** Applications must be submitted by 10:00 pm. Study Abroad applicants should note that the deadline indicated here is for Hopkins only; external programs may have earlier deadlines.
Off-Campus, On-Campus (not guaranteed)
Language of Instruction:
Areas of Study:
East Asian Studies, International Studies, Japanese
Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
4 semesters of college-level Japanese or equivalent
Hopkins Application Fee:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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