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Engineering Exchange at Saitama University
Saitama, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Courses Offered: Click here to view
Restrictions: UCF applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/24/2018 ** Rolling Admission 09/28/2018 08/03/2019
NOTE: **Estimated Start and End Dates
Spring 2019 08/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 04/11/2019 08/03/2019
NOTE: **Estimated Start and End Dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Engineering
Language of Instruction:
Japanese
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Visa Required: Yes
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 12 Program Type: Reciprocal Student Exchange
Program Description:
Japan Saitama

Program Description:

The UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science student exchange at Saitama Univeristy takes place in Saitama, Japan. The School of Engineering at Saitama University was established in 1965. The total enrollment at Saitama University is about 7,500 students and has an estimated 500 international students. All of the university’s undergraduate and graduate schools are housed on the Okubo campus (in the Okubo neighborhood of Saitama City). This is advantageous in many respects, offering an environment that is conducive to education and research, extracurricular activities, and student life.

The city of Saitama is part of the Greater Tokyo Area and can be described as a suburb of Tokyo. The region of Saitama consists mostly of a hilly area with some mountainous terrain. To the west, one can see Mt. Fuji (3,776 m) far off in the distance and the nearer Chichibu mountain range of about 2,000 meters high. Many citizens reside in Saitama and commute to Tokyo for work.

Minimum Requirements:
  • UCF GPA: 2.75 cumulative
  • Must be an engineering major with completed prerequisite courses      
  • Fluency in Japanese with Knowledge of engineering terminology
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
  • Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange
  • Must be a junior or senior at the time of exchange
  • Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad
To start:
 
Complete the Study Abroad Interest Form http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/study-abroad
You will receive an automated email to set up an appointment with a study abroad advisor.
 
https://www.cecs.ucf.edu/minors/internationalengineering/courses/
The course database is a collection of previously reviewed courses for UCF equivalency.  The applicability to a specific degree program varies by department and are subject to change due to revisions in course offerings at exchange universities. 
 
Program Contact:   

Maureen Waked, Study Abroad Advisor, International Programs
College of Engineering and Computer Science, ENG 1, room 107
Maureen.Waked@ucf.edu
 
 
Don’t forget to check out the International Engineering Minor: 
http://catalog.ucf.edu/content/documents/programs/International_Engineering_Minor.pdf

Application Requirements:

You can apply online for this program. The application includes the submittal of a brief essay (500 words) that clearly describes your academic and personal goals, as well as how this program would further them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it on the appropriate field.

Selected participants must meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss and register for the appropriate coursework. Coursework completed through the program may count as equivalent UCF course credit and/or as restricted or general elective credit.

All applications will be reviewed by the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant, as well as fit with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.

Additional Information:

Saitama University Website
Saitama University International Website
Country Specific Information
Currency Converter
Visa Information
IIE: A Student Guide to Study Abroad