The application deadlines are:
February 1 for the fall semester or fall term
May 15 for the spring semester or year-long program
This program is open to admitted and enrolled University of Oregon undergraduate women and graduate women and men in good standing who have attended the UO for at least one term. To be eligible, students must have before departure:
- at least 90 credits
- an overall GPA of 3.00 or above
- a minimum of one year of college-level Japanese*
*Students with two years of college-level Japanese must attend the intensive language program from January through March and must continue on the academic year option.
- an overall GPA of 3.25 or above
- a minimum of three years of college-level Japanese
Students must also make satisfactory academic progress throughout the application process and their study abroad program, and otherwise comply with policies and procedures of the host university, the UO and Study Abroad Programs.
If you do not meet the minimum requirements, please contact Michelle Hyde-Wright before applying.
Early application is advised. Selection for the program is based on a review of the student's essays, transcripts, recommendations and completion of the interview process. Some applicants may also be interviewed by a faculty member from the Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures. Nominees for the program will be required to take a Japanese language proficiency examination and complete the Japan Women's University exchange application in a timely manner.
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An application fee is due at the time the application is submitted and is non-refundable under any circumstances.
Note: Because the final approval of nominees must come from JWU, we will not have confirmation of acceptance until November, at the earliest.
In addition to the process described above and below, graduate student applicants must also complete the Graduate Enrollment in UO-Sponsored Study Abroad Programs form. This form requires that you obtain pre-authorization for your program from your adviser, department head and the Graduate School.
Selection and Participation
Participants must meet the eligibility requirements for their chosen program, and be prepared linguistically, academically, and socially to succeed abroad. Study abroad participants must satisfactorily complete the following:
- well-written program application.
- interview process.
- timely submission of required paperwork.
- attendance at pre-departure orientation sessions.
- payment of program fees.
Program participants must also demonstrate the ability to be successful overseas through evidence of maturity, motivation, and flexibility, and such other characteristics as Study Abroad Programs may deem relevant or appropriate. Participation in any program is subject to the approval of the Office of International Affairs and its partner institutions, which may grant or withhold such approval in their sole discretion.