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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students
Area of Study: Computer Engineering, Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of, Environmental Engineering Term: Academic Year
Language Courses Offered: Japanese Housing Options: On Campus
Program Advisor: Krista Paszkowsky Credits: 12-18 per semester
Program Description:

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

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Tokyo is a modern and bustling city with an urban population of more than 12 million people. It is an attractive combination of ultramodern architecture and numerous parks and gardens, and a leading center of finance, culture, commerce and the arts. Tokyo’s public transport makes it very easy to get around the city as well as out to the Tokyo suburbs and beyond.

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) is a unique university in Japan that focuses on agriculture and engineering, the two core components of Japan's industrial base. It has two campuses which are both located in suburban Tokyo, approximately 30 minutes by train from central Tokyo. The Faculty of Agriculture is located in Fuchu, and the Faculty of Technology is situated in Koganei. The suburban location allows students to enjoy the amenities of modern campuses set in park-like grounds with easy access to the city.  From its inception in 1949, TUAT has expanded with the rapid development of modern science and technology. The Faculty of Technology, under which most exchange participants study, is highly regarded for its research activities in public and private sectors.

The Short-Term Exchange Program in Science and Engineering, commonly called STEP@TUAT, offers a combination of classes in Japanese science and technology with classes in Japanese language and culture. This allows students to enhance their UB science or engineering majors with relevant courses while gaining international experience and developing a greater understanding of Japan.The science and engineering courses are taught in English so no prior study of Japanese is required. The Japanese language courses are offered at all levels of proficiency from elementary to advanced. For more information on courses please review the Course Calendar. Courses typically include the following:
  • Japanese Language
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Japanese History
  • Japanese Culture
  • Language and Society
  • Japanese Science & Technology
  • General Topics of Japanese Industry
  • International Cooperation of Science & Technology
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Independent Study
  • International Relations in the Asia Pacific
TUAT also offers SPRING@TUAT, a program for Master’s level students who wish to conduct a year of research at TUAT.
TUAT has International Houses on both its Fuchu and Koganei campuses. International students can also live in the Hitotsubashi University international student dorm located in Kodaira. For details, access the TUAT program guide for exchange students (pages 19-20 discuss housing options).
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

Please note this is a full year program only.
Fall Semester:  Early October - Late March
Spring Semester:  Early April - Late July

Academic Year:  February 15
Visit the TUAT website.

This program is currently not accepting applications.