Program: I. “Learn about Japan and Miyazaki and University of Miyazaki” : Japanese language, Japanese culture and laboratory research course
The Japanese language and Japanese culture classes are designed for students at any Japanese level. In addition to language training the program enables students to deepen their understanding of Japan by experiencing traditional culture such as tea ceremony and taking part in visits to archaeological sites and other places of interest.
The laboratory research class is designed for undergraduate students who wish to progress to postgraduate level. In lab, English will be the main language of instruction. It will take the form of lectures in small student groups delivered by relevant experts from the university’s academic staff. The topics addressed will be customized in accordance with the applicants’ research interests. For details of research topics, please visit the UOM website. If less than quota, class may not to be offered.
Program Schedule 2014 I. “Learn about Japan and Miyazaki and University of Miyazaki” : Japanese language, Japanese culture and laboratory research course 12-13 Jul Arrive in Miyazaki 14 Jul Opening Ceremony and Orientation 14 Jul – 1 Aug Summer Courses 25,26,31 Jul Field Trips and Activities 18 Jul – 20 Jul Home-stay 1Aug Closing Ceremony
I. “Learn about Japan and Miyazaki and University of Miyazaki” : Japanese language, Japanese culture and laboratory research course
The application packet must include all of the following documents:
Application Form for Summer Program 2014 *
Certificate of Enrollment *
Academic Transcript *
Letter of Recommendation *
3 Photographs (4×3 cm, taken within the last 6 months) *
Proof of Foreign Language Proficiency (TOEFL or JLPT, etc.)
Note 1: Documents with Red Marks * are mandatory.
Note 2: These documents must be written in either Japanese or English. A document in any other language must be attached with a Japanese or English translation.
Accommodation Guest House: Guest house is located in Kiyotake campus where 5-10 minutes away by bus from Kibana campus. Room: Single, Twin, Triple *Depending on circumstances, we may not be able to guarantee preferred room type.
Language Requirement for semester or year program: at least 2 years
Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.
Contact Information at University of Miyazaki Name : Ms. Makiko Hidaka e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org (International Student Section) TEL : +81-985-58-7134 FAX : +81-985-58-7782
Most Courses taught in Japanese, some in English. Language experience required.
Four departments: Education& Culture, Medicine, Engineering, and Agriculture
Large number of classes like Japanese, humanistic, political science
Classes taken on campus with other Japanese and international students
Academic Calendar(2014)Specific date of academic schedule of every year is subject to change Spring Semester (1st Semester) Fall Semester (2nd Semester) Orientation Day First week of April First week of October Classes start April 9, 2014 October 1, 2014 Break Beginning of August – September 30, 2014 Late in December, 2014 - Early January, 2015 Exam Period Late in July– Early August , 2014 Beginning of February – Mid-February, 2015
12-24 credits for semester and academic year
Languages of Instruction : Japanese
Minimum credits per semester 10 hours (10 Credits~) Intensive Courses of Language (Free of charge) *The university provides several levels’ classes for studying Japanese language. Grading System Information From highest to lowest:
Application Deadline Spring Semester : October 1 Fall Semester : April 1
University approved dormitory with Japanese and other international students
When possible, students will room with local students or may have a single room
Meal Plan: Students can eat at the university cafeteria or cook at the university dormitory.
20,000 JPY/month (US $ 210/month)
The summer program may be eligible for the JET program, see Professor Ujike
There are a number of scholarships available for study abroad programs. We provide a short list of links to different scholarship opportunities in the scholarship page, but we also advise that you visit The Institute of International Education for more study abroad funding information.