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Discovery Program for Global Learners October and April

Okayama University
Discovery Program for Global Learners

Discovery Program for Global Learners is a new educational program at Okayama University, starting in October 2017. This Program prepares students who will contribute to global sustainability. While emphasizing bilingual education in English and Japanese in a transcultural academic community, the Program aims to produce young leaders who will discover their own paths to take active roles on the global stage. Discovery students will be offered unique opportunities made possible by the crisscrossing of existing disciplines.

Program Information
Subject - Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
- Architecture and Related Services
- Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
- Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
- Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
- Construction Trades
- Education
- Engineering
- Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
- Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Health Professions and Related Programs
- History
- Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
- Japanese Language and Literature/Letters
- Legal Professions and Studies
- Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Library Science
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Mechanic and Repair
- Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
- Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
- Natural Resources and Conservation
- Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
- Personal and Culinary Services
- Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Physical Sciences
- Precision Production
- Psychology
- Public Administration and Social Service Professions
- Science Technologies/Technicians
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
- Technologies/Technicians
- Theology and Religious Vocations
- Transportation and Materials Moving
- Visual and Performing Arts
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A.Sc)
Major Various
Classes Commence October and April
Entrance Fee 282,000 yen (admission fee)
Tuition Fees 535,800 yen
Other Expenses
Location 2-1-1 Tsushima-naka, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama 700-8530, Japan
Area Chugoku, Shikoku & Kyushu Region (Fukuoka, etc.)
Program Started October 2017
No. of Students 60 Students/Year (30 from abroad, 30 from Japan)
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 11 (Full Time)
Additional Information Discovery Program offers the students great flexibility in building their own curriculum. Following intensive language training and liberal arts education in the first year, students choose from two basic “tracks” – Matching Track and Discovery Track – or some mixture of the two. In Matching Track, students primarily take courses offered in Japanese by various existent departments within the University. In Discovery Track, students can complete their Bachelor’s degree by taking the Program’s own English-medium courses. Discovery Track courses are divided into three clusters: Transdisciplinary Sciences for Global Sustainability, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Cultural Diversity and Communities.
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity 60
Application Period 1) Monday, October 3, 2016 to Thursday, November 10, 2016
2) Friday, November 11, 2016 to Tuesday, January 31, 2017
3) Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Examination Date 2nd Screening (Interview)
1) Thursday, November 24, 2016 to Wednesday, December 7, 2016
2) Monday, February 13, 2017 to Friday, February 24, 2017
3) Monday, May 22, 2017 to Friday, June 2, 2017
Results Announced 1st Screening Result
1) 13:00 (JST), Tuesday, November 22, 2016
2) 13:00 (JST), Friday, February 10, 2017
3) 13:00 (JST), Friday, May 19, 2017

2nd Screening Result
1) 13:00 (JST), Friday, December 16, 2016
2) 15:00 (JST), Tuesday, March 7, 2017
3) 13:00 (JST), Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Enrollment Procedure Period 1) By Friday, January 20, 2017
2) By Friday, March 31, 2017
3) By Friday, July 14, 2017
Eligibility Please refer to the following website for detail:
Application Process Please refer to the following website for detail:
Screening Process 1st Screening: Assessment by submitted documents
2nd Screening: Interview
Admission Fee 17,000 yen
Contact Addressee: Discovery Program for Global Learners, Okayama University
Phone: +81-(0)86-251-7915
Fax: +81-(0)86-251-7201

As of August 31, 2016


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.