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Thursday, 23 February 2017
International Scholarships for Contemporary Japan Program (CJP) at KGU in Japan, 2017-2018
Kwansei Gakuin University is offering International
Scholarships for Contemporary Japan Program (CJP). In order to attend Kwansei
Gakuin University (KGU) as an exchange student, students must be enrolled at
their of KGU’s partner universities
The Contemporary Japan Program is specially designed for
incoming exchange students to Kwansei Gakuin University. Exchange students are
offered a choice between two study tracks that will define the main focus of
their time at KGU, the “Japanese Language Track” and the “Modern Japan Track”.
Kwansei Gakuin University, colloquially abbreviated to
Kangaku, is a non-denominational Christian private and coeducational university
in Nishinomiya, Sanda, Osaka City, and Tokyo, Japan.
No prior knowledge of Japanese Language is necessary to
study at KGU as an exchange student.
Course Level: Scholarships are awarded to study in
Japan for a semester or an academic year.
Study Subject: Scholarships are available for pursuing
Contemporary Japan Program (CJP).
The JASSO scholarship: The Japan Student Service
Organization (JASSO) offers a limited amount of scholarships for incoming
exchange students requiring financial support and fulfilling the specific
prerequisites for nomination to study in Japan for a semester or an academic
year. This scholarship includes a monthly stipend of ¥80,000 (estimated) which
will be provided after arriving in Japan. The number of scholarships available
varies each year according to government funding. JASSO Scholarship recipients
are forbidden from concurrently receiving other scholarships which pay the
equivalent of a monthly stipend of the amount of the JASSO Scholarship or
higher. Recipients receiving any such additional scholarship will lose the
JASSO Scholarship. Applicants may concurrently apply for such scholarships, but
will have to decline them should the JASSO Scholarship be awarded.
Other external scholarships: KGU may be able to nominate
incoming exchange students for other external scholarship. In this case, KGU will
contact students who submitted a Scholarship Application
Form and fulfill specific prerequisites for each different scholarship. KGU may
require the student to submit extra documents such as a proof of the family’s
Scholarship can be taken in Japan
Eligibility: In order to attend Kwansei Gakuin
University (KGU) as an exchange student, students must be enrolled at one of
KGU’s partner universities. Candidates who have been officially nominated by
their partner institutions must fulfill the following requirements
A student who has good character and performed well
academically in their home institution. The students’ grades from the previous
academic year must be equal exceed 2.30 according to the scholarship GPA
formula below. Academic transcripts for the previous semester will be
sufficient if transcripts for the whole academic year are unavailable.
Moreover, in the rare case that student’s grades cannot be calculated according
to the Scholarship GPA Evaluation Chart, the student will need to and then a
letter of recommendation which states that the nominee
performs well academically to the standards we require for a
scholarship nomination will be substituted. This letter must be written by a
member of academic or administrative staff from the home institution.
A student who has a clear purpose for studying in Japan and
who will benefit from the exchange experience.
A student who needs financial assistance for studying in
Japan. Students with a family income lower than 8,000,000 JPY per year will be considered
A student who will continue their studies and/or who will
receive a degree at their home university after completion of the exchange
A student who will have the visa status of college student
when coming to Japan. Japanese Nationals are not eligible.
If a student is awarded another scholarship for his/her
studies in Japan, the amount of money received from that scholarship should not
exceed the amount of the scholarship received through KGU.
A student who hasn’t received a scholarship in the past to
come and study in Japan as an exchange student. Or if a student has received a
scholarship in the past as an exchange student at least 3 years must have
passed since receiving the scholarship
Nationality: International students can apply for these
College Admission Requirement
Test Requirement: Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
N1 or the equivalent level is required. Students who wish to take regular
university courses at KGU during their exchange must have already passed JLPT
N1, or pass the Regular Course Aptitude test (JLPT N1 equivalent level) after
arriving in Japan (also held during orientation). Those who have passed JLPT N1
should submit a document of proof with their application.
English Language Requirement: No prior knowledge of Japanese
Language is necessary to study at KGU as an exchange student. However please
note that to register in the Japanese Language Track, you have to master the
two Japanese scripts, hiragana and katakana, by the time you arrive to Japan as
proved by the results of your placement tests. If you choose to
How to Apply: Responsibilities of the Applicant
Submit the Scholarship Application Form to your university
administrator / exchange coordinator.
Submit your scholarship GPA score, based on the formula
explained above, to your university administrator / exchange coordinator.
Submit a one-page essay detailing Reasons for Applying for
the Scholarship. This essay can be written in Japanese or in English. Please
note that this essay is not the ‘Letter of Reason’ that students are required
to submit as a part of their application materials.