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Short Stay Summer Program

TUFS Short Stay Summer Program 2017 (Applications Closed)

  • Program period: From July 18 to August 4, 2017
  • Application period: February 15 - March 15, 2017
    (by 24:00 Japan Standard Time)
  • Venue:TUFS Japanese Language Center for
    International StudentsJLC TUFS
  • Apply online: https://e-apply.jp/n/tufs-3
  • Program leaflet: PDF
  • Program schedule: PDF

TUFS Short Stay Summer Program

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. Both courses are designed to be practical ones providing the learners hands-on exposure to everyday Japanese language commonly used in Japanese education, culture, and society. 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. General Japanese includes an off-campus trip focusing on Japanese culture experience while Business Japanese includes a visit to leading companies in Japan. With the cooperation from TUFS International Student Support Association, 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 2010 marked the 40th 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. Publishing textbooks for Japanese-language education and establishing and conducting research in Japanese-language education index, ‘Japanese-language standards’, JLCTUFS supports and cooperates in Japanese-language education both in Japan and around the globe.

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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 TBA
Number of students in one class Approximately 12
  • Student currently enrolled in university
  • Having learned Japanese language in high school or university and completed an elementary level (beginners cannot participate in this program)
  • Student currently enrolled in university
  • 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 JTLP
The admission priority is given to the students who are currently enrolled in our partner universities.
Total number of hours & credits 60 hours, 2 credits

General Japanese

Business Japanese

Class Schedule


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

Study Trip & Japanese Culture Experience

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 (60 hours of Japanese-language lessons + culture experience and extra-curricular activities)

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TUFS Short Stay Program awaits approval from Independent Administrative Institution, Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) for its enrolment in JASSO Scholarship Program. Once approved, TUFS Short Stay Program participants who are enrolled in a degree program at a university engaged in an Academic Exchange Agreement with TUFS and have completed the scholarship related entries on e-apply will be nominated to JASSO Scholarship Program. The qualified students will receive this scholarship.

Program Fee

JPY 200,000

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. In some cases, you may have to commute to school by bus or train.

Withdrawal & Cancellation Policies

If an applicant withdraws by May 31, 2017, the full program fee will be refunded. If an applicant withdraws between June 1, 2017 and July 16, 2017, program fee minus accommodation fee will be refunded. TUFS will retain the full program fee of any applicant who withdraws after July 16, 2017. 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.

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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]tufs.ac.jp *Please replace [at] with @
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