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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/01/2020 02/24/2020 TBA TBA
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 10/07/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Kagoshima University (FICE: 900422) Type of Instruction: Internship, Lecture
Classes With: International Students, Local Students Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus, On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Agriculture, Japanese Language and Literature Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Kagoshima University

Kagoshima University is situated at the southern gateway of the Japanese Archipelago to the Asian region and is blessed with a rich natural environment of seas, volcanic mountains and islands. During the reform and modernization of Japan in the middle of the nineteenth century, Kagoshima produced many leaders who boldly took on the many difficult challenge of the time. In keeping with his unique geography and history, Kagoshima University aims to be a comprehensive university that contributes to society and the community in sustaining academic freedom and diversity, and in supporting the spirit of self-sufficiency and enterprise.

Kagoshima University strives to help students discover and develop their potential and ability and provide a wide-range of liberal arts and professional education to help individuals foster a spirit of initiative that capitalizes on local attributes. Kagoshima University endeavors to provide graduates of both high morality and social nature who aspire to overcome challenge and work activity for the global society.

For additional information, please see Kagoshima University Student Handbook, 2013

Program Location

kagoshima 2Kagoshima University is located in Kagoshima City. With a population of about 550,000, the city is the administrative, economic, and cultural center of southern Kyushu. It is connected by direct flights with major cities in Japan as well as Seoul and Hong Kong. This beautiful city on Kinko Bay is often called "the Naples of the East" because of the grand view of the active volcano Sakurajima. Located near the southernmost tip of the island of Kyushu and washed by the warm Kuroshio current, the city enjoys a warm and moderate climate. Except for the mountain region, snowfall is rare. The maximum temperature in summer (around August) is 35, the minimum temperature in winter (around January) is -1.4, and the annual precipitation is 2,560 mm, with May to July as the wettest months.

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
Japanese Language & Culture; Agriculture/Science students may have internship/research opportunities.

Study Japan Program (SJP)
SJP Course Descriptions/Levels and Chart

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open only to UGA students
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 and good standing at UGA
  • Completion of JPNS 1002 at the time of participation (or higher)
  • Students must be nominated for this exchange by the Department of Comparative Literature each year in January
  • All UGA students seeking to participate in a UGA Exchange Program in Japan must be nominated for study at a specific partner university by the Department of Comparative Literature.
  • 2016-2017 Nomination deadline: Wednesday, January 13, 2016.
  • Students wishing to be nominated for a Full-year (or possibly Spring) program in the following year are expected to be currently enrolled in JPNS at UGA, submit an essay noting goals for participation, specific universities of preference, unofficial transcript, and JPNS professor recommendation etc. directly to Dr. Mori in CMLT. Additional documents might also be requested.
  • Application items submitted via the GoAbroad portal application will not be used for the nomination application.
  • This application is to be completed by nominated students.  
  • Nomination results will be announced by CMLT in mid-January and nominated students will receive additional information about next steps at that time.
  • Please consult Dr. Mori,, for final deadlines and/or additional requirements.
  • Plus, schedule an exchange advising appointment with the Office of International Education,, 706-542-2900.

Program Itinerary

First Semester (Spring): Early April to Late September
Second Semester (Fall): Early October to Late March
Academic Calendar 


Kagoshima University Accommodations

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