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Short Stay Winter Program

TUFS Short Stay Winter Program 2017
(Application Closed)

  • Program period: From January 11 to February 8, 2017
  • Application period:
    September 1 - September 30, 2016 (by 24:00 Japan Standard Time)
  • Venue:Japanese Language Center for International Students
    Tokyo University of Foreign Studies  JLC TUFS
  • Apply online : http://e-apply.jp/n/tufs-3
  • Program schedule: PDF

TUFS Short Stay Program

*Business Japanese is offered only in summer.

TUFS Short Stay Winter Program 2017

This four-week intensive program is aimed at learners of Japanese language who are currently enrolled in universities pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree. Our courses are designed to be practical ones providing the participants hands-on exposure to everyday Japanese language used in Japanese education, culture and society.

Classes will be divided according to the Japanese language proficiency of the participants and every class 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.

While supporting the participants to improve their Japanese language skills, this program will provide invaluable opportunities to experience the real Japan. This program includes various off-campus activities – a two-day excursion and culture trip(s) to Tokyo and Kanto regions to broaden the participants’ understanding of Japanese culture. With the support from TUFS International Student Support Association, on-campus Japanese culture experience – tea ceremony, Kimono try-on, flower arrangement, calligraphy and interacting opportunities with TUFS Japanese students 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 in Japan 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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Levels   3 levels (Pre-Intermediate・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
Number of students in each class   12 or less
Eligibility   - Students currently enrolled in universities (either undergraduate or graduate level)
- Having learned Japanese in high school or university and completed an elementary level textbook(s) (beginners cannot participate in this program.)
  The admission priority is given to the students currently enrolled in our partner universities.
Total number of hours & credits   90 hours, 3 credits

Class Schedule


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

No class on Saturday and Sunday except for a two-day excursion in January 21 and 22, 2017.

Study Trip & Japanese Culture Experience

Certificate of Completion & Academic Records and 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 whether the credits issued by TUFS, equivalent to 3 credits (90 hours of Japanese-language lessons + cultural experience and extra-curricular activities), are transferable.

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Independent administrative Institution, Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), will offer scholarships to TUFS Short Stay Program participants. Those who wish to apply for this scholarship must fill out the scholarship related entries on e-apply. After comprehensive screening procedures, the results will be announced in late December.

When students are selected as a scholarship recipient, they must submit all required documents to TUFS upon completion of the program.

Reference: http://www.jasso.go.jp/scholarship/short_term_e.html

Program Fee

JPY 260,000

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. On-campus dormitory rooms are allocated based on a first-come-first-served basis. You may have to commute to school by bus or train.

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Withdrawal & Cancellation Policies

If an applicant withdraws by November 30, 2016, the full program fee will be refunded. If an applicant withdraws between December 1, 2016 and January 9, 2017, program fee minus accommodation fee will be refunded. TUFS will retain the full program fee of any applicant who withdraws after January 9, 2017. 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.

Overseas 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.

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 October 31 to request for a letter of acceptance and/or other required documents for a visa application. Apply for a visa at your nearest Embassy / Consulate General of Japan as soon as all the necessary documents are prepared.

Reference: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html

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 @
Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.tufs.ac.jp/english/intlaffairs/exchange_in/ss_faq.html
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