AIMS Program at Tokyo Metropolitan University

Inbound 2019/2020

AIMS program at TMU

Regional Development with Tourism Course, Faculty of Urban Environmental Sciences

Please click here to download the outline of our inbound program for AIMS 2019.

General Information

Period: mid-September, 2019 ~ late-January, 2020

Universities and Faculties

Host University is Tokyo Metropolitan University and the Host Faculty is Faculty of Urban Environmental Sciences.

Home Universities and the Faculties:
   Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

  •  Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying

   Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

  •  Faculty of Forestry
  •  Faculty of Economics and Management

Number of participants:

5 students in total

Curriculum for inbound students

“Regional Development with Tourism” Course offered by TMU for incoming students promotes proper use of technology towards the natural environment and city for tourism purposes, and studies tourism based on Science and Engineering. 

Pre-training and Common/Core Subjects *To be determined later
  • Tourism and Geography in Japan
Specialty Courses (provided by TMU)
  • Nature- and culture-based tourism Seminar I
  • Regional Environmental Studies (Nature based Tourism Unit)
  • Regional environmental science: practical field training (Nature based Tourism Unit)
  • Environmental Ecology I (Nature based Tourism Unit)
  • Environmental Ecology II (Nature based Tourism Unit)
  • Field Exercise in Environmental Ecology (Nature based Tourism Unit)
  • Transport Planning and Management for Tourism Promotion (Culture based Tourism Unit)
  • Town Planning in Tourism (Culture based Tourism Unit)
  • Exercise on Community Development through Tourism (Culture based Tourism Unit)
  • Tourism theories and practice (Tourism Policy and Information Unit)
  • Tourism Theory II (Tourism Policy and Information Unit)
  • Exercise on Geographic Information Science for Tourism (Tourism Policy and Information Unit)
Credit Accumulation & Transfer Scheme

Credits accumulated for certain classes at TMU are transferrable to each partner university (UPM, UTM). 

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee is exempted for the participants in this AIMS Program.


Accommodation provided off-campus dormitory during the study period. Rental housing with a reasonable pricing is secured for students.

Services Available for Exchange Students at TMU
  • Orientation
  • Tutoring System
  • International Student Advisor
  • Cross Cultural Understanding Seminar
  • Japanese Language Lessons
Admission Procedure

UTM Students: Please contact to UTM International. (website: Link)

UPM Students: Please contact to International Division, UPM. (website: Link

Application and Selection Process

Screening of applications and selection of applicants are conducted by the relevant authority in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia. Please note that TMU does not directly accept any application forms from candidates for this program. 

The submission deadline of all application documents is 30th of April, 2019

Visa and Immigration Procedures

Students are required to submit a Certificate of Enrolment (COE) from the Tokyo Immigration Bureau in applying for a student visa at the Embassy/ Consulate of Japan in their home country.  Tokyo Metropolitan University processes the COE applications for exchange students. Processing time of COE applications is 2-3 months.

Required Documents for Inbound Program

All documents must be sent to through respective home universities' international divisions by 30th of April, 2019.

Approximate Living Expenses in Japan 

Off-Campus Accommodation -Global House Chofu- 

JPY 40,000 per month (inclusive of utility charges)


Transportation Fee from Off-Campus Accoommodation to Minamiosawa Campus

JPY 600 per visit (two ways)

Medical Insurance

Exchange students are required to enroll in National Health Insurance once arrived in Japan, approximate cost for 6 months is JPY 5,000

Meal cost

JPY 25,000 – JPY 35,000 per month


 (On campus) JPY 400 – per meal 
 (Off campus) JPY 600 – per meal
                                                                                                                                          1 JPY ≈ 0.036 MYR


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