|Program Sponsor:||CSU International Programs|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|GPA Requirement:||3.0||Class Standing:||Junior, Senior|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Japanese||Language Prerequisite:||1+ term college-level Japanese|
|Areas of Study:||Asian Studies, International/Global Studies, Japanese||Special Notes:||Applicants must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, GPA requirement cannot be waived|
JAPAN: UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline
Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by spring term of the program start date. Graduate students are not eligible.
One term of college-level Japanese language required. Additional Japanese language courses are recommended, as is one course with a Japanese/Asian focus (culture, history, politics, philosophy, etc.)
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
Students pay the same tuition for Japan: University of Tsukuba as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Japanese academic cycle begins in February and ends in November.
Academic Year: July to November & February to June.
CSU IP Tsukuba participants focus the majority of their studies on Japanese language offered by the International Student Center at the University of Tsukuba. Students will supplement their Japanese language courses by taking elective courses taught in English. Electives are typically offered in the areas of Japanese culture, international relations, biology, psychology, comparative cultures, etc.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
The University of Tsukuba is located in the city of Tsukuba, which is often referred to as “Tsukuba Science City” as it is home to more than 30 national research institutes and over 100 private research centers. Tsukuba is 37 miles northeast of Tokyo, and is easily accessible to central Tokyo via the Tsukuba Express Line train, which takes 45 minutes. The university sits at the base of Mt. Tsukuba and is known for green and bike-friendly campus.