University of Tsukuba is an exchange destination for for bachelor students of Utrecht University, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance

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

Courses taught in English

Special program for exchange students ‘Junior Year at Tsukuba program (JTP)': Courses

Limited offer in law courses in English!

Courses at Master level


Estimated living costs per month

An 'exchange fee' is required (about 113,- Euro).

About 800 to 900 Euro p/m.

It is quite acceptable and easy to offer language lessons in English. A ‘permit to engage in activities other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted’ is required though.

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


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

Additional information

Number of places available: 4x one semester or 2x for one full year


More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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Contact details International Exchange Office

Attention! Due to the developments concerning the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice.

You can reach us at for questions or othe signing of documents. Please mention your UU student number and field of study. 

You will be able to reach us by phone on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1.30 PM to 3 PM +31 (0)30 253 7289.

Vera Noot
non-Europe: Paula Banning
For questions or appointments, please contact the exchange coordinators at

International Exchange Office - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Janskerkhof 3
3512 BK Utrecht
The Netherlands