Kumamoto University Short Term Exchange Program

Kumamoto University Short Term Exchange Program

We are pleased to inform you that Kumamoto University Short Term Exchange Program October 2017 is now opened for applying.

 

 

Please kindly check the details via online at:

http://www.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/kokusaikouryuu/gaikokujinryuugakusei/kyouikuprogram/index-file/step-brochure2017.pdf

 

The Application form and related supporting docs are attached for your reference. Important deadline dates for submission of application documents is as below:

April 25th, 2017 before 15.00 wib.

 

PLEASE KINDLY INFORM THAT THE APPLICANTS HAVE A CHANCE TO GET JASSO SCHOLARSHIP

Period of participation: 6 (six) months, OR 12 (twelve) months

 

Please be aware that we cannot accept application materials submitted directly from applicants. 

Please submit your application via International Office Telkom University.

 

Purpose

Kumamoto University Short-Term Exchange Program is designed for students who are
enrolled full-time at partner universities 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: basically 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.

Certification of Credits

Credits for classes which the students complete will be approved as the credits of Kumamoto
University, and academic transcripts will be issued to the students.

Tuition

Admission, examination fees and tuition payments to Kumamoto University will be waived as
long as the number of students does not exceed the maximum number allowed by university
or department level student exchange agreements.

Application Procedure for Kumamoto University Short-Term Exchange Program

Required Documents

  1. Application for Kumamoto University Short-Term Exchange Program
  2. Application for Certificate of Eligibility
  3. Application for Applying to Rent a Room at the International House
  4. Certificate of Enrollment (Issued by home university)
  5. Academic record (Official home university transcript)
  6. Letter of Recommendation
  7. Health Certificate
  8. Certificate of Financial Support (certificate of bank account balance, certificate of income, etc.)
  9. Four photographs (40mm x 30mm)
  10. Copy of first page of applicant’s passport
  11. Required Documents related to Language Proficiency.
    E Course applicants: TOEFL score for non native English speakers or Certificate of
    English Ability equivalent to TOEFL iBT score of 61 or more to be issued by the home
    university.
    J Course applicants: Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Certificate of Result and
    Scores of level N3 or more, Certificate of Japanese Ability equivalent to N3 or more to
    be issued by the home university
    *Students should acquire above applications ①,②,③ from the home university.

Deadline for Submission of Applications

・For attendance starting in October 2017: April 28, 2017
・For attendance starting in April 2018: November 30, 2017

Where to submit all required forms and documents

International Office of Telkom University
Learning Center (Bangkit) Building 1st floor
Jl. Telekomunikasi No.1 Bandung 40257
info@io.telkomuniversity.ac.id
+62 813 2112 3400 (Phone, What’s App, Line)

Screening Schedule

For those who plan to come in October 2017

February to April, 2017 Submission of application materials
May to June Screening of applicants
August Successful applicants will be sent a Letter of Acceptance and enrollment materials
End of September Successful applicants come to Kumamoto
Orientation
Start of the fall term

For those who plan to come in April 2018

October to November, 2017 Submission of application materials
November to December Screening of applicants
February 2018 Successful applicants will be sent a Letter of Acceptance and enrollment materials
Early April Successful applicants come to Kumamoto
Orientation
Start of the spring term