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FALL, 2022 Call for Applications: UEC International Special Program(Announcement for Self-financed International Students and Japanese Students)

1. Outline

The UEC International Special Program (MICH/AiQuSci) is an international cooperative educational program. In this program, MEXT scholarship students, self-financed international students, and Japanese students will learn together and from each other, and deepen mutual understanding.
Refer to the Handbook (TENTATIVE. Only accessible from your UEC google account) for detailed information of this program.
If you are already participating in this program, you do not need to apply via the google forms below.

What is the UEC International Special Program (MICH/AiQuSci)?

MICH and AiQuSci are the MEXT* Scholarship Special Programs that recruit MEXT scholarship students from overseas. These programs offer cooperative educational programs for MEXT scholarship students, self-financed international students, and Japanese students at UEC. We call this international cooperative educational program conducted at UEC, the UEC International Special Program (MICH/AiQuSci)
(hereinafter called “Special Program”)
*MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

Why should I join the Special Program?

The Special Program offers many opportunities to study together with other students from various backgrounds. Take advantage of the chance to learn from peers who have different language and culture, and develop a global network!
Strongly recommended for someone who wants to:
-make friends with Japanese and international students
-boost language skills through activities with a language partner
-connect to global community and work on a global stage

Expected roles

In principle, Japanese students and MEXT scholarship students or self-financed international students are paired up/grouped to participate in the following activities. The students are expected:
-To become a language partner and provide support for the acquisition of Japanese, English, or other second languages.
-To become friends with their language partner.
-To participate in classes and events designated by this Special Program with their language partner as much as possible.
-To expand the network of Japanese and international students beyond the language partnership by getting to know the language partner’s acquaintances and communities.

2. Participation and Completion of the Special Program

Self-financed international students and Japanese students may participate the Special Program for one semester, one year, or until graduation.
A certificate of participation in the Special Program will be issued at the end of each semester if the requirements for participation are met. If you fulfill the requirements for completion of the Special Program on your graduation, you will receive a certificate of the program completion with your diploma.

3. Special Program Participation Benefits

Special Award

You can receive a special award of 20,000 JPY each semester as a reward for your contributions, especially as a language partner. This award will not be provided to MEXT scholarship (MICH/AiQuSci program) students.

Support for travel and participation expenses of program-designated events

You can receive support for travel and other expenses (registration fees, etc.) when participating in events designated by the Special Program.
Conditions will apply to the above benefits. Refer the Handbook for detailed information.

4. Applying for the Program


1. You must be either:
-Graduate student
- Undergraduate student
-International Research Student
-JUSST student
2. Understand and agree with the purpose of this Special Program

Recruitment number for Fall semester. 2022

About 30 Self-financed International students and about 60 Japanese students to join the program from October 2022.

Application Deadline

9a.m. Wednesday, August17, 2022

Selection and results

The committee will make a selection and the results will be notified by the beginning of October, 2022.

Application procedures and selection

Apply via the Google application form. 
Read the  Handbook (TENTATIVE. Only accessible from your UEC google account) thoroughly before applying.
Application google form
The Application google form is only accessible from your UEC google account
※Items to be filled out in the Google form. You should prepare it before start filling out the form. 
Through participation in this Special Program,
What do you want to accomplish?
How can you contribute to UEC and this Special Program?
Why are you interested in this Special Program?
Examples of cross-cultural exchanges you have experienced 
How much you are motivated and interested in learning a foreign language
Please summarize your thoughts and experiences in about 60 - 120 words for each ① to ⑤. 
※Language Partner Preference Questionnaire
If you have a specific preference, fill in the respective fields in the Google Form so that we can use it as a reference for pairing.
Japanese Language Proficiency Level
Foreign languages other than English
Number of hours per week
Other (free description)
For inquiries, please contact
UEC International Student Office

Created: August 2, 2022 / Last modified:August 2, 2022