NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS & EVENTS

Kumamoto University 2020 Spring Program

 The Spring Program offered by the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies at Kumamoto University provides international students who have an interest in studying abroad in Japan with a chance to experience life as an international student at Kumamoto University.

This program will be conducted in English.

★Download:2020 Spring Program Brochure (PDF)

 

Dates

 Tuesday, February 25 –Thursday, March 5 2020 (10 Days)

 

Location

 Kumamoto University, with educational excursions around Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

 

Eligibility

Participation in this program is open to students who:

 ★are undergraduate students studying at universities with which Kumamoto University has agreement for academic or student exchange

 ★have English language proficiency equals to or greater than IELTS Score 5.0

 ★have not previously participated in any of Kumamoto University’s Summer or Spring Programs

 ★have or will obtain travel insurance before departing for Japan

 

*Please note a minimum of 20 students are required to implement the program. Program capacity is limited to 90 students.

 

Contents

 The following schedule is tentative and subject to change.

*Note: A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all students who successfully complete the contents of the program.

Day

Time

Content

1

PM

 Arrive in Japan, have dinner with Japanese students

2

AM

 Orientation

PM

 Lectures, Welcome Party

3

All Day

 Study Trip to Volcanic Mt. Aso

4

AM

 Lectures

PM

 Japanese Cultural Experience: Yukata Wearing and Tea Ceremony

5

All Day

 Study Trip to Minamata

6

All Day

 Free Time (Students may participate in a home visit if they wish)

7

AM

   Lectures

PM

   Japanese Cultural Experience

8

AM

 Lectures

PM

 Japanese Cultural Experience, Presentations

9

AM

 Study Trip to Kumamoto Castle

PM

 Closing Ceremony, Farewell Party

10

All Day

 Return Home

 

 2019 Spring Program Participant Comments

 

●“I am very happy that I could get the opportunity to join this program. We got a lot of new insights that we can’t get in our home country.”

 

 

 ●“This program makes me to very exciting to study abroad in Japan.”

 

 

 ●“I am very satisfied with this program, it delivered very nicely and I feel very welcomed. Japanese people are incredibly nice and helpful, as well as all lecturers, staffs, and student supporters throughout this program. I learned a lot here and it was such a great opportunity for me to be selected as one of the lucky participants. ”

 

Program Fee

 100,000 Japanese Yen

○ includes accommodation, class fees, field trip fees, and breakfast.

× does not include the cost of transportation to or from Japan, the cost of transportation within Japan, or the cost of meals (other than breakfast) during the program.

 

 ★In principle, the participation fee should be collected at the sending university and wire transferred to Kumamoto University account by Friday, November 29, 2019. Cancellations after this date are subject to cancellation fees. Students who do not make the payment by the set deadline will not be accepted to the program.

 

Scholarship

 Participants in the English Course of the Spring Program may apply for a scholarship of 80,000 Japanese Yen, provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) and Kumamoto University. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet the following 3 conditions:

     ★Only students from the following countries are eligible to apply:

      Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Nepal, Cambodia

     ★Students must have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.3

     ★Scholarship recipients may not receive any other scholarships for this program which exceed 80,000 Japanese Yen.

 Please note that there are a limited number of scholarships available. Scholarships will be awarded based on the GPA scores of applicants.

 

Application

 To apply, first indicate your intention to the international office of your university, and then submit the application form located at the following link:

http://bit.ly/2LaZJbb

Application Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019

 

Notification of Selection Result

 The selection results will be sent to applicants and the Universities via e-mail after the deadline of application(2019.10.31.)

 

Visa

 An entry visa to Japan is required for students from certain countries. As soon as selection

results are determined, related visa documents will be sent to the responsible persons at your university. Please apply for your visa as soon as possible at the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate.

 

 

Contact Information:

College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies,

Headquarters for Admissions and Education, Kumamoto University

2-40-1 Kurokami, Chuo-ku

Kumamoto 860-8555, JAPAN

Tel: +81-96-342-2091

Fax: +81-96-342-2130

E-mail: coe@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp