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KUEST Kanazawa University Student Exchange Program for Science and Technology

KUEST Outline

Aims

Kanazawa University Short-term Exchange Program for Science and Technology (KUEST) is an one-year program that enables students from affiliated universities to learn the Japanese language, culture and society while doing their chosen research in the fields of science and engineering.
We provide students with opportunities to carry out their chosen research at a laboratory under the guidance of an academic advisor.
Through this program, the students will be able to become highly-skilled people with outstanding specialist capabilities, and have high levels of foreign language proficiency and inter-cultural understanding. They are also expected to play an active role in international society.

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Japanese(Compulsory)

Japanese language education is offered at seven different levels, from beginners to advanced, with three different classes offered: comprehensive Japanese, kanji, and skill-specific learning. The skill-specific classes offer instruction in reading, understanding lectures, writing, writing reports, oral presentations, Japanese studies, and discussions, etc.
Students will be assigned to the appropriate classes based on the result of the placement test in the beginning of the program.

Research Seminar(Compulsory)

All KUEST students will be required belong to the laboratories of their academic advisors and conduct research. Students can earn credits by taking elective courses such as Independent Research and Experimental Work.

Program for the Study of Japanese Culture and Society(Compulsory)

In these classes, students can get hands-on experience with the rich traditional culture of Kanazawa, and through field trips, lectures by specialists in each field, and group discussions, the aim of this class is to allow them to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and society.

Elective Courses

Courses of various fields of studies are offered in English. Most of these classes are joint classes with Japanese students.

  • Independent Research
  • Experimental Work
  • Global Environment and Its Dynamics
  • An Introduction to the Modern Japanese Culture and Society
  • Japan Law News Project
  • A History of International Politics (Oriental)
  • Seminar in International Society Studies (International Security Issues)
  • Language in Culture and Society
  • Japanese History

Outlines of KUEST 2019-20

Course Registration Form for Specialized Seminar, Research and Experiment

Eligible students

Applicants must meet all requirements listed below.

●Qualifications

  1. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in their third or fourth year or in a master’s program at their home university at the time of enrollment. (Doctoral program students are not eligible for this program.)

  2. Applicants must have an excellent academic record and personality.
  3. Applicants must have a major in science and technology as well as a definite plan and purpose of study regarding the program. They must also have a strong commitment to devote themselves to their studies in the program.
  4. Applicants must have the ability and knowledge to take part in specialized research.
  5. Applicants must resume their studies at their home institution after the completion of their studies at Kanazawa University.
  6. Applicants must qualify for the “College Student” visa.
  7. Applicants must have a good command of the English language in order to understand lectures given in English.

   *Application Deadline: October 31, 2018 (For students who study from 2019/4)
               January 31, 2019 (For students who study from 2019/10)

   *The application form should be sent by email to st-exch@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp

    in Excel format, together with additional documents in PDF format.

   Recommedation /  Certificate of Enrollment 

   Medical Report / Agreement for Defraying Expenses

Timetables/Calendars

2018 

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