Tokyo University of Foreign Studies 東京外国語大学

  • Tokyo, Japan 東京都

Students at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) must be fluent in either Japanese or English, but not necessarily in both. It, therefore, could be a good choice for both students who are excited about studying abroad but do not necessarily have the time for or interest in becoming proficient in the Japanese language, and students with advanced Japanese proficiency who are looking to use and refine their skills.

TUFS typically has a tremendous amount of funds available for researchers. According to their website, professors at TUFS have a 50+% chance of being approved for a research grant. If you are interested in being surrounded by current research in fields such as international relations or world cultures, TUFS may be an excellent choice for you.

TUFS is located right in the middle of big city Tokyo, reasonably close to many famous areas such as Akihabara’s “Electric Town,” Ginza’s shopping districts, and Harajuku’s fashion street (as well as cultural landmarks such as Meiji Shrine). So, it makes this school an ideal choice for those who want to delve deep into the heart of modern, metropolitan Japan.


試験手数料 Examination Fee: ¥17,000

入学金 Matriculation Fee: ¥282,000

学費 Tuition: ¥535,800 per year

  • Languages and Cultures
  • International Community
  • Japanese Studies


  1. EJU Result
    1. Japanese as a foreign language.
    2. Japan and the World
  2. TOEFL / TOEIC /IELTS / Cambridge English Result
  3. Entrance Examination
    1. Written Examination 
    2. Interview

Living Cost

In addition to matriculation fee and tuition fee, average living expenses including accommodation, foods, entertainment, phone bill, and study materials are approximately ¥100,000 per month.

International students are allowed to work up to 28 hours per week only. According to the recent survey, the minimum wage is ¥958 per hour in Tokyo Prefecture.


3-11-1, Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo, 183-8534, Japan


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