|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|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|
UAF’s four main exchange programs are:
Hokkaido University of Education (HUE)
Nagoya Gakuin University (NGU)
Nagoya , Aichi Prefecture
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
Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Junior Year Program in English (JYPE)
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.
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:
- 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.