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  • Locations: Nishinomiya, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UIC applicants only

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Irina Krymova ( Program Model: Exchange
Program Features: Study Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas: Japanese
Open to Non-Degree: No Academic Standing: Graduate, Undergraduate
Class Eligibility: 02-Sophomore, 03-Junior, 04-Senior, 05-Graduate Mininum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: none
Exchange Partner: Kwansei Gakuin University
Program Description:
About Kwansei Gakuin University 
Kwansei Gakuin is one of the most prestigious private schools in Japan, dating back to 1889, when it was founded in Kobe by the American missionary Reverend Walter Russell Lambuth, M.D. It is now a comprehensive and integrated educational institution spread across six campuses. Throughout its history, Kwansei Gakuin has strongly emphasized its international character. A variety of programs aim to develop globally-minded people who understand other cultures and countries of the world, and inspire them to help others, in the spirit of the school’s motto, “Mastery for Service.”

Kwansei Gakuin University is now an independent co-educational institution offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees to around 25,000 students in almost 40 different disciplines, across 11 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs. The university is also affiliated with a kindergarten, an elementary school, Kwansei Gakuin Junior and Senior High School and Seiwa Junior College, as well as the Senri and Osaka International Schools of Kwansei Gakuin. Kwansei Gakuin University consistently achieves the highest academic standards among Japanese private universities and colleges.

-Completed a Minimum of 12 Hours at UIC
 -For Japanese Language Track program: Japanese 104 and above at the time of application.

Academic Year and Semester Only
Spring Semester: March 25, 2020- July 31, 2020
Academic Year: September – February (Dates TBD)

Cost of Program
Cost includes UIC Tuition and Fees, Travel, and Housing, and any fees billed to you by the exchange university.
Housing consists of homestays or dormitory. KGU guarantees accommodation to incoming exchange students who request it, but not all students will be placed in the accommodation of their choice. For more information click here.
Prices range from 2,220 Yen per day (homestay) to 55,000 Yen per month (dormitory).

SAO Application Deadline
Spring Semester: October 2020
Academic Year: March 13, 2020

KGU Application and Nomination Deadline
Academic Year and Fall Semester: April 15, 2020
Spring Semester: November 15, 2020 
There is a 3 step application procedure:
Online Nomination submitted by home institution.
Online Application submitted by nominated student.
Uploading and submission of required documents.
Find the application on the website

Students can choose from two study tracks:
     -Japanese Language Track: For students who wish to focus on their Japanese language studies (5 credits of mandatory Japanese Courses each semester).
     -Modern Japan Track: For students who wish mainly to learn about Japan via English-taught courses through a variety of subjects. (2 credit mandatory Japan Studies Course, “Modern Japan Seminar” each semester).
Students may also take courses in Canadian Studies, School of International Studies, School of Economics and School of Human Welfare.
Click here to find more information on courses. 

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