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Study Abroad Information / Academic Year Schedule for Fukushima University

Fukushima University is a national university founded in May 1949. It has five faculties and four graduate schools, and about 4,500 students. As a university located in the region affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear accident of March 2011, the university is actively carrying out support activities in areas struck by the disaster. In April 2020, 95 international students were enrolled in the university. The university's faculties and graduate schools are shown below.

For details of Fukushima University faculties and graduate schools, please see:https://www.fukushima-u.ac.jp/undergraduate/

Study Abroad Information

There are three ways to study abroad at Fukushima University.

1. As a privately funded international student

(1) If you wish to enroll in one of the university's undergraduate faculties, you should take the entrance examination for privately funded international students.

(2) If you wish to study in one of the university's graduate school faculties, you should take the entrance examination for the graduate school you are interested in. Details can be found on the "Entrance Exam Information" page.

(3) If you would like to be a research student, please refer to this page: Applying to be a Research Student

2. As a government-sponsored international student

(1) Embassy-recommended government-sponsored international students Please apply according to the procedures established by MEXT (the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).

(2) Study abroad as an international teacher training student

3. As an International Students

Students from universities that have a student exchange agreement with Fukushima University (and who do not have Japanese nationality or permanent residence status in Japan) can apply to be International Studentss.

[TRANSLATOR COMMENT: for (1) below, it's not clear if 受入期間 means the semesters students can come for exchange (first semester or second semester), or the length of the exchange period (one semester or two semesters). I have translated it both ways, so please choose the correct one.]

(1) Period of exchange

First semester or second semester

(1) Length of exchange

One semester or two semesters

(2) Dates of semesters

First semester: April 1 - September 30
Second semester: October 1 - March 31 (of the following year)

(3) Application deadline

For April enrolment: By October 31 of the previous year
For October enrolment: By April 30

(3) Application deadline

Please apply through the department in charge of international exchange at your home university. For more information, please contact the department in charge of international exchange at your home university.
International Studentss are allowed take classes in the "Education Program for International Studentss."

Housing for international students

Click here for information on housing for international students.

Scholarships for international students

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Academic Year Schedule for International Students (2019)

April Entrance ceremony
New student guidance
New International Students guidance
First semester course registration
First semester classes start
Student circles orientation
(event) Welcome party for international students
June International student employment seminar
July Exam period
August (event) Fukushima Waraji Matsuri (Straw Sandals Festival)
Summer vacation
September Graduation ceremony (for September graduates)
Second semester course registration
October Second semester classes start
Second semester International Students guidance
(event) Welcome party for second semester international students
(event) Carrying a portable shrine at the Iizaka hot springs Kenka Festival
University festival / Sports festival
November (event) Apple picking and Japanese culture experience
December Winter vacation
February Exam period
(event) Participate in Waku Waku World Festa
(event) International student study trip
Spring vacation
March Graduation ceremony

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