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Application for exchange program at Daito Bunka University

Admission to Daito Bunka University for exchange students from partner universities takes place twice a year (April and September). You will send required documents through the international office in your home university.

How to apply:

Step 1

Exchange students are required to complete and submit the following documents to through your coordinator or the international office in your home institution. *Hardcopy is NOT required.
*All of the documents must be prepared in Japanese or English.

  1. Daito Bunka University application form
  2. Questionnaire on learning Japanese
  3. Official academic transcript
  4. Recommendation letter from a professor
  5. Statement of financial support
  6. Health certificate
  7. One photocopy of your passport (If you have already had your own passport.)
  8. Digital ID photo (4cm×3cm) (JPEG)
  9. Certificate of Eligibility application *Please type and fill in the EXCEL file below.
  10. [Only to apply for graduate school] Research Plan (size of A4 paper, within 2 papers)
April (First Semester) Admission : October 15th
September (Second Semester) Admission : April 15th

Step 2

On receiving all the documents above, we will start your application process. We will email your home university/applicants directly the information brochure about life in Japan, a timetable after arrival.

Step 3

Daito Bunka University will apply for your Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) to the Immigration Bureau in Tokyo. When the CoE is issued, it will be sent to your home university at the end of January for those who enroll in April, in the middle of July for those who enroll in September.

After you receive the CoE, you can apply for a “College Student Visa” to the Japanese Embassy or the Japanese Consular Office in your country. Please be sure to have “College Student Visa” when going through immigration and customs. Contact the Embassy or the Consular Office for more information on visa application.

We ask you to come to Japan, Narita Airport at designated day and time. We will rent a bus and pick you up at the Airport and drive you to dormitory. If it’s difficult to arrive at Narita Airport at the designated schedule, you need to come to the dormitory by yourself.


Exchange students are required to stay at dormitory (Dormy Tsurugashima) designated by Daito Bunka University during your study at DBU. Application for housing is not needed. You are not arrowed to rent an apartment by your own.
Details for Dormy Tsurugashima is below.

The payment for accommodation shall be made by bank transfer for each semester, and is due around the end of March for Spring Semester and around the end of August for Fall Semester. We will inform you of more details at a later date.


There is an orientation day for new exchange students. In the orientation, you take a Japanese placement test and an interview, and we will provide useful information on life in Japan and at Daito Bunka University to help you have a great time ahead.

Classes and Registration

We offer a range of Japanese classes for exchange students, including Grammar, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Culture and Kanji. Students will be allocated into four different levels (Basic Japanese level1 to 3, academic class level) based on the results of the placement test. If students' Japanese language proficiency is detemined to be lower than JLPT N2 level at our placement test, the number of credits they can take at Daito Bunka University will be 8. If they need more than 8 credits, please consult with an academic advisor at home university and apply for our exchange program.
Download please refer to the attached files for more details below.


Tutoring System

You can apply for Tutoring system by Japanese volunteer students – Learn Japanese and Japanese cultures by one to one. To apply, please come to the International Center at DBU after arrival in Japan.

Networking Party and Exchanges with Local Communities

We hold parties for a couple times in a year for interaction for international students and Japanese students. You can also visit to a local schools to understand international cooperation, participate in one-night home-stay experience to Japanese family and events of local international associations.

Presentation about Life in Japan

We hold a report meeting in July and December. Exchange students who have completed the exchange program make a short speech about studies and life in Japan before returning to home country. Japanese students and the local people come to hear the students’ speeches, so that will be good opportunity to show the achievements of study abroad.

Fieldtrip for international students

We hold a 1-day field trip in the Kanto Region for international students every November. The students can participate in the trip with discount fee. Destination is changed every year. (Example: Gunma, Nagano etc...)

Academic Calendar


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