URSEP (University of the Ryukyus Short-Term Student Exchange Program)

You can study abroad in Japan without any previous knowledge of Japanese

 

 

The University of the Ryukyus Student Exchange Program (URSEP) is a special education program for students of foreign educational institutions that have concluded exchange agreements with the University of the Ryukyus.
 

This program offers courses in various subjects conducted in English, as well as basic level Japanese courses. The credits given by the University of the Ryukyus can be transferred back to the student's home university. However, the student’s home university reserves the right to determine whether earned credits are valid and count towards the student’s graduation.

 

Select a course according to the purpose of your study

 

Japan & Okinawan Culture Experiential Course
Students can learn and experience Japanese and Okinawan culture in English.
Intensive Japanese Language Course
Students will take an intensive Japanese course in the first semester to acquire basic knowledge and skills for communication in Japanese. Students must take at least eight Japanese classes a week. Students may continue to learn Japanese during the second semester to acquire an advanced level of proficiency or attend classes meant for Japanese students for subjects in their field of study.

 

Select from variety of Japanese language subjects to meet your language needs

*The curriculum and time table are for 2012-2013
Click on subject name to view syllabus. 

  Name of the class  Level  Numberof
Classes
a Week
Comprehensive Japanese Introductory_Japanese
Basic Japanese
JapaneseA
JapaneseB
JapaneseC
JapaneseD
A1
A1-A2
A2
A2-B1
B1
B1-B2
2
4
8
2
2
2
Grammer Japanese GrammarA A1 1
Reading JapaneseReadingA
Japanese_ReadingB
Japanese_ReadingC

A1

A2
B1

1
1

1

Kanji KanjiA
KanjiB
KanjiC
A1
A2
B1-B2
2
1
1
Conversation JapaneseConversationA
JapaneseConversationB
A1
A2
1
1
Business Japanese Introductory_Business Japanese B2 1

 

TimeTable

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri
1st Period
8:30~10:00
Basic Japanese
Basic Japanese2
JapaneseA
JapaneseA Basic_Japanese JapaneseA
JapaneseB
KanjiB
JapaneseA
2nd Period
10:20~11:50
JapaneseA
JapaneseC
JapaneseA
Japanese_ReadingC

Basic Japanese
JapaneseA
JapaneseC
JapaneseA
Japanese_ReadingB
3rd Period
12:50~14:20
KanjiA Japanese
ConversationA
Introductory_Japanese Japanese
ReadingA
KanjiA
4th Period
14:40~17:50
Introductory Business Japanese Japanese ConversationB Introductory_Japanese KanjiB KanjiC
5th Period
18:00~19:30
JapaneseB JapaneseD Project Work   JapaneseD

 

* URSEP program starts from fall semester since its academic term is from October until next year August.
* All lectures are subject to change without prior notification.

 

  Semester  Name of the Lecture
Japanese and Okinawan
Culture Expriential
Course
Year-Round Okinawan Traditional MusicⅠ
Okinawan Traditional MusicⅡ
TaidoⅠ・
 Taido
"La voce" Introductory Lesson for Choral Ensemble
Fall Understanding Contemporary International Politics
Spring Special Lecture on Legal Study
Comparative Politics
Introduction to Guitar Accompaniment
Wildlife and Biodiversity in the Ryukyus
Applied Linguistics
Course
Fall Debating in English
English Phonology
Introducrion to Interculture Communication
Spring Public Speaking in English
For student in all Course Year-Round Japanese and Okinawan CultureⅠJapanese and Okinawan CultureⅡ
Okinawan HistoryⅠOkinawan HistoryⅡ
Semiconductor Technology
Fall Fine Arts Studio
Subtropical Oral Health Care
International Maternal and Child Health
Frontiers of Engineering

Information Technology in Agriculture
Advanced Sustainable Tourism
Spring Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

 

Lectures in Japanese

If a student from URSEP would like to enroll in a class intended for regular Japanese students, permission must be obtained from the instructor of the class. Under such circumstances, the international student is required to complete all class work in the given course, which includes all class reports and tests. The student must also be proficient enough in Japanese to keep pace with the rest of the class. Students may only register for one such class during his/her period of study.

 

Project Work

All URSEP students are obliged to participate in the project work class conducted in English and Japanese. In this class, students work on various kinds of projects such as presentations, participation in speech contests, video production and so on.

 

Independent Research

As an elective course, students are given the opportunity of conducting independent research. Students may conduct research on a topic of his/her choice while receiving academic guidance from an academic supervisor. Students are required to hand in a report of their research findings, which shall be graded by his/her supervisor. This course is worth two credits.
In order to pursue independent research during the fall semester, students must submit a plan of study and obtain a recommendation from his/her home university's academic advisor. Students are also required to take the initiative to locate suitable supervisors to mentor their research.
To conduct independent research in the spring semester, students must submit a plan of study and a letter of recommendation from his/her home university's advisor by the end of January.
Students are required to utilize internet resources to search for suitable supervisors on their own. Independent research may only be conducted if the student is able to locate a suitable supervisor in his/her desired field of research.
The University of the Ryukyus Researchers Database can be accessed at the following site:
http://kenkyushadb.lab.u-ryukyu.ac.jp/search/index.html?hl=en

 

Eligibility

 

1 The student's university must be affiliated with the University of the Ryukyus or be a participating member of the US-UMAP.

2 Applicants must be either enrolled as (full-time) undergraduate students who have completed their second year of study at their home institutions or be matriculated as graduate students. Junior college students who apply must be enrolled in their final year of university.

3 Applicants must be native English speakers or possess an official TOEFL score of at least 500(PBT)/173(CBT)/61(iBT) or an official TOEIC score of at least 590 or an IELTS score of 5.5.

4 Students should be healthy both mentally and physically.

※ There is no requirement for proficiency in Japanese.
 

Application  2016-2017

 

2016-2017 Application Guidebook (PDF)

Application Package (PDF

①Application Forms <Form1-9>(
Word
②Certificate of Health <Form10>
PDF

Application for Certificate of Eligibility for a Status of Residence (Excel

 

Schedule

 2016 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester(Oct.-Feb.) Spring Semester(Apr.-Aug.) (Year 2016)
Sep.23
Sep.28
Sep.28
Oct.3
Oct.4- Feb.15
Dec.29 - Jan.4
Feb.2 - Feb.8
Feb.15 - Mar.31
Preferred arrival date
Placement test
URSEP Orientation
General Orientation
Classes
Winter Vacation
Semester Exam
Spring Vacation
Apr. 9
Apr.11-Aug.13
Aug.1-Aug.12
Aug.17           
Aug.10-Sep.24
                            
Orientation
Classes
Semester Exam
Graduation Ceremony         
Summer Vacation
 

*This schedule is subject to change without prior notification.

 

Coordinator

 

●Application ●Education●

International Collaboration
Section
 Hiroko Arakawa
TEL:+81 (0)98 895 8096
Email: kotanryu@to.jim.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

International Student Center
山元 淑乃
Yoshino YAMAMOTO
TEL:+81 (0)98  895 8116
Email: 
ysn@lab.u-ryukyu.ac.jp