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University of Tsukuba ART-ARHT EXC
Ibaraki-Ken, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework
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Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences
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Exchange Semester/Year
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University of Tsukuba
Location: Ibaraki-Ken Prefecture
Year Established: 1973
Student population: 16,500
University of Tsukuba is a comprehensive research university north of Tokyo. Rather than focusing on specialised fields, as is traditional among Japanese universities, Tsukuba has opened its doors to students from both within Japan and internationally. The University has produced several Nobel laureates, Olympic gold medalists and the ‘Father of Judo’, Dr Jigoro Kano.

The University of Tsukuba offers many research facilities including a marine centre and several laboratory schools. There are several student organisations and sporting teams. You will have the opportunity to learn Japanese while studying in English. The University has sent over 60 athletes to the Olympics and specialises in the martial arts. As well as judo, you can receive instruction in taiko drumming, shamisen, Japanese calligraphy or the tea ceremony.

Unique characteristics
Postgraduate studies in Art and Design offer a wide spectrum, from theoretical studies to the production of art work. Subjects span History of Art, Nihonga (Japanese style painting), Sho-Calligraphy Art, Carving and Modelling, Plastic Art and Mixed Media, Visual Communication Design, Environmental Design and Architectural Design.

The campus is located about 45 minutes north of Tokyo. It’s Japan’s largest and most beautiful campus, and is surrounded by many government industrial research institutes. The university is a core part of Tsukuba Science City and has beautiful natural surroundings.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s: Arts and Social Sciences (Art History and Theory)

Exclusions Apply: only available for postgraduate students

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms

Spring Semester: April-September
Autumn Semester: October-March

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


18 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
A+ – 90-100
A – 80-89
B – 70-79
C – 60-69
D – Fail 0-59

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in Japanese. Japanese language classes are available. 
Language Requirement
Students must have passed the N1 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) or the equivalent.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas. Please note that exchange students do not pay tuition fees to Nagoya University.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
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A mandatory orientation will be held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Information from the host university.
Information from the Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney.

Student Experiences

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