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.


  1. Please nominate students on the following page by October 30.
  2. Based on your nomination, we will send application information to the students and ask them to register online by November 8. Please collect all supporting documents (listed below) and send them as PDF by November 8.
    (All application documents must be sent by the coordinator of the applicant’s home institution. We will arrange an interview with the applicant via Skype or phone.)

・Certificate of Enrollment


・Recommendation letter

・Japanese Proficiency Level Check Sheet and JLPT score (if applicable)

・Study Plans at Shiga University


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 SKYPE 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


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