Short-Term Study Program
International Student Exchange
Japan Program at Chiba（J-PAC）
Chiba University provides three academic programs, known as J-PAC for students from academic institutions with which Chiba University has university level student exchange agreements.
1. Undergraduate Programs
(1) Japanese studies program (Program 1)
Program 1 is designed for international students who specialize in Japanese studies at their universities and offered to Japanese government scholarship students (Nikkensei). The aim of this program is to provide opportunity to gain advanced Japanese proficiency and to enhance students’ ability to conduct research in Japanese studies, as well as to gain specialized knowledge about Japan.
(2) Undergraduate exchange Program (Program2)
Program2 is designed for those students who have already studied Japanese and are interested in Japanese society and culture. The aim of the program is to provide an opportunity to study Japan in more detail and improve Japanese language proficiency by both interacting with Japanese students and attending various courses at Chiba University.
2. Graduate Exchange Program (Program3)
Program3 is designed for graduate students who wish to study at Chiba University in their specific fields. They can participate in courses in the graduate program and may receive advice from their supervisors.
Students of these three programs are registered at Chiba University faculties or graduate schools. Academic advisors and J-PAC coordinators support their study.
There are no undergraduate programs which begin in April: all undergraduate exchange programs begin in October and last for one year. Graduate exchange program students can also enroll in April. However, the duration of the program will be only six months i.e. till the end of September.
Note that J-PAC is NOT a language course for students whose only aim is to improve their Japanese language skills.
HOW TO APPLY
To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an institution of higher education that has concluded an inter-university agreement with Chiba University. If the inter-university student exchange agreement is also concluded, it should allow credit transfer and waiver of tuition and fees for application and registration. The applicant must have completed at least one year of undergraduate course work at the time of application. Also, students accepted into the program must agree to return to their home institution upon completion of the exchange program.
The selection of participants will be made by referees at Chiba University on the basis of the student’s academic record, a personal statement of purpose and two recommendation letters from his/her current teachers. Students should send completed applications to Chiba University through the student’s home institution to be received by March 10, for admission to the program beginning in October.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Japan Program at Chiba
Center for International Research and Education
1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba-shi 263-8522 Japan
TEL: 043-290-2163 / FAX: 043-290-2198