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Overseas Student Exchange Program

Overseas Student Exchange Program

  • Pursue Your Field of Specialization

Overview of the Program

The Overseas Student Exchange Program sends students overseas to study at a partner university for six months or one year. At their host university, students primarily take regular curriculum courses to complement their specialization. Students continue paying APU tuition fees without paying additional tuition fees to their host university and begin their exchange one year after submitting an application. Classes conducted in English are also available at partner universities in non-English-speaking countries.

Experiences Unique to Exchange at a Host University

Although APU has a diverse campus, there are some things students can only learn at an overseas host university. When you break out of your routine and experience something totally new, your outlook on life will change dramatically.

Diverse Exchange Destinations

When you hear the word “exchange”, you may immediately think of Europe or America. However, at APU, we offer a host of exchange programs in over 150 universities from 43 countries in interesting locations such as Asia, Oceania, and even Africa.

Opportunities to Further Your Education

Even when studying the same topic, if the environment, culture, and history of the place you study in differs, your point of view on the topic will change. When students learn to think in multi-faceted ways, it can also benefit their studies post-exchange.

Details on The Path to Studying Abroad are HERE!

Overseas Student Exchange Program [2023 Spring Departure]

We are recruiting students to participate in the 2023 Spring Departure Overseas Student Exchange Program.
If you would like to participate, please read the application guidelines carefully before applying
Program Length 6 months or 1 year Program Timing AY2023 Spring Semester (1 semester exchange)
AY2023 Spring and Fall Semester (1 year exchange)
Location Please see the 2023 University List. Acquired Skills/Abilities
  • Self Management
  • Autonomy
  • Specialized Knowledge
Program fee None (excluding travel expenses, rent, insurance, living expenses etc.)
Number of Participants Differs depending on the host university Application Period

(1st Round) April 11 (Mon) – May 2, 2022 (Mon) (4:30 PM JST)
(2nd Round) May 24 (Tue) – June 22, 2022 (Wed) (4:30 PM JST)

Eligibility ・Must be 2nd – 5th semester students at the time of application
・Must have a semester GPA 2.00 or above
・Must not be from the country or region of the host university
・Must fulfill the requirements set by the host university
* There are other application requirements. Please check the Application Information for details.
Additional Information
Guidance Session

(1st Round) April 13, 2022 (Wed), 5th Period Recordings J E

(2nd Round) May 25, 2022 (Wed), 5th Period Zoom <J>931 3754 4235 <E>930 3893 5013

How to Apply

Online application

The above is an overview of the program. Please be sure to check the eligible University List and the details from the Application Information below before applying. (Scheduled to be uploaded in April 2022)

Contact

Currently, one-on-one consultations are available over Zoom. You may choose from two types of consultations: a consultation with a Student Exchange Coordinator from the Academic Office, or a consultation with a Student Exchange Advisor (SEA). Please click the “Individual Consultation Session” button, read all the information carefully, and book the consultation of your choosing.

Student Exchange Team
Academic Office
+81-(0)977-78-1101
outbound@apu.ac.jp

Individual Consultation Session
(Online Booking)

Overseas Student Exchange Program [2023 Fall Departure]

We are recruiting students to participate in the 2023 Fall Departure Overseas Student Exchange Program.

If you would like to participate, please read the application guidelines carefully before applying
Program Length 6 months or 1 year Program Timing AY2023 Fall Semester (1 semester exchange)
AY2023Fall Semester and AY2024 Spring Semester (1 year exchange)
Location Please see the 2023 University List. Acquired Skills/Abilities
  • Self Management
  • Autonomy
  • Specialized Knowledge
Program fee None (excluding travel expenses, rent, insurance, living expenses etc.)
Number of Participants Differs depending on the host university Application Period

(1st Round) October 3 (Mon) – November 3, 2022 (Thu) (4:30 PM JST)
(2nd Round) December 6 (Tue) – December 23, 2022 (Wed) (4:30 PM JST)

Eligibility ・Must be 2nd – 5th semester students at the time of application
・Must have a semester GPA 2.00 or above
・Must not be from the country or region of the host university
・Must fulfill the requirements set by the host university
* There are other application requirements. Please check the Application Information for details.
Additional Information (For reference) 2022 Fall Univeristy List (application closed)
Guidance Session

(1st Round) October 10, 2022 (Wed), 5th Period
(2nd Round) December 7, 2022 (Wed), 5th Period
Venue: Zoom

How to Apply Online application (the application survey will be open during the recruitment period)

The above is an overview of the program. Please be sure to check the eligible University List and the details from the Application Information below before applying. (Scheduled to be uploaded in October 2022)

Contact

Currently, one-on-one consultations are available over Zoom. You may choose from two types of consultations: a consultation with a Student Exchange Coordinator from the Academic Office, or a consultation with a Student Exchange Advisor (SEA). Please click the “Individual Consultation Session” button, read all the information carefully, and book the consultation of your choosing.

Student Exchange Team
Academic Office
+81-(0)977-78-1101
outbound@apu.ac.jp

Individual Consultation Session
(Online Booking)
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