TUJP Online - Apply Now to Discover Real Japan from Home

The Tohoku University Japanese Program (TUJP) - usually a popular exchange fortnight held every summer - is going online for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year.

The program has been lightly adjusted to provide participants with a dynamic Japanese language course, interactive cultural activities and a chance to learn alongside local Tohoku University students online. It is also a great opportunity to make new friends from Japan and around the world, at a time when travel is limited.

Interested participants can choose from one of the following programs:

TUJP Online 1:

Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: December 1 - 14, 2020
Application deadline: October 31, 2020


Japanese language and culture classes

  • - These classes offer basic Japanese language for communication, focusing on themes found in daily student life.
  • - Lessons on Japanese culture are integrated into the curriculum

Project-based Learning (PBL) workshops with Japanese students

  • - These workshops incorporate problem-solving exercises and encourage students with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds to work on collaborative projects.

TUJP Online 2:

Duration: 3 weeks
Dates: January 13 - February 2, 2021
Application deadline: November 30, 2020


Advanced Japanese language and culture classes

  • - These lessons are aimed at providing the proficiency needed to pass the JLPT N2 or N1 exams.
  • - Lessons on Japanese culture are integrated into the curriculum.

Specialised humanities classes taught in Japanese

  • - Tohoku University humanities classes, conducted in easy Japanese, will help students develop the language proficiency and basic knowledge needed to pursue study and research at a Japanese university.

To be eligible, applicants should:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate student at one of Tohoku University's partner universities
  • have strong English language proficiency (a level equivalent to TOEFL® iBT 70 or PBT 520 is recommended for non native English speakers)
  • have some Japanese language proficiency ( TUJP Online-1: Beginners / TUJP Online-2: Pre-intermediate or Intermediate)

For more details on the programs and how to apply, please check here:


Student Exchange Division
Tohoku University
Tel: +81-22-795-3745

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