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Indiana University Japanese Language Department インディアナ大学ブルーミントン日本語科

Doshisha University Center for Japanese Language and Culture

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Academic year at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan
  • Fall semester :September to February
  • Spring semester: April to August
  • Doshisha University is one of the major universities in Japan. It has 14 Graduate Schools and currently accommodates nearly 26,000 students, including 550 international students from around the world. Doshisha University is located in Kyoto, Japan.
  • The Center for Japanese Language and Culture at Doshisha offers intensive Japanese language courses. Courses are divided into 8 different levels: elementary, upper elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate, pre-advanced, and high advanced.
  • The Center offers a wide range of courses taught in Japanese on Japanese language, culture and society. It also offers lectures in International studies and seminars, some of which are taught in English.
  • The required course load is 12-14 credits per semester.
  • Two years of Japanese language study, a GPA of 3.2 or higher, and evidence of maturity and problem solving ability.
  • The Center guarantees housing for visiting students in dormitories near the campus. There is a dormitory for international students and a dormitory for both Japanese and international students. There is also a dormitory run by non-Doshisha owners in which students live with various people who are part of the Kyoko community
  • Tuition: Regular IU tuition for both semesters (resident or non-resident tuition)
  • Rent: $400-$600 per month; services fee: $30 per month; utilities: $80 per month
  • Air fare: $800-$1100
  • Food: variable (depending on whether students cook or eat out)
  • Insurance: $84 for National Health Care and $90 for medical evacuation/repatriation through IU
  • Most IU scholarships, grants and loans can be used for program costs.
  • Students also may apply for national scholarships (i.e., the Boren and Gilman Awards) as well as Japan-based scholarships (i.e., Bridging Scholarships).
  • You will be applying for the JASSO International Student Scholarship and the Doshisha University Student Exchange Support Scholarship when you apply to the program. Decisions about scholarships will be made by Doshisha.
  • All applicants must be IU students.
  • Application packets must include:
    1. An application form
    2. A one-page statement of purpose written in English
    3. Two copies of your unofficial transcript
    4. Two Letters of Recommendation

    Complete application packets must be received by January 17th, 2012; however, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. All application materials must be mailed or hand delivered. No materials will be accepted via email or fax. Please submit application packets to:

    Keiko Kuriyama, Japanese Program Coordinator
    Indiana University Bloomington
    East Asian Languages and Cultures
    Goodbody Hall 223
    1011 E. Third Street
    Bloomington, IN 47405

    Fax: 812-855-6402

  • All applicants will be interviewed. Interviews will be conducted during the first weeks of February.
  • For academic year 2013-14: January 15th, 2013
  • The EALC department will inform applicants of the results of admission by March 1st, 2012.