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Study at the University of Tokyo - AIKOM exchange scheme

The University of Tokyo is offering a one-year exchange visit for one Warwick undergraduate as part of its AIKOM - Abroad in Komaba - student exchange programme. Komaba is the district of Tokyo in which the University is located.

tokyo_uni_logo.gifWarwick is the only British university to be invited to join this exchange scheme, which is a product of the Japanese government's internationalisation policies. We believe that it provides a unique opportunity to live in and learn about Japan. The University of Tokyo is Japan's most prestigious institution, with a special place in most aspects of Japanese affairs.

Applications are invited from Warwick undergraduates currently in their second year to spend 10 – 12 months in Japan under this exchange scheme:

  • From October 2013 for a full academic year, with the option to stay on for the summer vacation, July/August 2014
  • No prior knowledge of Japanese language is needed: only a genuine interest in learning Japanese (on a structured course) and in taking Japanese language classes for beginners and courses in the English medium on contemporary Japan, Japanese culture and society
  • Guaranteed accommodation in a university hall of residence in Tokyo at a subsidised rent
  • Return airfare provided

To apply, interested students will need to complete the application form, containing a short essay (300 words maximum) on why they should be selected for the place. Applications need to be supported by a reference from an academic tutor.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 31 January 2013 at 4pm.

More information and application form