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Program Information:
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  Location   Fukuoka, Japan
  Autumn Semester / Academic Year
  Spring Semester
  Credits   20-24 UW credits per semester
  Eligibility   Sophomore standing or above by time of  
  departure; min. 3.2 GPA
  Language   Varies by program, see Academics below
  Adviser   Shannon Quinn |
  Priority Deadline: November 15
  Final Deadline: January 15

  (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
  May 15 (Spring Semester)
  General   Founded as one of Japan's seven imperial
  universities, Kyushu University has a proud
  tradition dating back to 1911. Over the
  decades it has grown into a prestigious
  institute of higher education, playing today a
  leading role in numerous fields of research.
  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process
  Program Evaluations

Where You Will Study

Kyushu University is located in Fukuoka, a pleasant, friendly coastal city with a population of 1.4 million and the largest metropolis on the island of Kyushu. The University represents faculties and schools, from Humanities, to Social Sciences, to Natural Sciences and Bio-Medical Sciences.


The Kyushu University Exchange offers three enrollment options to UW students catering to different academic interests and language proficiencies.

Japan in Today's World (JTW) can be taken as a semester or full year program and is designed for students in any major and Japanese language proficiency from beginner to upper intermediate. You can choose from a variety of undergraduate courses in Japanese Studies taught in English as well as Japanese language courses. Those with sufficient Japanese skill can also take regular courses in Japanese. An informational brochure can be found here.

The Japanese Language and Culture Course (JLCC) is for students who major or minor in Japanese studies, offering courses in Japanese society and culture.The program begins in the fall and requires a full year commitment. All JLCC courses are taught in Japanese requiring advanced language proficiency. Passing scores on JLPT N1 or N2 are required at the time of application. 

The Kyushu University general exchange program offers both undergraduate courses and graduate courses. JLPT N1 proficiency is required to take these classes. Application specifics vary between schools within the university, so please consult the individual pages for more details.

You can begin your search for courses right here:

JTW Course Information
JLCC Course Information

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges


Each exchange student will be offered guaranteed on-campus, student housing with options for single or double-occupancy.

Please note: Japanese student dorms frequently have strict rules and curfews; general dorm cleaning in addition to cleaning your own room is required; dorms are usually not shared but a few are offered on shared basis, and some student dorms are for international students only while others are for all students.

There is no student accommodations application required, as on-campus student housing is a standard part of your Kyushu exchange.

JLCC Housing Information:

JTW Housing Information:

General Housing Information:

Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and UW Study Abroad fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.

Application Process

To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.

Preference is given to year-long (two semester) applicants.

See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.



Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences. 

To see past students' evaluations for the Kyushu University Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.

Kyushu University Exchange.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email