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Exchange Programs in Japan

Exchange Programs with Japanese Universities:

  • Excellent opportunity to expand your horizon
  • Highly recommended for Japanese Major & I&IT Major students
  • Study mainly Japanese Language, Culture and your major subject in English if is offered.
  • Can transfer works taken in Japan to Clemson credits

Chukyo University (Nagoya, Aichi)


Chukyo University is a private university located in Aichi, Japan. Exchange students from Clemson University receive fully subsidized housing while abroad. The university offers courses in Japanese language as well as many courses in English, including history, business, communications, and cultural studies. 

  • Offering free housing for Clemson exchange students – will be evaluated on a yearly basis
  • JASSO Scholarship

Chukyo University Exchange Program
Chukyo University Fact Sheet

University of Fukui (Fukui, Fukui) 


Fukui University: Fukui is situated in the central part of Japan, facing the Sea of Japan. Because of its location, Fukui has been a gateway to and from Asian countries through which there have been cultural exchanges since ancient times. Fukui is geographically close to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, which had been the center of culture for more than one thousand years since 794. While studying at Fukui, Clemson students have two options based on the Japanese Language Proficiency. Beginning to Intermediate students can study Japanese language and Japanese affairs, as well as courses in English. Courses in English are offered in Culture and Society, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture and Civil Engineering. Electric Engineering, Computer Science, Intelligent Systems, as well as Physical and Chemical Engineering. Students with a higher proficiency in the Japanese language are invited to enroll in the university as a regular student and attend courses with their Japanese counterparts. 

  • Scholarships available

University of Fukui Exchange Programs
University of Fukui Fact Sheet

Nagoya University of Foreign Studies (Nagoya, Aichi)


The University is located in Nisshin, a suburb of Nagoya. With a population of about 2.2 million, Nagoya plays a central role in industry, commerce, and transportation in the Chubu area. The city of Toyota, famous as the headquarters of the Toyota Automobile Corporation, is also in close proximity to the university. The campus is surrounded by greenery, which ensures an ideal study environment for students. Students at all levels of Japanese language study can apply to Nagoya. There are two options for incoming international students, Japanese Language and Japanese Studies Program (JLJSP) or the Contemporary Japan Program in Nagoya (CJPN). 

  • Have an imbalance; however, we are willing to accept one student for (ideally) one semester to keep up momentum
  • JASSO Scholarship
  • NUFS Scholarship

Nagoya University of Foreign Studies website
Nagoya University of Foreign Studies Fact Sheet and Application Materials 

Sophia University (Tokyo) 


Located in the center of Tokyo, Sophia offers its student population of 12,000 a very diverse and vibrant atmosphere. Students who attend Sophia can go for any discipline in their Faculty of Liberal Arts. All of the programs are taught in English, and can be combined with a Japanese Language study program. Courses are offered in English are in the disciplines of Comparative Culture, Social Studies, and International Business and Economics. Students with an intermediate to advanced level of Japanese Language have the opportunity to take courses in Japanese, in the areas of Law, Theology, Philosophy, Economics, and Science and Technology, among others.

  • JASSO Scholarship

Sophia University website
Sophia University Fact Sheet and Application Materials

Tokyo University (Tokyo): Engineering, graduate level  FUJI FUND


With five different campuses around the Tokyo area, The University of Tokyo brings in approximate 2,500 international students from 100 different countries every year. Students interested in studying at the University of Tokyo, must have a very high language level, as all courses are taught in Japanese. Those who are accepted have the option of studying in any one of the universities 6 faculties including, Engineering, Science, Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Education, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

  • Engineering, graduate level

Tokyo University website
Tokyo University Fact Sheet

Waseda University (Tokyo): Engineering & Science, graduate level FUJI FUND


Waseda University Exchange Programs


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