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List of study programs that are open for international exchanges
|Content||① KUGF curriculum
The purposes of the KUGF curriculum are to improve language proficiency and communication skills, develop a high level of cross-cultural understanding, and foster global leadership skills. The curriculum can be categorized into 2 courses. Please refer to KUGF Course Guide for contents of the courses and language requirements.
1.Global Frontier and Skill Up for Studying Abroad
These courses are taught entirely in English and are open to both Japanese and international students. Global Frontier courses consist of 8 Modules. The purpose of Skill Up for Studying Abroad courses is to acquire English language skills.
2.Japanese as a Second Language
These courses are to support international students with Japanese language studies. We provide various levels of classes, from basic to advanced. You will be taking an appropriate level of Japanese classes after a language placement test done by a Japanese teaching specialist. We offer not only Japanese language courses but also courses that provide basic knowledge on Japan, introduce cultures of Japanese companies, business Japanese and courses that place you in a real company or an organization.
② Specialist subjects (courses offered by other faculties)
Exchange students whose Japanese language ability is sufficiently high as proven on the Japanese language placement tests taken after their arrival in Japan can enroll in classes provided by each faculty.
Students can learn a wide variety of subjects from general cultural subjects to specialist ones through these courses, held in the 13 faculties of Kansai University. These are studied in Japanese and students can expect an improvement in their level of Japanese proficiency as well as learning at a higher level of specialty.
*The following is used as a guideline for the level of Japanese proficiency required to enroll in undergraduate courses.
- JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)―N2 or higher
- J.TEST (Test of Practical Japanese)―Level C or higher
- CEFR―B2 or higher
|Teaching Language||English and Japanese|
|Language Proficiency Requirements||
Accept Native English
We do not accept students with lower score than our language requirements. In addition, students must have either Japanese or English ability. If they do not have Japanese ability, they need to have as much level of English ability shown below. - GTEC 260 ～ - TOEFL ITP 505 ～ - TOEFL iBT 60 ～ - TOEIC 580 ～ - CEFR B1
We do not have GPA requirement if students’ home university can submit a recommendation form.2.3 / 3 (76.7%)(Prerequisite)
|Instruction Facilities and Other Supports||・Campus map: https://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/English/about_ku/map.html
・Airport Pick-up Service (appropriate changes might be made depends on the COVID-19 situation)
・Activities for exchange students and KU students for Japanese culture experiences(appropriate changes might be made depends on the COVID-19 situation).
|Cost of living||
Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee$ 700 - 800 per month
|Medical Insurance||Required (For student)|
|Visa Process||Kansai University will obtain a COE and send it to students’ home university. As soon as students receive the COE, they have to apply for a visa at the nearest Japanese embassy or consulate.|
Please be noted that even if you are accepted in the UMAP during the placement period, there is a possibility that Kansai University may revoke the acceptance permission in case if it is difficult for you to enter Japan by February 12th, 2021 by the influence of the Japanese government's “Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)” and/or measures taken by your country. Also, depending on the unexpected future situation, we may as well revoke the acceptance permission.
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:20/Sep/2021(6 months)
- Second Semester
- From:21/Sep/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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