Short Stay Summer Program

TUFS Short Stay Summer Program 2018

  • Program period: From July 23 to August 8, 2018
  • Application period: February 15 – March 15, 2018
    (by 24:00 Japan Standard Time)
  • Venue:Japanese Language Center for International Students
    Tokyo University of Foreign Studies JLC TUFS
  • Apply online:
  • Program leaflet: PDF
  • Program schedule: PDF
Download Program Leaflet

TUFS Short Stay Summer Program

*Business Japanese is offered only in summer.

TUFS Short Stay Summer Program 2018

This three-week intensive program is aimed at learners of Japanese language who are currently enrolled in our partner universities and other universities. We offer two courses – Business Japanese and General Japanese. These courses offer Japanese language education classes and practical classes in which students learn through social and cultural experiences. Classes will be divided according to the Japanese language proficiency of the participants and every course is designed to fulfill the needs of participants at different levels. Each class will consist of a small number of participants – approximately 12. While supporting the participants to improve their Japanese language skills, this program will provide invaluable opportunities to experience the real Japan. Both General and Business Japanese courses include an off-campus trip focusing on Japanese culture experience while Business Japanese includes workshops about working for Japanese companies and working in Japan. On-campus Japanese culture experience - tea ceremony, Yukata try-on,flower arrangement, calligraphy and interacting opportunities with Japanese students at TUFS will also be offered.

About Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Founded over 100 years ago, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) has been a stronghold for international scholarly research and a center for academic exchange in Japan. Over 600 international students from over 70 countries currently enrolled, TUFS is dedicated to creating and supporting a vibrant campus environment in which students with diverse backgrounds learn and grow together.

Our campus is located in Fuchu city in Tokyo surrounded by a lush green environment - within a short walking distance from Tama station on Seibu Tama Line and from Tobitakyu station on Keio Line. TUFS is easily accessible by train - Kichijoji, with a reputation to be a lively place for the young, is 20 minutes away, and Shinjuku, a sub center of Tokyo, 30 minutes away.

About Japanese Language Center for International Students (JLC)

Japanese Language Center for International Students, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (JLCTUFS) is one of the largest organizations for Japanese-language education and 2015 marked the 45th anniversary. In light of TUFS’ grand plans, JLCTUFS has been working toward its goal to be a central hub for Japanese-language education in the world. JLCTUFS provides not only Japanese language education but also publishes textbooks for Japanese-language education and supports and cooperates in Japanese-language education both in Japan and around the globe. It also establishes and conducts research in Japanese-language education index ‘Japanese-language standards’ and conducts research and publishes ‘JLPTUFS Academic Japanese Can-do List.’


General Japanese Business Japanese
Levels 3 levels (Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Advanced) 1 level (Intermediate-Advanced)
Classes will be divided according to the contents of
application documents and results of the online
Japanese-language proficiency test before the program starts.
Number of classes TBA
Number of students in one class Approximately 12
  • Student currently enrolled in university or graduate school
  • Having learned Japanese language in high school or university, being able to read hiragana and katakana, and completed an elementary level (beginners cannot participate in this program)
  • Student currently enrolled in university or graduate school
  • Having learned Japanese language in high school or university and having acquired (or deemed to have Japanese language proficiency equivalent to) N3 or upper level on JLTP
Those who are going to graduate from university or graduate school before the start of the short stay program will NOT be able to participate.
The admission priority is given to the students who are currently enrolled in our partner universities.
Beginners cannot participate in this program. Students’ admission will be confirmed after assessments.
Total number of hours & credits 55.5 hours, 2 credits (approved by TUFS)

General Japanese

  • At Pre-Intermediate Level, this course is designed to improve the learners’ basic communication skills through studying vocabulary and grammar, practicing conversation in different situations, using Japanese language in real life, and making a speech in easy Japanese.
  • At Intermediate Level and Advanced Level,these courses are designed to support the learners to acquire higher language abilities – reading, writing, speaking and listening appropriate for each level. At these levels, the learners are expected to make oral and written expressions by commanding vocabulary and grammar they have learned so far. The learners will research in a given topic from the textbooks (collect information and conduct interviews with Japanese people) and present the results to the class.
    Intermediate: The learners will be able to write short paragraphs about what one has researched or thought of.
    Advanced: The learners will be able to speak about social and/or cultural issues, compare one’s own country and others, and present the findings using graphs or diagrams.

Business Japanese

  • Through lectures in which reading, listening, speaking and writing lessons are integrated, this course is designed to support the learners to improve communication skills required for business settings and other skills related to Japanese economy, society, and business. Also, students will join workshops about working for Japanese companies and working in Japan to deepen their understanding of Japan’s business practices and develop relative viewpoints, by comparing Japanese culture to those of the learners’ own culture.

Class Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30-10:00 Japanese language class
11:40-12:40 Lunch Break
12:40-14:10 Japanese language class, Tutorials, lectures on Japanese culture, and/or extra-curricular cultural activities

Study Trip & Japanese Culture Experience

  • One-day culture trip
    General Japanese and Business Japanese will join a one-day excursion to experience Japanese culture.
  • Workshop about business
    Business Japanese will offer its participants to join workshops about working for Japanese companies and working in Japan.
  • Japanese culture experience
    We offer students opportunities for tea ceremonies, flower arrangements, and calligraphy, as a part of the program or as an event free to participate. Those who are interested can also experience Yukata try-on (free of charge), and home visit (paid).
    Academic Records, Certificate of Completion & Academic Credits
    A certificate of academic records will be issued to all participants. In addition, a certificate of completion will be issued to participants who maintain an attendance rate of 80% or higher and complete all assignments. Please ensure with home institutions the credits issued by TUFS, equivalent to 2 credits (55.5 hours of Japanese-language lessons + other mandatory classes and activities + extra-curricular activities), are transferable.


  • Number of participants: approximately 70
  • Application period: February 15 - March 15, 2018 (by 24:00 JST)
  • How to apply:
    1. Apply online at (e-apply):
      *The uploaded photo should be a color portrait with no hat and no background taken for identification purposes (e.g. passport) within the past 3 months.
    2. Necessary documents
      • a) Signed application form downloaded from e-apply
      • b) Academic transcript showing all grades in the applicant’s previous academic year (in this case, both the first and second semesters of academic year 2015-2016); if unavailable, the latest one
      • c) A copy of passport page on which the applicant’s name and photo appear
        Send above a), b), c) as ONE PDF file to pro-s-stay[at]
        *Please replace [at] with @.
  • Admission decisions: After admission decisions are made (rolling admissions), TUFS will inform you the result via e-mail, no later than mid-April.

Program Fee

JPY 200,000 (program fee in 2017, subject to change)

  • This includes the costs of application, tuition, accommodation (check-in: July 17, 2018, check-out: August 9, 2018) and study trips. Students will have to pay additional 3,000 yen or so to purchase textbooks.
  • Transportation, flight, overseas insurance, meals, other miscellaneous expenses are not included in the program fee.

Payment Method

Credit card payment only: The prospective student will be contacted via e-mail about the payment period and details. Admission will be cancelled if the payment is not received by the deadline (within one week after the admission notice was sent).


Accommodation will be prepared by TUFS as soon as your payment is confirmed. In some cases, you may have to commute to school by bus or train.

Withdrawal & Cancellation Policies

If an applicant withdraws by May 31, 2018, the full program fee will be refunded. If an applicant withdraws between June 1, 2018 and July 16, 2018, program fee minus accommodation fee will be refunded. TUFS will retain the full program fee of any applicant who withdraws after July 16, 2018. In every case of withdrawal, any and all fund transfer fee is to be paid by the applicant.

In the event of cancellation of the program by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, the total amount of the program fee will be refunded.

Oversea Travel Insurance

Applicants must properly insure themselves against the possibility of injury, illness or loss of belongings during their stay in Japan and travels to and from Japan. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies is not responsible nor will be held accountable for any injury, illness or loss incurred by the applicant in transit to, upon arrival in, and departure from Japan.

Visa to Enter Japan

It is the responsibility of applicants to obtain a visa to Japan if necessary. Please contact us to request for a letter of acceptance and/or other required documents for a visa application.

Reference: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan - Visa / Stay in Japan


TUFS Short Stay Program
TUFS Student Mobility Center
Student Exchange Division
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
3-11-1 Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8534, JAPAN
TEL: +81-42-330-5113
FAX: +81-42-330-5189
E-mail: pro-s-stay[at] *Please replace [at] with @