STRP (Short-Term Regular Exchange Program)


STRP is an arrangement made between the University of the Ryukyus and other affiliated universities which enables students to come to the University to research and take classes related to the student's major.


Offered Courses

1. Major Studies Course

2. Japanese Language and Culture Research Course (Advanced/Intermediate Level)

3. Japanese Studies Course (Pre-Intermediate Level)  *Not offered

4.Japanese Studies Course (Basic Level)


Please refer to the Application Guidebook for further details.


Students who eligible in this program

1) The student's university must be affiliated with the University of the Ryukyus and also be a part of the US-UMAP.

2) Applicants must either be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students who have finished the second year of study at their home institution, or be graduate students. If applicants are junior college students, they must be in their last year of university.

3) The student must be proficient in Japanese at the level required for each given course; however, there are cases where Japanese proficiency is not required. Be sure to read each course description carefully.

*Students of the Major Studies Course can attend Japanese Language Courses offered by the International Student Center but credits will not be given by the University of the Ryukyus. Students will be given proof of course attendance.


Admissions and Period of Stay

1. Admission in April

1) April - September (1st semester only; 5 months)

2) April - March (1st and 2nd semesters; 11 months)

2. Admission in October

1) October - March (2nd semester only; 5 months)

2) October - September (2nd and 1st semesters; 11 months)


Application 2016-2017 


 2016-2017 Application Guidebook (PDF)
 Application Package (PDF

  ① Application Form for STRP <Form1-7> (Word
  ② Certificate of
Health <Form8>(PDF
Application for Certificate of Eligibility for a Status of Residence (Excel


2016 Spring Semester (April-September)

*This schedule is subject to change without prior notification.

Preferable arrival date: April 1
Placement Test: April 4-6
Guidance for Japanese Class Registration: April 8
Orientation: April 11
Classes: April 12 – August 18
Semester Exam: August 3-12
Summer Vacation: August 18 – September 30

2016 Fall Semester (October-March)

*This schedule is subject to change without prior notification.

Preferable arrival date: September 23
Placement Test: September 26-28
Residence Registration: October 3
Guidance for Japanese Class Registration: September 30
Orientation: October 3
Classes: October 4 –February 15
Winter Vacation: December 29 –January 4
Semester Exam: February 2 - February 8
Spring Vacation: February 15 –March 31

Subjects Offered to STRP Students


*Classes differ depending on the type of course.

Japanese Classes offered by University Education Center

 ●Spring Semester
Japanese ⅠA
Japanese ⅠB
Japanese ⅠC
Japanese ⅠD

Japanese ⅠE

Japanese Ⅲ A

Japanese Ⅲ B

Japanese Ⅲ C
Japanese Ⅴ
Japan Current Events I
Okinawa Current Events I
Business Japanese I
Business Japanese II

 ●Fall Semester
Japanese Ⅱ A
Japanese Ⅱ B
Japanese Ⅱ C
Japanese Ⅱ D
Japanese Ⅱ E
Japanese Ⅳ A
Japanese Ⅳ B
Japanese Ⅳ C
Japanese Ⅵ
Japan Current Events II
Okinawa Current Events II
Business Japanese I
Business Japanese II


Japanese Classes Offered by Faculty of Law and Letters

 ●Spring Semester

Japanese Literature I
Japanese Composition I
Japanese Practicum I
Research of Okinawan Culture I
Japanese CultureⅠ
Fundamental JapaneseⅠ

 ●Fall Semester

Japanese LiteratureⅡ
Japanese CompositionⅡ
Japanese PracticumⅡ
Research of Okinawan Culture Ⅱ
Japanese CultureⅡ
Fundamental JapaneseⅡ 



<International Student Center>
KINJO, Naomi
TEL: 098-895-8933

TEL: 098-895-8111

TEL: 098-895-8137

TEL: 098-895-8112

<Faculty of Law and Letters>

KINJO, Katsuya
TEL: 098-895-8300