About SGHSS

    Incoming Exchange Students

    In order to duly comply with bilateral exchange agreements, the School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences is excited to welcome students from partner universities and institutions.

    Incoming exchange students who participate in an exchange program will have to meet similar criteria that the SGHSS requires of its students going overseas.

    General requirements include English language proficiency that is equivalent to a score of at least 550 on the TOEFL PBT or equivalent, high academic standing in their home university, and basic knowledge in the Liberal Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences, comparable to the completion of the second year of studies in the SGHSS.

    Exchange students have to reach a level of at least the JLPT Level 2 or equivalent in order to take classes conducted in Japanese. In such cases in which students only want to attend classes conducted in Japanese, the above-mentioned English language proficiency requirements will be judged on an individual basis.

    The Center for Japanese Language and Student Exchange offers classes that are particularly suited for newcomers to Japan. These include Japanese language classes for beginners and intermediate-level students and also a range of introductory courses related to Japan and Japanese culture.

    Student Services and Support

    Instructors involved in the SGHSS will provide detailed guidance, consultation and support for students in a study abroad program. During a student’s time abroad, the instructor in charge will be ready to correspond via e-mail or skype and, as appropriate, to visit the destination abroad to observe student life and to offer consultation and support. Instructors of both the home and hosting university will stay in close contact in order to keep abreast of students’ progress and to build a crisis and risk management system should the need ever arise.

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