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Semester Program

Semester Program Outline

Aims

This program aims at providing students from those institutions that have an exchange agreement with Kanazawa University education in Japanese language, society, and culture, as well as major-related classes in a number of fields that are taught in English for one semester.
In addition, students with high levels of Japanese may also take general education and major classes with Japanese students.

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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, and Japanese studies, etc.
Students will be assigned to the appropriate classes based on the result of the placement test in the beginning of the program.

Experiences in 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.

  • 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)
  • Japanese History etc.

Outline of Semester Program 2017

Eligible students

Applicants must meet all requirements listed below.

●Qualifications

  1. Applicants must be full-time students in their home institution who, at the time of enrollment to this program, are at least in their 3rd year in the undergraduate program or over, including graduate students in the master's program.
    (Note: Students in the doctoral programs are not eligible to this program.)

  2. Applicants must have an excellent academic record.
  3. Applicants must have a definite plan and purpose to study in the program.
    They must also have a strong will to devote themselves to the studies in the program.
  4. Applicants must continue their studies at their home institutions after completion of their studies in this program.

  5. Applicants must be qualified for the Student Visa in order to enter and stay in Japan.
  6. Applicants must have a good command of the English Language in order to pursue their to pursue their studies in this program.
  7. Applicants must have skills in the Japanese language, equivalent to level N3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency test, in order to converse, read and write basic Japanese.

  8. Applicants must be in good health both mentally and physically with commendable personality.

Also, applicants should submit a document testifying that they are able to financially support themselves and a bank balance statement attesting that they have at least \500,000 in savings.

   *Application Deadline: November 20, 2017 (For students who study from 2018/4)
               February 28, 2018 (For students who study from 2018/10)

   *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

2017

2016

2015

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