** 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.
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.
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. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
c. Academic Plan and Approval Form
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
Jonathan Tikeno Clayton Nuwanyakpa, Academic Year 2016 Participant
Having a decent level of Japanese would be recommended. If you want to go out and interact with the local community, then YES, knowing some Japanese is pretty important. Also trying to navigate the train system and even shopping for groceries might be a tad bit stressful if you don't have some kanji up your sleeve. These were some of the difficulties I had during the first two months in Okayama. Thanks to these challenges it stressed the importance of reaching out to the local community and not remaining comfortable just socializing with other exchange students, and in the process I improved my Japanese language abilities and was able to see a whole lot more of Okayama City and other parts of Japan.