Overview

Doshisha University

Language of instruction: English, Japanese
  • 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

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsFine ArtsLand and Food Systems

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

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

Term dates

  • Fall Term: October - March
  • Spring Term: April - August
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • 18 Doshisha Credits = 15 UBC credits

Credit transfer process

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.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* 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

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

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

Partner Course Information

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.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ANTH 1st
Title: What Makes Humans Human? Introduction to Anthropology
Partner course code: N6022
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: ARTH 1st
Title: Study of Art (1)-52
Partner course code: 29151-052
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2014-12-12
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: International Communication A
Partner course code: Z3141
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-03
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Japanese (Reading Comprehension B VI)
Partner course code: JAPN Reading B
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-01-05
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Japanese 1 (Written Expression V)
Partner course code: Z0531-073
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-06
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Japanese 1 (Oral Expression BⅤ)
Partner course code: Z0542-073
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-07
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Intermediate Japanese Grammar Overview A
Partner course code: Z2007
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2016-11-07
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Japanese (Oral Expression B VI)
Partner course code: JAPN oral B VI
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-01-05
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Japanese (Written Expression VI)
Partner course code: JAPN writing VI
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-01-05
UBC course: JAPN 4th
Title: Pre-Advanced Level Japanese VI
Partner course code: JAPN 総合VI
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2015-01-05
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Business A -International Career Development-
Partner course code: Z4021-051
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-18
Journalism
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Comparative Studies of Media
Partner course code: N6023
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-15
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 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.

Additional awards

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.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

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’ forFederal 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.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • 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

Information on Accommodation

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