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  • Locations: Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan;
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 07/01/2019 12/31/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Academic Area: Foreign Language, Foreign Language - Japanese, Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts - International Studies
Academic College: College of Liberal Arts Academic Department: Liberal Arts
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Primary Contact: George Adams, Xiaoshuang Wei
Housing: Dormitory Open to non-majors: Yes
Classification: Junior, Senior REEP Program Type: Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

Kwansei Gakuin University

Program Coordinator

George Adams

Study Abroad Advisor

Xiaoshuang Wei

Helpful Links:
International Student Academic and Pre-Departure Information:

Kwansei Gakuin University Homepage
Kwansei Gakuin University TAMU 2012 Exchange Student Blog
Kwansei Gakuin University Exchange Student webpage
Kwansei Gakuin University Japan and East Asia Studies Program
Kwansei Gakuin University Japan and East Asia Studies Program Brochure
Kwansei Gakuin University Japan and East Asia Studies Program Course Syllabi
Kwansei Gakuin University Exchange Factsheet
Kwansei Gakuin University Exchange Student Experience Videos
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Housing and Campus Life:
Japan Travel Guide
Kansai, Japan Travel Guide
Currency Converter
Kwansei Gakuin University Campus Guide
Kwansei Gakuin University Student Activities and Organizations

Kwansei Gakuin University
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Kansai, Japan

Founded in 1889, Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) maintains academic standards that rank among the highest of all Japanese universities and colleges. With 35 different disciplines of study, there is something for all of the approximately 20,000 students and 400 foreign students. The university also offers a variety of student clubs and activities for exchange students to participate in.

  • This program is limited to students in the College of Liberal Arts
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Have a minimum Junior classification by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September-January)
  • Spring Semester (April-July)
  • Academic year (September-July)

All exchange students to Kwansei Gakuin University are enrolled in the Japan & East Asia Studies Program. This program allows students to hone their Japanese language skills as well as study Chines and Korean at a basic level and learn about the cultures and societies in Japan, China and Korea. Japanese language classes are all taught in Japanese, however, the Japanese, Chinese and Korean area studies courses are taught in English. Between 10-16 credits on the JEASP is considered a full credit load, but you are able to take additional classes if you desire. At the beginning of each semester, students take a language placement test to gauge their abilities to be placed in the proper class level. For a listing of potential courses offered while at the Japan & East Asia Studies Program, refer to pages 8-19 in the brochure linked above or the course syllabi from previous semesters.


Kwansei Gakuin University guarantees accommodations to incoming exchange students. This will mainly be in dormitories; however, homestay is also an option. Students that stay in a dormitory will be responsible for utility bills and all meals. While living with a host family, students are provided with breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday and three meals on Saturday, Sunday and Japanese national holidays. Additionally, students are given their own private bedroom furnished with bedding, wardrobe, desk, chair and heater.
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees $5,200
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to Kwansei Gakuin University
Accommodations $2,500
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $2,000
Meals $600
Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc. $1,500
Personal Spending $2,400+
Total Estimated Cost $14,400+
Texas A&M Semester Cost $13,726+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
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Additional Information 


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: or visit for walk-in advising. 


College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student