Partner Institutions in Student Mobility Agreements

Partner Institutions in Student Mobility Agreements


 Program for Japanese Upper Elementary

UKK Summer Japanese Intensive Program 2020 Implementation Guide


  Applications closed




February 17, 2020

The University of Kitakyushu


1.    Program Goals

The City of Kitakyushu has strong manga and anime culture and was selected as one of “88 Anime Meccas you want to visit” in 2018. UKK is offering a 2-week intensive course for Japanese learners which not only allows participants to study Japanese using these manga and anime but also allows them to deepen their understanding of the issues facing Japanese society now, including the environment, tourism and regional revitalization. This exciting international exchange opportunity is available only to students of UKK’s official foreign exchange partner institutions.


2.    Program schedule

(1)    Program period: Arrive in Japan on Sunday, June 21, 2020 and leave on Sunday, July 5, 2020 (14 nights, 15 days)

(2)    Application period: From Monday, February 24, 2020 to Monday, March 23, 2020

(3)   The application period will finish once all positions have been filled. Our website will be updated as necessary.


3.    Number of Places

10 – 20 

To ensure Participation, early application is



4.    Eligibility

(1) Participants must be a student at a university or graduate school with an exchange agreement with UKK.*1
(2) In principle, qualified students at UKK partner institutions will always be accepted.
Additionally, students at other institutions may be considered in cases where a
recommendation is provided by an institution with an agreement with UKK.*2

*1(Students who will graduate before the start of this course are ineligible.)
*2(Students at institution with an exchange agreement with UKK will be prioritized over students at other
institutions, due to the limited number of places.)


5.    Language level

(1) Beginning and Intermediate Japanese language learners (JLPS levels N5-N2 or the equivalent) are eligible to participate in the course.

(2) Students will be divided into two or three classes according to their proficiency levels.

(3) Course instruction will occur in Japanese with English explanation added as necessary.
      Beginners must be able to communicate in English.


6.    Aims

(1) To study Japanese language, affairs and culture intensively so as to develop media literacy, and to improve expression and imagination.

(2) To deepen understanding of Japanese culture and society through various exchange events with UKK students and local people, collaborative fieldwork outside the classroom,
       and special lectures.

(3) To nurture people who can analyze their own country’s language and culture and think with a global perspective.


7.    Certification and Accreditation

(1) Number of credits granted: 3 (number certified by UKK)

(2) A certificate of completion and report of results will be issued to all participants.

(3) Please check with your home university whether credits granted by UKK (equivalent to 50 hours of Japanese study) will be transferable to the home institution.


8.    Program Fee

(1) JPY 135,000 (JPY 44,400 for tuition+ JPY 90,600 for accommodation, etc)
(2) This fee includes registration, tuition, accommodation and commuting fees. Travel to and from the airport on designated arrival and departure dates is also included.

      The price does not include air fare, travel insurance, food, or incidental travel expenses, etc.

(3) Institutions with student exchange agreements may be eligible for program fee discounts (Please inquire for details.)


9.    Optional Tours & Activities

Optional tours and extra-curricular activities will be planned so that each student may experience and learn about Japanese culture/society in depth at a variety of famous local sites.
(Details will be announced later.)


10.    How to Apply (All 3 of the following documents are required)

(1) Fill out and sign the application form that can be downloaded from the online application site and submit it to your home institution. Your home institution will forward it to the
University of Kitakyushu.

(2) Japanese ability certification/ Evidence of Japanese ability

(3) Photocopy of passport (page including applicant’s name and photograph)

 01_Admissions Application for Partner Institutions

02_Japanese Ability Certification

11.    Travel insurance

All program participants must purchase travel insurance that covers accidents, injuries and sickness, etc. during travel to and from Japan and their stay in Japan.


12.    Visa for Japan

Participants that require a visa for their stay in Japan must prepare the relevant documentation and submit it to their closest Japanese embassy, etc. If a program invitation or any other information is required in order to obtain a visa, please contact us by February 28.


13.    Contact details

Summer Short Program Organizer, The Center for International Education and Exchange,

The University of Kitakyushu

4-2-1 Kitagata, Kokuraminami-ku, Kitakyushu, 802-8577, Japan

TEL: +81-93-964-4202 FAX: +81-93-964-4028



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