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Nishinomiya Calendars – 2021 Spring

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
August 15, 2020 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
October 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
December 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
February 15, 2021 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)

Program Dates

March 23, 2021 Departure from the U.S.
March 24 Arrival in Osaka between 10 am-6 pm for all students
March 24 Overnight stay at orientation hotel
March 25 Move into housing
March 25 - April 2 Mandatory orientation
April 5 Courses begin
July 14 Courses end
July 14 Final exam period for Japanese Language Track and Modern Japan Track
July 15 - 29 Final exam period for Regular KGU courses, School of International Studies (SIS), School of Economics (SE), School of Human Welfare Studies (SHWS), Institute of Business and Accounting (IBA), and graduate level courses
July 15 - 29 Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
July 29 Move out of housing before 10 am
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

The host university may update program dates and/or field trips at any time; these changes are often outside USAC’s control as dates are set by the host university. USAC does its best to estimate these dates ahead of time and to keep it as up-to-date as possible. Many times, updated calendar dates are included in your host university acceptance letter. We update these as quickly as possible and as often as needed; refer back to this calendar for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum class standing: Junior

Open to degree-seeking students currently attending a 4-year institution

Add'l Requirements

3 letters of recommendation (learn more)

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

20 students


English | Japanese

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