Students register for courses at the beginning of the semester. Please refer to the following and prepare for the registration.
《STEP1. Before Registering － Things you need to know to prepare for registration》
When you start planning for your course registration, please use the “Online Course Catalogue” to find courses that are available for USTEP students and plan your preferred course selection by using the “My List” feature in advance. (See “How to Use Online Course Catalogue” for more information.) Courses on offer in the next academic year (April to March) will appear in the course catalogue around the second week of March. (Please note that the courses for the Faculty of Engineering will appear in the catalogue at the end of March).
(2) Language Requirement
Students must satisfy one or more of the conditions below. The requirement does not apply to Foreign Language courses.
[For courses offered in Japanese]
▸ Japanese native speakers (applicants who have completed their secondary education through the Japanese educational system)
▸ JLPT N1 certificate holders
[For courses offered in English]
▸ English native speakers (applicants who have completed their secondary education through an educational system in English speaking country/region.)
▸ Non-native English speakers who have been receiving undergraduate education from an institution whose language of instruction is English
▸ Those with the required TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge Examinations scores
[For courses offered in Japanese/English]
▸ Those with both Japanese and English proficiency mentioned above
(3) Credit Requirement
USTEP students must enroll in a minimum of 6 periods (10 hours) per week.
If a student does not satisfy this condition, his/her course registration will not be approved.
《STEP2. Course Registration》
(1) Registration through UT-mate
You must first take the online ECCS seminar. We will give you a log-in ID and password at the USTEP Academic Orientation. (See “How to take the ‘ECCS Online New User Information Seminar’” for more information.) UT-mate will be available from the following day, after which you will be able to start your course registration. (See “Online Course Registration - How to Use UT-mate-” for more information.)
(2) Registration Period
The registration period will be about two weeks from the date of the courses starting, and students can try and see which courses to take during that time. You will be notified of the specific dates during the academic orientation. As students will not be able to make changes to their course schedules on UT-mate after the deadline, please be sure to complete your registration by the designated date.
Japanese Language Courses
《Komaba Campus》 Japanese Language Education at Komaba
Registration process:Take a Placement Test at Komaba Campus on the designated date, and register for classes through UT-mate.
*Students will not be able to take the Japanese language courses at Komaba without taking this test.
《Hongo Campus》 Japanese Language Class, School of Engineering (JLCSE)
Registration process:Register through the “STAR” system, take a placement test using the same system, and register for courses during the designated period. Also, register for the course using UT-mate if you need credits for the course.
Note: Hongo Campus also has the “Center for Japanese Language Education”, but the courses offered there will not be counted as a part of the required 6 classes a week mentioned above.
(Please contact or visit the USTEP Office if you do not know who to speak to.)
Course registration and general questions → USTEP Office
Contents of the classes and exams → Specific professors
▸ Global Japan Studies (GJS)
▸ Global Studies in Asia (GSA)
Details on GSA will be provided at the USTEP Academic Orientation.