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University of Tokyo

IMPORTANT NOTE: Limited exchange spaces available. Space not guaranteed if selected as your first choice.

Location: Tokyo, Japan
WebsiteThe University of Tokyo (Information for University-wide Student Exchange Program (USTEP).)
Language of instruction: English, Japanese
Terms: A1A2 term: September – March, S1S2 term: April - August
Important notes:
- If you are considering studying at UTokyo for two terms, be sure to select both terms on your application form. Exchanges cannot be extended once you are nominated to UTokyo.
- For a Second Term exchange, UTokyo offers a mandatory orientation that typically takes place at the end of March.


campus building at UTokyo
  • Founded in 1877, the University of Tokyo is the oldest national university in Japan and is the most comprehensive research university in Japan.
  • UTokyo has three      main campuses in the Tokyo region, with the two campuses in central Tokyo offering a tranquil contrast to the hustle and bustle of modern, high tech Tokyo.
  • Tokyo is considered to be one of the safest cities, and one which allows you to experience both traditional and modern Japanese cultures almost side-by-side.

Area of study

  • Law and Politics
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Sociology
  • Science
  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Economics
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Education
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Information Studies
  • Public Policy

Course catalogue

  • See Course Catalogue for Type U
  • Undergraduate exchange students can take various courses offered by each Faculty regardless of their majors 

Exchange Credit History

 See the exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Tokyo. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.


  • On Campus Housing: Not available
  • Off-campus housing: Available but not guaranteed - see Housing Office

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