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Study in China and Korea

I’m interested in overseas study in China and the ROK.

Campus Asia has long-term overseas study programs (six months or a year beginning in late February or late August) and summer language study programs (three to four weeks during the summer vacation) to China (Jilin University) and the ROK (Sungkyunkwan University). Recruitment for the programs takes place about four months before the start of each program. Application guidelines are posted on notice boards on campus and on the Campus Asia website. Please refer to these guidelines or inquire at the CAMPUS Asia Promotion Office.

What level of language ability is required?

It is advisable that the applicant has already taken or is in the process of taking two or more credits in “Chinese” or “Korean” language courses.

How about the studying life in China and Korea?

Fumiaki’s one day
Faculty of Economics, Senior ( 2012.3-2013.2 studying at Jinlin University, China )

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Kazuma’s one day
Faculty of Law, Junior ( 2012.3-2013.2 studying at Jinlin University, China )

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Saki’s one day
Faculty of Letters, freshman ( 2012.3-2013.2 studying at Sungkwankwan University, Korea )

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Are credits taken at the overseas university recognized at Okayama University?

The recognition of credit is carried out after returning to Japan and in accordance with the criteria of each faculty. It is advisable to choose the courses you will take at the overseas university after consulting with your advising professor in your faculty or the Campus Asia teaching staff before going overseas.

About how much will the overseas study cost?

<Actual costs of the 2012 programs>

Long-term overseas study
  1. ( 1 ) Okayama University will bear the cost of your return air ticket.
  2. ( 2 ) You will be exempted from paying tuition fees at the overseas university.
  3. ( 3 ) You will be asked to bear the costs of travel insurance, food expenses during the period of overseas study, the cost of teaching materials, visa application fees, and so on.
  4. ( 4 ) Scholarships will be 800,000 won/month in the ROK (from which accommodation expenses must be paid) and 1,800 yuan/month in China.
Summer language study program
  1. ( 1 ) Okayama University will bear the cost of your return air ticket and you will be exempted from paying tuition fees at the overseas university.
  2. ( 2 ) You will be asked to bear the costs of travel insurance, food expenses during the period of overseas study, the cost of teaching materials, visa application fees, and so on.
  3. ( 3 ) Scholarships must be applied for separately. (Please refer to the scholarship application guidelines)

* Precise costs may vary from year to year.

It will be difficult for me to find the time to study overseas, but I would like to participate in exchanges with Chinese and Korean students at Okayama University.

The following activities will be held and we hope very much that you will participate.

Summer Seminar

During the summer vacation, a Japan-China-ROK (Okayama University, Jilin University and Sungkyunkwan University) student exchange program, the Campus Asia known as the “Program for the development of core human resources in specialized fields backed up by profound culture concerning the common good of East Asia,” will be held.

Seminar & Workshop

Regional Conference

Research and education working toward problem-solving in regional society and industry will be conducted with the participation of students from Okayama University together with the Campus Asia (CA) program students from Jilin University and Sungkyunkwan University who have come to study at Okayama University.

Seminar & Workshop

CA Partnership

Okayama University will be recruiting partners to support the daily life and study of overseas students from China (Jilin University) and the ROK (Sungkyunkwan University).

Overseas study at Okayama University

I’m not very confident about my Japanese. Is it possible for me to study overseas at Okayama University?

While there is some difference between faculties, classes at Okayama University basically require proficiency in Japanese.

Are dormitory rooms private or shared?

In general, dormitory rooms are single private rooms in Japan. The dormitories you will stay in are clean, pleasant and safe. CA overseas students usually use adjacent rooms, so we believe there is no problem about staying in a room by yourself. All the dormitory rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, washing machine, desk and chair.

An example of a dormitory room: Okayama University International House for International Students and Researchers(both single rooms and twin rooms are available)

Do I have to register for classes before I go to study in Japan?

No, that is not necessary. Even if you are able to confirm online certain data concerning courses (course names, teaching staff, number of class hours, number of credits, course calendar, and so on) beforehand, course registration will be carried out after you arrive at Okayama University and after you have completed the procedure for student registration, and so on.

Are there any compulsory courses that have to be taken for Campus Asia?

While not compulsory, we would like to ask you as much as possible to take the Campus Asia (designated) common courses unless you have an important reason for not doing so. Please also participate in Campus Asia seminars and workshops that are held during the semester. For more details, please consult with the Campus Asia teaching staff after you arrive at Okayama University.

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