Quick Look at OIT Student Exchange Program

Introductory Video of OIT and its Student Exchange Program

Video of OIT and its Student Exchange Program

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet is the summary of OIT Student Exchange Program provided in PDF to download.

Fact Sheet for Academic Year 2022

Program Outline

There are two programs offered for exchange students from partner universities (and UMAP member institutions). Exchange students are exempt from tuition at OIT

1. Research/Internship

Exchange students conduct their research work or internship under supervision of a certain professor. The professor will support them in English; therefore, proficiency of Japanese language is not required. Depending on the situation, they might be able to join some courses as an auditor, but it is not assured.

Term Regular semester term (up to 2 semesters) or Customized (up to one year)
Credit Unavailable
Student Card Unavailable
Eligibility Only students satisfying all of the following requirements may apply:
  1. Students who are at an undergraduate (3rd year or above) or a graduate level when starting the exchange program.
    * Master or Doctoral students are highly recommended. The applicants are expected to demonstrate eligible academic/research competence to participate and contribute in the laboratory they apply for.
  2. Students who are enrolled as a full-time student at a partner university during their entire period of study at OIT.
  3. Students who demonstrate excellent academic performance.
  4. Students who have a clear intention to study at OIT.
Language Requirement Japanese proficiency (at least JLPT N2 level) or English proficiency (CEFR B2 level or equivalent) required.
Additional Information

2. Coursework

Exchange students attend regular classes for credits for 1 or 2 semesters. JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) Level N2 or higher is required because most of the courses are taught in Japanese.

Term Regular semester term (up to 2 semesters)
  • 1st (Spring) Semester: April - Early August
  • 2nd (Fall) Semester: Late September - Early February
Credit Available (Students must consult their home universities for procedures regarding credit transfers.)
Student Card Available (Your status will be "Special Auditor.")
Eligibility Only students satisfying all of the following requirements may apply:
  1. Students who are at an undergraduate (3rd year or above) or a graduate level when starting the exchange program.
  2. Students who are enrolled as a full-time student at a partner university during their entire period of study at OIT.
  3. Students who demonstrate excellent academic performance.
  4. Students who have a clear intention to study at OIT.
Language Requirement Japanese proficiency (at least JLPT N2 level) required. *
*Except those who wish to take courses in the Graduate School of Intellectual Property (English courses provided). Find out courses provided in English, here.
Additional Information

Application for Exchange Programs

Application Instructions

NOTE:
1. Application Form Make sure to fill out all the required information using word file. (no hand writing)
2. Proof(s) of Language Proficiency (if any)
[scanned data (PDF)]
A copy of Score Sheet (JLPT, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, etc.)
3. Recommendation Letter from Supervisor [scanned data (PDF)] Must be signed by the supervisor.
4. Official Certificate of Enrollment issued by the home university [scanned data (PDF)] Must include:
  • Name of the university
  • Name of the faculty/school you are enrolled in
  • Current degree level (Undergraduate/Master/ Doctoral)
  • Expected date of graduation *
    *This date must be after the official end of your study at OIT.
5. Official Transcript of Academic Records issued by the home university [scanned data (PDF)] Must include the grading system notes.
6. Photocopy of Passport (identification page) Must be valid through the end of your exchange period.
7. ID Photograph Data
  • Taken within the last 3 months.
  • 30mm×40mm
  • File size: Less than 2 MB

How to Submit

All documents must be sent to OIT.Kokusai@josho.ac.jp by e-mail.

Application Schedule

Exchange Study for 2nd (Fall) Semester 2022
(September 2022 - February 2023)
1st (Spring) Semester 2023
(April 2023 - August 2023)
Application Deadline March 31, 2022 October 31, 2022

Further Steps (Acceptance, Preparation of Departure, etc.)

The detailed information for the following contents is available at “Pre-departure Guide for Exchange Students”.

1. Acceptance

After receiving all students’ application documents, we will forward them to the concerned department where the final decision of acceptance is made. If the students are accepted, they will receive their official letter of acceptance via e-mail.

2. Visa Application

If you need to obtain a Student Visa, we will send you the Application Form for Certificate of Eligibility. Please fill in and send it back to OIT.Kokusai@josho.ac.jp. For the next step, please refer to “Pre-departure Guide for Exchange Students”.

3. Housing

In principle, exchange students will live in our dormitory, "International House" provided by Josho Gakuen Educational Foundation, located 3 km from Omiya Campus.

NOTE:

4. Insurances

International Travel Insurance

OIT requires all exchange students to be covered by insurances enough for the entire period of their stay at their home country. The coverage must be more than the following table.

Coverage Insured Amount
Death by Bodily Injury JPY 1,000,000
Permanent Disability by Bodily Injury JPY 1,000,000
Injury Treatment JPY 1,000,000
Illness Treatment JPY 1,000,000
Liability (no deductible) JPY 100,000,000

Once you buy the insurance, please send the certificate of it (written in English) to OIT.Kokusai@josho.ac.jp. In case your insurance does not cover all requirements above, you will have to buy a supplemental insurance when you arrive at OIT.

In addition to the International Travel Insurance, there are one or two insurance you must buy after your arrival in Japan;

Personal Accident Insurance for Student Pursuing Education and Research (Gakkensai)

"Gakkensai" provides necessary support in the case of accident or injury suffered during activities related to research or education.

National Health Insurance (NHI)

Exchange students who will stay in Japan more than 3 months must join the National Health Insurance (NHI) regardless of the kind of insurance they may already have.

5. After your Arrival (Orientation)

On your first day of commute to the campus, OIT staff or student volunteer will pick you up at the dormitory. At the campus, you will attend an orientation held by the International Center. If you will stay in Japan for more than 3 months, OIT staff or student volunteer will also take you to the local ward office/city hall to complete the resident registration and other procedures.

Inquiries

You can contact the OIT International Center by e-mail. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

International Center
Address 5-16-1 Omiya, Asahi-ku, Osaka, 535-8585 Japan
E-mail OIT.Kokusai@josho.ac.jp
Tel +81-6-6954-4935
Fax +81-6-6954-4485
Office hours
  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday: Available by appointment or email
  • Sunday and Holidays: Closed
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