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Application (Exchange Students)

Students participating in the exchange program are selected by their home institutions to complete a semester or one year of undergraduate study at the International Division of Seinan Gakuin University (SGU). Non-English speakers are required to have proficiency in English to understand the classes taught in English. However, proficiency in Japanese is not required for admission.


The following schedule shows the normal procedures for accepting students from abroad. Incoming students should follow the required process according to this schedule in order to arrive in Fukuoka in time. 

Fall semester Spring 2022 semester
March 1 September 1 Nomination deadline (by coordinator)
March 31 September 30 Submission deadline:
Online Application and 
Required Documents (by nominee)
JASSO Scholarship Recommendation Form (by coordinator)
May November
Notification to your institution of admission

June January The following information will be sent to your institution:
   - Information Sheet: How to Obtain Visa
   - Official Letter of Admission
   - Certificate of Eligibility (CoE)
     (a required document which will be issued by the
     Immigration Bureau of Japan)
Housing Application
August March Arrival in Fukuoka
Orientation Sessions
Semester Begins
*The schedule is tentative and is subject to change.


[STEP 1] Complete Nomination (by coordinator)
Deadline: September 1, 2021
Your Study Abroad Coordinator must nominate you for an exchange at SGU.

          APPLY ONLINE         

[STEP 2] Complete the Online Exchange Application
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Your Study Abroad Coordinator informs you of the password in order
for you to submit the online form.

* Housing Application
The admitted students will receive detailed information on housing application procedures via email.

[STEP 3] Submit Required Documents
Deadline: September 30, 2021

Send the following documents in the format specified (PDF, EXCEL or JPEG) files via email at

Note: All required documents must be in either Japanese or English. In case the original documents are in any other languages, please attach a translation.


Please scan and send us both sides of your most recent official transcript including the grading system notes issued by your home institution. We do not accept unofficial copies of transcripts (e.g. a student copy). If applicable, please also send us any other higher education transcripts (e.g. transfer institutions, Bachelor’s program).


You must have sufficient financial resources for the duration of your stay in Japan (more than 400,000JPY for one semester or 800,000JPY for two semesters).

The following scanned documents can be accepted:
- an official statement of your (or your financial sponsor’s) bank account with a bank seal or signature
- an official electronic statement of your (or your financial sponsor’s) bank account generated in PDF format through  an online banking system with a bank seal or signature
- an official letter showing evidence of formal student financial aid (e.g. scholarship, loan)
*Please note that a screenshot of transaction history of your (or your financial sponsor’s) bank account is not accepted.


This document must be filled with as accurate information as possible as it is taken into consideration for your Japanese class placement. Even if you have no history of studying Japanese, tick “No” and submit the form.


This form must be filled completely. If some items are left blank, the reexamination of those items will be required before enrollment in Seinan Gakuin University.

Please scan and send us your passport ID page.

The Certificate of Eligibility is one of the necessary documents required for you to apply for your student visa at the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan. As a proxy, we file your CoE application at the Immigration Bureau in Fukuoka. Please look at the   Sample Application Form carefully and fill out the form.

You will be asked to re-send us the application form if:
- you change any of the formatting (paper size, page orientation, zoom etc)
- your form is converted into a pdf or another type of file

*If you hold Japanese citizenship, you will not need to apply for your visa. Please contact us for more information.


Make sure your photo has been taken within the last 2 months. A photo must be sharp and clear. The applicant should face squarely towards the camera. The background should be plain white. No hats, caps or head coverings.


*Any information given to the Center for International Education will be strictly confidential and be only used for the applicant's admission and visa purpose, not to be used for any other purposes.

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