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Okayama University (Exchange)
Okayama, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Program Description:
Okayama University
Exchange Program Okayama (EPOK) is a program organized by Okayama University between its EPOK partner universities that offers students an opportunity to study in Japan. Through this program, EPOK encourages students to learn and understand Japanese culture, customs and social backgrounds. Classes are offered in English and Japanese. Okayama University and EPOK provides students the ideal setting for studying abroad; one that nurtures education and learning while at the same time offers students an environment for freedom, growth and experience.

Japanese IEP and other students completing the overseas component of IEP exchange program will work closely with Japanese IEP Director, Dr. Manabu Takasawa (, and the URI Office of International Education in order to be admitted as an exchange student at a partner institution in Japan and prepare for their time abroad.


Exchange students can choose classes from the ones offered by the faculty they belong to but they are required to obtain the lecturer’s permission to take the course before registration. Most courses are taught in Japanese. Exchange student without the required level of Japanese language proficiency may not be allowed to register. In addition, there are some classes have limited enrollment, such as experiments or laboratory work, and are open only to regular students. Japanese language courses are offered by the Language Education Center and open to all international students at Okayama University. Furthermore, the Center for Global Partnerships and Education offers a course to introduce Japanese culture and experiences called “Study of Japan” for undergraduate exchange students.

All EPOK students are accommodated at the Okayama University Shared House. This residence is conveniently located just five minutes from the Tsushima Campus of Okayama University (main campus). EPOK students share a unit with a Japanese student and two other international students. School library, computer laboratories, shops, restaurants and various forms of entertainment are all easily accessible.


Estimated Cost of Attendance Per Semester: $16,806
Note: Please view the budget sheet for itemized cost details.


URI students will have two separate applications to complete, an application with URI as well as an application with the host exchange partner university. Please contact your URI Program Sponsor to learn about the host university's application requirements and timeline. Below outlines the application deadlines for the mandatory URI application. Students must first complete the URIAbroad 'Pre-Decision Phase' prior to sending any application materials to the host exchange program. 

URI Eligibility Requirements:
  • Be in good social standing 
  • Subject to the URI Student Policies & IEP Year Abroad Program Policies 
  • All URI students participating on one of the University's direct exchange programs must be formally enrolled within the equivalent of a minimum of 12 US credits per semester to maintain their full-time student matriculation status.




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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 04/01/2020 08/01/2020
NOTE: URI Application is October 15. After receiving a nomination from URI, students must complete the Okayama University application by November 15, 2019.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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