Short Stay Summer Program

锛奡hort Stay Summer Program will not be organized in summer 2022.

TUFS Short Stay Summer Program 2019

  • Program period: From July 23 to August 9, 2019
  • Application period: February 15 鈥 March 15, 2019
    (by 23:59 Japan Standard Time)
  • Venue: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  • Apply online:
  • Program leaflet: PDF
  • Program schedule: PDF
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TUFS Short Stay Summer Program 2019

This three-week intensive program is aimed at learners of Japanese language who are currently enrolled in universities outside Japan. The program is designed to improve the students鈥 conversational skills, building on their grammatical knowledge and vocabulary. Classes will be divided according to the Japanese language proficiency of the participants, and each class will consist of a small number of participants 鈥 approximately 15.

About Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Founded over 100 years ago, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) has been a stronghold for international scholarly research and a center for academic exchange in Japan. Over 600 international students from over 70 countries currently enrolled, TUFS is dedicated to creating and supporting a vibrant campus environment in which students with diverse backgrounds learn and grow together.

Our campus is located in Fuchu city in Tokyo surrounded by a lush green environment - within a short walking distance from Tama station on Seibu Tamagawa Line and from Tobitakyu station on Keio Line. TUFS is easily accessible by train - Kichijoji, a place with a reputation to be a lively place for the young, is 20 minutes away, and Shinjuku, a major part of downtown Tokyo, is 30 minutes away.


  • Students currently enrolled in universities, either undergraduate or graduate level. (Those who will have graduated from home institutions before Short Stay Enrollment are not eligible.)
  • Having learned Japanese in high school or university, being able to write Hiragana and Katakana proficiently.


  • Admission priority is given to the students currently enrolled in our partner universities.
  • The program is designed to improve the participants鈥 conversational Japanese skills, applying the knowledge they have acquired. Applicants who do not satisfy the eligibility and/or pre-requisite for each level may not be admitted to the program.

3 levels (Pre-Intermediate 1, Pre-Intermediate 2, Intermediate 1)

Participants will be placed in a class based on the placement test results conducted on the first day of the program.

Pre-requisite for each level

Pre-Intermediate 1: Being able to write Hiragana and Katakana proficiently, and having completed 鈥淢inna no Nihongo Shokyu I鈥 or equivalent level textbook(s). (JLPT N5-level)

Pre-Intermediate 2: Having completed 鈥淢inna no Nihongo Shokyu II鈥 or equivalent level textbook(s), and able to understand elementary-level Japanese. (JLPT N4-level)

Intermediate 1: Having completed elementary level Japanese study and advanced to intermediate level (JLPT N3-level)

Number of Classes 3 to锛攃lasses
Class Size Maximum of 15 students per class
Contact Hours 45 hours (30 classes, 90 minutes each)

General Japanese

  • Pre-Intermediate 1: Students will study basic vocabulary and grammars for pre-intermediate level through various communicative activities such as doing role-play tasks in interactive situations common to daily life in Japan.
  • Pre-Intermediate 2: Students will learn how to communicate in Japanese using basic vocabulary and grammars. Especially, speaking and listening skills for pre-intermediate level will be practiced through various communicative activities.
  • At Intermediate 1 Level : Speaking and listening skills for intermediate level will be practiced through various communicative activities. In addition, students will practice how to describe their thoughts/opinions using vocabulary and grammars in intermediate level.

Class Schedule

Mon - Fri
8:30 am 鈥 10 am Japanese Language class
10:10 am - 11:40 am Japanese Language Class

There will be no classes in the afternoon except on the first and the last day of the program. Detailed schedule will be announced on the program website.
There will be no classes on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays in Japan.

Academic Records, Certificate of Completion & Academic Credits

A certificate of academic records will be issued to all participants. In addition, a certificate of completion will be issued to participants who maintain an attendance rate of 80% or higher and complete all assignments.


  • Number of participants: 45
  • Application period: 10 am on February 15 to 11:59 pm on March 15, 2019 (JST)
  • How to apply: Complete the following Step 1 and 2 within the application period above.
    • Step 1: Online application (e-apply)
      Apply online at
      *The uploaded photo should be a color portrait with no hat and no background taken for identification purposes (e.g. photo for passport) within the past 3 months.
    • Step 2: Email required documents
      Submit 1), 2), and 3) shown below as ONE PDF file to pro-s-stay[at] by email
      • 1) Signed application form downloaded from e-apply
      • 2) Academic transcript showing all grades or scores in the applicant鈥檚 previous academic year; if unavailable, the latest one
      • 3) A copy of passport page on which the applicant鈥檚 name and photo appear
  • After admission decisions are made (rolling admissions), TUFS will inform you the result via e-mail by early April 2019.

Program Fee

JPY 150,000

  • Program fee includes course fee and service fee.
  • Accommodation, travel expenses, study materials fee, etc. are not included.

Payment Method

Credit card payment only: The prospective student will be contacted via e-mail about the payment period and details. Admission will be cancelled if the payment is not received by the deadline (within one week after the admission notice was sent).


Accommodation is not included in the program fee, and every program participant must source accommodation by oneself.
As an accommodation option, TUFS on-campus dormitory rooms are available for the limited period of time, from July 28th to August 9th, 2019, to the program participants. The rooms are all single rooms with a private bathroom. Applicants can apply for a room through the online program application form.

  • Accommodation fee will be charged separately from the program fee. Please make the payment by bank transfer. Our bank account information will be provided once the applicant is admitted to the program.
  • The accommodation fee for the dormitory is JPY 52,000 (13 nights, JPY 4,000 per night) and the fee will not be pro-rated. Remittance fee may be charged separately.

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Withdrawal & Cancellation Policies

If an applicant withdraws by July 20, 2019, program fee minus cancellation fee of 2,000 yen will be refunded. TUFS will retain the full program fee of any applicant who withdraws after July20, 2019. Any and all fund transfer fee is to be paid by the applicant.

In the event of cancellation of the program by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, the total amount of the program fee will be refunded.

Oversea Travel Insurance

Applicants must properly insure themselves against the possibility of injury, illness or loss of belongings during their stay in Japan and travels to and from Japan. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies is not responsible nor will be held accountable for any injury, illness or loss incurred by the applicant in transit to, upon arrival in, and departure from Japan.

Visa to Enter Japan

It is the responsibility of applicants to obtain a visa to Japan if necessary. Please contact us to request for a letter of acceptance and/or other required documents for a visa application.

Reference: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan - Visa / Stay in Japan


TUFS Short Stay Program
TUFS Student Mobility Center
Student Exchange Division
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
3-11-1 Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8534, JAPAN
TEL: +81-42-330-5113
FAX: +81-42-330-5189
E-mail: pro-s-stay[at] *Please replace [at] with @