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OITA UNIVERSITY / CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

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International Program at Oita University (IPOU)

Purpose

Students who are interested in the Japanese language and Japanese culture and society spend six months or a year at Oita University to study the language and subjects offered in English. The program provides an excellent opportunity to gain an understanding of Japanese culture and to experience multicultural experiences through interaction with students from various parts of the world. IPOU also enables Japanese students to raise their cultural awareness through interacting with international students.

Qualifications and Conditions

Undergraduate and Postgraduate students can only be accepted by Oita University under a Student Exchange Agreement with their home university to which they should apply. It is a requirement that interested students be recommended by their home institution.
Non-native speakers must have sufficient ability in .English to understand lectures taught in English. In principle, they should have at least the 550 TOEFL score (213 score for a computer-based test) or equivalents.

Status

The status of exchange students is that of non-degree students whilst they are at Oita University.

Courses Offered in the Program

•Japanese
•Japanese Studies
•Discover Oita: its History, Language and Economy
•Intercultural Communication
•Japanese Literature and Performing arts
•Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Animation and Mass Media
•Independent Research Project
•Modern Japanese Art History from the Point of View in Oita
•Employment and Industrial Relations in Japan
•Politics and Economics in EU
•The Chinese Economy
•Introduction to Mechatronics Engineering
Please refer to the course description for the details.

Credits Transfer

Students need to take at least 7 subjects (i.e. 10 contact hours a week) in order to satisfy the requirement of a student visa. Credits earned at Oita University may be certified as applicable to the total number of credits necessary for graduation from the international student's home university.

Fees

Tuition and entrance fees are waived by Oita University as the host university, but tuition and other fees should be paid to the home university. 

Deadlines for Applications

Please contact Ms. Yoshino () in the International
Office as dates vary from year to year.
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