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Short Stay Summer Program

TUFS Short Stay Summer Program 2016
(Application Closed)

  • Program period: From Friday, July 8 to Tuesday, August 2, 2016
  • Application period: February 15 - March 15, 2016 (by 24:00 JST)
  • 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 the 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 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 – 12 or less. While supporting the participants to improve their Japanese language skills, this program will provide invaluable opportunities to experience the real Japan. General Japanese includes off-campus activities focusing on Japanese culture experience while Business Japanese includes a visitation 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, is 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) 2 levels (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 4 to 5 classes 2 classes
Number of students in one class 12 or less
  • Student currently enrolled in university
  • Having learned Japanese in high school or university and completed at least one basic level textbook; and being able to read and write both Hiragana and Katakana without difficulty (applicants with no knowledge of Japanese cannot participate in this program)
  • Student currently enrolled in university
  • Having learned Japanese 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 Tutorials, lectures on Japanese culture, and/or extra-curricular activities

*No class on July 18th (National Holiday)

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 have at least 80% attendance rate and completed 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), are transferable.

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Those who are enrolled in a degree program at a university engaged in an Academic Exchange Agreement with TUFS and wish to apply for the scholarship must fill out the scholarship related entries on e-apply. After comprehensive screening procedures, the results will be announced in late June.

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, 2016, the full program fee will be refunded. If an applicant withdraws between June 1, 2016 and July 6, 2016, program fee minus accommodation fee will be refunded. TUFS will retain the full program fee of any applicant who withdraws after July 6, 2016. In every case of withdrawal, any and all transaction 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 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. It may take weeks and require the applicants to submit additional documents before obtaining a visa. Please contact us no later than April 30 to request for a letter of acceptance and/or other required documents for a visa application. Apply for a visa at a nearest Embassy / Consulate General of Japan as soon as all the necessary documents are prepared.
Reference: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan - Visa / Stay in Japan

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TUFS Short Stay Summer Program
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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