Application & Fees
Deadline: January 1st
First, create an account and fill out the on-line portion of the application. To access your application packet, you must submit your on-line information first, and then application packet in pdf format will appear with essay questions, reference forms and further instructions. Print this pdf and follow all instructions. All items in the application packet are due by the deadline .
All students enrolled in American colleges and universities are
eligible to apply. Preference is given to qualified applicants from
GLCA and ACM colleges. Selection is competitive. A minimum grade
point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Acceptance in the
program is contingent on completion of at least one semester or term
of Japanese Language study prior to departure and on approval of
the School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University.
Program Fees, 2012-13
$43,250 ($34,600 + $8,650) - (tuition + room & board)
$24,000 ($19,200 + $4,800) - (tuition + room & board)
Fall Semester / Cultural Practicum
$27,750 ($22,200 + $5,550) -(tuition + room & board)
Intensive Language / Spring Semester
$26,750 ($21,400 + $5,350) - (tuition + room & board)
Fees for 2013-14 will be available February 2013.
The program fees cover the cost of the orientation session, room,
partial board (breakfast and dinner with the host family), commuting
expenses in Tokyo, Waseda University tuition, the cultural practicum,
and administrative costs. A deposit of $500 is due upon acceptance
and should be paid directly to the Japan Study Office. This deposit is applied
to the program fee. ACM students will be billed an additional fee of approximately $10/week for ACM-mandated travel health insurance coverage. Please contact ACM for the most current rate information.
Students are responsible for roundtrip airfare, national health
insurance (about $25/month), lunches, books, and personal expenses.
Recent participants have budgeted $400-$500 each month for these
expenses. Many students work part-time in Tokyo--teaching English
or working in local shops--to offset such expenses. After departure
from the United States, no part of the program fee expended on a
student's behalf is refundable.
The Japan Study office at Earlham College will provide participants
with information about Japanese government scholarship programs
after acceptance. These applications (for full-year students only)
must be submitted after students are accepted to Japan Study. Other
scholarship opportunities are listed on a separate Japan Study web
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