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UTokyo Global Summer Program (IARU Courses)

Intensive summer courses for highly talented students from partner universities

The University of Tokyo offers Global Summer Program (GSP), an exclusive program for students from the world's leading universities, for the summer of 2021. These intensive, one to two-week courses will be offered to further enhance the mobility of students between UTokyo and its select partners.
Come study with us in one of the world's most exciting cities!

*For students who are interested in the Graduate Program on Global Society of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, please refer to the following website:


Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student of a university that is a member of The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) or UTokyo's Strategic Partner universities.

The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU):
Strategic Partner universities:

Each course has different prerequisites.


Application Period: From January 4 to February 19 at 16:00 PM (JST), 2021
Receive Result of Screening: Early April
Payment Deadline: April 16
Program Period: July 5 to July 15

Please note that in case these courses may not be offered in person due to the pandemic, “Sustainable Urban Management” and “Nanoscience” will NOT be offered.
The content of others can be modified to fit online requirements. We will be updating the information on our website as needed.  

“Sustainable Urban Management” and “Nanoscience” will NOT be offered.
Japan in Today’s World and Introduction to the Japanese Language will be offered in online format for summer 2021. (01/20 Updated!)


Program fee

JPY 50,000 per course (online)
The program fee must be paid in full after admission is confirmed in April by credit card ONLY.
Payment Period: 5 April to 16 April  (Japan Standard Time)
Website for online payment: - - (
Online Payment Process
*If you participate in more than one course, please pay the total amount of tuition fees online.
* As a rule, we do not refund the program fee once payment has been completed.



Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.
Payment for accommodations is the sole responsibility of the students.

How to apply

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The application must be completed online.
Manual for online application: T-cens SP manual
The following documents are required to be submitted online.
    1) An application form
    2) An OFFICIAL transcript(s) from all the institutions of higher education one has attended.   
    3) Grading scale (if not mentioned in the above official transcript)
    4) Proof(s) of Language Proficiency
        2~4 )Please scan and save the data as a PDF file.
    5) Color ID photo, plain background (taken within the last 3 months)
    6) Passport copy (pages showing passport number and face photo required)


Language Requirement

UTokyo GSP will be taught in English. For students whose first language is not English or who are enrolled in an educational institution where English is not the primary language of instruction, submission of an official certificate that shows the following level of language proficiency is required. 

TOEFL iBT 90 or above
IELTS 6.5 or above
Cambridge English Qualifications "C1 Advanced"
*Only an official unexpired score certificate is accepted.
*TOEFL(iBT) “MyBest scores” is not accepted.

If you do not have an English language certificate but are currently enrolled in a program where the primary language of instruction is English, please submit an official letter attesting your English language skills.


Sustainable Urban Management, Japan in Today's World and Nanoscience courses are worth 2 University of Tokyo credits.
Students who successfully finish the Introduction to the Japanese Language course will be given a certificate of completion.

Courses *Each course has different prerequisites

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