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.
Warwick 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.