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Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, founded over 100 years ago, plays a premier role as one of the hubs of academic research and exchange in Japan. It specializes in humanities and sociology with the aim of developing global human resources.

Students are able to take multiple languages in addition to Japanese on this program.

This program is in its inaugural year. Spring 2019 dates are tentative and subject to change.


Area(s) of Study

  • Ancient History And Classical
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Latin American Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Anthropology
  • French
  • Liberal Arts
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Linguistics
  • Russian, East European, And Eu
  • Asian Studies
  • Government
  • Middle Eastern Languages And C
  • Slavic And Eurasian Languages
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Persian
  • Social Science
  • Chinese
  • Humanities
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Communication
  • International Business
  • Polish
  • South Asian Languages
  • Communication Studies
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Cultural Studies
  • Italian
  • Psychology
  • Urdu
  • Czech
  • Japanese
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Women's And Gender Studies
  • European Studies
  • Korean

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Academic Information

Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12 UT hours of coursework per semester while at TUFS. Please check the My Credit Abroad database for courses that have been previously evaluated. If your courses are not listed, please work with your Program Coordinator to get courses pre-approved.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Japanese


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


TUFS can arrange housing for students. Options include dorms or apartment style accommodations. Students wishing to have housing arranged for them must submit a housing application to TUFS.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a $75 non-refundable application fee and regular UT tuition, and are responsible for airfare, passport/visa, housing, food, local transportation, and other costs of living. Students are required to purchase international health insurance. Financial aid and scholarships may be used.


- Spring
  • Program: April 1, 2024 to July 21, 2024
  • Instructional: April 10, 2024 to July 21, 2024
  • Final Deadline: October 9, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: October 1, 2024 to January 30, 2025
  • Instructional: October 1, 2024 to January 30, 2025
  • Priority Deadline: February 21, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Barbara Barstow

Additional Resources

Program Website
Exchange Partner Information
Visa Information
Make an Appointment

Next Step

1)View mandatory advising videos Explore: EA 101 and Explore: Asia. Attend a live Q&A if you have questions. 2)View Ready to Apply video. 3)Self-authorize your app via the link below and apply! Videos and Q&A events found here: PC: Barbara Barstow

Program information above is subject to change