Multiple $5,000 - $7,000 grants are available through the New Colombo Plan for students going on exchange in semester 1 or 2, 2018 to Japan.

Kwansei Gakuin University
City: Nishinomiya (Between Kobe and Osaka)
Website: http://global.kwansei.ac.jp/
Approximate semester dates:

Semester 1 (Fall semester): September - January
Semester 2 (Spring semester): April - Early August

Academic Calendar

Language of instruction: English, Japanese
Full time load equivalent: 14 tani per semester
Fields of Study Available:

Contemporary Japanese Program (CJP)

Download program brochure 2017-18 (including JLT & MJT structure and course list)

For a brief overview, consult the course list 2017-18

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  • Japanese Language Track (JLT) focuses on Japanese language studies. Students must be able to read, write, understand and pronounce the two Japanese phonetic scripts (Hiragana and Katakana) before arriving in Japan. 
  • Modern Japan Track (MJT) offers English-taught courses in Japanese Studies. Accepting students with no prior knowledge of Japanese language; Students can opt out doing the Japanese language classes. 


Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study: University courses taught in Japanese require N1 level Japanese proficiency
Approximate living expenses:

JPY 120,000 - 150,000 per month
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living expenses details - see fact sheet

Additional information:

KGU Exchange Fact Sheet 2017-18

All students must purchase compulsory insurance through the Kwansei Gakuin University for approx JPY 6,000 for one semester or JPY 10,000 for full year. 

Nihongo Partner program: Exchange students enrolled in the Japanese Language Track can apply to have a local KGU student volunteer as a language partner to practise Japanese. 

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