Partner Institutions in Student Mobility Agreements

Partner Institutions in Student Mobility Agreements



Program for Japanese Upper Elementary

UKK Summer Short Program 2019 Implementation Guide

●Summer Short Program 2019 IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE (Updated)


March 26, 2019

The University of Kitakyushu

 1.    Purpose

The City of Kitakyushu has strong manga and anime culture and was selected as one of “88 Anime Meccas you want to visit” in 2018. We are offering a 2-week intensive course for Japanese learners which, not only allows participants to study Japanese using these manga and anime, but also allows them to deepen their understanding of the issues facing Japanese society now, including the environment, tourism and regional revitalization. We aim to strengthen relationship with institutions that have foreign exchange agreements as well as contribute to internationalization of the university campus through various forms of exchange with other students and local people.


2.    Program schedule

(1)    Program period: Arrive in Japan on Sunday, June 23, 2019 and leave on Sunday, July 7, 2019 (14 nights, 15 days)

(2)    Application period: From Monday, February 25, 2019 to Wednesday, April 17, 2019

(3)   The application period will finish once all positions have been filled. Our website will be updated as necessary.


3.    Number of Places

10 – 20 (If there are fewer than 10 applicants, the program may be canceled.)

Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled.


4.    Eligibility

(1)    Must be a student at a university or graduate school with an exchange agreement with UKK. (Students who will graduate before the start of this course are ineligible.)

(2)    Students at an institution with an exchange agreement with UKK will be accepted as a rule, and students at other institutions will also be considered in cases where a recommendation is provided by an institution with an agreement with UKK. (Students at institution with an exchange agreement with UKK will be prioritized over students at other institutions, due to the limited number of places.)


5.    Language level

(1)    Students who are beginning Japanese language learners and those with JLPS N5-N2 levels (or the equivalent) are eligible to attend the course.

(2)    Students will be divided into two classes according to their proficiency levels.

(3)    Classes and instruction will be provided in both Japanese and English. Beginners must be able to communicate in English.

★Web-beased Sample Questions

☆Answers of the Sample Questions


6.    Aims

(1)    To study Japanese language, affairs and culture intensively, to develop media literacy, and to improve expression and imagination.

(2)    To deepen understanding of Japanese culture and society through various exchange with students of UKK and local people, collaborative fieldwork outside the classroom, and special lectures.

(3)    To nurture people who can analyze their own country’s language and culture, and think with a global perspective.

(4)    To understand Kitakyushu’s unique position as a leader in the fields of environment and manufacturing.

(5)    To make foundation for longer-term student exchange, further education or employment.


7.    Certification and Accreditation

(1)    Number of credits given: 3 (number certified by UKK)

(2)    A report of results will be issued to all participants.

(3)    Please check with your home university that credits certified by UKK (equivalent to 50 hours of Japanese study) are acceptable at your home institution.


8.    Program Fee

(1)    JPY 100,000 (JPY50,000 for program fee + JPY50,000 for accommodation)

(2)    This includes registration, tuition, accommodation and commuting fees. This also includes travel to and from the airport on the specified dates. This does not include air fare, travel insurance, food, and other travel expenses, etc.

(3)    Institutions with student exchange agreements may have program fee discount systems. (Please enquire for details.)


9.    Field Trips (Optional)

We provide some optional field trips or activities that you can experience and learn Japanese culture/society in depth at some famous local sites. (Details will be announced later.)


10.    How to Apply (All 3 of the following documents are required)

(1)    Fill out and sign the application form that can be downloaded from the online application site and submit it to your home institution. Your home institution will forward it to the University of Kitakyushu.

(2)    Japanese ability certification/ Evidence of Japanese ability

(3)    Photocopy of passport (page with applicant’s name and photograph)

 01_Admissions Application for Partner Institutions

02_Japanese Ability Certification


11.    Travel insurance

All program participants must purchase travel insurance that covers accidents, injuries and sickness, etc. during travel to and from Japan and their stay in Japan.


12.    Visa for Japan

Participants that require a visa for their stay in Japan must prepare the relevant documentation and submit it to their closest Japanese embassy, etc. If a program invitation or any other information is required in order to obtain a visa, please contact us by February 28.


13.    Contact details

Summer Short Program Organizer, The Center for International Education and Exchange,

The University of Kitakyushu

4-2-1 Kitagata, Kokuraminami-ku, Kitakyushu, 802-8577, Japan

TEL: +81-93-964-4202 FAX: +81-93-964-4028




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