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Japan Program Application
Beppu, Japan; Kitami, Hokkaido, Japan; Nagoya, Aichi, Japan; Osaka, Japan; Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan; Sendai, Tohoku, Japan; (Study Away Program)
Program Terms: Japan Programs,
Budget Sheets Japan Programs
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Japan Programs 2016-2017 12/01/2015 02/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: International Exchange, Study Abroad Tuition Paid To: UAF
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Foreign Language Prerequisite: Intermediate Japanese
GPA Requirement: 3.00 in Japanese language courses Housing Fees Paid to: Directly to Host Institution
UAA/UAS Eligible?: UAA Eligible, UAS Eligible
Program Description:

UAF’s four main exchange programs are: 

Hokkaido University
   Sapporo, Hokkaido
   Hokkaido University Short-Term Exchange Program (HUSTEP)
   Japanese Language and Culture Studies (JLCS)

Hokkaido University of Education (HUE)
   Sapporo, Hokkaido

Nagoya Gakuin University (NGU)
   Nagoya , Aichi Prefecture

Tohoku University
   Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
   Direct Enrollment Exchange Program (DEEP)

In addition, exchange or study abroad placement is available at:

Kitami Institute of Technology (KIT)
   Kitami , Hokkaido

Osaka Gakuin University (OGU)

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
   Beppu, Oita Prefecture

Tohoku University
   Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
   Junior Year Program in English (JYPE)
   International Program in Liberal Arts (IPLA)


Minimum requirements

All students going on exchange or study abroad from UAF must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Completion of at least 2 full-time semesters or 29 credits before your first semester abroad.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

In addition, to fulfill the Japanese Studies international requirement, Japanese Studies majors must also have:

  • Completed at least JPN 202 or its equivalent prior to departure, and
  • A minimum of a B-average (3.0) in Japanese language courses, and
  • The recommendation of Japanese language faculty.


Information at a glance
  Minimum previous level of Japanese study (or equivalent) Fulfills Japanese Studies international requirement Content courses taught in English OIP application deadline One semester only available Tuition paid to
APU None Maybe Yes

1 March for fall and/or summer
1 October for spring

 Yes: Fall or Spring GlobaLinks
DEEP JPN 202 Yes No 1 December for following academic year  No  UAF
HUE JPN 202 Yes No 1 December for following academic year  Yes: Fall  UAF
HUSTEP None Maybe Yes 1 December for following academic year  No  UAF
JLCS JPN 202 Yes No 1 December for following academic year  No  UAF
JYPE None Maybe Yes 1 December for following academic year  No  UAF
KIT JPN 302 Yes No 1 December for following academic year  Yes: Fall  UAF
NGU JPN 202 Yes Yes 1 December for following academic year  Yes: Fall  UAF
OGU None Maybe Yes 1 December for following academic year  Yes: Fall or Spring UAF or OGU


Financial information

Although cost of living will depend on many factors including size and accessibility of your city of residence and your personal tastes and habits, you should expect to spend an average of at least ¥80,000 per month.   Typical monthly fees include:

  • Rent (¥10,000 - ¥60,000)
  • Utilities (¥5,000 - ¥10,000)
  • Food (¥20,000 - ¥30,000)
  • Health Insurance (¥2,000)
  • Internet (¥4,000 - ¥10,000)
  • Commuting Fees (¥5,000 - ¥10,000)
  • Miscellaneous (¥10,000 - ¥20,000)

Other fees include:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Class fees
  • Health Insurance

When you apply to a Japanese exchange university, you will be asked to provide evidence of adequate financial support of at least ¥50,000 per month for the entire time you will be abroad.   While working is possible under a student visa, restrictions apply, and these future earnings may not be used as part of your evidence of adequate financial support.

Please contact your Japanese Studies advisor, a Japanese language faculty member, or the Exchange and Study Abroad Advisor for questions.

Credit Equivalency Guidelines

HUE Credit Evaluation Guidelines
HUSTEP Credit Evaluation Guidelines
Tohoku University Credit Evaluation Guidelines