ur / University of the Ryukyus
Ryukyus International Student Exchange Program (RISE Program)
Nishihara Japan
Program A/B
2022 Spring (1st,2nd Cycle)

General Information

Host Institution

The University of the Ryukyus is located in Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan, and consists of seven faculties and eight graduate schools. Okinawa possesses unique regional characteristics that are shaped by its sub-tropical climate and its history of trade and exchange with the rest of the world during its days as the Ryukyu Kingdom. Taking advantage of its historical background and geographical characteristics, the University of the Ryukyus emphasizes education and research rooted in regional characteristics, including: 1. Coral reef production and biological resources; 2. Tropical agriculture and biotechnology; 3. Advanced medical techniques for subtropical infectious diseases; 4. Information technology centered on Okinawa’s tropical environment, energy functionality, and geographic location; 5. Okinawan history, culture, people, languages and cross-cultural studies and 6. Comprehensive research on the Asian-Pacific region.

Mailing Address
1 Senbaru , Nishihara , Okinawa



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


Accept Program A 5students / Semester
Accept Program B

0students / Semester

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒110

Update date 28/Oct/2021 22:02:41
Outline ID 799

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content This program provides students with a deeper understanding of both Okinawan and Japanese cultures and customs. It also gives students the opportunity to return to Japan in the future to pursue graduate studies or research.

1. Japan-Okinawa Studies Course
2. Glocal Leadership Course
3. Japanese Language Teacher Training Course
4. Major Studies Course
Teaching Language Japanese/English
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 01/Apr/2022 To: 30/Sep/2022
2nd Semester
From: 01/Oct/2022 To: 31/Mar/2023
*Students can choose either 1 semester study or 2 semesters study

*Academic year in Japan starts from April (Spring semester).

Language Proficiency Requirements

1. Japan-Okinawa Studies Course: Daily conversation level of Japanese or English
2. Glocal Leadership Course: Daily conversation level of English (CEFR A2)
3. Japanese Language Teacher Training Course: JLPT N2 equivalent or above
4. Major Studies Course: JLPT N2 equivalent or above is required basically. However, if the applicant can find an academic adviser who can give the guidance in a foreign language they wish to use, they can conduct their research in the foreign language (English, Thai, etc.). Please contact the Global Education Section in advance.

Academic Field

University of the Ryukyus will accept any GPA students, however, if their GPA is less than 2.30 on a three point scale (maximum GPA: 3.00), they are no longer eligible for scholarships.

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Instruction Facilities and Other Supports 1. Cafeteria
2. University Library
3. On Campus Health Center
4. Consultation Room for International Students
5. Tutor System
Scholarship information
1. Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarship
Monthly Stipend: 80,000 yen
Duration: 11 months at most

2. University of the Ryukyus QUEST Scholarship
Monthly Stipend: 80,000 yen
Duration: 11 months at most

3. University of the Ryukyus Foundation Scholarship
To be announced

Selection of recipients is based on a process of evaluation stipulated by each organization, and the University of the Ryukyus reserves the right to make final selection decisions.
Housing Type
  • Dormitory

  • Senbaru Student Dormitory (Single room): 19,400 yen - 30,000 yen
    International House (Single room/ Shared room): 18,000 yen

    Fore more detail, please kindly refer to the application guideline.
    > https://ges.skr.u-ryukyu.ac.jp/future-students/program/rise/
Housing charge
Local currency
  • 19,400 - 30,000 yen
  • USD $300 per month
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 700 - 800 per month
Medical Insurance Required (For student)
Visa Process 1.University of the Ryukyus applies for Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) to the immigration office in Okinawa.
2.University of the Ryukyus receives CoE.
3.University of the Ryukyus sends the CoE to applicants' home university.
4.Applicants go to the Japanese embassy in their country to apply for the Student-Visa by using the CoE.

If applicants write false information in application forms, their CoE is NOT issued.

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:30/Sep/2022(6 months)
Second Semester
From:01/Oct/2022To:31/Mar/2023(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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