For Students

Study in Japan


UW Prof. David Goldstein will be leading a UW study abroad trip to Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, over Spring Break 2021.  Space is limited. Students at any of the three UW campuses are eligible, so feel free to encourage your friends at UW Bothell, UW Seattle, or UW Tacoma to apply with you.  The program will be in English. You do not need to know any Japanese language to participate.

You can find details in the online brochure.  Be sure to click all of the tabs just above the purple “Apply Now” bar.

The priority application deadline is Sunday, Nov. 1. You must apply by that priority deadline to be eligible for scholarships. The estimated cost is about $5000 but financial aid and scholarships are available for qualified students, so please don’t let the price tag scare you off. No one will have to commit to the program until they know how much financial assistance they can get.

The application requires one letter of recommendation (does not have to be a UW faculty member), so don’t wait until the last minute to start your application.

Contact Prof. Goldstein with questions at:


Programs in Japan

While enrolled at the University of Washington, you can study in Japan. The UW has:

  • Relationships with approximately 20 institutions of higher learning in Japan
  • 30 separate programs ranging from a few weeks during summer quarter, to a full academic year.
  • Some programs are through specific UW departments, but open to all UW students.

Two of the key relationships which students take advantage of regularly for both summer and year-long programs are with Waseda University (for language and general studies) and the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama ( for intensive language study). 

Study Abroad Office

The University of Washington’s Study Abroad Office is an excellent resource for anyone seeking to study in Japan. Students are encouraged to visit their “Getting Started” page for a general overview of options available. To find a program by region, term, or focus, please visit this page. The Study Abroad Office also offers scholarships for programs, with no separate application required. Take a look at the current deadlines.

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)

The JICC, part of the Embassy of Japan, provides a Study in Japan: Guide for U.S. Students. The comprehensive guide provides information for students in the process of applying for study opportunities in Japan. It covers university exchange, Japanese language institutes, direct enrollment and graduate programs as well as scholarship opportunities.

To view the guide, please visit this link.