Multiple $5,000 - $7,000 grants are available through the New Colombo Plan for students going on exchange in semester 1 or 2, 2018 to Japan.

University of Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Approximate semester dates:

Summer Semester (S1, S2): April - Early August

Winter Semester (A1, A2): September - early February

Academic Calendar 2016/17

Language of instruction: Japanese, English
Full time load equivalent: 14 tani/credits per semester
Fields of Study Available:

Course Catalogue

Please refer to the academic calendar PFD (attached above) to understand semester codes (S1, S2, A1, A2). 

  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Japanese Language (Do not select non-credit Japanese language courses offered by Center for Japanese Language Education.)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Science

To enrol in mainstream courses taught in Japanese, your Japanese language level must be JLPT N1. To search courses, click the "Open" tab on the right in the Filtered Search section and then select :English" only in the Language section. 

In Global Japan Studies program, students can enrol in English-taught courses: Program information and course information here

Core courses: 

  • Japanese Politics
  • Japanese Law
  • Japanese Foreign Relations
  • Japanese Economy
  • Japanese Society and History
  • Japanese Culture
  • Japanese Education 

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study: Medicine, Pharmacy. 
Approximate living expenses:

YEN 100,000 - 150,000 per month
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Additional information:

U-Tokyo Exchange Program: Type U (undergraduate) website: Undergraduate students will participate in the University-wide STudent Exchange Program (USTEP). 

U-Tokyo Information Sheet 2018-19

U-Tokyo requires students to have an excellent academic performance, which is interpreted as at least 5.25 on the UQ 7-point grading scale. 

Undergraduate students (except Japanese language students) must have completed two years of study at UQ prior to applying to the University of Tokyo.

Student Life

International Student Handbook


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