Kinjo Gakuin University
Center for International Programs (CIEP)
Kinjo Gakuin University, Japan's leading private women's university, has been growing in tradition since it was originally founded by two American missionaries in 1889.
KGU has 12 undergraduate departments and majors covering a wide range of disciplines - from humanities and social science to natural science - and 2 graduate schools. On average, 30 of the school's 5,500 students every year are international students from Australia, China, France, Korea, Thailand, the US, and the UK.
*Contact admission's office for 4 year program or graduate schools.
Curriculums can be designed freely according to studets' interests and Japanese-language skills by selecting regularly offered courses in addition to the special courses for international students. Courses are 1 or 2 credits each and meet once a week for 90 minutes.
These are special courses for international students. Students will be placed into 3 levels according to the placement test upon arrival.
Japanese Study A-D
Specially designed courses for international students. Couses include Tea ceremony, Flower arrangement, Calligraphy, Kyogen, Okinawa culture, Edo culture, Kimono and more.
Topics in Contemporary Japan / Comparative Culture (Omnibus)
Courses will be taught in both English and Japanese. KGU students will take this course as well.
International student advisors will provide support for academic matters or other problems.
International students will live in the KGU International House. The house is a 3-bedroom apartment equipped with a security system, furnished private rooms, and a common room. Resident Assistants live in the house to support international students and give advice on life in Japan as well as to plan fun events.
*Free rental bicycles available
*Fee: \33,000-36,000/month (inclusive)
CIEP serves as an advisory body for international students. The CIEP staff members offer warm, caring, "family-like" support in study-related matters and life in Japan, and promote events throughout the year.
The Kinjo INternational Girls will always be there to support international students from orientation to the closing of their time at KGU.
CIEP and KING organize various events to enable students to cultivate friendship with Japanese students.
International students will always have friends at KGU! >Events
Upon request, Language Partners can be assigned to each international students based on their interests. Language partners will support Japanese study and life in Japan.
Weekend homestays/visits to KGU students' houses can be arranged upon request.
International students will be offered various opportunities for volunteering, such as a chance to be a presenter at a local elementary school
to introduce their own culture. They can also work or volunteer as tutors on or off campus.
There are also more than 50 clubs to join at KGU.
International students can apply for KGU scholarships. Contact CIEP directly for inquiry.
Exchange student: Waived under the exchange agreement
Study-abroad student: \250,000/semester, \8,000 for registration
KGU is located in a suburban area of Nagoya, a city with an outstanding blend of tradition and advanced technology situated conveniently between several of Japan's major cities.
Contact the International Exchange Program office at your home institution to apply for 0.5/1 year exchange/study-abroad program.