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Procedures for Becoming an Exchange Student

1

You make an application to the university
you are enrolled in for a short-term exchange program.

The timing differs from university to university.

2

The university you are enrolled in makes an application for acceptance to the department at the Japanese university in charge of foreign exchange students.

3

The department at the Japanese university in charge of foreign exchange students inquires with the relevant undergraduate or graduate school regarding acceptance.

4

The undergraduate or graduate school responds to the department in charge of foreign exchange students regarding acceptance.

If accepted, an enrollment permit is issued and an application is made for a student dormitory.

5

The Japanese university responds to the university you are enrolled in regarding acceptance.

If accepted, an enrollment permit and documents related to student visa application are sent to your university.
Around May to July for students enrolling in October
Around January or February for students enrolling in April

6

The university you are enrolled in responds to you regarding acceptance.

If accepted, an enrollment permit and documents related to student visa application are sent to you.

7

Communication is made regarding going to Japan.

Around July to September for students enrolling in October
Around February or March for students enrolling in April

  • Adjustment of your arrival schedule
  • Sending of syllabus, etc.
  • Pickup at airport, etc.
8

You arrive in Japan.

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