Application Schedule

Application Schedule

Exchange students must be nominated by a partner university first. We inform our partner universities of the nomination and application deadlines every August.

Once we receive a nomination, we ask the partner university that has submitted it to upload the application documents online. The International Center informs the partner university of the URL for uploading the application documents by email.

The following is the timeline for 2023 applications and admissions.

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Fall Entry
(Sept. - Jan.)
Spring Entry
(April - Jul.)
Feb. 20 Oct. 7 Deadline for nominations from partner institutions
Apr. 10 - Apr. 20 Oct. 27 - Nov. 11 Partner institutions submit the completed application documents of their nominated students.
For further information, please see the Application Documents page.
Apr. - May Nov. Screening at Dokkyo University
Late May. - Early Jun. Late Nov. - Early Dec. Approval of admissions and issuing of notifications to home universities.
Dokkyo applies for Certificates of Eligibility from the Immigration Bureau on behalf of the students.
Mid-Jul. Early Feb. Certificates of Eligibility (issued by the Immigration Bureau) are sent to the relevant home universities (by express mail). Students apply for student visas from the Japanese Embassy or Consulate.
Mid-Jul. Early Feb. Dokkyo requests home universities to nominate one student for the Dokkyo University International Scholarship.
Late Jul. Mid-Feb. Students submit their housing requests online.
Late Aug. Mid-Mar. Students receive information on their housing assignments and the orientation session.
Students receive an email from our student staff about the support that we provide.
Late Aug. - Early Sept. Mid to Late Mar. Online orientation for new exchange students, including placement test for the Japanese language program and guidance for course registration, etc.
Students arrive in Japan.
Mid-Sept. Late Mar. Students move into their university housing. (Move-in date will be specified by the university.)
Mid-Sept. Late Mar. - Early Apr. Face to face orientation for new exchange students, including signing for housing contract, taking out insurance, etc.
Sept. 24 Apr. 10 Classes start.
Please note that the start date for the semester is subject to change.