Overview

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)

City: Tokyo
Language of instruction: English, Japanese
  • World center for language teaching and research
  • 50 languages taught as part of regular curriculum
  • English and Japanese taught courses
  • 5 000 students
  • Located in Fuchu, a city within the Tokyo Metropolis
  • Many railway lines run through the city making it convenient for travel
  • Historically a post town during the Edo period

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsFine ArtsLand and Food Systems

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
  • Recommended for Asian Studies and Arts students

Term dates

  • Fall semester: Early October to Late January (UBC Fall Term)
  • Spring semester: Early April to Mid July (UBC Spring Term)
  • When applying to Go Global, please select the UBC term(s) that you wish to be abroad

Timing

  • Applications for exchange to Japan are due December 7, 2017
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • JAPN TUFS units = UBC credits
  • TUFS integrated Japanese units x 2 = UBC credits
  • Other TUFS units = UBC credits

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  • Sudents participate in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) - designed for international exchange students 
  • Provides students with the opportunity to acquire a firm understanding of Japan and its place in the international community
  • Program divided into two courses:
    • Japan Studies Course — at least 5 classes per week of Japanese language instruction, and at least 2 elective classes per week in other subjects (conducted in English)
    • Intercultural Studies Course — at least 3 classes per week of Japanese language instruction, and at least 3 elective classes per week in other subjects (conducted in English)

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ASIA 2nd
Title: Culture, Power, Identities
Partner course code: 180016
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-11
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Interpreting (Spring)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-31
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Topics in Japanese Intellectual History
Partner course code: 180081
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Japanese Deities and Shrines
Partner course code: 180193
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-11
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints) and Edo culture
Partner course code: ISEP 180194
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-11
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Topics in Religion and Popular Culture in Japan
Partner course code: 19180072
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-03
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Survey of Cultural Studies: Representations of the Past in Popular Culture
Partner course code: 312115
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: The role of ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints) as the information medium
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2016-05-31
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Aspects of Japanese Grammar for Pedagogical Purposes
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2016-05-31
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Focused Japanese 900: Kanji 902a
Partner course code: F902a
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Focused Japanese 500: Oral Communication 515
Partner course code: F515a
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Focused Japanese: Listening Comprehension 613
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2016-08-11
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Integrated Japanese 500: Integrated Japanese 501a
Partner course code: I501a
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Focused Japanese 500: Listening Comprehension 513
Partner course code: F513
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: The youth in Japanese society
Partner course code: 19180076
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2019-06-03
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Integrated Japanese - 501b
Partner course code: I 501b
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Pre-Advanced Japanese: Grammar and Vocabulary 511
Partner course code: EJG 511
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-01-05
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Pre-Advanced Japanese: Oral Communication 515b
Partner course code: EJO 515b
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-01-05
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Pre-Advanced: Japanese Literature
Partner course code: F 516
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Integrated Japanese
Partner course code: JAPN 601a
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2016-08-11
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Focused Japanese 600: Grammar and Vocabulary 611
Partner course code: JAPN 611
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-07
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Focused Japanese 600: Reading Comprehension 612
Partner course code: JAPN 612
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-07
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Focused Japanese 600: Oral Communication 615
Partner course code: JAPN 615
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-07
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Intermediate Kanji 902
Partner course code: EJK 902
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-01-05
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Focused Japanese 900: Kanji 903
Partner course code: JAPN 903
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-09-07
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Focused Japanese 500: Reading Comprehension 512
Partner course code: F512
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Focused Japanese 500: Writing 514
Partner course code: F514a
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Focused Japanese 500: Japanese Literature 516
Partner course code: F516
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Current Japanese Studies 616
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2016-08-11
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Integrated Japanese 601b
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2016-08-11
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Focused Japanese 500: Grammar and Vocabulary 511a
Partner course code: F511a
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: LING 201
Title: Linguistics: Fundamentals of Syntax
Partner course code: 411004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Topics in Japanese Politics
Partner course code: 180163
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-13
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

On-campus

Housing notes

  • TUFS has an international student residence hall with single rooms available for students during their stay in Japan
  • It takes about an hour and a half from the dorm to the TUFS campus
  • International Hall 1 17,700 / month - 22,000 / month
  • International Hall 2 17,700/ month - 21,000/ month
  • The rooms of International Hall 1 have private shower
  • However, students are unable to request which room s/he enters
  • Most exchange students will enter International hall 2

Information on Accommodation

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