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Discovery Program for Global Learners October 1 or April 1

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
- Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
- Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
- Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
- Education
- Engineering
- Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
- Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- History
- Japanese Language and Literature/Letters
- Legal Professions and Studies
- Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
- Natural Resources and Conservation
- Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Physical Sciences
- Psychology
- Science Technologies/Technicians
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
- 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 1 or April 1
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 62 students (2017 fall admission and 2018 spring admission)
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 14
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 33
Application Period 1) October 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018 (admission capacity: Spring 2019 Admission 3, Fall 2019 Admission 10)
2) December 3, 2018 - January 31, 2019 (admission capacity: Fall 2019 Admission 20)
Examination Date Final screening (Interviews)
1) December 1 and 2, 2018
2) March 10 and 12, 2019
Results Announced Results of First Screening (Document)
1) November 22, 2018
2) February 22, 2019

Results of Final Screening
1) December 14, 2018
2) March 21, 2019
Enrollment Procedure Period 1) By January 18, 2019
2) By May 9, 2019
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 June 12, 2018


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