sgu / Shokei Gakuin University
Shokei Gakuin University UMAP student exchange program
Natori Japan
Program A/B
2022 Spring (1st,2nd Cycle)
GPA 57.5%

General Information

Host Institution

SHOKEI GAKUIN UNIVERSITY (SGU) has a long history and tradition of consistently offering humanistic education based on the spirit of Christianity for more than 125 years. It is located in Natori City, a suburb south of Sendai City in Miyagi Prefecture. The campus is in a natural setting on a hill that overlooks Sendai City, the Pacific Ocean and the Zao Mountain Range.  With our beautiful campus and warm, friendly faculty and staff, SHOKEI GAKUIN UNIVERSITY endeavors to offer the best support to help students’ dreams come true.

The University has five departments under three colleges; College of Humanities and Social Studies, College of Psychology and Education and College of Human Health & Nutrition. 

Mailing Address
4-10-1 Yurigaoka , Natori , Miyagi

Study Abroad Year
Spring Semester
Nomination Deadline
1st cycle:08/Oct/2021
2nd cycle: 08/Oct/2021
Contact information

Accept Program A 2students / Semester
Accept Program B

0students / Semester

Local currencyJPY

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒115

Update date 28/Oct/2021 22:02:41
Outline ID 795

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content Exchange students can select courses from following departments if they have correct academic background.
Some courses specifically designed for eligibility requirements for national qualification are not available for exchange students.

College of Humanities and Social Studies
-Department of Humanities and Social Studies
College of Psychology and Education
-Department of Psychology
-Department of the Scientific Study of Children
-Department of School Education
College of Human Health and Nutrition
-Department of Human Health and Nutrition
Teaching Language Japanese
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 28/Mar/2022 To: 31/Aug/2022
2nd Semester
From: 16/Sep/2022 To: 15/Feb/2023
*Students can choose either 1 semester study or 2 semesters study


Language Proficiency Requirements

Japanese Language Proficiency Test: N2

Students need JLPT N2 or equivalent level of Japanese skills.

Academic Field
GPA 2.3 / 4 (57.5%)
Instruction Facilities and Other Supports Free Sendai Airport/Station pickup service.
1 to 1 student tutor for each exchange student.
Scholarship information
Housing Type
  • Dormitory

  • Dormitory cost includes 2 meals/day except weekends.
Housing charge
Local currency
  • JPY
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 400 - 500 per month
Medical Insurance Required (Instuation offers)
$100/ per semester
Visa Process Shokei Gakuin University can act as a proxy for the student visa application procedure. It usually takes approximately two months.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, please note the following conditions.
1. Program can be postponed or canceled.
2. Students must follow Japanese Government's guidelines (i.e. self-quarantine, vaccination, PCR Test, etc. ) and they have to bear the cost for it.
3. If students have to use the airport other than Sendai Airport, they have to bear the domestic transportation cost to Sendai.

Please refer to the following MoFA website for updated information.

Cost Estimation
1. Self-Quarantine: About 150,000 yen for 15 nights
2. Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from Narita Airport to Sendai: About 15,000 yen

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/2022To:31/Aug/2022(5 months)
Second Semester
From:20/Sep/2022To:16/Feb/2023(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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