May this year 2022 be your best ever… Study in Japan Global Network Project, entrusted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT-Japan), is here for you to deliver the information on studying in Japan especially on undergraduate courses.

[News]Study in Japan for Africa University Search Data Portal

We have launched the "University Search Data Portal" with the aim of further promoting study in Japan from sub-Saharan Africa. The portal currently contains information on over 700 courses offered by 67 universities and educational institutions. With this Data Portal, prospective students can search by various items such as field of study and name of universities in Japan.

With the increasing number of opportunities to provide information online, the Data Portal is expected to become a tool that will make study in Japan more accessible to prospective students by consolidating information on the timing and method of application to each university.

In particular, for those who wish to study in Japan for a short period of time as exchange students, the Data Portal includes information on Japanese universities that have concluded inter-university agreements with universities in sub-Saharan Africa, where there is possibility to have exchange programs in Japan. This makes it the only data portal for study in Japan that is specialized for this region.

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[Bachelor Course Intro.]Ritumeikan University

1. Course name | Degree title
Ritsumeikan University English-medium Undergraduate Programs:
・College of Global Liberal Arts (GLA): Dual Degree Program with the Australian National University | Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts and Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Affairs
・Information Systems Science and Engineering Course (ISSE) | Bachelor of Engineering

2. Application period for September 2022 enrollment for GLA, and April 2023 enrollment for ISSE
February 16 - March 8, 2022

3. Course details
・GLA- This undergraduate dual degree program is offered jointly by GLA at Ritsumeikan University and the College of Asia & the Pacific (CAP) at the Australian National University. Students study 3 years in Japan and 1 year in Australia, and will be awarded two degrees, Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts and Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Affairs, in four years. Read more.
・ISSE- Students in ISSE develop the information systems engineering skills necessary to work anywhere in the world and bring imagination and technical competence to every kind of project and organization, while also maintaining the powerful benefits of their own unique personalities and cultures. Read more.

→Check what Chris from Uganda found, “ I was attracted by the international atmosphere at Ritsumeikan…”

Join the special Q&A session for students in AFRICA on Saturday January 22!! Register here.


[Bachelor Course Intro.]Toyo University

1. Course names | Degree titles
・Department of Global Innovation Studies (GINOS) | B.A. in Global and Regional Studies
・Department of Information Networking for Innovation and Design (INIAD) | BA in Information Networking for Innovation and Design

2. Application period for September 2022 admission
February 10-16, 2022

3. Course details
・GINOS- Department of Global Innovation Studies offers a program where students will acquire full of creativity and entrepreneurship that will help students generate innovations bravely in the international society where the problems are piling up. The students will look at various exiting issues from political, economic, social, or cultural points of view and think of ways to solve them through innovation. Read more
・INIAD- In the Department of Information Networking for Innovation and Design, computer science education including programming is a base for all the course. The department will aim at cultivating the human resources equipped with the networking literacy such as "manager" who can start a new business, "coordinator" who can build a new public sector wing as a system, and “creator” who can embody a new product and new information service from both sides of technology and the design, all of whom are the core human resources who can create networking innovation. Read more


[Bachelor Course Intro.] Okayama University

1. Course name | Degree title
・Discovery Program for Global Learners (GDP) | Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

2. Application period for October 2022 admission
Open till January 21, 2022, 17:00 JST, UTC+9 (cf: 10:00 CAT, UTC+2)

3. Course details
The Discovery Program for Global Learners (GDP) is a four-year undergraduate program that can be completed entirely in English. Students have the opportunity to work closely with the faculty in a diverse and interactive environment. The program offers courses from a wide range of disciplines including economics, management, philanthropic studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, and agricultural and environmental sciences. Its open curriculum allows students to develop personalized coursework that fits their individual academic interests and future goals. Students with advanced Japanese proficiency have the option of taking Japanese-medium courses offered across campus and conducting their senior projects in laboratories for physical and biological scientific research. Intensive Japanese language courses are also offered to help students adapt to life in Okayama. Read more

→Check the GDP Student Journal “The Polyphony”


[Bachelor Course Intro.]Ritumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

1. Course name | Degree title
College of Asia Pacific Studies (APS) | Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc)

2. Deadline of application period for September 2022 enrollment
March 23, 2022

3. Course details
APS challenge you to tackle a vast array of global issues and develop new ways of thinking to face these obstacles head-on. You will gain a broad understanding of the political systems, economies, societies, and cultures of the Asia Pacific region while gathering relevant skills in language and information technology. APS prepares you for a wide variety of careers in the government, international organizations, media, the travel industry, and multinational corporations.
Areas of study include:
- Environment and Development
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Culture, Society and Media
- International Relations and Peace Studies

The Hospitality and Tourism area of study received the United Nations World Tourism Organization Tourism Education Quality Certification. This certification is granted to institutions that have high-quality tourism education, research, and training programs. APU is the second institution in Japan to receive the UNWTO TedQual Certification. Read more


[Exchange Program]Tokyo University of Foreign Studies(TUFS)

In 2020, a new program called IAfP (Innovative Africa: Educational Networking Programs for Human Resource Development in Africa’s SDG’s) was launched at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS). IAfP is an Inter-University Exchange Project supported by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan). This program, which will run until 2024, is implemented in cooperation with Kyoto University, a Japanese partner university.

IAfP is a program applicable for ISEP-TUFS students, exchange students, of the program partner institutions (check below). Airline tickets can be supported with the program.

TUFS also conducts associated events such as Japanese classes, online tours for understanding and exchanging Japanese culture, and study tours. In 2020, Hiroshima, Okinawa and Meditation online tours were implemented. In 2021, Rwanda Online Study Tour was conducted, where TUFS students exchanged with students in Rwanda.

Why don't you take this opportunity to study at TUFS?!

Partner Institutions of IAfP:
- Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (Rwanda)
- University of Ghana (Ghana)
- University of Zambia (Zambia)
- University of Pretoria (South Africa)
- Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
Read more


[Video]Life in Japan (A DAY WITH TEMI)

Studying undergraduate in Japan is full of discovery and FUN! Enjoy a joyful campus tour and feel a good vibe of life in Japan while following an actual international student, Mr. Temi, from Nigeria studying at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), in Beppu, south of Japan. Watch now.

→Read Voice from Mr. Temi


Since 2014, Study in Japan Global Network Project has been implemented by Hokkaido University , commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT-Japan). This project is a gateway to all universities in Japan, without having to search and look into every university on your own.


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Study in JAPAN for AFRICA Newsletter vol.2
Published on 12th Jan. 2022