The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
- Also referred to as Dodai
- Private university in Kyoto City, Japan
- Doshisha University has grown to be one of the major universities in Japan, with 14 Faculties and 16 Graduate Schools
- 30,000 students, including 1,300 international students
- One of the Japanese "Global 30" universities, recognized for internationalization efforts
- Doshisha University has two main campuses at Imadegawa in central Kyoto and at Kyotanabe in southern Kyoto
- There are over 400 clubs and organizations in Doshisha University
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students are admitted to the Center for Japanese language and Culture and study according to the curriculum offered by the Center
- Students who earn excellent placement scores on their "Japanese Placement Test" can attend lectures in the regular undergraduate and graduate programs
- CJLC Program for Exchange Students ("Nichibun" Program): specifically for exchange students from foreign institutions that have a student exchange agreement with Doshisha University, in order to develop the Japanese language skills of the international Exchange Students and to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture
- Fall Term: October - March
- Spring Term: April - August
Course equivalency formula
- 18 Doshisha Credits = 15 UBC credits
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
- Please research applicable course restrictions on Doshisha's exchange website
Full course load information
- Exchange students tend to take between 17-19 credits
- Courses are either 1 or 2 credits, therefore students will have to take a combination up to a maximum of 20 credits
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
- Doshisha University will provide accommodations to exchange students
- In the case that students wish to look for their own places, please be sure to inform the Office of International Students in advance