Warm greetings from Kumamoto University in Japan!
Kumamoto is located in the center of Kyushu Island in Japan and is rich in nature. Kumamoto University is situated in Kumamoto City where the historic Kumamoto castle is surrounded by many trees. So, the city is called FOREST CITY. The University has a hill clad in fresh greenery behind the campus, giving us a tranquil atmosphere for studies. Kumamoto is also known for its high-quality freshwater springs, which provide drinking water to the residents.
Moreover, Kumamoto University is one of the oldest universities in Japan with seven faculties, eleven graduate schools, and 23 research centers/institutes (as of August 2017) that support a wide spectrum of educational and research activities. Currently, the university is home to around 8,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, including 507 international students from 49 countries (as of May 2017). For over 100 years the university has been at the forefront of culture, advancing science and technology, and contributing to the development of the Japanese educational system.
We are pleased to inform you that the application for Kumamoto University Short-Term Exchange Program for Fall Semester 2022 is now open for Universitas Gadjah Mada students.
The Kumamoto University Short-Term Exchange Program is designed for full-time foreign undergraduate students of universities that have a student exchange agreement with Kumamoto University. The program offers courses on Japanese language, Japanese and Asian society and culture, and advanced science and technology. At Kumamoto University, there are both half- and full-year programs, and students retain full-time student status at their home universities. This program encourages promotion of cultural and academic interactions between Kumamoto University and partner university students
- Undergraduate students (third year students or above)
- Enrolled in Universitas Gadjah Mada during the program
- Met the language requirements. Students who take courses in English must have a score of at least TOEFL iBT 61, while students who take courses in Japanese must have a score of at least JLPT N3
- Curriculum Vitae
- Motivation Letter
- Official Academic Transcript record (issued in English)
- Study Plan
- A recommendation letter from an academic supervisor
- Letter of Enrollment from Faculty
- Letter of Nomination from Faculty (addressed to the Head of Office of International Affairs UGM)
- English Language Proficiency Certificate
- Copy of passport photo identification page
- Passport picture
- All the documents listed as required on the Application Package attached above
- Confirmation Letter of Participation (download)
- Submit the aforementioned documents to UGM International Exposure Application Form: http://ugm.id/IntExposureApplication and send the hardcopy version of the documents through courier service to OIA Office no later than April 1, 2022 for internal review.
- OIA staff will evaluate your application. Once you are selected as Nominated Applicants, OIA will confirm your official nomination to Kumamoto University and you may proceed to the online application.
- The FINAL decision from Kumamoto University.
- In the meantime, the students are required to keep the hard file of all documents until further notice by the Office of International Affairs.
- In case the faculty could not provide the letter of enrollment and nomination during this period, the official nomination through email from the faculty is acceptable. The official nomination could be delivered to email@example.com (cc to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Application of outgoing mobility programs for fall semester in AY 2022/2023 will be processed but the implementation/execution or cancellation of the programs will carefully consider the latest development of COVID-19 and government’s regulation.