Student Exchange Partners

Canadian Students

Hokkaido University | Hosei University | J.F. Oberlin University | Josai International University | Kwansei Gakuin University | Meiji University | Nagoya University | Seinan Gakuin University | Sophia University | Tsuda University

Schools currently not accepting JACAC students: Ritsumeikan University

Japanese Students

University of Alberta | Université Laval | University of Regina | Université De Montréal | University of Prince Edward Island | York University | Concordia University

Schools currently not accepting JACAC students for 2017: University of British Columbia, Concordia University, Queen’s University, University of Waterloo & Renison, York University, University of Prince Edward Island

Hokkaido University

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
HUSTEP
SAS,SRS

Requirement
GPA : 3.0 or above
JAPANESE :
Undergraduate: None (HUSTEP), JLPT N2 or higher (SAS/SRS)
Graduate: SAS: JLPT N2 or higher
Accepting 2nd year students: Students must have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study at their own university prior to arrival in Japan.

Exchange Student Housing
Guaranteed for exchange students

Programs in English
HUSTEP Course Curriculum Fall Semester
HUSTEP Course Curriculum Spring Semester

» Visit Website

University of Alberta

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
All Faculties except for Medicine and Dentistry, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rehabilitation Medicine
All Departments except for Department of Criminology

Language of Instruction
English/French

Requirements
GPA: Minimum 2.7 . Students applying to the Faculty of Engineering must have a minimum of 3.0 and must have completed 2 years of university by the time of application.
ENGLISH: Language proficiency documents (if required). If students do not have a TOEFL score, please ensure an exchange advisor or professor provides a letter indicating that your student has a sufficient English language proficiency to undertake academic courses in English. As well, please sign the section under “English Language Proficiency” on the Undergraduate Exchange Application Form.
TOEFL requirements:
Undergraduate: 580 (paper based); 90 (iBT) » Visit Website
Graduate: 550 (paper based); 88 (iBT); 6.5 with no band less than 5.0 ( ELTS) » Visit Website
Accepting 2nd year students: Yes
Others: Original transcript with an original university seal or signature (in English translation if applicable)
Photocopy of passport or birth certificate with particulars page

Exchange Student Housing
Guaranteed housing for students coming for a full academic year in Schaffer Hall. Online application due by April 30th.

» Visit Website

Notes
Additional application materials may be required for certain programs and will be requested upon receipt of application.
Students applying to take courses in the visual arts must submit a portfolio. Students wishing to take music courses must provide an audition tape/cd. » Visit Website

Hosei University

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
Undergraduate: Any department/courses
Graduate: Any department/courses, but prior inquiry required

Requirements
GPA: None
Japanese:
Undergraduate: None. Students must take a language placement test at the beginning of the semester.
Graduate: Same as above. Students may also be requested to submit essay about his/her study before school starts.
Accepting 2nd year students: Students who have attended a university abroad for at least 2 years of study before the Program period begins and who, upon completion of the studies at Hosei, will return to their home university.

Exchange Student Housing
Guaranteed for exchange students

» Visit Website

Programs in English
Global and Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS)
Global Business Program (GBP)
Sustainability Co-creation Program (SCOPE)
Institute for Global Economics and Social Sciences (IGESS)
Global MBA Program
Institute of Integrated Science and Technology (IIST)
Exchange Students from Overseas Program (ESOP)

Course list: » Visit Website

 

Université Laval

Programs not open to Student Exchanges
• Education and Vocational Teaching (all levels)
• Graphic Design and Multimedia (all levels)
• Health sciences Programs (Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Dentistry, Nutrition, Speech Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing) except Bachelor’s in Kinesiology
• Music instrument courses
• Psychology (all levels)
• Translation (all levels)
• Masters in Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Microbiology, Agrifood Engineering, Animal Science, Anthropology, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Kinesiology, Public Communication, Social Work, Visual Arts
• Public Relations (graduate diploma)

Places are very limited in the Baccalauréat en architecture, Baccalauréat en communication publique (Public Communication) and Maîtrise en aménagement du territoire et développement régional (Land-use Planning and Regional Development).

Language of Instruction
French. English-taught courses in Business, English Studies and English Literature
Requirements
GPA: B
FRENCH: DELF B2
ENGLISH: 6.5/9, TOEFL IBT 79 /120 or 549/650 
Accepting 2nd year students: Yes

Exchange Student Housing
Available on campus and off campus

» Visit Website

» Course Information

J.F. Oberlin University

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
College of Arts and Sciences, College of Global Communication

Requirements
GPA: 2.8 or above
JAPANESE: None
Accepting 2nd year students: Yes

Exchange Student Housing
Guaranteed for exchange students

Program in English
The Reconnaissance Japan Program

University of Regina

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
Information on Programs: » Visit Website

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
Information on Admissions Requirements: » Visit Website
Supporting Documents: » Visit Website
Accepting 2nd year students: Yes, with a minimum of 70% or 2.75 GPA

Exchange Student Housing
How to Apply to Housing Services: » Visit Website
Priority Deadline For Fall – March 1
Priority Deadline for Winter – October 1
Preference is that all exchange students live on campus

Notes
Additional information concerning International Students and Exchanges: » Visit Website
Information on Regina, Saskatchewan: » Visit Website

 

Josai International University

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
Social Work Studies, Social and Environmental Studies, Management and Information Sciences, Media Studies, International Humanities, Tourism.
*Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nursing are not available for exchange students
» Visit Website

Requirements
GPA : None
JAPANESE : JLPT N2 or above/or Letter of Comment from academic supervisor of applicant that proves applicant’s Japanese language skill is equivalent to JLPT N2 for students who wish to take general classes taught in Japanese.
Other Language: English language proficiency for those who are non-native English speakers taking courses offered in English called JIU’s Global College Program.
Accepting 2nd year students: Yes

Exchange Student Housing
Guaranteed for exchange student

Programs in English
The Global Program (GM)

 

Université de Montréal

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
1. Undergraduate Studies – List of Programs : » Visit Website
(For full list of courses in French, please click here.)
2. Graduate Studies : » Visit Website

Language of Instruction
All courses are given in French (except for courses in a number of foreign language programs, the Faculty of Law and the School of Industrial Relations).

Requirements
GPA: Students must have very good academic records and meet the specific requirements of the department at which they wish to study. The number of participants accepted into an exchange program is established by each department, based on the number of places available in the program and the number of admissible candidates. Success rates vary greatly from one department to another. The better your academic record are, the greater are your chances of being selected as an exchange program candidate.
FRENCH: Minimum of B1 level of French, B2 and above recommended.
Some departments may require a higher level.
Accepting 2nd year students: Yes
Others: Students participating in exchange programs must:
• At the Undergraduate level: have completed at least one year of full-time study in the program in which they are registered at their home institution;
• At the Graduate level: have completed at least the first semester of the Master’s or PhD program in which they are registered at their home institution;
• Remain registered in this program while they are at the Université de Montréal;
• Obtain their home institution’s approval for the program of studies they intend to pursue at UdeM;
• Have an intermediate or high intermediate knowledge of French;
• Have a very good academic record;
• Meet the specific requirements of the department at which they wish to study.

Exchange Student Housing
On-campus accommodation: An offer for on-campus housing will be sent along with the welcome package to selected students only.
Reservation deadline: June 30th (bei@umontreal.ca)
Off-campus accommodation: Off-campus housing Office: please click here

» Visit Website

» Course Information

Kwansei Gakuin University

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
Undergraduate: Contemporary Japan Program (CJP)

  • CJP Japanese Language Truck (JLT)
  • CJP Modern Japanese Truck (MJT)
  • School of International Studies Courses
  • Japanese Studies
  • Canadian Studies

Graduate: Contemporary Japan Program (CJP)

  • CJP Japanese Language Truck (JLT)
  • CJP Modern Japanese Truck (MJT)
  • Institute of Business and Accounting Courses
  • Canadian Studies Courses

Requirements
GPA: None
JAPANESE:
Modern Japan Track: none
Japanese Language Track: Required to read, write, understand and pronounce the Hiragana and Katakana phonetic scripts by the time students arrive in Japan.
Accepting 2nd year students: Yes

Exchange Student Housing
Guaranteed for exchange students

Programs in English
CJP Japanese Language Truck (JLT)
CJP Modern Japanese Truck (MJT)

2017-18 KGU Exchange Program Fact Sheet
CJP Brochure (2017-2018)

» Visit Website

University of Prince Edward Island

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
All but Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
GPA: 70% or (2.7 GPA)
ENGLISH/FRENCH: Proof of English proficiency is required. The acceptable scores can be found here
Accepting 2nd year students: All exchange students must have a minimum of one academic year at their home institution completed prior to coming to UPEI as an incoming exchange student
Others: Students participating in exchange programs must:

  • Remain in full-time status of their program of study for the duration of time at UPEI
  • Submit a course request form (CRF) signed by their home institution academic advisor indicating the student has met all pre-requisites listed on the CRF.
  • Meet the specific requirements of the UPEI department they are applying to study within.
  • Provide a proof of medical coverage for the duration of the exchange prior to arrival » Visit Website

Exchange Student Housing
Guaranteed for exchange students if application is received by the application deadline (June 1st for Fall semester and October 1st for Winter/Spring semester)

» Visit Website

Meiji University

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
All departments

Requirements
GPA: None
JAPANESE: Each school sets the Japanese language requirement.
*English track courses will require English proficiency (for non-native speakers) instead of JLPT.
Accepting 2nd year students: Yes

Exchange Student Housing
Guaranteed for exchange students

» Visit Website

York University

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
Information on course selection and any restricted programs: » Visit Website

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
GPA: None
ENGLISH/FRENCH: No official proof of language proficiency is required. Please click here for suggested levels.

Accepting 2nd year students: Yes

Exchange Student Housing
Guaranteed for exchange students (applications received by deadline)

Fact Sheet for York’s Exchange Partners 2018-2019 is available here.
For incoming student information: » Visit Website

Nagoya University

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
NUPACE (Nagoya University Program for Academic Exchange)

Requirement
GPA: 3.0 or above
JAPANESE: JLPT Level 1/N1 (ONLY to students intending to take regular university courses instructed in Japanese.
Accepting 2nd year students: Yes

Exchange Student Housing
Guaranteed for exchange students

Programs in English
NUPACE offers very unique courses taught in English. You will find the interesting courses: » Visit Website

Notes
Nagoya University can receive exchange students only from institutions that have concluded bilateral academic exchange agreements with Nagoya University.

Concordia University

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
All Faculties
All Schools except for the School of Extended Learning
Goodman Institute of Investment Management (GIIM)

All Departments except for:
Film Animation, Film Production, Executive MBA, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA), Teaching English as a Second Language, English as a Second Language

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
GPA: Minimum 3.0/4.3 .
ENGLISH: Language proficiency documents. As well, please sign the section under “English Language Proficiency” on the Incoming Exchange Application Form.
TOEFL requirements: 100 (Communication Studies, Journalism and Creative Writing)
Undergraduate: IBT 90 or higher and no part under 20
(Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science: Between IBT75-84 or any part under 20Graduate: IELTS score: 6.5 or higher with no band less than 6.5)
Accepting 2nd year students: Yes
Others: Original transcript with an original university seal or signature (in English translation if applicable)
Photocopy of passport or birth certificate with particulars page
Letter of Motivation
Official letter of permission from home university

Exchange Student Housing
Student Residence Available but not guaranteed

 » Visit Website

Seinan Gakuin University

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
Undergraduate: International Division
Graduate: International Division

Requirements
GPA: None
JAPANESE: None
Accepting 2nd year students: Yes

Exchange Student Housing

Guaranteed for exchange students (International House, Off-campus dormitories and Homestay)

» Visit Website

Sophia University

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
Undergraduate:
English Taught Program: Faculty of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Science and Technology, Master’s Program in Linguistics (TESOL), Graduate School of Global Studies, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
Course Information:» Visit Website
Japanese Taught Program» Visit Website

Requirements
GPA: 3.0 or above
JAPANESE: (Requirement if any: N1) for students wish to enroll in Japanese taught program
Accepting 2nd year students: Yes

Exchange Student Housing
Guaranteed for exchange students
» Visit Website

Tsuda University

Schools/Faculties/Programs Available
Undergraduate: Department of English, Department of International and Cultural Studies, Department of Mathematics, Department of Computer Science

Graduate: Program of English Language and Literature, Program of International and Cultural Studies, Program of Mathematics and Computer Science

Requirements
GPA: Above average
JAPANESE: Low -intermediate
Accepting 2nd year students: Yes

Exchange Student Housing
Housing is offered but not guaranteed for exchange students
» Visit Website

Notes
Teacher training course is not open to exchange students

 

The Japan-Canada Academic Consortiums aims to promote the exchange of undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and teachers, and to encourage a movement of ideas and knowledge between the two countries.