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International Exchange

Thank you for your interest in our International Program. Currently, USP offers Semester exchange program and Intensive summer program for partner Universities.

1. Partner Universities for Exchange Program

USA Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU)
California State University Monterey Bay
Auburn University at Montgomery
Alma College
Columbia College
Mount St. Mary's University
Mid Michigan Community College
Australia University of Technology, Sydney
Germany University of Augsburg
Italy The University for Foreigners Perugia
Spain University of Seville
France Lille Institute of Political Studies
University of Orleans
China Hunan Normal University
Hunan Agricultural University
Hainan University
Qinghai University for Nationalities
Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities
Taiwan National Chung Hsing University
Mongolia National University of Mongolia
Korea Kwagwoon University
Kangwon National University
Philippines University of San Carlos

2. International Student Exchange Program

How to apply
Applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students at USP’s partner university and should be recommended by the home university.

Application Requirements: Applicants must submit the required documents below.

Application form for exchange students Application for certificate of eligibility(for applying VISA) *Please refer "Tips to fill in "Application for certificate of eligibility"

Housing Request Sheet

Written Oath Medical Certificate Medical History

 

One photo of your face for student ID (The digital data of the portrait)

Official Transcript

Certificate of enrollment (or Recommendation letter)

A copy of your passport

 

Application Deadline
Fall Semester: May 15
Spring Semester: Nov. 15

Please submit your application documents by post and e-mail to:
The Office of International Programs and Development
The University of Shiga Prefecture
2500 Hassaka Hikone Shiga 522-8533, Japan
TEL: +81-(0)749-28-8504 FAX: +81-(0)749-28-8267
E-mail: iec-staff@office.usp.ac.jp

3. Costs and Calendar

Academic calendar at USP

Fall Semester October 1  to March 31
(Most classes held in this semester will end in February.)
Spring Semester April 1 to September 30

Monthly Living Cost
Although the cost of living varies depending on factors such as housing expenditure and food budget, the model living expenses for international students is below

Accommodation (Including utilities) JPY19,500 – JPY37,000
Food JPY30,000
Other Expenses JPY20,000

4. Insurance

All international students are required to purchase the following insurance. Please read this information and insurance pamphlet carefully.

1) National Health Insurance (Approximately \20,000 / year ( following reduction ))
International students are fundamentally required to join the National Health Insurance System upon your arrival in Japan. This insurance covers about 70% of the medical charges.

2) Personal Liability Insurance for Students: \1,420 / year + \1,000/ deposit
Without Personal Liability Insurance, which covers maximum no less than 100 million yen, students will not be permitted to ride bicycles.

3) Life Mutual Insurance ( \3,400 - \11,400 / year ) *Optional
Without full medical insurance coverage, expenses can be very expensive in Japan, In case of injury or hospitalization, USP strongly recommends purchasing Life Mutual Insurance, as well.

5. Once you are accepted – Next Step –

USP will send you "Acceptance Letter" and "Certificate of Eligibility". After being admitted, you need to apply for a certification of eligibility with a college student status. Then, go to the Japanese embassy in your home country to apply for the visa for entering Japan.

6. Upon Approval

1) Student VISA
Apply for a student VISA to an overseas Japanese embassy or consulate.

2) Airport pick-up
USP offers airport pick-up or student escort service to Hikone. We will inform you detailed schedule with the letter of acceptance.

Please refer "Student Pre-Arrival Guide" for more details

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHIGA PREFECTURE

2500, Hassaka-cho, Hikone-City, Shiga 522-8533 Japan
TEL 81-0749-28-8200 FAX 81-0749-28-8470 E-mail webmaster@usp.ac.jp 

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