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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Partner Website: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UTK applicants only
  • Costs Sheets: Academic Year, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: UT Exchange Click here for a definition of this term Experience Type: Study Abroad
Program Coordinator: Click here for a definition of this term Chance of Placement: Good
Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Accounting, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Business Administration, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering-Civil, Engineering-Electrical, Engineering-Industrial, Environmental Studies, Finance, French, German, Global Studies, International Relations, Japanese, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies Click here for a definition of this term Type of Credit: Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term In-country or Online?: In-country
Program Description:
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Study Abroad in Japan!

Program Description

**Please be sure to check out information regarding Academics, Housing, Costs, Next Steps & Contacts using the tabs above!

Chuo University is located in the western suburbs of Tokyo, populated with beautiful cherry blossom trees and Mount Fuji within sight. The Tama Campus, where most UTK students are likely to study, is filled with greenery - unlike many of Japan's metropolitan campuses - and is just a 45 minute train ride from central Tokyo. Chuo gives students an exciting opportunity to study at one of Japan’s prestigious private universities and experience the best of Japan through academic studies and cultural immersion.

Read what international students say about Chuo!


  • Top prestigious private university in Japan
  • Greenery-filled campus in the suburbs of Tokyo
  • Take courses in English with the option of Japanese language courses ranging from beginner to advanced

This is Chuo

There are several opportunities to get involved in various clubs and circles related to culture, music and sports. Chuo also hosts numerous events for international students, such as:

  • welcome parties
  • sports competitions
  • annual food festival
  • Peace Seminar Camp (spring break)

UT students have the amazing opportunity to study at Chuo for the Spring or entire Academic Year.

Program Dates:

  • Spring Semester: early April to early August
  • Academic Year: mid September to early August

Learn more about Chuo by checking out their brochure!

Chuo offers students the opportunity to take Japanese Language courses, academic classes in English and/or Japanese, or both. While students are encouraged to take Japanese language courses, they are NOT required.

Academic Courses (in English and/or Japanese)

Most UTK students will study at the Tama Campus; however, students studying in the Faculty of Science & Engineering will study at the Korakuen Campus near the heart of Tokyo, and students studying in the Faculty of Law will study at the Ichigaya Campus.

If students are taking Japanese language courses, it is strongly recommended that students take at least two academic courses. Reference syllabi for courses available.

Faculties with English classes

  • Law
  • Economics
  • Letters Asian Studies, French, German, Linguistics, Literature
  • Policy Studies Environmental Studies, Global Studies, International Relations, Literature, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies

Faculties with classes only in Japanese

It is not recommended that you take academic courses in Japanese unless you have a strong language ability. Many of these courses use English texts to help supplement your learning.

  • Commerce Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing
  • Science & Engineering Biology, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Physics

Japanese Language Courses (Optional)

Students can take Japanese courses to accompany their academic courses, if they so choose. Offerings range in 8 levels from beginner to advanced. Your language level will determine one of the following two pathways:

  • Beginner - Lower Intermediate 4 levels of Intensive Japanese Courses (8 credits)
  • Intermediate (approx. JLPT-N3) - Advanced (JLPT-N1) 3 levels of Advanced Japanese Courses (4 credits)
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Program Housing

Students have the option of living in campus accommodation, which is guaranteed for students interested in single occupancy. Students have the option of private or communal spaces.

On-campus accommodation at Chuo is provided through Chuo's International House in three different forms:

  • Shared Suites Furnished 2-3 bedroom suite with communal kitchen, bathroom and lounge
  • Individual Suite Furnished single bedroom with personal kitchen and bathroom and communal lounge
  • Individual Studio Furnished single studio

The International House is staff by a resident house manager and is designed for students to prepare their own food, build community, enrich their knowledge and broaden their perspectives.

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Unique Program Funding Opportunities

The Center for International Education is offering the following scholarship opportunity for students accepted to study at a UT exchange program in Asia:

  • The CIE Asia Exchange Program Scholarship offers $2,000 for students accepted to study at a UT exchange program in Asia for either the fall, spring or academic year. This award is NOT gauranteed and is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Apply now!

For additional funding opportunities, please refer to the "Funding your study abroad program" section below.

Cost Information

Students pay UTK tuition and fees, international health insurance, and their $175 study abroad administrative fee directly to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville through their myUTK account. Students in the Haslam College of Business, Architecture and Design, the Tickle College of Engineering, and Social Work will be assessed a charge of 12 credits per semester of study as determined by the fee schedule for the academic year they study abroad. Any payments made directly to the host institution (i.e. accommodation) will follow the host institution's payment schedule, which may be ahead of UT's schedule to release any applicable financial aid.

Please refer to the term-specific Cost Sheets below for estimated costs. These estimates do NOT include any course fees as described above.

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

You should carefully review costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have any questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your Study Abroad Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the program's Cost Sheet to understand the breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  3. Search and apply for scholarships and grants on our Funding Opportunities page.
  4. Review your UTK financial aid package and speak with One Stop about applying it to your study abroad program costs.

This program is currently not accepting applications.