Exchange Students

Center for International Education and Cooperation        February 15, 2017

About Student Exchange

A student exchange is a system based on a written student exchange agreement between Kwansei Gakuin University and a partner institution overseas. Through this system, students enrolled at partner institutions may apply to participate in studies at Kwansei Gakuin University while keeping their status of enrollment at their home institutions.

For a list of KGU's partner institutions as of January 2017, please see page 38 of our CJP brochure provided below.
* In addition to the list in the brochure, Trinity University (U.S.A) and Universidad EAFIT (Colombia) are our new partner universities.

Students enrolled in North American institutions not affiliated with KGU may apply through Southern Methodist University or the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Applying to the Contemporary Japan Program

1. Eligibility
In order to attend Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) as an exchange student, you must be enrolled at one of KGU's partner universities. See page 38 of the 2017-2018 of the Contemporary Japan Program (CJP) Brochure for a list of partner universities and consortiums as of January, 2017.
* In addition to the list in the brochure, Trinity University (U.S.A) and Universidad EAFIT (Colombia) are our new partner universities.

2. Deadlines
All required original application documents must be sent to KGU through your home university's international office.
Application Deadlines

The following deadlines apply to both full year and semester study abroad applications.

Fall Semester 2017: April 15, 2017
Spring Semester 2018: November 15, 2017

The application period is now open.

Acceptance Notice
Your official acceptance at KGU will be confirmed once you or your home university's international office receives your acceptance email. Emails will be sent out as follows.

  For Fall applicants: around the end of May
  For Spring applicants: around the end of January

Announcements for Current Exchange Students

The staff at the Center for International Education and Cooperation(CIEC) will always notify students with major announcements via email during their exchange (acceptance, host family information, etc.),

However, please note that exchange students currently attending Kwansei Gakuin University should check the bulletin board outside the CIEC for the most recent announcements.