|Autumn Semester / Academic Year|
|Credits||20-24 UW credits per semester|
|Eligibility||Junior standing or above by time of departure; min. 3.0 GPA|
|Language||One or more years of college level Japanese instruction; Coursework in English also available|
|Adviser||Shannon Quinn | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nov. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)|
|May 15 (Spring Semester)|
|General||Located in the heart of the Shibuya area,
AGU allows for integration with local
students within a wide range of classes
taught in Japanese. Some courses taught
in English are also available. Exchange students are assigned to local student tutors who help with cultural acclimation.
| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
This university also offers a summer school option. For more information, visit Aoyama Gakuin University Summer School.
Where You Will Study
As one of Japan's top-ranking private universities located in central Tokyo, Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) offers 23 undergraduate programs, 23 masters programs, and 21 doctoral programs in wide range of field including international politics and business, economics, communication, literature, psychology, education, law, cultural studies, arts, and history. The total enrollment is about 20,000.
While Aoyama Gakuin University offers a wide range of university courses in Japanese and some in English, the courses offered in English are primarily for non-native English speakers. Thus, it is recommended that you take a very limited amount of these courses. You are required to take Japanese language support courses and a Japanology course but are otherwise free to take the courses in which you are interested. Note: You must sign up for all courses (for the entire time you plan to study at AGU) at the beginning of the program; no changes can be made after the drop/add deadline.
Currently there are no restrictions at Undergraduate Level provided the student is proficient in Japanese. However, at the Graduate Student Level, there are restrictions at present, in Law, International Management, and Professional Accounting.
Most courses are offered as lectures and with the exception of the Japanese language programs, the courses meet once weekly for 1.5 hours (90 minutes). As the language program is offered at the Shibuya campus, students who participate in programs on other campuses may not have access to the language courses.
Please note: There is no religious interaction or influence on AGU's academic programs.
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
Please note: AGU has a new dorm that opened in early 2017. The dorm in located near Musashi Kosugi Station, which offers a direct train connection to Shibuya.
As an exchange student, you must submit your housing application with your AGU exchange application (secondary application). Failure to do so will jeopardize your on-campus housing options.
Further 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 the 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.
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.
See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.
See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.
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 Aoyama Gakuin University Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.
Aoyama Gakuin 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 email@example.com.