Kumamoto University Short-Term Exchange Program is designed for students who are enrolled full-time at a university 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. There are courses offered in English or Japanese.

Please pay special attention to the academic calendar, as it is different than the U.S. academic calendar.

Kumamoto University also offers fee-based summer study abroad programs, with scholarships available. Click here for more information. 

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Language of Instruction: EnglishJapanese

Host Country Language Courses Offered: Yes

Pre-Session Language: Yes

Language Prerequisites: 4 Semesters


Minimum Class Elligibility: Sophomore

Minimum GPA: 3

Non-MSU student: No


Housing Options: Off Campus


Program Type: DEX

Competitive Program: No

Subjects Available

Anthropology Biology Business Chemistry Earth Science Education Engineering History Japanese Mathematics Music Physics
  March 15 for the following summer and fall
  September 15 for the following spring