Exchange Application (for Partner University Students only)

(Information for Partner University Coordinators)

We accept exchange students (both undergraduate and graduate levels) to start the program in April or October.  Students can study in Shiga University for one semester or two semesters.
The application will be accepted through the universities that have student exchange agreements with Shiga University.

Application for exchange students (for acceptance in Fall 2024) *Applications closed

[Faculty of Education (Otsu Campus) : 2 students, Faculty of Economics (Hikone Campus) : 11 students]

  1. When the application process begins, we will send information about exchange application to the person in charge at each university.
  2. Based on your nomination, please ask the students to register online by May 31, 2024. Please collect all supporting documents (listed below) and send them as PDF by May 31, 2024. (All application documents must be sent by the coordinator of the applicant’s home institution. We will arrange an online interview with the applicant.)
    • Certificate of Enrollment
    • Transcript
    • Recommendation letter
    • Japanese Proficiency Level Check Sheet and JLPT score (if applicable)

As all regular courses will be taught in Japanese, we require applicants to have a certain level of Japanese language proficiency. (Preferably JLPT N2 or equivalent.)

We may accept students without N2 certificate based on the interview and students’ area of studies, etc. Acceptance as exchange students is only granted after successfully completed interview. Shiga University will send a confirmation of acceptance upon decision.

We may accept students with N3 or without certificate if they are planning to take only Japanese language classes. In this case, students will be placed in the campus with appropriate Japanese classes, regardless of their interest of study.

For any questions or inquiries, please email us at kokusai[at]

*Please replace [at] with @ and send.

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