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Short-Term Exchange Program

Purpose

Kumamoto University Short-Term Exchange Program is designed for students who are enrolled full-time at a university abroad and have foreign citizenship. The program offers undergraduate foreign students, who are interested in the Japanese language, Japanese and Asian society and culture, advanced science and technology, and interactions with foreign students, the chance to study for up to a year in Japan while still retaining their full-time status at their home universities. The university also hopes that the program will promote exchange between university students from foreign countries and Japanese university students.

Available Courses

E Course (Program in English)

As a general rule, this course is intended for third year undergraduate students from universities that have a student exchange agreement with Kumamoto University. Students in this course mainly take Short-Term Exchange Program classes taught in English. Also, they can take Japanese language and Japanese Studies classes. Students in this course can take specialized subjects for undergraduate students of each faculty and general education classes which are not included in program completion requirements as well.
(Note: Most specialized subjects and General Education classes are taught in Japanese)
 

J Course (Program in Japanese)

This course is intended for students from universities that have a student exchange agreement with Kumamoto University. Students in this course mainly take classes in specialized subjects for undergraduate students of each faculty, as well as classes in the Japanese language and Japanese Studies. Also, they can take general education classes and Short-Term Exchange Program classes taught in English.

Period of Acceptance

Students are accepted for a term of a half or one year that starts in either October or April of any given calendar year.

Applicant Qualifications

E Course (Program in English)

1. As a general rule, applicants should currently be full-time thirdyear undergraduate
students at universities that have a student exchange agreement with Kumamoto
University, and must have foreign citizenship.
2. Having English ability equivalent to a TOEFL iBT score of 61 or more.
3. Applicants should be physically and mentally capable of completing their studies.
 

J Course (Program in Japanese)

1. Applicants should currently be full-time undergraduate students at universities that
have a student exchange agreement with Kumamoto University, and must have foreign
citizenship.
2. Having Japanese Ability equivalent to JLPT N3 or more.
3. Applicants should be physically and mentally capable of completing their studies.

Short-Term Exchange Program 2018 brochure (PDF 4.2MB)
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