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  • Locations: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 10/07/2020 TBA TBA
NOTE: January 9, 2020 is the Tentative Deadline for students to submit Nomination materials to the Department of Comparative Literature. All UGA students seeking to participate in a Spring 2021 UGA Exchange Program in Japan must be nominated for study at a specific partner university by CMLT; Students wishing to be nominated for a Full-year (or Spring 2021) program are expected to be currently enrolled in JPNS at UGA, submit essay noting goals for participation, specific universities of preference, unofficial transcript, JPNS professor recommendation etc. to Dr. Mori in CMLT (Additional documents might be requested); Items submitted via the GoAbroad portal will not be used for the nomination application; The StudyAway UGA Exchange application is to be completed by nominated students Nomination results announced by CMLT in mid-January & nominated students will receive further info about next steps afterwards ;See Contacts Below for more info
Fall 2021 04/22/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Kyushu University (FICE: 900036) Type of Instruction: Independent Study, Internship, Lecture, Tutorial
Classes With: International 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: Economics, Education, Engineering, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Affairs, Japanese Language and Literature, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, STEM, Theatre, Women's Studies Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Kyushu University

JTW gives you the opportunity to experience life and study at a major Japanese university without requiring proficiency in the Japanese language. We provide an integrated, multi-disciplinary program with flexibility of choice across a broad range of academic courses. No matter what your special field or level in Japanese, you can choose a portfolio of study suited to your needs. You can also stay for the full year or just one semester. JTW offers a culturally diverse environment in which you can meet and exchange ideas with people from around the world. You will be in a group of about 40 students drawn from leading universities of all over the world. Classes are conducted primarily in English, but they are open to our Japanese students as well. You will also have your own “tutor,” a Japanese student who will be on hand to help you settle in. JTW plays a key role in Kyushu University’s wider efforts to support international education. Our goal is to help you acquire the communication skills and deep understanding of modern Japan needed to better meet the challenges of living and working in today’s global environment. 
For additional information, please see  Kyushu University JTW Brochure 2014-15 and 2019 Kyushu University_Fact Sheet.pdf

Program Location

kyushu 2Fukuoka is Kyushu’s largest city, and the 9th largest in Japan, with a population of about 1,300,000. The climate of Fukuoka is generally mild, with the temperature rarely rising above 33 in the summer, and seldom falling below -3 in the winter. Since ancient times, Fukuoka has played an important role as the gateway of exchange between Japan and the rest of Asia. Fukuoka also has another name: Hakata.
Fukuoka is blessed with beautiful natural surroundings. You can drive to the beaches for excellent surfing or to calm valleys in only about 20 minutes. Fukuoka also has the most active, and largest, business center of Kyushu: hosting national and prefectural governmental offices and many regional headquarters of major companies. The Chinese, Korean, and the United States consulates are also located in Fukuoka. 

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:
Japan in Today's World (JTW) Program Option
Most UGA students participate in the Japan in Today's World (JTW) program.  Each semester students take a minimum of six courses, or five if combined with an independent study project. Students may combine the JTW core courses, Japanese Language courses, as well as regular Faculty courses in English. 
Students may also add an Independent Study Project or Advanced Lab Research Project. Some restrictions to regular Faculty courses in English may apply for those in JTW. (i.e. Engineering subjects in English primarily open to those who are participants in the studies via the Regular Faculty option).

Drawing on Kyushu University’s diverse resources, JTW offers a wide range of courses in Japanese studies. The curriculum includes classes on cultural patterns, economics, popular culture, history, literature, law, gender issues, politics, education, global and regional affairs, development studies, linguistic studies, the tea ceremony, and cultural adjustment. Professors represent various University faculties, and all teach in English. If you have the skills, you may opt to use Japanese language materials with your instructor’s permission. Taking at least one core course per term is required. (2 credits/course)

Independent Study Project (ISP):
JTW students have the option to research in depth a topic in Japanese studies of their own choosing, for which they must present their ?ndings in written and oral form. Projects, supervised by University faculty, are typically one term in length but may be extended to two terms with approval. Science or engineering ISPs that further your understanding of Japan are encouraged if you have the appropriate major or background. (2 credits/semester)

Advanced Laboratory Research (ALR):
The optional ALR opportunity allows students at advanced levels in engineering, science, agriculture, or pharmacy to plan and carry out an intensive laboratory research project under the guidance of a faculty specialist in the relevant area. An ALR counts as two courses toward the required six per term. (2 credits/ semester)

Undergraduate Studies within regular Kyushu Faculty/College/Department
Students may choose to apply for an undergraduate study with a specific Kyushu University School/Department (vs. JTW) where there are classes in English. Faculty students may add Japanese Language and some JTW subjects to their studies.

Exchange students enrolled at the School of Engineering can take the following courses in English:  
Curriculum at the School of Engineering in English
Syllabus Search

JTW Program Courses & Links to Syllabi
Where to Look for Regular Kyushu (non-JTW courses)
Additional Kyushu subjects:
KIKAN Education (General Studies)
Kyushu Faculty Degrees/Courses in English
Additional Syllabus Search for Faculty Courses 

Japanese Language Courses

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.
  • 2020-21 Nomination deadline: Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • 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 Global Engagement - Click to Schedule Appointment

Program Itinerary

Academic Year (recommended): October through July
Single Semester: October through February, or April through July


Kyushu University Accommodations

Additional Information

Kyushu Handbook
2019 Kyushu University_Fact Sheet.pdf
Kyushu Campus Map (Ito).pdf

Program Ratings:
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Program Reviews:
Academic Year 2015 Participant
It's not the places you go, it's the people you meet.

Academic Year 2015 Participant
The orientation materials was an accurate depiction of the Kyushu University Program. Everything that was listed in the documents was available for our exchange experience. For example: study trips, conversation partners, advance Japanese classes.

Brian Alexander Mann, Academic Year 2016 Participant
The people you meet through study abroad may just become lifelong friends. The connections you make through study abroad open the door for international travel and business.