Semester Exchange - Tokyo Metropolitan University

Semester Exchange - Tokyo Metropolitan University

Tokyo Metropolitan University, often referred to as TMU, is a public research university in Japan. TMU has 7 faculties with 23 divisions and courses, as well as 7 graduate schools (restructuring being planned for April 2018), offering a wide range of education and research fields. The university offers undergraduate degrees within Urban Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law and Politics, Business Administration, Science and Engineering, Urban Environmental Sciences, System Design and Health Sciences. Currently, a total of 9,070 students (about 6,900 undergraduate students and about 2,170 graduate students) are enrolled at TMU, and about 680 faculty members are employed, who are excellent researchers achieving significant outcomes in the various fields of research. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017, TMU was ranked 9th  among Japanese universities.

More than 10 years have passed since the reform of the university, in 2005 by integrating three metropolitan universities and one junior college. As the social circumstances are changing significantly, TMU is planning to consolidate its education and research resources, to strengthen the cutting-edge areas, and to reorganize its organizational structure so that it can meet demands of a new era.

Tokyo Metropolitan University’s mission is “to pursue the vision of an ideal human society in a metropolis.” Based on this mission, their philosophy is to give instruction and conduct research in a broad range of knowledge and in highly specialized sciences, and then, through collaboration with industry and educational and research institutions, they produce education and research results that are relevant to large cities, to nurture students rich in humanity and creativity, and to contribute to the improvement and development of human society.



Type of Program


Level of Study


Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

First Semester: September - February
Second Semester: April - August

Language of Instruction

Japanese, English

Travel Grant


GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

Course Catalogue


TMU Housing

Exchange Student Website

TMU Exchange Website

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (varies each program),
  • Completion of at least 12cp at the time of application. 18cp to go abroad,
  • Enough credit points remaining to complete the program,
  • Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their journey beyond their overseas program. Students will be covered throughout the duration of their exchange  program dates. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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A Public Research university pursued the vision of an ideal human society in a metropolis

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Business; Engineering and IT; Law, security and intelligence; Society, history and languages

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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Language Japanese course, Short term, Exchange, Tokyo, Metropolitan, Japan

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Undergraduate; Postgraduate

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