SPACE Program at Saga University,Spring Semester Admission 2014Posted on April 1, 2013


Deadline: November 11, 2013 to submit all document at International Affairs Office 6th Floor,  The President Building.

2014 Spring Semester (tentative):

Classes                      April 7 to July 25, 2014

Exams                        last week of July and early August

Summer Break           early August to September 30, 2014

SPACE (Saga University Program for Academic Exchange) is a special program designed for international students from affiliated universities around the world.  It offers a unique curriculum of Japanese language classes and courses in the student’s major in English and Japanese.  Participating students deepen their knowledge and understanding not only of their major field of study, but also of Japanese society and people, through academic work and meaningful interactions with Japanese students and the local people.

1. Types of Academic Programs Students choose either the “SPACE-E” or “SPACE-J” program, depending on the student’s aim of study in Japan and the preference for language in which to study.


> Courses are taught in English.   This program is for only undergraduate students.


> Students register regular   courses taught in Japanese.  Both   undergraduate and graduate students can participate.

We recommend that you choose SPACE-J if you already have high Japanese language proficiency and have passed the Level 2 or higher JLPT.

2. Eligibility Students who meet the following conditions are eligible to apply. 1) Status ?The applicants must be enrolled in full-time degree programs at overseas universities that have concluded a student exchange agreement or memorandum of student exchange with Saga University or are in the process of concluding such. ?The student must be enrolled as a full-time student at the home institution throughout the period of study at Saga University. ?An applicant for SPACE-E must be an undergraduate student who has completed at least two years of study at the home institution. ? An applicant for SPACE-J must have completed at least one year of study at the home institution and be enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate (Master’s) program at one of our partner institutions. <!–[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]–> <!–[endif]–>

2) Language Proficiency Requirements

SPACE requires exchange students to be proficient in either English or Japanese.

Culture & Education


Science & Engineering



Good English Skills

Good English Skills*1

Good English Skills

Good English Skills



JLTP 2 or above




*1: A student who registers for “Development of Economics” is required to obtain a TOEFL-iBT 61 or above , or IELTS 5.0 or above.

*2: For a student who is unable to take the JLTP test, SPACE will consider scores in the Japanese language section of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (??????, EJU). Please contact our office if you have taken this examination.

* 3: All SPACE-J students with JLTP 2 will take a placement test after arrival. If the student’s Japanese language proficiency is evaluated as at an “intermediate” or “pre-intermediate” level, he or she must take in the Bridging Course which provides intensive Japanese language education. At the end of the first semester, all students in the Bridging Course will take a test to determine whether they have obtained sufficient Japanese proficiency to register for regular courses.