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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange - True Exchange Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Type: Residence Hall Area of Study: Foreign Language
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Program Description:
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Toyo University
Toyo has a long tradition and history. In 2012, Toyo celebrated its 125th anniversary since its founding, and it is one of the largest universities in Japan with over 30,000 students.
Toyo offers both liberal arts and science courses. Its sports teams include baseball, field athletics, sumo wrestling and ice hockey. Its main campus, Hakusan, is located in the heart of Tokyo. Two other campuses are conveniently located within minutes by train.  See their website for an overview of the program.

Exchange students take classes in Japanese language and culture. It is strongly recommended that students begin the exchange program having taken at least one semester of a university-level Japanese language course. Beginning students who have never formally studied Japanese must master hiragana and katakana characters before arriving in Japan.

Toyo University is an exchange partner, which means students pay Winona State University tuition and the host university’s room and board. Acceptance under the exchange may depend on the balance of incoming and outgoing students.

LOCATION
Toyo University is located in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo is officially known as Tokyo Metropolis, which has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. 
The latest estimate in 2019 shows the growing population of Tokyo with 13.9 million people, with the special wards 9.6 million, the Tama area 4.2 million, and the Islands 25,147. You can read more about Tokyo here

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/PREREQUISITES
The exchange program is designed for students who wish to study at Toyo University for one semester or a full year as specified below. The students in this program will study Japanese language and culture and/or regular courses. Those who are certified Level 1 (N1) or Level 2 (N2) of the JLPT (the Japanese Language Proficiency Test) are eligible to take regular courses taught in Japanese.

It is recommended that students begin the exchange program having taken at least one semester of a university-level Japanese language course. Beginning students who have never formally studied Japanese must master hiragana and katakana characters before arriving in Japan if they would like to take Japanese language and culture program (NEST).

SEMESTER/SUMMER DATES
Fall semester:  September to January
Spring semester:  April to August
Full Academic Year: September to August OR April to January
Summer/Winter at Toyo: Click on this link

COURSE OFFERINGS
Toyo offers regular Courses for Exchange Students and Japanese Language and Culture Courses.  Please use this course list as a reference. Keep in mind, courses for the semester you are abroad may not be available until closer to departure time.  Refer to current or previous semesters for courses that are typically offered.   

ACCOMMODATION
Click HERE for more information on housing options.  Click HERE for the fee structure. 

COST
Sample cost estimate: Toyo 19-20.xlsx

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Immigration/Visa Information - Required to obtain a COE (Certificate of Eligibility) and a Visa for entering Japan.
Guide For International Students 2019

Scholarships Available
Toyo's FAQ page. Very Helpful.

Application Process Overview for 2019 
Toyo Exchange Program Fact Sheet for 2020




 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.