Study abroad ・international student share house

Study Abroad

1. Okayama University Short Term Study Abroad Program ( EPOK )

Okayama University is recruiting students to be sent on its Short Term Study Abroad Program (EPOK). As of January, 2024, 60 universities in 22 countries are cooperating in non-fee sharing student exchange in the EPOK Program.

2. Language training ・ Short-Term Overseas Training

Every year, the Institute of Global Human Resource Development plans and implements language training and short-term overseas training during the spring and summer vacations. In language training, students attend intensive English classes every day at language schools attached to overseas universities. In addition to these classes, there are also extracurricular activities such as visits to local cultural facilities and sightseeing spots and interacting events with local students, so that they experience local life while using English. Also, a short-term overseas training is a valuable opportunity to learn while using English, such as taking lectures provided in English and participating in fieldwork.
Any student enrolled in a degree course at Okayama University can participate, regardless of grade and language skills.

※ For details of EPOK and language training, please refer to 'Recommended Overseas Study'(Ryugaku-no-susume), issued by Institute of Global Human Resource Development / International Affairs Department.

Exchange Studies
  • Okayama University Short-Term Study Abroad Program EPOK: Exchange Program Okayama
Institutions All faculties and graduate schools 60 universities in 22 countries with overseas student exchange agreements. Biannual recruitment, spring and fall sessions. Study period: 6 months to 1 year.
Institute of Global Human Resource Development
  • Each faculty / graduate school's own exchange program
Institutions Faculties and graduate schools Individual exchange programs with each contracting faculty or graduate school.
Language Training, Overseas Seminars, etc.
  • Language Training ・ Short-Term Overseas Training
Institutions All faculties and graduate schools Students use summer and spring vacations to improve their language skills and experience different cultures.
Institute of Global Human Resource Development
  • Overseas Seminars & Training
Institutions Faculties and graduate schools Overseas seminars and training at each faculty / graduate school. 'Medical Research Internship (MRI)', School of Medicine; 'Dental Exchange International Program (ODAPUS)', School of Dentistry.

Scholarships for study abroad

*Below is the application details for FY2023. The application for FY2024 has not yet been decided.

Scholarship name Amount payable Main application conditions
  • Okayama University Overseas Dispatch Support Project Scholarship(Study Abroad)
    *Online program is not applicable.
Asia: \30,000
Except for Asia: \50,000
Available to participants in study abroad programs offered by Okayama University.
Those who receiving other scholarships for overseas study are not eligible to apply.
Subject to screening based on academic performance and other factors.
  • Okayama University Overseas Dispatch Support Project Scholarship(Research Study Abroad)
Asia: \200,000
Except for Asia: \400,000
Graduate students who have participated in a research study abroad program of at least 90 days are eligible.
It is possible to receive this scholarship in conjunction with other scholarships for overseas study.
Subject to screening based on academic performance and other factors.
  • Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Overseas Study Abroad Support System
\60,000 - \100,000 per month
(Varies according to region)
Travel assistance money : \160,000 (Only those who meet certain household standards)
\130,000(Only those who receive more than 6months of scholarship)
Those with adequate results and means criteria.
Japanese nationals or permanent residents.
  • Local government scholarships; private scholarships
    Scholarships undertaken by local governments, private companies / organizations, international exchange associations. Most of them are grants, but some loans are also available.
JASSO 'Overseas Study Abroad Support Site'
  • Foreign Government Scholarship
    A system whereby a foreign government or government-affiliated organization provides scholarships to Japanese who wish to study at a higher education institution in that country. Tuition fees. are exempted and scholarships are paid.

3. Language Proficiency Examinations

A pre-requisite for EPOK applicants is to take either the TOEFL or IELTS English test.


Consultations for studying abroad are available at International Affairs Department or Study Abroad Information Desk.
■International Affairs Department
Location: General Education Building C, 1st FL.
Opening hours: 8:30-12:00 , 13:00-17:00 (Weekdays)

■Study Abroad Information Desk
Official LINE:@854sfdom

Okayama University International Student Shared House

Okayama University International Student Shared House was established with the aim of cultivating an international sense amongst international students and Japanese students in their daily lives, while exchanging different languages, cultures and lifestyles.
It has private rooms and shared spaces, with four students living together as one unit, allowing residents to naturally interact each other.
Selection of Japanese students is conducted by document review and interview. Application guidelines and application forms will be posted on the Institute of Global Human Resource Development website.

Recruitment Schedule for Japanese Residents (Proposed)

  • Recruitment in December,Results decided in February

Facility Overview

Address: 6-2 Tsushima-Kuwanokicho,Kita-ku,Okayama 700-0084
Rent (including internet usage fee): \ 23,000 per month
※ Admission fee: \30,000
※ In addition to the rent,utility fees (fixed price per month) will be charged.
Tenancy period: from April 1th to March 15th next year

Living Facilities
Residential classification Sex Number of rooms Floor area Floor level
International student, single use, (mixed type) Male / female 30 Units
* 1 unit, 4 people
1 Japanese / 3 international students
LDK 29.6㎡
Private room 7.9㎡
1st - 5th floors

Equipment in Unit

  1. Shared Space
    Shoebox, Curtains, Air conditioner, Shower room, Wash basin, Toilet with bidet functions, Kitchen facilities (Sink, Shelf, and IH Stove), Cupboard, Fridge, Microwave, Electric kettle, Dining table with 4 chairs, Washing machine, Vacuum cleaner, Drying poles (veranda), Wi-Fi, Flashlight, Air circulator
  2. Private Room
    Desk, Chair, Bookshelf, Closet, Bed (single), Curtains, Air conditioner, Wi-Fi, Internet connection

* Please prepare your own bedding.

Okayama University International Student Share House LDK(29.6㎡)Private room(7.9㎡)