Japan (IFMSA-Japan) - Ibaraki, Tsukuba University
We cannot accept any SCOPE students.
All year long
1 time/ day
Student Dormitory
We can't accept students in SCOPE exchange
Taro Yamada

The University of Tsukuba aims to establish free exchange and close relationships in both basic and applied sciences with educational and research organizations and academic communities in Japan and overseas. While developing these relationships, we intend to pursue education and research to cultivate men and women with creative intelligence and rich human qualities.

The University of Tsukuba endeavors to contribute to the progress of science and culture. Formerly, Japanese universities tended to remain cloistered in their own narrow, specialized fields, creating polarization, stagnation in education and research and alienation from their communities.

The University of Tsukuba has decided to function as a university which is open to all within and outside of Japan. Toward this end, the university has made it its goal to develop an organization better suiting the functions and administration with a new concept of education and research highly international in character, rich in diversity and flexibility and capable of dealing sensitively with the changes occurring in contemporary society.
To realize this, it has vested in its staff and administrative authorities the powers necessary to carry out these responsibilities.

Our Tsukuba campus is located in the Tsukuba Science City, sixty kilometers northeast of Tokyo, the capital of Japan. It’s less than an hour by train to Tokyo. The Tsukuba Science city was born by advanced national project in 60s, which aimed to construct new science park and avoid from overconcentration to Tokyo by relocating national research institutes from Tokyo to Tsukuba.
There are over thirty of Japan’s leading national research institutes corresponding to approximately 30% of all national research institutes and more than 200 private research institutes. In addition, among two hundred thousand residents of Tsukuba City, 1 out of 10 is a researcher.
This well-planned city sustains harmony with academic atmosphere and abundant natural environment. A pedestrian and bicycle way connects our university, station, the national institutes and huge greenery parks in the center area. The city provides the environment to deepen your study and network with researchers at institutes in Tsukuba.
In addition, Mt. Tsukuba is located north from our campus. It is a popular and beautifully shaped mountain with twin peaks and historical shrine. It’s also called “Shiho”, purple peaks. The name comes from changing colors of mountain surface many times in a day, as indigo in the morning, green in the daytime, and purple in the sunset.
We have 2 RPs of SCORE. Please refer to the project database.
1 time per day during the exchange period
Student dormitory. However, incoming students will have to pay 30,000 JPY to cover for the lodging expenses. We apologize for this irregular fee requirement. If you have any questions, please ask us via the NOREs.
The main mode of transportation within Tsukuba City is the bicycle. Tokyo and other major neighboring cities are also accessible with the Tsukuba Express Train Line and public buses.
When you arrive, we will greet you with a welcome party, where you will have the chance to become friends with many of our medical students here. Furthermore, we can take you sightseeing on the weekends. Feel free to let us know if there are any particular places you'd like to go to.
Japan is a country with a unique culture. Tsukuba City is centered relatively close to Tokyo, the heart of contemporary Japanese culture, as well as other major cities like Yokohama. And, of course, there is Mt. Tsukuba. Climbing this twin-topped mountain is a favorite pastime around here, for the view from the summits is one that one could never forget.
We can't accept students in SCOPE exchange