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Japan: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
|Restrictions:||UB applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Year||2017-2018||02/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||09/30/2017||08/15/2018|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|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|
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
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 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
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the TUAT website.