Kumamoto University Spring Program 2017

Dear sir/madam,
Partner universities,colleagues and alumnies
We are pleased to inform you that Kumamoto University Spring Program 2017 is officially opened for registration.
The Spring Program offered by the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies at Kumamoto University was created to provide international students who have an interest in studying abroad in Japan with a chance to experience life as an international student at Kumamoto University.
We would greatly appreciate if you could kindly recommend undergraduate students from your university to join our program.
The Program consists of two courses, an English course (conducted in English) and a Japanese Course (conducted in Japanese).
Dates
English Course:  Tuesday, February 14 – Thursday, February 23, 2017 (10 days)
Japanese Course:  Tuesday, February 28 – Thursday, March 9, 2017 (10 days)
Place
Kumamoto University, with educational excursions around Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Theme
Each course of the Spring Program has its own study theme.
English Course, the theme is “Kumamoto Groundwater and Environmental Sustainability.”  For the Japanese Course, the theme is “Japanese Language and Culture.”
Eligible applicants for this program :
English course*:
– An undergraduate student studying at universities with which Kumamoto University has agreement for academic or student exchange
– Having an English language proficiency TOEFL min score. 500 or IELTS 5.0
 
Japanese course*:
-An undergraduate student studying at universities with which Kumamoto University has agreement for academic or student exchange
-Having Japanese language proficiency equal to or greater than JLPT level N4 (for Japanese Course only)
*Please note that participation in this program is limited to 40 students.  If we receive more than 40 applications for the program, a selection will be held based on Grade Point Average (GPA).
Contents
The Summer Program offers a variety of engaging activities including:
-Classroom lectures on Japanese life and culture
-First-hand cultural learning experiences
-Guided educational field trips within Kumamoto Prefecture
-Interaction and exchange with Kumamoto’s local community
-Japanese language classes (Japanese Course only)
*Contents are tentative and subject to change, please see the details on the following link for information about the program and how to apply.
*Program Fee
English Course: 80,000 Japanese Yen
Japanese Course: 80,000 Japanese Yen
○ includes accommodation, class fees, field trip fees, and breakfast.
× Does not include the cost of transportation to or from Japan, the cost of transportation within Japan, or the cost of meals (other than breakfast) during the program.
* The program Fee will be collected in cash after arriving in Japan.
Scholarship
Participants in the Spring Program may apply for a government scholarship of 80,000 Japanese Yen, provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).  To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.3, and not receive any other scholarships for this program which exceed 80,000 Japanese Yen.
Please note that there are a limited number of scholarships available.  Scholarships will be awarded based on Grade Point Average (GPA).
Required documents:
1. Application form (as attached)
2. An official academic transcript (in English) from the previous year.
3. TOEFL certificate min. 500 or IELTS 5.0
4. Copy passport
Deadline submission via KU Liaison Office at ITS:
28 November 2016 /Monday before 15.00 wib 
Kantor Kumamoto University Liaison -ITS
Gedung KPA / Dr. Angka, Sekretariat BIBV lantai.2
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Kampus ITS-Sukolilo Surabaya
Telp. 085100931258 (sms or call)
WA/line. 081333839689
We would greatly appreciate if you could kindly recommend undergraduate students from your university to join our program.
The maximum number of participants for each course is 40 students.  A selection will be held if we receive many applications, the results of which will be announced at a later date.  Please understand that the number of students we can accept from your university will depend on the total number of applications we receive.
Participants who meet the necessary qualifications are eligible to receive a government scholarship worth 80,000 Japanese Yen, provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), for their own personal use.
It will be our great pleasure to have your students join our Spring Program 2017. We are confident that they will enjoy their time at our university and in Kumamoto.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact KU Liaison Officer at ITS as mentioned on above information.
Thank you so much for all the attention and please support us by disseminating this information toward all of your students.

 

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