Gakushuin University annually accepts about 20-30 students from its international partner universities under the Exchange Programme. They take courses in Japanese language and culture as well as in their areas of specialization. They are also free to take any courses of their interest, including ones offered in faculties other than their own. Lectures are generally offered in Japanese, with some given in English. Like our regular students, exchange students can use such facilities on campus as PCs, the library and gym.
If you are a student of one of our partner universities and wish to study at Gakushuin as an exchange student, you must contact the international office of your university. Deadlines for application are as follows:
For April admission: End of October of the previous year
(For April 2022 admission, the nomination deadline 15 October, 2021 and the application deadline is 31 October, 2021.)
For September admission: End of March of the year
(For September 2022 admission, the nomination deadline 10 March, 2022 and the application deadline is 15 March, 2022.)
The latest application guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from the links below.
After screening your application at several faculty meetings, we decide the department you will belong to and your academic adviser. Then we issue an "Offer Letter" and apply to the Immigration Bureau for a "Certificate of Eligibility" on behalf of you. It usually takes about 1-2 months for the Certificate to be issued.
Receiving the "Offer Letter" and the "Certificate of Eligibility", you need to apply for the "College Student Visa" at the Japanese embassy or consulate in your own country.