The purpose of ISEPTUFS is to provide international students with the opportunity to study in Japan, to gain proficiency in the Japanese Language, and to acquire a firm understanding of the international community and Japan's place in it. By studying alongside with other international, as well as Japanese students, participants in the ISEPTUFS Program gain a great deal of experience in international communication and cultural exchange. Each year, ISEPTUFS accepts over 100 international students (including both Spring and Fall Entry Students), the majority of who spend a full year at TUFS. When students received 24 credits from TUFS, students receive a Program Completion Certificate, and in most cases can transfer their credits back to their home universities. Please follow the links below for further information about ISEPTUFS.
The specific eligibility requirements for applicants to ISEPTUFS are as follows:
A) Language Requirement: Japanese or English
Japanese: Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 or N2
English: TOEFL - iBT71 (CBT197, PBT530), IELTS - 6.0, Cambridge CAE - Grade C, and Cambridge CPE - Grade C.
Although no prior knowledge of Japanese is required, applicants are encouraged to study at least basic Japanese before coming to Japan.
B) Applicants must be in good physical and mental health at the time of application.
Most ISEPTUFS students study at TUFS for a full year, though some students opt to stay here for only a single semester. Students can also choose to begin their studies in either Spring (April Entry) or Fall (October Entry) Semesters.
Most ISEPTUFS classes are conducted in English, meet once a week, and are worth 2 credits.
Upon successful completion of 24 credits from TUFS, students will receive a Certificate of Completion.