Program Details

Students may select courses they are interested in from the wide variety SGU offers. Four levels of Japanese language instruction are available, with students placed into beginning, pre-intermediate, intermediate or advanced courses based on pre-admission
Location:
Fukuoka, Japan
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Established in 1973, the International Division offers a one or two semester program running from August to May the following year, through which students earn transferable credits required for graduation. The course content concentrates on Japan, including Japanese language, culture, history, tradition, business and politics, with all courses except the Japanese language taught in English. Most of the admitted foreign students are exchange students from universities that have entered into mutual exchange agreements with SGU, bringing in approximately 60 students per year, and SGU currently accepts foreign students from 32 institutions in the U.S., France, Italy, the U.K., Norway, Finland, China, Taiwan and Korea. We are one of the few Japanese universities to offer courses on Japanese culture in English, with credits that can be applied to graduation. The classroom is richly international, with students from many lands present, so that while studying Japanese students also learn about the world.

Students may select courses they are interested in from the wide variety SGU offers. Four levels of Japanese language instruction are available, with students placed into beginning, pre-intermediate, intermediate or advanced courses based on pre-admission testing. Students can join the beginning class level with no prior knowledge of Japanese. Except for advanced Japanese, language classes meet for 90-minute periods per week. In addition to classroom study, off-campus activities such as trips to museums and cultural and government facilities are also common, helping foreign students gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture

Students in the International Division earn a minimum of 14 to 28 credits over one or two semesters upon completing the program. Transcripts of completed coursework are sent to home institutions in early June. Students must confirm transfer of credit with the appropriate department of their home institution.
Setting Description:
Seinan Gakuin University accepts independent students into its International Division for the 2013-2014 academic year according to the following procedure. 1. QUALIFICATION 1. A foreign national who will complete, or has completed, a secondary education and is qualified as an applicant for undergraduate study at the time of enrollment. 2. Non-English speaker is required to have proficiency in English to understand the classes taught in English.(TOEFL-PBT 550, TOEFL-iBT 79-80, IELTS 6.0) However, proficiency in Japanese is not required for admission. 2. NUMBER OF STUDENTS TO BE ADMITTED Several 3. APPLICATION PERIOD Fall: December 1, 2012 --- March 31, 2013 Spring: September 1, 2013 --- September 31, 2013 4. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS 1 CHECKLIST FOR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS Please fill out this form and enclose when submitting the application. 2 APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION for Self-financed Student 3 OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF GRADES from all the post-secondary schools attended
Cost:
ACADEMIC COSTS (one academic year) ¥=Japanese yen Tuition (2013-2014) ¥ 720,000(Exempted for Exchange Student) Fall Semester Field Trip ¥ 25,000 Approx. Textbooks ¥ 20,000 Approx. LIVING EXPENSES (Approximate costs for 10 months) Dormitory rent including Utilities ¥ 310,000 (¥ 31,000/month) ~ ¥ 573,000 (¥ 57,300/month) Room-Cleaning Fee ¥ 8,400 ~ ¥ 15,000 INSURANCE (Mandatory) Japan National Health Insurance ¥ 14,000 Approx. On Campus Personal Accident Insurance ¥ 1,000

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