About U Tokyo

The University of Tokyo

LSE offers undergraduate students the opportunity to spend a full academic year at The University of  Tokyo


The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), founded in 1877, holds a significant place in Japanese history and stands as a symbol of academic excellence and progress. It upholds a vision to contribute to the advancement and happiness of future generations.


The University of Tokyo housing office currently operates dormitories and other accommodations for international students and researchers in the Mejirodai, Oiwake, Komaba and Kashiwa areas. Detailed information about University of Tokyo's accommodation choices, application processes, and housing costs can be found on the university's housing web page.

Living Costs

For more detailed information on budgeting, please visit the University of Tokyo's official webpages.

Travel, Health Insurance, and Visas


UTokyo exchange students are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from Tokyo. Depending on eligibility, students may explore grant options to help cover travel expenses through relevant student finance bodies.

Health Insurance

Access to medical services in Japan can be costly, and UTokyo requires all students to have health coverage. Students can opt for the university's recommended health insurance plan or equivalent coverage. The cost of this insurance may vary by year and plan.


Most international students will need to apply for a student visa or a relevant permit to study at UTokyo. It is the student's responsibility to secure the appropriate visa or permit for their academic journey.