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 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.
Applied Linguistics Course
Students will learn linguistics and applied linguistics in English.

 

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 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.
 

 

Application  2014-2015

 

2014-2015 Application Guidebook (PDF)

Application Package (PDF

①Application Forms <Form1-9>(Word
②Certificate of Health <Form10>(Word
Application for Certificate of Eligibility for a Status of Residence (Excel

 

Schedule

 2014 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester(Oct.-Mar.) Spring Semester(Apr.-Aug.)
Sep.22
Sep.27
Oct.2
Oct.2 - FEb.13
Dec.27 - Jan.4
Feb.3 - Feb.6
Feb.14 - Mar.31
Preferable arrivaldate
Placement test
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.

 

URSEP Curriculum
 

 

Coordinator

 

●Application ●Education●
国際課
真栄城 利江
Rie MAESHIRO
TEL:+81 (0)98 895 8096   
Email: 
kotanryu@to.jim.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

留学生センター
山元 淑乃
Yoshino YAMAMOTO
TEL:+81 (0)98  895 8116
Email: 
ysn@lab.u-ryukyu.ac.jp