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− University of Fukui Short-term Student Exchange Support Program (inbound) −


The University of Fukui has academic exchange agreements with more than 60 universities and institutions all over the world.  (Academic exchange agreements)

University of Fukui Short-term Student Exchange Support Program (inbound) invites exchange students from those universities and institutions to the University of Fukui. Exchange students stay at the University for six months or one year, and study not only Japanese language and culture, but also various academic fields.

The University of Fukui Short-term Student Exchange Program offers the following two programs:


A.The University of Fukui Student Exchange Program (UFSEP)

A. UFSEP is a one-year program from October to September. In the program, undergraduate students take courses in Japanese language, Japanese affairs, and in specialized fields in English; and graduate students receive research instructions in English. Since Japanese language ability is not required to enroll in this program, students who have not studied Japanese language may apply for the program.

A. UFSEP offers undergraduate students with more than 60 courses in the following four areas in English:

  • Culture and Society

  • Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, and Civil Engineering

  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Information Science, and Intelligent Systems

  • Physical and Chemical Engineering

Undergraduate students may also take a Special Research course (8 credits) to conduct research and write their thesis. Please read the UFSEP Catalog for more information.


UFSEP Catalog



B.The University of Fukui Exchange Student Program (UFESP)

UFESP is a program for international students who have high Japanese language proficiency. Participants of this program take regular courses in Japanese and study with University of Fukui students. Students may enroll in the University in April or October and stay for six months (one semester) or one year (two semesters). Undergraduate students take common education courses as well as specialized courses offered by the Faculty of Education and Regional Studies and Faculty of Engineering. Graduate students take specialized courses offered by the Graduate School of Education and Graduate School of Engineering. Graduate students can also enroll in the University as Research Students and conduct research without taking courses.

To participate in UFESP, the applicant must have a Japanese proficiency which is equal to or higher than a N2 level on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

−How to apply for University of Fukui Short-term Student Exchange Support Program (inbound)−

The application periods for the above programs are approximately from October to November for April admission and from March to April for October admission (application periods are subject to change). All application procedures are conducted through the international office of applicants’ home universities. Students cannot apply for the programs individually. Please contact the international office of your home university to apply.


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