This program is a program in which international students take courses or conduct research at Chuo University for one semester or one year as an integral part of their degree program at their home institutions, transferring credits and/or academic achievements gained at Chuo University to their home institutions. The participants will be placed as full-time non-degree students at a specific undergraduate faculty or graduate school at Chuo University, according to the students’ major/minor at Universitas Gadjah Mada.
The Short-term Study Program aims not only at improving international students’ academic knowledge, but also at developing understanding about Japan – its language, culture, people, and society – through their Japanese experiences in a real-life situation both on and off campus. Students’ experience in this program will be consisted of two components; academic component, and intercultural component. In the academic component, students are offered Japanese Language Courses designed especially for non-degree international students. In parallel with the Japanese Language courses, the students take regular academic courses, which are generally taught in Japanese, throughout their study period at Chuo University, together with degree-seeking international students as well as Japanese students. We also have many courses taught in English, so they will also be your option. In the intercultural component, exchange students have opportunity to join various clubs/student groups or programs for intercultural experiences on campus. It will together be a great opportunity to deepen both your academic and cultural interest throughout the program period at Chuo University.
Eligibility for Application
1) Current Academic Status
■ Applicants for admission to the undergraduate program as Senkasei (full-time non-degree students) must have completed secondary education and be currently enrolled in the undergraduate or graduate programs at the partner institutions of Chuo University.
■ Applicants for admission to the graduate program as Senkasei (full-time non-degree students) and Kenkyusei (full-time non-degree research students) must have completed their undergraduate program and obtained an undergraduate university degree (bachelor’s degree) or equivalent from their home institutions by the time of application.
■ Applicants are expected to complete at least one academic year of study at the home institution before starting to study at Chuo University.
■ Applicants are expected to study in the undergraduate or graduate program of Chuo University for a short-term period (one year or one semester) as non-degree students, as an integral part of their degree program at their home institutions. Students who will complete their degree program at their home institution partway through their studies at Chuo University are not eligible to apply. If students complete their degree program Short-term Study Program 2016/2017 3/9 Sep/2015 following completion of their studies at Chuo University, i.e. they will not have to complete any further studies at the home institution on their return, they are eligible to apply.
2) Japanese Language Proficiency
■ There are at present no specific requirements for Japanese language proficiency for non-degree students. However, the partner institutions of Chuo University are strongly advised to send students whose Japanese language proficiency is equivalent to at least or N3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test,* so that the students can fully benefit from their studies at Chuo University. [Caution] Please be reminded that some faculties such as faculty of Commerce and Faculty of Science and Engineering don’t have courses offered in English, Especially the students who wish to study at the Faculty of Science and Engineering are strongly recommended to have their Japanese language proficiency of at least JLPT N3 level..
- Certificate of Enrollment from faculty
- Official academic transcript
- English proficiency certificate (TOEFL, IELTS)
- Japanese Language Proficiency (if available)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Motivation letter
- Letter of recommendation
- Copy of Passport
- all filled document : [Download: exchange program chuo University]
for further information [Download: 2016-Leaflet-student-exchange-program1]
Please send all documents above to Kantor Urusan International UGM (Bulaksumur, F13) no latter than 23th October 2015.