Exchange Programs

Intensive Japanese Language Program for Exchange students

To apply for the International Exchange Student Program, your home university must have an exchange agreement with Tokai University, and you have to be nominated by your home university.

Note: For prospective exchange students wishing to study at Sapporo campus (formerly called Hokkaido Tokai University), please visit the link from the INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM FOR THE PARTNER UNIVERSITIES.

Application Deadlines

[Spring Semester] November 30th (Beginning in April)

[Fall Semester] April 30th (Beginning in October)


Note: These files are for prospective exchange students who are nominated by their home institution. The institution representative must send all the following documents to

Application for International Students (Tokai University)
Applicants must fill in the 3. Japanese Learning Background on the application form.

To apply for the International Exchange Student Program, your Japanese language proficiency must be level N5      
(or higher) in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).  (We don’t have beginner’s classes.)

-Applicants must meet one or more of the following conditions.
1) JLPT N5 or higher.
2) Have studied Japanese for a total of 150 hours or more at educational institutions (college, high school, or
Japanese language school).
3) Have Japanese language skills equivalent to 1) or 2) above.
Applicants who do not meet either 1) or 2) above must submit one of the following evidence of your Japanese
language proficiency.
・A letter of recommendation from your Japanese language teacher stating that your Japanese language
proficiency is N5 or higher.
・Your score on the TTBJ’s SPOT 90 is 30 or higher (please submit the pdf of your score).

Application for Certificate of Eligibility (Immigration Bureau of Japan)
– Please fill out the sheet 1-3 (a total of 3 pages) of the Excel file and assign student’s name and your university as the filename. (Example: Hanako_Shonan_Tokai_University)
If the student have ever received a visa for entry into Japan in the past, please write the correct number of times in the ‘Past entry into’ in Page 1.

③Copy of passport: PDF
If you have ever received a visa for entry into Japan in the past, please attach the copies of the visa stamp page of your passport. Any other student who has ever stayed in Japan more than 3 months in the past, please provide us the documents which certify the purpose of stay, such as certificate of internship, graduation and transcript (including attendance rate) etc. issued by the relevant organization(s).

④Photograph: 1 data (JPG, under 50KB)
Please do not use the photograph that applied your VISA in the past.
It must be taken within three months of the date of submission.
Please check the following website for specifications of photo.

⑤Certificate of scholarship or student loan (PDF)
(Only if the student has a scholarship or student loan)
Please note that we may ask for the original documents.

⑥Exchange Student List (You can prepare it in any format)
Please include the information about the duration of stay at Tokai University.

Information for ACCEPTED Exchange students

Please let us know your flight information before purchasing your flight tickets.

【Move in dates for dormitory】

The detailed schedule of the period during which you can enter the dormitory will be announced at a later date.

Spring semester: The last week in March.
Fall semester: 3rd week of September.

【Deadline to leave the dormitory】

Spring semester: August 7th, 2024

Fall semester: February 9th, 2024

International Students Guide