SWU offers 2 types of non-degree semester programs for international students.
SWU Academic Program
A 15 week program offered in both Fall and Spring semester. Students will take courses offered in Japanese by 12 different departments. Students can learn subjects of their interest and also experience actual Japanese university classes with other SWU students.
15 week program offered in both Fall and Spring semesters (Spring semester program starts Spring 2016).
Students are required to take 3 mandatory Japanese Language courses. Students may also take 2 liberal arts courses of their choice, either in English or Japanese.
There is also an optional internship experience (maximum 1 month) for students who wish to extend their stay after the program.
Below are course descriptions of the 3 mandatory Japanese Language courses.
Japanese Communication (90 minute class/ 3 days a week)
Through conversation-based lessons, students study common Japanese that is useful in school life, homestays, and part-time jobs.
Japanese in Context (90 minute class/ 4 days a week)
Based on weekly topics, students learn active Japanese through the use of media, interview sessions, and interactions with Japanese students. There are also visitor sessions where guest lecturers are invited from Japanese firms to present about various topics.
Internship Preparation (90 minute class/ 1 day a week)
Students learn business manners, Japanese phrases used in business situations, and tips on writing business emails and making business calls. This will prepare students for an optional internship experience following this program.
◆ The Hirao Scholarship Program
The Hirao Scholarship Program was established through a donation from Mr. Koji Hirao, a current faculty member of Showa Women’s University (hereinafter “SWU”) who served as its fourth Chancellor. The program aims to provide financial assistance to international students from the Southeast Asia region who wish to study at SWU.
Application Information for the Hirao Scholarship Program FY2016
The Hirao Scholarship Program Application Form
- Application Form (forms differ by programs)
*Please print-out the application form of the participating program.
–SWU Academic Program Application Form
–SWU Intensive Japanese Language Program Application Form
- Medical authorization release
- Official Transcript
- Student Enrollment
- Letter of recommendation
- English proficiency certificate (TOEFL, IELTS)
- Application for Certificate of Eligibility
- 3 copies of ID photo (40mm x 30mm)
Please send all documents above to Kantor Urusan International UGM (Bulaksumur, F13) no latter than 10th December 2015.