Study Abroad

Completion of a period of overseas study of at least 4 weeks is a graduation requirement.
Students have a wide range of options to choose from in line with their individual goals and abilities: short stay (around 1 month), medium stay (one semester), or long stay (one year); students may also select their own overseas study location outside the locations offered by the university as long as certain conditions are met.
To ensure that the overseas study period develops the ability to ‘think and act independently’, the faculty has established the following two compulsory subjects:Study Abroad I, in which students draw up a plan to confirm their goals in advance of the overseas study; and Study Abroad II, in which students returning from overseas study evaluate their experience and consider their future career path.

(1) Short-stay overseas study (approximately one month during the summer or spring vacation)/300,000 yen to 1,000,000 yen/credit transfer not possible
(2) Medium-stay overseas study (approximately one semester)/ 800,000 yen to 3,000,000 yen/transfer of up to 24 credit units possible
(3) Long-stay overseas study (approximately one year)/ approximately twice the cost of medium-stay overseas study/ transfer of up to 48 credit units possible

*The costs quoted above are an approximate estimate of the cost of privately funded overseas study including travel costs, tuition fees, board and accommodation fees, insurance, etc.
Where tuition fees are incurred for medium- and long-stay overseas study, students will receive a reduction on tuition fees and facility fees at the home university.
In the case of overseas study at a partner institution, students may be exempted from tuition fees at the overseas facility.