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Shinshu University
Matsumoto, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Language of Instruction: Japanese Minimum GPA: 3.0
Credit Type: Resident
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Choosing to study at Shinshu University gives students an immersion into Japanese culture, the ability to recieve a good education and aquire broader knowledge, as well as climb the Japanese Alps, soak in a hot spring, eat delicious soba noodles, and ski in powder snow.  Shinshu University helps students become fully immersed in learning Japanese and integrated in Japanese society.
Shinshu is located in Matsumoto, Japan, a city of around 420,000 people. It is surrounded by the Japanese Alps, on the center of the Japanese island of Honshu. Japan is the tenth-most populated country in the world, with 127.3 million people. The Japanese call their country Nihon or Nippon, which means “origin of the sun”. Emperors have ruled in Japan since about the 7th century, but since about 1952, the country has been a constitutional monarchy.

Academic Calendar
OSU Shinshu University
Fall Fall
Late September- Early February
Spring Spring
Early April- Early August
Please note, these dates are subject to change. For the most accurate information, please visit the host university website

Before going abroad, you will need to investigate the courses available at potential host institutions. OSU students studying abroad must take at least the equivalent of 12 OSU credit hours during their exchange semester. Please be sure to read the course descriptions provided by the host institution and compare them to your coursework at OSU. 

OSU students studying at Shinshu enroll in intensive Japanese language courses. In some cases, students with high proficiency can study subjects in their major area after completing the Japanese language course. Click here for more information on course offerings at Shinshu University. 

Students participating in a reciprocal exchange program must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above at the time they intend to participate.

For estimated expenses, please refer to the budget sheets located at the top of this brochure. 

The university helps exchange students arrange their housing by offering housing in the international house, dormitories, or apartments. For more information, please refer to the host university website

Visa Information
Students studying for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa or residency permit. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to obtain visa information.

Helpful Links
Website for Exchange Students
Handbook for International Students

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Calendar Year 2019 12/31/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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