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Study Abroad destinations

Okayama University

Okayama, Japan

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year
Japanese, Intercultural Communication and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You need to gain the following credits from your modules:

  • 12 to 16 Japanese credits per semester
  • 24 to 32 Japanese credits per year 

You can see the module options on the Okayama University website. 

Academic calendar

The academic year is split into 2 semesters: 

  • Semester 1: Late September to early February 
  • Semester 2: Early April to late August 

Visit the Okayama University website for a full list of academic dates. 

Accommodation

Accommodation abroad

There is a range of accommodation available for international students at Okayama University. 

Information on all student accommodation is available on the Okayama University housing pages. 

Costs and visas

Insurance and additional costs

Students are required to enrol in the Japanese National Insurance System. This costs approximately ¥2000 a month and the Student Mutual Benefit Insurance which costs approximately ¥12,000 per year. This includes ¥4,000 as Co-op membership fee which will be refunded when you withdraw from Co-op membership  at the end of your stay.

Visas

Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return.

You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes.

If you do have any visa related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.

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