Exchange Program at Kanagawa University

Kanagawa University offers an exchange program aimed at exchange students from partner institutions that have concluded an academic exchange agreement and a memorandum of understanding regarding student exchanges. Exchange students will belong to a faculty and department or graduate school of Kanagawa University and will take courses focusing on Japanese/Japan-related subjects along with subjects in their specialty.

The exchange period at this university is one year or half a year. The first semester is from April to August and the second semester from September to February, and it is possible to choose April or September as the starting point.

If you wish to pursue an exchange at Kanagawa University from one of Kanagawa University’s partner institutions, after confirming that your current university is in partnership with Kanagawa University and you have been selected, you should prepare the required documents and submit them via the online application process below. For further details such as eligibility requirements, please refer to the selection guidelines.

Selection guidelines, application method, and application documents

If you wish to study abroad as an exchange student at Kanagawa University, refer to the selection guidelines and submit the required documents listed below via the responsible department of the university in which you are enrolled.
*Information is updated whenever changes are made. When applying, please check the academic year of the information.

2018 Exchange Selection Guidelines

Application Period for Exchange Students for Academic Year 2018

First semester of academic year 2018 ((April to August 2018):
September 1 to November 1, 2017
Second semester of academic year 2018 (September 2018 to February 2019):
March 1, 2018 to May 1, 2018

Application for Student Exchange

Click here to go to the Online Application

Application Documents for Student Exchange

Regarding Housing Application

With regard to your housing application, we will contact you after your exchange has been confirmed.

Details (Japanese Only)

Scholarships aimed at exchange students (Yoneda Yoshimori Education Scholarship)

Kanagawa University provides scholarships aimed at exchange students from partner institutions. For details, please see “Selection of Scholarship Students for the Yoneda Yoshimori Education Scholarship Fund Scholarship for Overseas Activities (Incoming Exchange Students).” Applications are submitted after students arrive in Japan.

It should also be noted that support will be provided in the case of students who are entitled to a JASSO Japan Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan).

Award amount ¥50,000/month (for the 2017 academic year)
Number of recipients A small number
Award period For exchanges beginning in April:
  1. For short-term (five-month) exchange students: April-August 2018
  2. For long-term (11-month) exchange students: April 2018-February 2019
For exchanges beginning in September:
  1. For short-term (five-month) exchange students: October 2018-February 2019
  2. For long-term (11-month) exchange students: October 2018-August 2019

Details to be provided after arrival in Japan.

Experiences of Participants

Experiences of Participants