Nov 15 (Priority deadline for Academic Year) Spring Semester priority deadline
May 15 (Final deadline for Spring Semester)
Founded as one of Japan's seven imperial universities, Kyushu University has a proud tradition dating back to 111. Over the decades it has grown into a prestigious institute of higher education, playing today a leading role in numerous fields of research.
Kyushu University is located in Fukuoka, a pleasant, friendly coastal city with a population of over 1.5 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.
With over 1.5 million inhabitants, Fukuoka is the largest metropolis on the island of Kyushu. The city is well known for its ancient temples, modern shopping malls, exquisite cuisines, and much more.
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
Students participating in this exchange program must be of Sophomore standing or above at the time of departure and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above.
20 - 24 UW credits per semester
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. UW gives preference to students who have studied a minimum of one year of college-level Japanese. 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.
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.
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.
The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.
The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.
If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance.
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 Office administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. In most cases, you pay housing fees directly to the host institution or housing facility. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.
There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered. You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship. Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
The $700 UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.
The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.