Otaru University of Commerce / Otaru University of Commerce
YOUC (Year at Otaru University of Commerce) Program
Otaru Japan
Program A/B
2020 Fall (1st,2nd Cycle)

General Information

Host Institution

The Otaru University of Commerce was reorganized as a university in May 1949 by the national government and shifted in National University Corporation Otaru University of Commerce in April 2004. It was originally established as the Otaru Higher Commercial School in March 1910 and has reached the present stage after many changes. The University is 100 years of rich in history and tradition. Since the foundation of the university, our school has focused our resources on foreign language education and has become renowned as the “Language Institute of Northern Japan.” Our school philosophy is “Commerce Study is Global.”

Mailing Address
3-5-21, Midori , Otaru , Hokkaido


Study Abroad Year
Fall Semester
Nomination Deadline
1st cycle:06/Jan/2020
2nd cycle: 16/Mar/2020
Contact information


Accept Program A 2students / Semester
Accept Program B

1students / Semester

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒

Update date 13/Apr/2020 06:31:10
Outline ID 466

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content Please refer to https://english.otaru-uc.ac.jp/youc/

One-year study program in economics, management, and Japanese language in English (and optional courses in Japanese) at Otaru, Japan.

The YOUC Program is a one-year program (optionally one semester is possible) taught in English, based on an agreement for credit transfer between Otaru University of Commerce and foreign academic institutions on four continents.

The program offers an opportunity to study business and economics subjects related to Japan and Asia-Pacific. We also provide three levels of Japanese language instruction as well as other liberal art subjects.

Most of the classes in the YOUC Program are small, typically numbering 20 or fewer students. Our high professor to student ratio in this undergraduate program provides MBA-like opportunities for classroom interaction.

Other Otaru University of Commerce classes are taught in Japanese: Any student with sufficient ability in Japanese has the option to attend classes taught in Japanese.

Teaching Language English
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 07/Sep/2020 To: 09/Feb/2021
2nd Semester
From: 22/Mar/2021 To: 10/Aug/2021
*Students can choose either 1 semester study or 2 semesters study

The above dates are subject to change but any changes are marginal to only a few days earlier or later.

Language Proficiency Requirements

Accept Native English
TOEFL ITP: 526 - 566(Prerequisite)

Academic Field
Instruction Facilities and Other Supports
Scholarship information
Housing Type
  • Others

  • International House: A private room guest House for the Exchange Programs:

    Please refer to https://english.otaru-uc.ac.jp/campus_life/
Housing charge
Local currency
  • 6400
  • USD $70 per month
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 700 - 800 per month
Medical Insurance Others
The below insurances are mandatory insurances.
-The Japanese National Health Insurance
-On-Campus Insurance: Gakkensai + Futaibaiseki
-Off-Campus Liability Insurance: Futaigakuso
Visa Process

Please inform prospective dates of acceptance if the dates would be later than UMAP's Timeline for onlire placement period. It helps students to choose their preferences.

Link to the Course List available for international students / Other related links

Regular Academic Calendar (indicate the period)

First Semester
From:07/Sep/2020To:09/Feb/2021(5 months)
Second Semester
From:22/Mar/2021To:10/Aug/2021(5 months)
Third Semester
Fourth Semester
Website of academic year

Semester Load in Credits/Units

1UCTS = 1Credit/1.5ECTS/3CATS *What's UCTS?


General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation
Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

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