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Application for The University of Tokyo University-wide Student Exchange Program (USTEP)

 

Please check this page for the outline, screening process, recruitment cycle, and other information.

USTEP Information session

We had the USTEP information session on 1, September.
For more information, please check this page.

Partner Universities

List of partner universities for AY2024-2025 (23/05/2024 updated)
↑You can check for which partner universities you can apply and the number of maximum participants with this file.

USTEP Information on Partner Universities (16/05/2024 updated)
↑You can check the overall information to apply for partner universities with this file.
*Host universities have different schedules for updating their application information, so please make sure that you check this information sheet, Factsheets, and their own websites regularly.
*URL links in the PDF file may not work, so please download the file on your PC and open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
 

How to Apply

Please make sure to read the application guidelines thoroughly and complete the online application via UTAS before the deadline set by the College, Faculty, or Graduate school with which you are affiliated at the time of application.
The latest version of the application guidelines, etc. are available from below.

Application Guidelines of the spring call for Candidate Students (for AY2024-2025)(29/03/2024 updated)

Appendix 1 Advancement from the Junior Division to the Senior Division during Study-Abroad

 

Generated AI policy in student-created documents

 

Application documents

Please make sure to refer to the Application Guidelines for more details.

・Academic transcripts from institutions other than UTokyo (English)
・Copy of your passport page that has your photo and personal information

Oath

Points to Note regarding Advancing from the Junior Division to the Senior Division during Study-abroad
Letter of Assessment ★To be completed and submitted by a faculty member of the University★
Language Proficiency Evaluation Specified Form (*If you fall under the cases in which you can use this form. Please refer to 8(2)[5] of the Application Guidelines.)  


*Please use the Check List for confirmation on documents.

 

FAQ

Please see here for the frequently asked questions. Since most questions posed by students are already written in the FAQ, make sure to read the FAQ carefully.

Confirmation on the points to be noted concerning study-abroad

Students must consult the relevant section of the College, Faculty, or Graduate school that they are scheduled to belong to at the time of their study-abroad and receive explanations on the points to be noted concerning their study-abroad, and fully understand them.

Requirement of language proficiency

After passing the internal screening process, you must submit a language proficiency certificate proving that you satisfy the language requirements set by the partner university that you wish to attend at least one month before nomination is sent out by the International Education Promotion Group. Therefore, it is your responsibility to check the language requirements set by the partner university you wish to attend thoroughly, in order to make sure to be certain that you will be eligible in terms of language requirements. If you fail to prove that you can satisfy the language requirements by the due date, you will not be nominated by UTokyo GlobE.
Even though some partner universities set language requirements, they may not describe the language requirements clearly on their website or fact sheet, etc., while some partner universities provide the information only on Appendix: “The List of Information on Partner Universities”. Therefore, please make sure to check all the materials available to get information.

Please note that requirements of language proficiency sometimes vary depending on the faculties/departments even in a partner university. If you are not sure about the eligibility/requirement of a partner university, please address your question through the College, Faculty, or Graduate school of your current affiliation.
*It may take some time to confirm with a partner university. Please make sure to inquire well in advance.
 

Scholarships

After passing the internal screening process, students can apply for non-repayment type scholarships through the Division for Global Campus Initiatives (for details, please refer to the latest application guidelines). Students may instead apply for scholarships which offer more generous conditions. (However, students who receive such scholarships are sometimes not eligible for the scholarship through the Division for Global Campus Initiatives.)
If you directly apply for an alternative scholarship, please be aware that some scholarships set its application due dates earlier than the notice of result of USTEP. (Most scholarships accept applications from students who have not passed screening of study abroad programs.)

(Examples of scholarships for which students can directly apply. )
公益財団法人業務スーパージャパンドリーム財団 派遣留学奨学生 (Available in Japanese only)
Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI)(Applicable for students who are going to study in the U.S.)

For details of scholarships (for those who wish apply directly), please see this page.