Frankfurt students of Goethe-University have the opportunity to study at its partner institutions Doshisha University in Kyoto and Osaka University, Japan, as exchange students for one or two semesters.
Exchange students nominated by Frankfurt University will be exempted from paying tuition fees at the partner institutions. All other expenses (e.g. health insurance, travel costs, housing etc.) will have to be paid by the students. On-campus housing is available to exchange students. Financial support (website in German only) may be available for the study abroad period – please check carefully whether you are eligible to apply. Also, there are scholarships made available from the partner universities (Info Doshisha, Info Osaka).
|Application deadline:||Wednesday 3 February 2021|
|Group language test Japanese:||
in February (please register for the test in order to find out the exact date; please provide all necessary information, no alternative dates can be provided) - Students of Japanese studies will receive their language certificate based on their previous oral and written exams; please see Mr. Woldering.
probably Tues, Feb. 23, 2021
Doshisha University, one of the oldest private institutions of higher learning in Japan, is said to be one of the most prestigious universities in Japan today. Students of Goethe University can apply to study at Doshisha University for one or two semesters.
Osaka University offers international exchange students a variety of study abroad options:
iExPO (Immersion Exchange Program Osaka): Schools and graduate schools at Osaka University accept international students who can freely choose classes from various courses at OU and conduct research under the guidance of teachers. In this program, international students are required to possess a high level of fluency in Japanese (JLPT N1 or N2) or English (Toefl 80; if applicable) so they can take classes for regular students. JLPT N1 or N2 is required with application; Toefl can be submitted after successful application. More detailed information.
OUSSEP, Osaka University Short-term Student Exchange Program, is a full- or half-year program designed for students in the 3rd or 4th year of an overseas university. Participants take special academic lectures taught in English called "International Exchange Subjects." In this program, exchange students whose Japanese language skill is not high and those who have never learned Japanese can transfer their credits earned at Osaka University to their home institutions.
Language proficiency: equivalent to Toefl 80 or IELTS 6.0*
The Maple Program is designed to help students from overseas improve their Japanese language skills, enhance their knowledge of Japanese culture and society, and assist them in advancing towards their respective academic goals. Applicants should be Japanese Studies majors or have an explicit academic connection to Japan.
Language proficiency: equivalent to JLPT-N4*
FrontierLab@OsakaU is a program for accepting international students into laboratories of sciences; participants study mainly research themes provided by the laboratory. They can also take international exchange subjects and Japanese language and other related subjects if they wish. This program was created for international students to conduct advanced thematic studies and achieve results under the guidance of teachers and acquire skills necessary for continuing research. Undergraduate students may apply for one or two semesters, graduate students may apply for three to twelve months.
Language proficiency: equivalent to Toefl 80 / IELTS 6.0 (English) or JLPT-N2 (Japanese)*
*It is NOT necessary to take the official language tests (Toefl/IELTS/JLPT), the given language requirements only serve as an orientation (except for iExpo: JLPT N1/N2 is required); Summary of Linguistic Competence for JLPT levels