Short-term student exchange programs in English at national universities (undergraduate level)

The following national universities offer short-term study programs with courses in English for undergraduate foreign students wishing to study in Japan for one year or less. Please note than in many cases, these programs are executed through inter-university agreements in which case the application must be made through the university you are currently enrolled in, and applications by individuals will not be accepted.

University Year established Length of study Enrollment accepted Credits Language of instruction Fields of study
Hokkaido University 1997 1 year about 25 30 English Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences
Otaru University of Commerce 1999 about 20 English Economics and Business
Hirosaki University 2003 6 months-1 year about 40 English Humanities and Buisiness
Iwate University 2005 1 year about 20 English Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Japanese Language
Tohoku University 1996 about 30 English Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences
Yamagata University 2007 6 months-1 year about 20 10 to 20 or more English Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Japanese Language
University of Tsukuba 1995 1 year about 40 30 English Liveral Arts, Natural Sciences
Saitama University 2004 6 months-1 year about 20 English Liveral Arts, Natural Sciences
Chiba University 1996 1 year about 20 English Humanities, Natural Sciences
University of Tokyo 1995 about 30 32 English Humanities, Natural Sciences
Tokyo University of Foreign Study 1998 about 40 30 English/other foreign languages Humanities, Natural Sciences
Tokyo Gakugei University 2002 6 months-1 year about 30 English Humanities, Social Sciences, Education
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology 2000 1 year about 20 English Science and Technology
Tokyo Institute of Technology 2000 about 20 English Science and Technology
National University of Electro-Communications 1998 about 30 English Science and Technology
Yokohama National University 1997 6 months-1 year about 30 English Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences
Niigata University [1] 2003 1 year about 20 English Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences
Kanazawa University 1998 about 25 English Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences
Nagoya University 1996 6 months-1 year about 50 English Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences
Kyoto University 1997 1 year about 40 English Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences
Osaka University 1996 6 months-1 year about 30 English Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences
Okayama University 1999 6 months-1 year about 20 English Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences
Hiroshima University 1996 about 30 English Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences
Kyushu University 1995 about 40 English Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
Saga University 2003 1 year about 20 English Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences
Nagasaki University 2004 about 20 English Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences
Kumamoto University 2004 6 months-1 year about 20 English Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Medicine
Oita University 2000 1 year about 20 English Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
University of Ryukyus 2001 about 20 English Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences

[1] applies only to partner educational facilities