fukui / University of Fukui
UF exchange program
Fukui-shi Japan
Program A/B
2021 Spring (1st,2nd Cycle)
GPA 76.7% (Prerequisite)

General Information

Host Institution

At the University of Fukui, composed of 4 undergraduate schools: Education, Medical Sciences, Engineering and Global and Community Studies, and 4 graduate schools: Education, Professional Development of Teachers, Medical Sciences, and Engineering, we provide comprehensive education that maximizes the abilities of each and every student. In addition, through unique learning in each school, we aim to nurture talented individuals with the ability to work in the globalizing and increasingly complex society.

In the School of Engineering, we aim to nurture engineers with a wide knowledge base and applied engineering skills through teaching fundamental and specialized knowledge and crossover learning into related fields. In the School of Global and Community Studies, which is in its third year since establishment, we have focused on intensification of foreign language education and practical specialized education such as with interdisciplinary education and problem exploration projects, so that we can nurture individuals who can examine and find solutions for world issues from a global perspective. In the School of Education, we are dedicated to the training of teaching staff. We use practical methods for learning (students and school staff regularly visit education-related sites), and we also have ongoing research and development on new education methods utilizing active learning. In the School of Medical Sciences, our medical science education has a high degree of internationality, and we educate highly practical doctors and nurses who can cope with the ever-advancing healthcare profession.

The graduates of the University of Fukui are active in various fields both in Fukui and outside the prefecture. In terms of employment, we have maintained a high employment rate and a low rate of job turnover, proving that the abilities of our students are evaluated highly in companies. At the same time, it is also the result of our students developing into strong individuals.

Mailing Address
3-9-1 Bunkyo , Fukui-shi , Fukui


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 07:30:22
Outline ID 668

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Content Program A
Language: English
Admission: April and October

Undergraduate students:
Take Common Courses (Japanese Language and Japanese Affairs), courses from the School of Global and Community Studies taught in English, and Specialized Courses in the following six fields:
1) Culture and Society; 2) Mechanical and System Engineering; 3) Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering; 4) Architecture and Civil Engineering; 5) Materials Science and Biotechnology; and 6) Applied Physics.
There is also a year-round "Special Research" course in which students receive research guidance from their supervisors to complete their graduation thesis.
However, April admission students can not take "Special Research" as it starts only from October.

Graduate students: Receive research instruction in the fields of education or engineering in English. No credit given.
Program B
Language: Japanese
Admission: April and October

Undergraduate and graduate students | For Auditing
Take regular courses with Japanese students and register 10-class hour/week worth of courses per semester.

Graduate students | For Research
Enroll as Special Research Students and conduct research without taking courses. Special Research Students cannot earn credit.

Housing Type
University of Fukui prioritizes UMAP nominated students to allocate our university dormitory. However, since the number of dormitory rooms is limited, we cannot guarantee to provide a room for each student. In such case, we will support students to find and make a contract with a private apartment and secure a room prior to his/her arrival in Fukui.
Teaching Language Program A: English
Program B: Japanese
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 01/Apr/2021 To: 30/Sep/2021
2nd Semester
From: 01/Oct/2021 To: 31/Mar/2022
*Students can choose either 1 semester study or 2 semesters study

Language Proficiency Requirements

Accept Native English
TOEFL ITP: 485 - 525, TOEFL iBT: 57 - 71, TOEIC: 550 - 665 or
Japanese Language Proficiency Test: N2(Prerequisite)

Academic Field
--Environmental Design/Architecture, --Landscape Architecture, --Urban Planning,
--Anatomy, --Animal Physiology, --Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, --Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, --Biometry/Biometrics, --Biophysics, --Botany/Plant Biology, --Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, --Endocrinology, --Entomology, --Genetics, --Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, --Marine Sciences, --Microbiology and Immunology, --Neuroscience, --Oncology and Cancer Biology, --Parasitology, --Physiology, --Plant Physiology, --Toxicology, --Wildlife Biology, --Zoology/Animal Biology,
--Adult and Continuing Education, --Agricultural Teacher Education, --Community College Education, --Curriculum and Instruction, --Early Childhood Education, --Educational Leadership and Administration, --Educational/Instructional Technology, --Elementary Education, --Health Teacher Education, --Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, --Reading Teacher Education, --Secondary Education, --Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, --Special Education, --Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, --Teaching Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness, --Teaching Individuals with Mental Retardation, --Urban Education and Leadership,
--Aeronautical Engineering, --Agricultural Engineering, --Automotive Engineering Technology, --Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, --Ceramic Sciences and Engineering, --Chemical Engineering, --Civil Engineering, --Computer Engineering, --Computer Software Engineering, --Drafting and Design Technology, --Electrical and Electronics Engineering, --Environmental Engineering, --Geological/Geophysical Engineering, --Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology, --Industrial Engineering, --Manufacturing Engineering, --Mechanical Engineering, --Metallurgical Engineering, --Mining and Mineral Engineering, --Nanotechnology, --Nuclear Engineering Technology, --Paper Science and Engineering, --Petroleum Engineering, --Polymer/Plastics Engineering, --Robotics, and Automation Engineering, --Surveying Engineering, --Systems Engineering, --Textile Sciences and Engineering, --Transportation Engineering, --Water Resources Engineering,
Foreign Languages and Literatures
--Japanese Language and Literature,
International/Global Studies
--International Relations and Affairs,
GPA 2.3 / 3 (76.7%)(Prerequisite)
Instruction Facilities and Other Supports
Scholarship information
JASSO scholarship (80,000 JPY/month) may be available only when the program is granted by JASSO.
Housing Type
  • Dormitory
  • Off Campus accommodation

  • Housing Type
    University of Fukui prioritizes UMAP nominated students to allocate our university dormitory. However, since the number of dormitory rooms is limited, we cannot guarantee to provide a room for each student. In such case, we will support students to find and make a contract with a private apartment and secure a room prior to his/her arrival in Fukui.
Housing charge
  • USD $150 per month
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 500 - 600 per month
Medical Insurance Required (For student)
Visa Process Please refer to the following web page:

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:30/Sep/2021(6 months)
Second Semester
From:01/Oct/2021To:31/Mar/2022(6 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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