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Exchange Programmes in Japan

Application Procedures
A recruitment announcement will be made during the first semester. (Application forms may be obtained from the School office or the Academic Secretariat). You will be interviewed as part of the selection process.

The cost of living in Japan is high. According to ICU figures, during one year of study a student can expect to spend at the very minimum HK$100,000 on living expenses, and that is a very conservative estimate. Living costs at Hitotsubashi and Soka are similar to those at other institutions. There is financial assistance available from the University of Hong Kong, the host universities, and some external sources, one of the most comprehensive of which is JASSO (Japan Student Service Organization), whose scholarships include a return airfare and a JPY80,000 monthly allowance (subject to change without notice). However, as this assistance is limited, and is offered on a competitive basis, students interested in this exchange programme must be prepared to cover these expenses themselves.

Credit Transfer
You may apply for the course credits earned as an exchange student to be transferred back to the University of Hong Kong. You may apply to do so by writing to the Faculty Office between May 1 and 31 before you return to Hong Kong. As each university has a different curriculum and syllabus, each application for credit transfer will be considered on an individual basis. To facilitate processing of your application, please provide the following information by downloading required forms, and submitting them to the Faculty Office during the period specified above.

General information:
Semester dates
Length of a lecture/seminar/tutorial session
Total number of credit units taken per semester (or year)

Course information:
Course titles (in English and Japanese)
Number of sessions per week
Semester in which each course was taken
Number of credit units assigned to the course by the host university in Japan
Course contents (usually the course description provided by the teacher, or the university)
Results, if known at the time of application

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