
2 Credits = 4 SKS at UGM (transferred to 1 course)
Students need to take minimum 10 – 14 Credits (5-7 courses)

Fall Semester CourseSpring Semester Course
Transnational Social PolicySociology of Contemporary Japan
Contemporary Issues in Developing CountriesEconomic Growth
Media PoliticsInternational Trade
International PoliticsHealth Economics
Globalization and DevelopmentInternational Education
Japanese Economy 
Japanese Foreign Policy 
Outline of Japanese Education 
Monetary Economics 
Contemporary World Politics