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.
|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.|
|Applied Linguistics Course|
|Students will learn linguistics and applied linguistics in English.|
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 550(PBT)/213(CBT)/79-80(iBT) or an official TOEIC score of at least 730 or an IELTS score of 6.
4 Students should be healthy both mentally and physically.
※ There is no requirement for proficiency in Japanese.
2015-2016 Application Guidebook (PDF)
③Application for Certificate of Eligibility for a Status of Residence （Excel）
2015 Academic Calendar
|Fall Semester（Oct.-Mar.）||Spring Semester（Apr.-Aug.） (Year 2016)|
Oct.6 - Feb.17
Dec.29 - Jan.4
Feb.4 - Feb.10
Feb.18 - Mar.31
|Preferred arrival date
*This schedule is subject to change without prior notification.
International Student Center