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Short-Term Exchange Program

 "Short-Term Exchange Program 2021 brochure"


Purpose

Kumamoto University Short-Term Exchange Program is designed for full-time foreign undergraduate students of universities that have a student exchange agreement with Kumamoto University. The program offers courses on Japanese language, Japanese and Asian society and culture, advanced science and technology. At Kumamoto University, there are both half- and full-year programs, and students retain full-time student status at their home universities. This program encourages promotion of cultural and academic interactions between Kumamoto University and partner university students.

Available Courses and Qualifications

E Course (Program in English)

Students in this course mainly take Short-Term Exchange Program classes taught in English. Also, they have opportunities to attend non-credit Japanese language course for beginners during their stay.  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)

Eligibility
  • E Course seeking applicants should be 3rd year students at the time of application. For non-native English speakers, submission of a copy of TOEFL score (iBT 61 or higher) is required (IELTS score is also accepted)  
        * Chinese CET, Indonesian ELPT are NOT adequate
        * A letter from a professor CANNOT be accepted as a proof of language proficiency
  • Applicants should be physically and mentally capable of completing their studies for designated periods


J Course (Program in Japanese)

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.

Eligibility
  • J Course Applicants should be non-Japanese full-time undergraduate students at universities where have international student exchange agreements with Kumamoto University
  • Applicants for J Course should be 3rd year students at the time of application and
    * A letter from a professor CANNOT be accepted as a proof of language proficiency
  • Applicants should have Japanese ability equivalent to JLPT N3* or better. ※From 2022 Fall acceptance, it will be changed to N2 level.

 

Period of Acceptance

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

Application Package

Please contact the person in charge of outbound students for application documents. Kumamoto University does not accept any mails sent by indivitual students.

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