Semester Programs for Non-degree International Students

Non-degree Semester Program

SWU offers 2 types of non-degree semester programs for international students. Students currently studying at SWU’s partner institutions may participate in the following programs as exchange students if you meet certain requirements and are recommended by your home institutions. Please consult the study abroad coordinator at your university for your eligibility.
Non-degree Program Guide for International Students 2020


For those interested in taking liberal arts courses in Japanese:
 ①SWU Academic Program

15 week program offered in both Fall and Spring semesters. Students will take courses offered in Japanese by 14 different departments. You can learn subjects of their interest and also experience actual Japanese university classes with other SWU students.

Below are lists of courses that are open for international students. In order to register for the courses, you must registering for the courses during the orientation period and receive an approval.
List of Courses open to international students 2020 Spring Semester
List of Courses open to international students 2020 Fall Semester
*Level of Japanese proficiency required to participate, differ by courses. Please refer to the course list.
*Due to limitations on class size and the fact the degree-seeking students are prioritized, you may not be able to take all the courses of your choice.


For those interested in focusing on the improvement of their Japanese proficiency:
Intensive Japanese Language Program

15 week program offered in both Fall and Spring semesters.
Students are required to take 5 mandatory Japanese Language courses. You may also take up to 2 liberal arts courses of your choice, either in English or Japanese.
There is also an optional internship experience (maximum 1 month) for students if you wish to extend your stay after the program. Below are course descriptions of the 5 mandatory Japanese Language courses.

Japanese Communication: Through conversation-based lessons, students study common Japanese that is useful in school life, homestay and part-time jobs. <90 minute class: 2 times a week>
Japanese in Context: Based on weekly topics, students learn active Japanese through use of media, interview sessions, and interactions with Japanese students. There are also visitor sessions where guest lecturers are invited from Japanese firms to present and talk about a variety of topics. <90 minute class: 2 times a week>
Internship Preparation: Students learn business manners, Japanese phrases used in business situations, and tips on writing business emails and taking business calls. This will prepare students for an optional internship experience following this program. <90 minute class: 1 time a week>
Intermediate Grammar: Students develop comprehensive Japanese language skills through learning intermediate level grammar. <90 minute class: 2 times a week>
Intermediate Reading: Through reading lessons, students acquire the skills of reading sentences with accuracy as well as learning vocabulary and grammar in context. <90 minute class: 1 time a week>

For Study Abroad Coordinators at SWU Partner Institutions

Please find here, detailed information on exchange programs, accommodation, and other information necessary for international students. Please fill in the designated form below (Excel format) for nomination and send it to our point of contact by the deadline.
2021 Information Sheet for SWU Incoming Exchange Students
2021 Nomination List Form
Nomination Deadline
Spring Semester: November 15th
Fall Semester: May 15th
Point of Contact:
Center for International Exchange (CIE), Showa Women’s University
Agency office: Arc Three International Co. Ltd.
inb-prcd@swu.ac.jp

 

Scholarship

◆ The Hirao Scholarship Program
The Hirao Scholarship Program was established through a donation from Mr. Koji Hirao, a current faculty member of SWU who served as its fourth Chancellor. The program aims to provide financial assistance to international students from the Southeast Asia region who wish to study at SWU.
Application Information for the Hirao Scholarship Program(Japanese and English)
The Hirao Scholarship Program Application Form
*The scholarship application form must be submitted with the rest of the program application documents.

Deadline: 
For spring semester program: November 25th 
For fall semester program: May 25th

Partner Institutions of SWU and Showa Boston Institute

Shanghai Jiao Tong University[CHINA]
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai International studies University[CHINA]
Shanghai International studies University
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology[CHINA]
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
East China Nomal University[CHINA]
East China Nomal University
Dalian University of Technology[CHINA]
Dalian University of Technology
Zhejiang Nomal University[CHINA]
Zhejiang Nomal University
Tunghai[TAIWAN]
Tunghai University
Aletheia University[TAIWAN]
Aletheia University
Mongolian National University of Education[MONGOL]
Mongolian National University of Education
Seoul Women’s University[KOREA]
Seoul Women’s University
Hanyang Women’s University[KOREA]
Hanyang Women’s University
Sogang University[KOREA]
Sogang University
Kookmin[KOREA]
Kookmin University
Sookmyung[KOREA]
Sookmyung Women’s University
Sungshin University[KOREA]
Sungshin University
Vietnam National University, Hanoi[VIETNAM]
Vietnam National University, Hanoi
Royal University of Phnom Penh[CAMBODIA]
Royal University of Phnom Penh
Thammasatt[THAILAND]
Thammasat University
Chiang Mai University[THAILAND]
Chiang Mai University
Universitas Gadjah Mada[INDONESIA]
Universitas Gadjah Mada
Universiti Teknologi Brunei(UTB)[BRUNEI]
Universiti Teknologi Brunei(UTB)
University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific[ASIA]
University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific
RRU[CANADA]
Royal Roads University
Framingham[U.S.A]
Framingham State University
Framingham[U.S.A]
University of Massachusetts Boston
Lesley[U.S.A]
Lesley University
Endicott[U.S.A]
Endicott College
University[U.S.A]
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Colleges of the Fenway[U.S.A]
Colleges of the Fenway
University College Capital[DENMARK]
University College Capital
Business[DENMARK]
University of Business Academy Aarhus
Spain[SPAIN]
University of Alcala
Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia[ITALY]
Universita Ca’ Foscari Venezia
University of Turin[ITALY]
University of Turin
[ITALY]
Sapienza University of Rome
InterDaF e. V. am Herder-Institut der Universität Leipzig[GERMANY]
InterDaF e. V. am Herder-Institut der Universität Leipzig
Universite Caen Normandie[FRANCE]
Universite Caen Normandie
University of Warsaw[POLAND]
University of Warsaw
Vytautas Magnus University[LITHUANIA]
Vytautas Magnus University
(Buryat State University)[RUSSIA]
Buryat State University
(University of Bucharest)[ROMANIA]
University of Bucharest
University of Queensland[AUSTRALIA]
University of Queensland
(University of Northampton)[U.K.]
University of Northampton

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