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  • Locations: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Program Length: Academic Year, Semester
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Housing: Apartment, Dormitory, Host Family
Academic Courses: Academic Credit Minimum GPA: 2.50
Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Description:

Seinan Gakuin University 



Seinan Gakuin is a Christian university in Fukuoka, Japan. It has an enrollment of 8,000 students. It is consistently ranked as one of the leading private universities in Japan. It’s long-established exchange program accepts international students from partner institutions around the world.

Fukuoka City is situated on the island of Kyushu, the most southwestern island of Japan’s four major islands. With a population of 5 million, Fukuoka has developed into the cultural and commercial center of the island. The city enjoys a convenient geographic location with easy access to other Asian nations. One of the key attractions of Fukuoka is the way it combines the convenience of the city with a rich natural environment. The public transportation network is excellent, with rail, bus and subway services that make it easy to get around in the city. Lush natural surroundings - sea and mountains - are only about 30 minutes away from downtown, and the city is noted nationwide for its delicious food. Fukuoka offers a number of local specialties. The city is also well known for its youthful vitality, which has nurtured many musicians, entrepreneurs, and entertainers, providing an atmosphere of creative energy and vitality.


FALL SEMESTER: Late August – Mid December
SPRING SEMESTER: Early January – Mid May
SUMMER SEMESTER: July – August (four weeks)

Students can take classes in English and Japanese at Seinan-Gakuin. Most students who study at Seinan Gakuin take at least one course that concentrates on Japan, including Japanese language, culture, history, tradition, business and politics. Learn more about available courses here. 

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Students may select courses they are interested in from the wide variety Seinan Gakuin offers. Four levels of Japanese language instruction are available, with students placed into beginning, pre-intermediate, intermediate or advanced courses based on pre-admission testing. Students can join the beginning class level with no prior knowledge of Japanese. In addition to classroom study, off-campus activities such as trips to museums and cultural and government facilities are also common, helping foreign students gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.

Seinan Gakuin University on-campus housing through International House (I-House) is located five minutes from the campus on foot. It houses the international students and Japanese students of Seinan Gakuin University. Showers and shared kitchens are provided on each floor. There are supermarkets and many restaurants within a 10-minute walk from the I-House.

In addition, students can choose to live off-campus. There are 2 types of off-campus housing available; dormitory-type or apartment-type housing. In both types of housing, residents would include both Japanese and international students from other universities and sometime non-students. Each room provides a mini-kitchen (or IH cooking heater) and a bathroom. 
Lastly, students have opportunity to choose a homestay. The homestay selection offers Japanese households to the international students near the campus or within an hour at most by bus or subway. A homestay is an ideal place for people who would like to learn Japanese as quickly as possible, since they are surrounded Japanese language while experiencing the culture.  

1. Housing:

Students pay housing directly to the Seinan Gakuin University.
*Students may be eligible for a scholarship through Seinan Gakuin. The funding is subject to change each semester, but students are encouraged to inquire about the scholarship with the Office of Study Abroad when applying. 

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the regular semester rate. Students pay tuition to Belmont.

3. Airfare  
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel. Students should wait until they have received formal acceptance from Seinan Gakuin into their program before booking their airfare. 


Seinan offers about 150 athletic, academic, and cultural clubs to students. Off-campus activities such as trips to museums and cultural government facilities are also organized, these type of activities help foreign students gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and language. 

Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Belmont Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
Spring Semester Programs: August 15
Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: February 15
How to Apply

1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.

This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) The Belmont’s Study Abroad Office Application, which includes:
  • Passport photocopy
  • Online questionnaires
  • Signature documents 
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
Step 2) The Host University Application,
This Step will be completed after your advisor reviews and accepts your Belmont application.
  • If Belmont’s Study Abroad Office accepts your application, your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will be sent to you. 


Jasmine Marecle 
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** 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.