kgwu / Kagawa University
Sanuki Program @ Kagawa University
Takamatsu Japan
Program A/B
2021 Spring (1st,2nd Cycle)

General Information

Host Institution

Kagawa University is a national university with four campuses in Kagawa Prefecture which is located in Shikoku, one of five main groups of islands in Japan. Kagawa University comprises six faculties and seven graduate schools, which undertake the education of approximately 5,700 undergraduate and 700 graduate students.

Mailing Address
1-1 Saiwai-cho , Takamatsu , Kagawa

Study Abroad Year
Spring Semester
Nomination Deadline
1st cycle:03/Jul/2020
2nd cycle: 22/Sep/2020
Contact information

Accept Program A 2students / Semester
Accept Program B

0students / Semester

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒

Update date 26/May/2020 07:17:10
Outline ID 647

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content Kagawa University heartily welcomes UMAP exchange students to enroll in our ‘Sanuki Program’. It is a one-semester program specifically and specially designed for exchange students having little or no knowledge of the Japanese Language but would like to experience student life in a Japanese national university. Sanuki Program was launched in October 2014, and has hosted students from numerous countries and territories. For more details, see

Courses in Sanuki Program may be classified under four components, namely, (1) courses on Japanese Language (2) courses on current Japanese affairs (3) courses on ‘Leading edge issues at Kagawa University’, and ‘Project Sanuki’ and (4) optional courses. In principle, the first three components are compulsory. Optional courses are offered by faculties and associated divisions. Students wishing to take these optional courses would need to have prior permission from the lecturers in charge. In addition, most of these optional courses require a high level of Japanese Language proficiency although in some rare cases, English Language medium is used.

< Flagship course grounded on SDG # 14>
The flagship course, compulsory for all Sanuki Program students, is a research-based course called 'Project Sanuki' (part of component 3). This course focuses on environmental issues related to the Seto Inland Sea, and is grounded on the United Nations sanctioned Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) number 14, Life below water. 'Project Sanuki' is a hands-on, field-trip based experience whereby international students work hand-in-hand with Japanese students in teams, under the supervision of local NGOs heavily involved in environmental matters. We believe UMAP exchange students will have an unforgettable, memorable experience through this ‘one-in-the-world’ experience.
Teaching Language Japanese and English
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 01/Apr/2021 To: 06/Aug/2021
2nd Semester
From: 01/Oct/2021 To: 18/Feb/2022
*Students can choose either 1 semester study or 2 semesters study

Language Proficiency Requirements

Accept Native English

Potential candidates need to be conversant in either Japanese or English Language. (Interview through Skype shall be conducted to verify conversation skills.)

Ideally, students need to be able to understand English and/or Japanese to follow the classes on Japanese culture and affairs. Students with entry level Japanese Language ability shall take introductory classes in the language. Students with at least N2 level in the Japanese Language Ability Test may choose to take 'normal' classes that are conducted for local Japanese students.

Academic Field

However, it may be required if candidate wishes to apply for scholarship. As stated above, Skype interview shall be conducted to verify academic records.

Instruction Facilities and Other Supports
Scholarship information
Depending on the circumstance (year and budget), scholarships may be available for certain selected students. These scholarships may come from the Kagawa University International Foundation, or from Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). When appropriate, KUIO shall inform the parties concerned. However, students will only know if they can obtain the scholarship after arriving at Kagawa University.
Housing Type
  • Dormitory

Housing charge
Local currency
  • 23,000 Yen
  • USD $200 per month
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 300 - 400 per month
Medical Insurance Required (For student)
Visa Process Students need to possess the 'college visa' to enter Japan as an international student.

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:01/Apr/2021To:06/Aug/2021(5 months)
Second Semester
From:01/Oct/2021To:18/Feb/2022(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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