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Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
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Rolling Admission 10/01/2017 07/31/2018
Fall 2017 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
3
Class Status:
Sophomore
Language of Instruction:
Japanese Language Courses Offered: Japanese
Prior Language Study Required:
4 semesters completed
Academic Subject:
Education, Japanese
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
BSU Exchange with Tokyo Gakugei University
 
 
What is the program about? 
Tokyo Gakugei University is a national university and it was founded in 1949 as a teacher-training university.  Currently it has five departments at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels: Elementary school's teacher training, Junior high school and high school's teacher training, Special school's teacher training, Long-Life Studying, Human Welfare Studying, International Understanding and Education, Environmentalogy,  Information Studying, and Art and Cultural Studies. It is a home for over 5,000 students including more than 500 foreign students from 50 universities/colleges in twenty-one countries. 
Tokyo Gakugei University has developed programs to better accommodate professional school teachers, including evening and short-term courses. It house a number of national research centres in education-related fields. In addition to our Koganei campus, it also maintains a number of attached public schools offering curricula in elementary, secondary, and special education at various locations in the greater Tokyo area.
 
 
Where does the program take place?
Koganei, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area in the world. Because of this, there are many forms of culture and entertainment available, as well as access to transportation to many of the other points of interest in the surrounding area. Tokyo, as the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, is Japan's largest domestic and international hub for rail, ground, and air transportation.

Geographically, Koganei lies approximately at the center of Tokyo, and is located about 20 kilometers west of Shinjuku, where Tokyo Metropolitan Government has its headquarters. It is flanked on the north and the south by two large parks. To the north is Koganei Park, which includes the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, a branch of the Edo-Tokyo Museum located in Ryogoku, Tokyo. To the south is Nogawa Park and Tama Cemetery, two of the largest green areas in Tokyo.

The former city of Tokyo and the majority of mainland Tokyo lie in the humid subtropical climate zone with hot humid summers and generally mild winters with cool spells. The region, like much of Japan, experiences a one-month seasonal lag, with the warmest month being August and the coolest month being January.
 
 
When does this program take place?
Fall: Early October – March
Spring: Early April – Early August
Academic Year: Early October – Early August
 
 
What is the program content?
Tokyo Gakugei University offers two different programs for foreign students besides regular programs:
  1. TGU International Student Exchange Program: Japanese Language and Electives (taught in English) in Japanese culture, business, education, history, psychology, music, art, and sports.
  2. General Program: Full range of university studies in Japanese and Japanese Language. Applicants must have Japanese language skills of JLPT N2 or equivalent.
 
What is the student accommodation?
Tokyo Gakugei University is home to approximately 400 international students, about 180 of whom live in dormitories and other housing provided by the university. Many exchange students live in the university housing. Dormitories come furnished with a minimal amount of furniture and other necessities whereas rental apartments do not come with any furnishings. Tokyo Gakugei will assist BSU students in securing suitable accommodation.
 
 
What is included?
All students attending Tokyo Gakugei pay Ball State tuition and student fees. Tuition and fee rates are based on residency.
Round-trip airfare, accommodation, meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket by the student but can be factored into the cost of attendance sheet for financial aid purposes. Other costs include US passport and immigration documentation.
 
 
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for a Yuhas or Rinker scholarship from the Rinker Center for International Programs. Scholarship applications can be downloaded from our website here and submitted to RCIP.
 
In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
 
 
Number of placements available?
2  
 

Is a visa required?
U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.
 
A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program.
 
If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are an BSU international student, also visit the Rinker Center to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States.
 
 
How do I apply?
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"

Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU
 

Who can I contact for more information?
Phone:  (765) 285-5422
Email:  studyabroad@bsu.edu