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University of Tsukuba
The University of Tsukuba is situated 40 miles northeast of Tokyo. It has divisions of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, medicine, art and physical education, which are further divided into sixteen different departments.
This program is an Academic Year program, running from late August to late June. Students may enroll in Japanese language courses, held at the International Student Center, and special courses taught in English exclusively for visiting students. These serve as introductions to Japanese government and politics, economy and finance, society and culture. Over 20 specialized courses are taught in Japanese in the sixteen different departments..
Housing and Meals
Students live in University of Tsukuba residence halls. They can eat in student cafeterias or student restaurants near campus, or they can cook their own meals in the residence halls. The residence halls have a stove and sink on each floor, and every complex has a market where students can buy groceries. It is mandatory that students who accept a JASSO scholarship will live in the residence halls.
Applicants to the SUNY-Oswego/Univesity of Tsukuba exchange program apply for the JASSO Scholarship through the Japanese government. This scholarship offers students a monthly stipend for housing and other living expenses, free international airfare and a one time "settling in" allowance. Applications for the JASSO Scholarship are provided by the Oswego OIEP after you have been officially accepted into the Tsukuba program.
Costs (budget sheet)
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All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (https://www.geobluestudents.com) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Due to overseas university requirements, community college students are not allowed to participate. Please consider applying for the program once you are at a four year college or university.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.