Short-term Study Programs
Short-term study programs refer to programs of any period from a few weeks to a full academic year, which do not lead to a degree.
Classes may be conducted in Japanese, English, or both languages.
There are various types of programs, depending on the university, such as special classes exclusive to short-term international students, as well as those accepting international students enrolled in general departmental courses. Short-term study programs are divided into the following 5 types according to the characteristics of each program.
|Student exchange program||For students to study at a university in Japan with which their home university has concluded a student exchange agreement.||In general, credits acquired at the university in Japan are accepted as credits at the student's home university within the scope of the exchange agreement.||Normally, the student's home university (exempt from the Japanese university's tuition)||Home university in student's own country|
|Programs other than student exchange programs||Allow students even from universities with which a student exchange agreement has not been concluded to participate.* 1||Depending on the program, credit may or may not be granted.||Normally, the university in Japan||The university in Japan|
|Research student *2||Those who have graduated from a university may study a specialized field at a graduate school as a research student for six months or one year.||Not receivable||The university in Japan||The university in Japan|
|Audit student *2||For the purpose of auditing classes.||Not receivable||The university in Japan||The university in Japan|
|Credit-earning student *2||For the purpose of receiving credit for classes.||Receivable||The university in Japan||The university in Japan|
*2. In order to obtain the "Student" status of residence as a research student, an audit student or credit-earning student, he/she is required by law to attend at least ten hours of classes a week. A research student who will engage in unpaid research without auditing classes requires the "Cultural Activities" status of residence.