Certificates for Commuting and Travel Discounts for Students
《Student Commuter Certificates》
Students who have registered for courses and have official confirmation of a need to commute to a campus more than 2 days a week are eligible to receive a student commuter certificate. This certificate allows a student to purchase a “student commuter pass” which is cheaper than an ordinary commuter pass at a train station office when submitted along with the Student ID. The route has to be between the nearest home station and the station for the campus. The certificate can be obtained during the designated period after the course registration period. We will inform you of the date and location during the USTEP Academic Orientation.
*In some cases, it is better not to purchase a commuter pass depending on your course selection. Please calculate the costs and choose the best option.
**If you commute to both Hongo and Komaba Campuses more than twice per week, you must apply for a second student commuter certificate at the USTEP Office if required. Please be aware that the second certificate will take about a week to be issued.
《Student Travel Discount Certificates》
When you go on a train trip which is over 100km one-way using JR (Japan Railway), a student travel discount certificate will allow a discount of 20% on a basic fare ticket when you purchase the ticket at a JR ticket office with your student ID. (Express tickets are not eligible for a discount.) The travel discount certificate can be obtained from the USTEP Office. Opening Hours of the USTEP Office: Weekdays 9AM to 12 PM, 1 PM to 5 PM
*Please note that USTEP students are not able to have the above certificate issued through automatic certificate-issuing machines.
Certificates of Enrollment and Academic Transcripts
Two copies of your academic transcripts will be sent to your home university after you finish the program. One for your record and the other for your home university. The transcripts will be sent around late September for students who complete the exchange program in S Semester, and in April for students who complete the exchange program in A Semester.
If students who have already completed the exchange period need academic transcripts in addition to the above two copies, please follow the instructions below and apply accordingly.
(1) Submit a completed “Application for Issuance of Certificate” and a copy of your passport as proof of personal ID by email.
*Applications by phone or fax are not accepted.
**The application must be hand-written by yourself.
***The certificate will be sent to your home address only. We do not send certificates directly to third parties or institutions.
(2) Once you have received an acknowledgement of receipt of the emailed application from the USTEP Office, send the original of the application form and International Reply Coupons (IRCs) for the required amount (IRCs are available at post offices all over the world) to the USTEP Office by post.
USTEP Office, International Center
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8654 JAPAN
*An IRC is equivalent to 130 yen. For your reference, the following shipping charges will apply for packages up to 500g when using EMS (Express Mail Service).
Asia: JPY 1,400
Oceania, North America, Central America, Middle East: JPY 2,000
Europe: JPY 2,200
South America, Africa: JPY 2,400
(3) Receiving your certificate through the post.
It will take around 4 to 6 business days for the certificates to be issued once your applications have been received. It will take a further 1 to
2 weeks for the certificate to reach you depending on the area in which you live and how the certificate was sent. Please be sure to apply well in