Doshisha University Center for Japanese Language and Culture -Information Sheet for Partner Universities- As of September 01, 2010 Contact Name of Institution Doshisha University Name of Office Office of International Education Mailing Address Doshisha University Office of International Education Center for Japanese Language and Culture Kamigyo-Ku, Kyoto 602-8580 Japan Manager Ms. Hiroko Kitamura Program Coordinator Mr. Hiroki Kamata Ass. Program Coordinator Ms. Kimika Mori Tel: +81-75-251-3257 Fax: +81-75-251-3123 E-mail: email@example.com Website: University website (Japanese) http://www.doshisha.ac.jp/japanese/ University website (English) http://www.doshisha.ac.jp/english/ Center for Japanese Language and Culture website(Japanese) http://cjlc.doshisha.ac.jp/ryugaku/index.html Center for Japanese Language and Culture website(English) http://cjlc.doshisha.ac.jp/ryugaku/english/index.html Academic Calendar Semester 1 Semester 2 Teaching Period April to July mid-September to late January Application Due Middle of November end of March Enrollment/Orientation first week of April mid-September First Week of Classes first week of April mid-September Last Week of Classes mid-July late January Exam Period late July to early August late January to mid-February Announcement of mid-September late March Examination Results Application Procedures Number of accepted Students Please see the student exchange agreement between our and Duration of Exchange institutions Expected Date and Method of August of the previous year via E-mail Sending Application package Documents required Please see the application package that is send out every year in August Application Deadlines Spring Semester: Middle of November of the previous year Fall Semester: March 31 Academic information for exchange students Language Requirements Exchange students who wish to come to Doshisha University are usually required to have studied Japanese at a college level for at least one year prior to their application. List of Courses in the http://cjlc.doshisha.ac.jp/ryugaku/studyinkyoto/front_03/02.html Nichibun Program (incl. (Japanese) courses taught in http://cjlc.doshisha.ac.jp/ryugaku/english/studyinkyoto/front_03/02.html languages other than (English) Japanese) These courses are open to all exchange students. Courses and Restrictions Students who show a good command of Japanese language at the for taking Courses at placement test will be allowed to take courses at Doshisha’s Doshisha’s Under- undergraduate and graduate schools. The courses that can be graduate and Graduate taken depend on the student’s Japanese level. Exchange students Schools. are precluded from enrolling in seminar classes and specialized subjects that are only open to students of the respective faculty. Credit System The Center considers a class of the Japanese language Courses and the Japanese/English language Seminars that meets 2 hours (90 minutes) once a week (x 15 weeks) as one credit, and a class of the Lecture Courses that meets two hours (90 minutes) once a week (x 15 weeks) as two credits. Course Registration At the beginning of each semester Status of Exchange Full-time non-degree student at the Center for Japanese Language Students at Doshisha and Culture University Other Accommodation Doshisha University has ten accommodations available. The accommodation application form will be send to our partner universities with the Application package. Due to a limited number of rooms in each dormitory, Doshisha University can not guarantee that students can move into the application of their choice. Rent: 22,000 to 41,000 yen/month Facilities Students can use the same facilities as regular students. Living Costs Depending on each student’s lifestyle. The average monthly costs of living in Kyoto are about 120,000 Japanese Yen, including rent (at the very least 100,000 Japanese Yen). Scholarships Doshisha University Student Exchange Support Scholarship: 80,000 yen per month up to 11 months or 500,000 yen (250,000 yen per semester). JASSO: 80,000 yen per month up to 12 months and 80,000 yen as a relocation allowance upon arrival. Documents required: Certificate of Enrolment of the applicant for JASSO International Student Scholarship for Short-Term Study in Japan. Pick-up Pick-up at Kyoto Station on specific days (free of charge) Visa Doshisha will apply for the Certificate of Eligibility for a Status of Residence on behalf of the students. Vaccinations Vaccinations against Measles and Rubella are recommended. Insurances Exchange students who study at Doshisha have to join the National Health Insurance Program that covers 70% of medical treatment costs. Students have to bring a travel health insurance to cover them for the first weeks. Students coming to Doshisha are automatically covered by “Doshisha’s Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research” (free of charge). However, this insurance only covers the time during classes, other on-campus activities or off-campus activities authorized by the university. There is currently no compulsory insurance for public liability arranged by Doshisha. Students should therefore take out their own public liability insurance.
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