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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/20/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program after a decision has been reached and will be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Renee Frias
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: No Open to graduate students: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity: Yes
Program Description:

Funding your Study Abroad Program

KU Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a study abroad program.  
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer, March 15th for Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
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Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application.  Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.

        a. Statement of Purpose
        b. Academic Plan and Approval Form
        c. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
        d. Autobiography
        e. Official Transcript

        f. 1 General Recommendation and 1 Language Recommendation
        g. Authorization to Release Student Information
        h. Student Conduct Verification
        i. Financial Aid Questionnaire

For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
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Academic Experiences:
1 2 3
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Isaiah Hastings, Spring 2017 Participant
The location was the best part of the program, both from a language study standpoint and from an experiential standpoint. I also joined a club of people with similar interests at my university, which ended up also being a highlight of the experience. I was the only English-speaker in the group, too, so it became a daily chance to use Japanese conversationally. That pressure was stressful at times, but I feel I gained a lot from it, both in terms of my language skills and the relationships I formed.

Spring 2019 Participant
Being able to travel around central Tokyo, going to festivals, museums, and other events that occur in Tokyo. There are all kinds of once in a life time opportunities.

Isaiah Hastings, Spring 2017 Participant
I love Tokyo. I absolutely love Tokyo. My favorite part of the program was being able to explore the city freely: everything from taking near-weekly walks from Shibuya Station to Shinjuku Station to spending an afternoon in Akihabara looking for a hard-to-find book or game to picking somewhere I'd never been and walking around the area. Tokyo is an amazing city, and with about every fifteen minutes of walking the look and feel of the streets changes drastically. There's so much to see and do--it's a wonderful place.