Exchange: Kwansei Gakuin University

Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) is an independent institution for higher education, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in over 35 different disciplines to a student body of about 20,000, including approximately 400 foreign students. The University maintains academic standards that rank among the highest of all Japanese universities and colleges. Students have taken courses here on Japanese culture, art, history and language.

Two-minute overview of Kwansei Gakuin University (Video)

Exchange students will be enrolled in Contemporary Japan Program and choose from one of the two tracks: Japanese Language Track or Modern Japan Track.

Credit Equivalency: 30 Credits = 5.0 UofT FCE

Available Courses: Check here.

Housing: On-campus housing is available. Please find more information here.

Note: This destination is only open to Full Year or Winter exchange. ¬†This destination’s term date¬†does not align with U of T’s. If you have any questions, please email


Country(ies): Japan
City: Nishinomiya
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: Fall (Sep-Jan), Winter (Mar-Aug), Year-long (Sep-Aug)
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Fall/Full Year Deadline: December 4, 2023
Winter Deadline: April 3, 2024


Language of Study: English, Japanese
Level of Study: Undergrad
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Study
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: Program fees
Funding: IE Award


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 2.25