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Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU)

Available places: 0 places for Spring semester 2025.

Established: 1949
Number of students: 9,000
Campus: TMU has three campuses, with its main campus - Minami-Osawa - being approximately anhour's train ride from Tokyo.
Student life: The sports centre Minai-Osawa has basketball courts, a swimming pool, judo hall and a kendo hall. Outdoors there are tennis courts, a baseball field and a range to practice golf.

About Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the largest cities in Asia, with a population of 9 million in the city and 35 million in the metropolitan area. That makes Tokyo one of the most populous areas. The city has many skyscrapers, more than New York. There are also several parks where it's possible to see the blooms of the cherry trees in the spring. Tokyo Sky Tree, which was opened to the public in 2012, is the city's tallest and the world's second tallest building. The tower has a lookout deck and is a popular tourist destination.

Information from Tokyo Metropolitan University

Course restrictions: 
Incoming exchange students will need an undergraduate diploma to apply for graduate courses. Most graduate courses are conducted in Japanese, and therefore graduate students will need to take many undergraduate courses. 
Specific course restrictions for courses offered in English can be found on the Course List.
If an exchange student wants to take courses offered to full-time TMU students, they will need to request a permit from each lecturer. 
Exchange students with a Japanese proficiency of JLPT N1 may also take courses conducted in Japanese. The student would need permission from the course lecturer in that case. 
More specific instructions and information for exchange students can be found on the SATOMU (Semester Abroad at TMU) Programme website.


Full time studies (corresponding to 30 hp): 14 credits (tentatively 10 credits of courses offered in English and 4 credits of Japanese language courses)

Course types: 1–2 credits/course

Full-time students have registration priority for courses instructed in Japanese. Those who wish to take courses in Japanese need to consult with a course instructor before registration. 

Course levels: Undergraduate and Graduate

Academic year:
Term 1: April - August
Term 2: September - February


Accommodation for exchange students is guaranteed. Accommodation will be automatically allocated by TMU. Students will either be housed in ReENT Tamadaira, or Global House Chofu.


Study Abroad at TMU

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Student grants and loans for studies outside of Sweden

You may be entitled to student grants and loans from CSN when studying abroad.

As the cost of living and accommodation may be higher abroad, you can apply for an extra loan known as an additional loan for studies abroad.

You can also apply for an additional loan to cover additional costs, i.e. travel and insurance costs. 

Latest update: 2024-05-23