Fukushima University

Fukushima
Japan

Language of instruction

Japanese

Fukushima University centres its curriculum on issues faced by actual communities in the prefecture. The University utilises a high teacher-to-student ratio to enable its programs to incorporate a variety of fieldwork and internship opportunities.

Fukushima is one of the most diverse, picturesque prefectures in Japan, yet its image is tainted by the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant disaster. Prepare to have your image of Fukushima changed – come experience the region’s famous cherry blossoms, onsen resorts, ski hills and more.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 1 (Spring) April–August
Semester 2 Semester 2 (Autumn) October–February

View the Fukushima University academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Fukushima University has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

14 tani / credits per semester at Fukushima University is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Fukushima University

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the Fukushima University course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Japanese
Postgraduate

Course restrictions

Fukushima University is only available for exchange to study Japanese language and culture courses at undergraduate level. And each course is typically worth 2 tani/credits. 

Additional academic information

Fukushima University has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

The Fukushima University International House is a residence facility for visiting students which gives priority to exchange students who are visiting Fukushima for the first time. It is equipped with amenities so that residents can immediately start their university life with just a few extra purchases.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Japan is relatively expensive, however, there are multiple ways to reduce your expenses while living and studying in Japan.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Foreign residents who will be staying in Japan for three months or more must subscribe to the National Health Insurance program (NHI; also known as “Kokuho”).

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Consulate General of Japan for visa and immigration information. 

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.