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<aside> ✨ Nomination period (by study abroad advisors):  March 25th, 2022 ~ April 30th, 2022

Online Application deadline (by students):  April 1st 2022 -  May 1st, 2022*

The deadline is absolute: Any application that arrives after the deadline will not be accepted.



Application Process

(Please read carefully before applying)

  1. Click here to create your online account, then apply for the program

    ⚠Choose 「2022 Fall Reconnaissance Japan Program (exchange)」、NOT~~「JFOU Summer Session 2022」~~⚠

*Please refer to this instruction if you have any problems applying for the program.

※For the requirement for your photo , you may refer to this URL instead if you cannot access that in the above instruction.

  1. Prepare for the required documents for the application

    <aside> 🔥 Please start preparing the documents once you applied for the program because some may require more than 3 weeks to be issued in some cases


  2. After everything is submitted, check your application status to make sure that your application is complete.

    *If a significant period of time has elapsed and your status is not complete, please write to inbound@obirin.ac.jp and ask about your status.

    *If your application progress is at 92%, it means you have finished your part of application.

    *All students, including those from our partner schools, have to pay the student service fee i.e. 20,000yen in order to complete the application. If the payment has not been finished, no CoE(Certificate of Eligibility for Status of Residence) will be issued. ※Students can finish their payment after receiving their CoA (Certificate of admission).

  3. If your application is successful, you will receive an official acceptance email and letter from JFOU.

  4. CoE (Certificate of Eligibility) will be sent to you so that you can apply for a student visa through your Japanese embassy or consulate.

  5. Upload your flight plans on form provided by JFOU approximately four weeks before departure if you expect airport pickup

    *You should buy a flight ticket only AFTER receiving your CoE

  6. Before going to Japan, check here to see the tips for living a happy exchange life in Japan. ☺️