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  • Locations: Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Restrictions: UCF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 08/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 04/01/2019 08/03/2019
NOTE: **Estimated start and end dates.
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/24/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Business Housing Options: Off campus student housing, On-Campus Housing
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.75
Visa Required: Yes Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 12
Academic Level: Undergraduate Program Type: Reciprocal Student Exchange
Program Description:


Program Description:

UCF College of Business Administration has partnered with Yamaguchi University in Japan to allow students to study business in an international setting. Students attend business courses at the Faculty of Global Science Studies. Their academic program is unique in that it focuses on “design science” in order to foster problem solving abilities. Design science is an academic discipline that does not just involve creating models, as it also provides new values and experiences, evaluates them, and practices optimization. In this faculty, students learn various different design techniques that are necessary for problem solving, including collaboration, fieldwork, prototyping, participatory design, and more.

The Faculty offers a variety of business courses taught entirely in English, which are perfect for International Business Minors.

Yamaguchi University is the third oldest national university in Japan. It started off as Yamaguchi Kodo (or lecture hall), a private school that was established in 1815 by Hoyo Ueda, a member of the Choshu Clan. It persisted throughout the educational system of the Meiji and Taisho Periods, before being organized as a university under the new educational system in Japan as a regional center of higher education and academic research through the educational system reforms of 1949.


Yamaguchi Prefecture is located on the western edge of Honshu Island and surrounded on three sides by the ocean. It is blessed with beautiful nature, cities and towns with a long history, a rich culture and a variety of sightseeing spots. Since ancient times, Yamaguchi Prefecture has been a major point of commerce as the gateway to China. Thanks to such a favorable environment, Yamaguchi Prefecture abounds in historical and cultural heritage and is known as the country’s ‘Western Capital,’ playing a major role in the culture, industry and history of Japan.

Minimum Requirements:

  • UCF GPA: 2.75 
  • Must be a pre-business or business major
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
  • Must be registered full-time while participating in the exchange
  • Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad

For general CBA study abroad inquiries, refer to this website:
Program Contact:

To discuss coursework, schedule an appointment with Holly Bouma, Associate Director of International Programs, CBA,

Application Process:

You can apply online for this program.  

All applications will be reviewed 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 and how well the program fits 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.

Applications are approved on a rolling basis.  When placement capacity is reached, the website will show 'Full' and applications will no longer be accepted.  Students may be placed on the waitlist.

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Additional Information:
Yamaguchi University’s Website
Faculty of Global and Science Studies
International Student Center
Courses in English
Academic Calendar 

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Visa Information

IIE: A Student Guide to Study Abroad