International Exchange

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International Center
Dokkyo's International-Exchange Activities Combine Traditional and Innovative Approaches

The International Center of Dokkyo University takes care of a wide range of administrative matters concerning international-exchange activities, such as dispatching exchange faculty members and exchange students to and welcoming them back from overseas partner universities, receiving visiting professors from abroad, providing counseling services to students who wish to study abroad, providing counseling services to international-exchange students on matters such as scholarships, medical fees, and lodging, as well as filing of applications for international joint research projects.
Each December the Center holds the Dokkyo International Forum, in which an international panel of distinguished researchers, including those invited from around the world, has lively discussions on a timely theme of the time. The proceedings of the forum are published in the International Center's Annual Report on International Exchange and disseminated extensively in Japan and abroad.

Overseas Study Programs
On the basis of academic-exchange agreements with the following 25 foreign universities, Dokkyo University exchanges students and faculty members with the partner schools. Some students of Dokkyo University also study at universities in such countries as the United States, Canada, Germany, Britain, France, Australia, and China that do not have exchange agreements with the University.

Japanese Language Program
The University offers a special Japanese-language program for exchange students from its overseas partner universities. This special program, which has enrolled more than 200 exchange students since 1987, is designed to enable foreign students to learn about the state of things in Japan and gain a general understanding of Japanese society and culture while receiving Japanese language education. Depending on their proficiency in the Japanese language, exchange students are eligible to take regular advanced courses. International students from nonpartner universities may apply for enrollment in such advanced courses, but given the fact that there is a fixed quota for enrollment for such courses, and that exchange students from partner schools have priority over them,
they are accepted only when the quota is not filled.

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Conditions for Exchange Students' Enrollment in Advanced Courses (Order of Priority)
1. Exchange students from universities that have exchange agreements with Dokkyo University take priority over those from universities without exchange agreements.
2. Exchange students who wish to enroll in advanced courses and are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses in Japanese at universities of their official affiliation, and have Japanese language proficiency equivalent to Level 3 on the Japanese Proficiency Test or above.

Periods of Acceptance of Exchange Students
Spring semester: April to mid-July
Autumn semester: Late September to mid-January

Partner Institutions