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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring, Spring (early app)
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: Off-Campus, On-Campus (not guaranteed), Students must find their own
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Areas of Study: Humanities, IS, Politics & History, Languages & Culture, Social Sciences
Program Type: Exchange, Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jessica Mervis Language Prerequisite: Yes
Prerequisites: 4 semesters of college-level Japanese or equivalent Hopkins Application Fee: $25
Program Description:

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity.

Location | Areas of Study | Dates | Eligibility | Courses and Credits | Cost  | Housing | Application Process | More Information

Hopkins Semester/Year Tokyo
University of Tokyo

U Tokyo - Aka Mon
The University aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills. The University-wide Student Exchange Program (USTEP) offers undergraduate students the opportunity to study Japanese language and take courses in English in the Faculties of UTokyo.


Tokyo, Japan

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Areas of Study

  • East Asian Studies
  • International Studies
  • Japanese Language
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Full Year: September to August. Deadline: February 1
Spring: March to August. Early Consideration Deadline: February 1. Final Deadline: September 8.

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EligibilityU Tokyo - Campus Fall

  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Junior or senior standing
  • 4 semesters of college-level Japanese language or the equivalent
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Courses and Credits

Students will be participating on the USTEP Type U program at the University of Tokyo for exchange students and will be eligible to take courses in English and/or Japanese with appropriate language skills in the various Faculties at the University of Tokyo.

Students will take Japanese language at the appropriate proficiency level. Students may take coursework in English focusing on the politics, economics, culture and society of Japan as part of the Global Japan Studies program. Students can also take regular courses open to Type-U students at the University of Tokyo offered in English and/or Japanese if they have the appropriate language skills.Tokyo - Market Place

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Students pay JHU tuition, which will be billed to the student account. Students pay housing directly to the housing provider on site. Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of the program.

Scholarship Opportunities
CLE Scholarships
Bridging Scholarships
Freeman-ASIA Scholarships
Tanaka and Green Scholarships
Toshizo Watanabe Scholarships

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Exchange students may apply for University housing arranged by UTokyo. However, due to the limited number of facilities available, we cannot guarantee that all students who apply for University-managed housing will receive it. The USTEP Office at UTokyo will contact the students with details of the procedure after their applications to study or research at UTokyo have been approved. Further information about university housing can be found here.Tokyo - Paper

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Application Process

There is a multi-step application process for this program.

(1) Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking the green "Apply Now" button at the top/bottom of this page
(2) JHU will review this application and nominate qualified candidates to the university for participation on the program
(3) Nominated students will need to complete the program application. Instructions will be provided by the Study Abroad Advisor

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More InformationTokyo - Essence of Japan

USTEP Program

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This program is currently not accepting applications.