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.

2018 Exchange Selection Guidelines

Application for Student Exchange

Click here to go to the Online Application

How to Apply

Please receive the directions from the person in charge of exchange program at your home institution regarding the online application. (You will need the "Account Registration Code" that we will announce your home institution before the application period starts) .

Please apply online at the website.

applying to the website, we will announce you confirmation. We may ask you to modify the documents, so please do not post the original documents until we ask you to do.

After our instructions, please post the original documents through your home university, please do not post by yourself.

Please post the original documents by courier.

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 exchange students: April-July(4-month)
  2. For long-term exchange students: April-January(10-month)
For exchanges beginning in September:
  1. For short-term exchange students: October-January (4-month)
  2. For long-term exchange students: October-July (10-month)

Details to be provided after arrival in Japan.

Life Expenses

Currency is all JPY 1 Semester ( 5 Months ) 1 Year ( 11 Months )
Housing 175,000 JPY 385,000 JPY
Insurance Policies(Health insurance, “Gakkensai”,
Comprehensive Insurance for Student Life Coupled with “Gakkensai”,Fire Insurance and Damage Liability Insurance ,etc)
12,000 JPY 20,000 JPY
Basic food 150,000 JPY 300,000 JPY
sportation expenses (commuting to school ) 0 JPY~30,000 JPY 0 JPY~60,000 JPY
Others 100,000 JPY 200,000 JPY
Total Amount 500,000 JPY 950,000 JPY

Regarding Housing Application

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

Details (Japanese Only)

Experiences of Participants

Experiences of Participants