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.)
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)
- 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
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Recommended for Asian Studies and Arts students
- 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
- Applications for exchange to Japan are due December 7, 2017
Course equivalency formula
- JAPN TUFS units = UBC credits
- TUFS integrated Japanese units x 2 = UBC credits
- Other TUFS units = UBC credits
Credit transfer process
* 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
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)
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.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
- Students with outstanding academic performance may be nominated for the JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) scholarship
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.
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.
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.
Types of accommodation available
- 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