INTERNATIONAL

Japan - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)

Based on its history of more than 100 years, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) continues to play an important role as one of the hubs of international academic research and exchange in Japan in the 21st century.

 In 2000, TUFS moved its campus to Fuchu City in the western part of Tokyo, realizing education and research in an advanced IT environment supported by modern facilities and equipment.

The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP-TUFS) is designed for inbound international exchange students. It provides them with the opportunity to acquire a firm understanding of Japanese culture and to deepen their perspectives on current international issues at an academic level.

Location: 3-11-1, Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8534 Japan
Duration of Exchange: Fall, Spring or Academic Year
TUFS: Academic Exchange Programs Webpage

Application Deadline for Fall/Academic Year: February 15th
Application deadline for Spring: September 15th

Program Cost

Students participating in Campus-Based Exchange program to Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) continue to pay tuition to CSUN and may use their CSUN financial aid (where eligible). Program fees and out-of-pocket expenses listed represent one semester abroad (unless otherwise stated). Students participating in an academic year should adjust accordingly.

Program Cost

CSUN Tuition and Fees (Resident)*

$3,486

CSU Mandated Insurance

$250-$300

*If you are not a resident of California, you must add $396.00 to your tuition for each unit.

Other Expenses
Out-of-Pocket ExpensesJapanese Yen

Housing (on-campus)

¥31,000 – ¥46,000/month

Housing Utilities

¥10,000/month

Food

¥30,000/month

Personal Expenses

¥240,000

Study Materials (i.e. books)

¥20,000

National Health Insurance

¥1,100/month

University Insurance

¥7,990

Academic Information

Language of Instruction: English and Japanese

The following academic programs are accessible to CSUN students while on exchange:

  • Language and Culture Studies
  • International and Area Studies
  • Japan Studies

Specific course information can be found at http://www.tufs.ac.jp/english/admission/non-degree/exchange/overview.html.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester: Early October to Late January
Spring semester: Early April to Mid-July
Academic Year: Early October to Mid-July

Grading System

TUFS grading system is as follows:

Grade

S

A+

A

A-

B+

B

B-

Score

90-100

87-89

83-86

80-82

77-79

73-76

70-72

Grade

C+

C

C-

F

 

Score

67-69

63-66

60-62

0-59

Course credits at TUFS are as follows:

Lecture Classes

2 credits

Language Classes

1 credit

Japanese Language Program

Classes 101, 201, 301, 401, 501

5 credits

Class 601

3 credits

Class 701

2 credits

Other classes (Skill/Focused Classes)

1 credit

Students will need to work with their academic advisor to determine course substitutions and credit equivalency.

All courses taken on exchange will transfer back as TRANSFER CREDIT.

Housing Information

On-campus dormitory information
Students generally live in one of the on-campus International Residence Halls. However, if space in on-campus housing fills up, students may have to reside in an off-campus dormitory or find a private apartment on their own. TUFS will assist the students to find accommodation.

More information regarding on-campus housing at TUFS can be found here: http://www.tufs.ac.jp/english/student/dorm/housing.html

Requirements and Application Information

Students applying to study at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) must: 

  • Have a cumulative overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Have Sophomore, Junior, or Senior-level standing

Click here to get started on your CBEP: Japan (TUFS) application!

 

For program and application information, please contact Eleanor Wolgast or Rebecca Spector at the International and Exchange Student Center.

For additional program information, you may contact the following faculty member: 

Dr. Junliang Huang, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Phone: (818) 677- 3459
junliang.huang@csun.edu