Summer Schools and Winter Schools


Summer and Winter Schools are offered by our partner universities in Japan. These programs are not part of the regular exchange agreements and in some cases may include tuition fees. It is important to know that these short term stays may not result in a recognition of ECTS credits. Depending on the specific university, the programs focus on intercultural exchange, Japanese language training, engineering courses or individual research. 

Before applying to any of the summer or winter schools, please consult with JASEC staff beforehand and get informed about the specific requirements.

Ochanomizu University Summer Program 2023

This program provides intensive courses for students of partner universities from both domestic and overseas, as well as students of Ochanomizu University and Graduate School. All classes are multi-cultural, aiming for students’ career development and promotion of international exchanges. 

Ochanomizu University offers 3 subject-based courses:

  1. Advances in natural sciences
  2. Gender, Globalization and Diversity in contemporaray Japan
  3. Japan society an people: Insights on some selected conemporary challenges

And Japanese language courses for different levels:

  1. Introductory Class for absolute beginners: students with no prior experience
  2. Introductory Class for beginners: students with N5/CEFR A1 or equivalent proficiency
  3. Pre-Intermediate Class: students with N4/CEFR A2 or equivalent proficiency


  • Duration: July 22 - August 4
  • Nomination Deadline: February 28
  • Deadline for Registration: May 7


Please visit Ochanomizu University's website, opens an external URL in a new window for details


Tokyo Tech Summer Program 2023

Period of Study

Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 28, 2023 (4 weeks)


Undergraduate students majoring in a STEM field who are enrolled at a partner university with which Tokyo Tech has a tuition waiver agreement and those who have completed at least their first year of university at the time of participation.

Student Status at Tokyo Tech

International Exchange Student (Non-regular, non-degree-seeking student)

Program Fee

JPY 50,000

Number of Participants

Approximately 20 in total, including up to 10 from Tokyo Tech

Application Deadline

February 15, 2023


In 2023, Tokyo Institute of Technology will offer a 4-week summer program consisting of intensive courses for undergraduate students. All participants will have opportunities to learn about Japanese culture while experiencing life in one of the most exciting and technologically advanced cities in the world.

Tokyo Tech Summer Program 2023

Program Period

Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 28, 2023 (4 weeks)


Undergraduate students majoring in a STEM field who are enrolled at a partner university with which Tokyo Tech has a tuition waiver agreement. Students must have completed at least their first year of university at the time of participation.

*Participants must have student status at their home university during their period of study at Tokyo Tech.


Number of Participants

Approximately 20 in total, including up to 10 from Tokyo Tech

Application Deadline

February 15, 2023 at 23:59 (Japan time)

Selection Results

Applicants will be notified of the results in early March 2023.


Engineering Design for Social Resilience

Program Description

Humans and technology can work together to identify societies vulnerabilities for the development of social resilience: the ability to be flexible and recover in the face of numerous global crises such as public health issues like the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and its impacts like heavy rains, and natural disasters like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

This summer program at Tokyo Institute of Technology, which draws in many interested participants, this time will be entitled, “Engineering Design for Social Resilience”. Up-to-date lectures regarding energy, information, health management and social situations in Japan will be included in the program, as well as laboratory activities, a fun Japanese cultural event, and interactive class activities every week. Tokyo Tech offers an opportunity for participants to learn technologies necessary for the near future.

Week 1

Orientation, self-introductions, welcome reception, Japanese cultural exchange
“What Is Social Resilience?” Prof. Miki Saijo (School of Environment and Society)
“Energy & Security” Prof. Jeffery Cross (School of Environment and Society)

Week 2

“AI & Evacuation” Prof. Takumi Ohashi (School of Environment and Society)

Week 3

“Future Sustainable Health Conditioning Society Realized by Open Innovation” Prof. Nobuhiro Hayashi (School of Life Science and Technology)

Week 4

Final presentations, closing ceremony

Tokyo Tech Summer Program Leaflet 2023, opens an external URL in a new window (PDF)

Fees & Expenses

Program fee

JPY 50,000


JPY 100,000-150,000 for 4 weeks (to be paid directly to the accommodation management)
*Note: Off-campus accommodations will be reserved by Tokyo Tech. Participants may not choose accommodations.

Trip expenses

Airline ticket, overseas travel insurance, and local transportation

Living expenses

JPY 100,000-150,000 or more for 4 weeks for food, daily necessities, and utilities


Detailed Information on TokyoTech's Website, opens an external URL in a new window


ESEP 2023

University of Tokyo Engineering Summer Program 2023

The University of Tokyo will be holding a Summer Program, called ESEP-G (Engineering Summer Education Program-G) from June 26 to August 4, 2023, for students of partner institutions. This program offers top-class students short-term research experience in the basic and translational sciences in UTokyo's world-leading laboratories.
Regardless of the number of applicants, any eligible student wishing to participate can apply as an individual through the online system.

For more details about the program and the application information, please see this website, opens an external URL in a new window.

ESEP-G 2023 (Engineering Summer Education Program-G)

1. Schedule
  June 26th - August 4th, 2023 (6 weeks)

2. Eligibility
・Undergraduate students who have completed at least 2 full years in a bachelor’s degree program before the program starts
・Graduate students

3. Maximum number of participants
 20 students  

4. Financial support
  Stipend: JPY 160,000

5. Accommodation
  Off-campus accommodation will be provided by UTokyo.

6. Applications
 Applicants must apply for the program through the T-cens SP online application system. 
 To log in, create an account here, opens an external URL in a new window

7. Application deadline
  3:00 pm on January 11th, 2023 (Japan time)

8. Special conditions regarding COVID-19
 1) The in-person program will be cancelled if Japan’s travel restrictions and quarantine measures due to the influence of COVID-19 are in effect as of March 1st, 2023. There will be no postponement nor re-opening. 

 2) Only those laboratories offering both in-person and online courses will allow students to switch from in-person courses to online courses upon confirming their intentions. Please refer to our website for more details. 

Download Program Flyer (PDF), opens a file in a new window

Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) 2023

More than 160 world-leading researchers from overseas will provide lectures with the university’s faculty members for five months during the summer for the HSI, which was established in 2016 and more than 1,000 international students have participated so far. 

  • There will be over 349 courses (around 250 graduate courses and around 99 undergraduate courses) from June 1st to October 31st, 2023. 
  • Each course is worth 1 academic credit. Most of the courses run for one or two weeks. 
  • Students can tailor their own summer program by combining courses according to their major and interests.
  • In 2023, HSI will launch eHSI which provides more options of online courses. Applicants will be able to choose from 127 online courses.
  • Most of the courses offered online will also be available face-to-face at HU. Participants may come to Japan and take face-to-face classes if the situations allow.
  • Tuition fee will be waived for students who enroll in the program as exchange students from HU’s partner institutions with which HU has concluded a departmental exchange agreement on mutual tuition waivers. Students are required to take at least one course organized by the HU department which your institution has concluded the agreement with. 


Face-to-face: 222 

Online: 127

Application period

March 6 (Mon.) – 15 (Wed.), 2023 (All courses)

Students are required to apply through the HSI application system.

For more details, please visit HSI's website, opens an external URL in a new window, HSI's Facebook page, opens an external URL in a new window and HSI's Instagram page, opens an external URL in a new window.

Please take a look at the poster, opens a file in a new window and the program folder, opens a file in a new window with additional information.

UTokyo Global Unit Courses

The University of Tokyo is calling for application for the fee-based online summer program, called UTokyo Global Unit Courses. 

We are delighted to announce our online summer program, UTokyo Global Unit Courses (UTokyo GUC) for 2022. 

We believe these online and on-demand courses offer a great opportunity for your students to experience the University of Tokyo and Japan during this time of the pandemic. The course contents range from humanities to social and natural sciences (see below for the list of courses for 2022). They are taught entirely in English by cutting-edge scholars who are full-time faculty members of the university. In addition, we also offer Japanese language courses. Most of the courses can be completed in one week and the students will be granted Global Unit and a certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. In order to make the courses accessible, we are keeping the fees at minimum (50,000 yen per Unit). 

The 2022 courses are built on the great success we had in the summer of 2021. We were happy to welcome many wonderful students from our partner institutions and we hope to do the same this summer. We would greatly appreciate it if you could share this information with your students. Should you have any questions, please feel free to let us know. 

UTokyo Global Unit Courses

  • Media in Japan and the World / Prof. Kaori Hayashi 
  • Law in Transnational East Asia / Prof. Kentaro Matsubara 
  • Writings About Japan: Analyzing Cultural Representations, From Orientalism to Artificial Intelligence. / Prof. Yujin Yaguchi 
  • Group Theory and Its Applications: Introduction to Beautiful Modern Mathematics / Prof. Yukari Ito 
  • Nanoscience / Prof. Satoshi Iwamoto 
  • Sustainable Urban Management / Associate Prof. Kiyo Kurisu 
  • Early Language Acquisition: How Human Infants Learn Language Within Their Social Environment. /Assistant Prof. Sho Tsuji 
  • AI and Social Justice / Prof. Yuko Itatsu 

Japanese Language Courses 

*Japanese Language Courses are open only to the students who register for at least one of the above courses. 

  • Survival Japanese for Beginners 
  • Tips on Reading Japanese Kanji for Kanji Background Students 
  • Interview Project in Japanese “Let's get to know UTokyo students!” 
  • Rediscovering the pleasure and challenges of studying the language and society of Japan 

Application is already closed!

The program fee is JPY 50,000 per Unit/ JPN 25,000 per 0.5 Unit.  

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