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Study Abroad in Japan

Updated: Feb 23, 2021

Interested in spending a semester abroad? Learn more about Seinan Gakuin University in Fukuoka, Japan!

Seinan Gakuin University (SGU) is a humanities-focused university with a long history of international exchange and cooperation. The international exchange program is one of the oldest such programs in Japan. The location of the University, in the largest city on the island of Kyushu, offers students an exciting environment in which to learn and grow.

Seinan Gakuin University is situated adjacent to one of Fukuoka City’s key waterfront areas, Seaside Momochi, amid a superb environment incorporating academic and cultural facilities, information hubs, and educational and research centers. It offers fourteen courses of study in seven undergraduate departments (Theology, Literature, Commerce, Economics, Law, Human Sciences, and Intercultural Studies). With a total graduate and undergraduate student population of about 8,500, SGU is consistently ranked as one of the leading privately funded universities in Western Japan.



  • Ask the SNHU Study Abroad Office about the minimum GPA requirement.

  • Semester, year-long, and summer programs available. Fall Semester: mid-August to mid-December. Spring Semester: early January to late May. Click here for the academic calendar.

Course and Subject Offerings

  • Required Japanese Language (Language, Japanese Orthography Skills and Reading)

  • Japanese Electives (History of Japan, Japanese Business Management, Japanese Cinema, Japanese Communication through Manga and Anime, Japanese Psychology and Society, Natural World of Japan)

  • Click here for courses offered to study abroad students.



Seinan Gakuin University offers two housing options for international students. On-Campus “International House” consisting of single bedrooms, with shared kitchen and bathrooms. About half the residents are international students and the other half are Japanese. Off-Campus “Dormitories” offer single bedrooms with a small kitchenette and private bathroom. These also include breakfast and dinner, Monday to Saturday, at the on-site dining room. For more information about housing, click here.


General Information

  • Click here for information about Extracurricular Opportunities.



JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) scholarships are available. Students must have a 3.0 minimum GPA. There is a greater chance to receive a scholarship in the Fall semester.

Scholarships are available. Click here for a database of scholarships and contact


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