University of Tsukuba

University of Tsukuba is an exchange destination for for bachelor students of Utrecht University, Faculty of LAW, ECONOMICS and GOVERNANCE.

Student experiences

Read the student experiences here


School of Social and International Studies

Exchange Students (scroll down for the Exchange Program)

Why study in Japan

Visa: Immigration on the Tsukuba website and on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website

International Student Guidebook

Academic calendar

Academic calendar

The Tsukuba academic year starts in April.
Their semesters are different from those at Utrecht University!
Check carefully when the final exams are planned - to make sure you can obtain credits. 

Spring semester: April - September
Fall semester: October - March

NB: make sure that you do not enter Japan before the entry date determined by Tsukuba University.
(Only book tickets after you have received that specific date!)


Language of instruction: English/Japanese

Proof of language requirements: for UU students English VWO diploma grade list

Areas of study open for exchange students

Only courses at the School of Social and International Studies which contains two programmes: 

College of Social Sciences

College of International Studies

TISS (English Progamme)

Courses taught in English: see at School of Life and Environmental Sciences and Interdisciplinary Program in Life and Environmental Sciences

Limited to no offer in English-taught law courses.

Courses at Master level


Estimated living costs per month

An 'exchange fee' is required (about 90,- Euros per credit).

Campus housing: between 95 and 220 euros per month.

Off campus housing: between 180 and 300 euros per month.

Other expenses such as food, transportation and daily expenses: around 500 euros per month. 

More information about finance

More information about an option for a (governmental)  scholarship for international students in Japan.
Requirement for this scholarship:
- students must start the study-in-Japan program at the Japanese school within the period designated by the Japanese school(from April 1 to March 31)
- A minimum stay of 6 months is required


Housing; Housing on campus available and more affordable than private accommodation. 

Find out more about Short Stay Houses


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Additional information

Number of places available: 3x one semester or 1x one full year+2x one semester



The Japanese government currently allows new entries from overseas on a conditional basis, and specifies the requirement for arrival PCR test and self-quarantine (isolation) depending on the country/region. Check whether or not you need a PCR test and self-quarantine at the website of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

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