[Japan] Kansai University – Fall Exchange Program 2018

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[This program is self-funded]

Kansai University is now recruiting exchange students for Fall semester 2018 which starts in September.

Kansai University was founded as Kansai Law School in November 1886, in the large commercial city of Osaka. Its founders consisted of a dozen people who were judicial officers and businesspersons. In the early 1870’s, the Ministry of Justice established its own law school. Western legal concepts, including that of human rights, were introduced into Japan by distinguished foreign scholars engaged by the Ministry. The founders of Kansai Law School had studied at this law school, under the French jurist Boissonade de Fontarabie*1.The idea of individual rights and legal processes independent of central governmental control were new to Japan. Long after the conclusion of their study with Dr. Boissonade, the founders continued to feel that these concepts were vital to the new Japan. They saw it as their duty to popularize jurisprudence in order to spread throughout the nation two notions: that of an independent judiciary, and that of human rights.

For further information, please visit: http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/Kokusai/2018fall/



September 21, 2018 – March 31, 2019



Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short‐Term Study in Japan) :

This is a scholarship paid by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). If our university’s program has been adopted, we will notify the details to subjects.

The details are not decided at the time of application for exchange study, so please note that we cannot respond to enquiries in advance.



Application Guideline : http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/Kokusai/2018fall/applicationguideen.pdf

Important Notice : http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/Kokusai/ES/others.pdf

Fact Sheet : http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/Kokusai/2018fall/factsheet.pdf



  • Covenants Application
  • Certificate of Health
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Certificate of Enrollment from faculty
  • Official academic transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation form
  • Colored copy of passport
  • Passport-size photo (4 pieces, 3.5 x 4.5 cm, white background color, taken within the past three months)
  • Letter of Nomination from faculty (*addressed to Head of Office of International Affairs)
  • English language proficiency  (Min. Score of GTEC 260, TOEFL-ITP 505, TOEFL-iBT 60, TOEIC 580 or CEFR B1)
  • Exchange Program Research Plan (optional, for students who wish to study at graduate level at Kansai University)



  1. Submit the aforementioned documents to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur F-13) for internal review.
  2. OIA staffs will evaluate your application.
  3. Once you are selected as Nominated Student, you may continue apply online to Kansai University as host university selection.
  4. FINAL decision from Kansai University.


Please send all documents above in 2 COPIES to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur F-13) no later than April 9, 2018.