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University-wide Student Exchange Program (USTEP)

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Application Information

* Application Closed (for AY2015-2016 exchange - additional call)



   Basic Information on Partner Universities has been updated.


 Application information in English is released. (For AY2015-2016 exchange - additional call)


*Deadline of submission of applications from students to affiliation varies depending on affiliation. Check with the relevant section of your affiliation.)  <Relevant sections in each faculty/graduate school>

* For this additional call, applications will not be accepted unless the language proficiency levels have been met before the deadline set by each department.

* Information and document submission requirements may change without notice. Please check on this website for the latest information

*If you have any inquiries about partner universities, please contact through the faculty/graduate school you belong to. (Please do not contact partner universities directly.)



Application Guidelines

USTEP Application Guidelines (for AY2015-16 exchange - additional call) 

Application Documents

AY2015-16 additional call  Internal Application Form
AY2015-16 additional call  Grading Coefficient Calculation Table
AY2015-16 additional call  Applicant Info Sheet
B-1-2 Specified Form   (*If you fall in the category B-1-2 of the Application Guidelines P7-8)


Application Documents Checklist

Partner Universities’ Information  

[Reference] USTEP Basic Information on Partner Universities updated on Jan. 6

Information Sheets
* The following information sheets are uploaded only if they are provided by our partner universities. Please note that there are some partner universities which don’t make information sheets for their exchange programs. Also, please check the latest information by yourself on the website of each partner university since some information written on the information sheets might be old. Please also note that some partner universities are not available for application on this additional call. The information sheets of such universities have been left for reference purposes only.

National Chiao Tung University
National Taiwan University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Tsinghua University
Nankai University
Peking University
The University of Hong Kong
Korea University
Seoul National University
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Yonsei University
National University of Singapore
The Universidade de São Paulo
The University of Chile
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia
McGill University
Yale University Fox International Fellowship Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Adelaide
The Australian National University
The University of Queensland
The University of New South Wales
The University of Melbourne
University of Copenhagen
University of Helsinki
University of Strasbourg
University of Cologne
Free University of Berlin
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Saint Petersburg State University
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm University
ETH Zurich
University of Southampton
The University of Sheffield





In the call for applications for the USTEP 2014-15 Spring Semester (for programs with start period in Jan. – Apr. 2015) the duration of study is listed as one semester only. Is there any way to go abroad for study for a period of one year (2014-15 Spring Semester and 2015-16 Autumn Semester) starting in the 2014-15 Spring Semester?



Applications for the USTEP 2014-15 Spring Semester is for one semester only. If you wish to spend one year studying abroad starting from the spring semester of 2014-15, you must first apply for one semester in the 2014-15 spring semester program, and once you have been passed the internal screening, apply once more study abroad in 2015-16 Autumn Semester. The call for applications for the 2015-16 Autumn Semester will start in August and the internal screening taking place around November/December period. If you pass the internal screening and the selection by the partner university, you will be able to study abroad for the duration of one year (2014-15 Spring Semester and 2015-16 Autumn Semester.)

Please note that in a large majority of cases, because you will cross over two academic years of the overseas university, you may be required to return home for a short period due to visa restrictions or you may not be able to stay in the university accommodations over the summer vacations.