japan flagBelow is a list of partner institutions in Japan. Please visit the Passport Search Programs page to view further information on the partners below (including links to each school’s website, term dates, estimate living costs, housing options, and much more).

Typically, you must complete 5-6 courses per term to transfer back as 2.5 UW credits (differences have been noted below). To receive credit for courses on exchange, you need to achieve a passing grade as determined by the partner school’s grading system. To request a list of previously approved courses from our partner institutions, please email artsinternationalexchange@uwaterloo.ca.

  • Akita International University (AIU) (Akita) [15 credits required]
  • Kyoto University (Kyoto) [6 courses required]
  • Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) (Beppu) [16 credits required]
  • Tohoku University (Sendai) [4 Tohoku credits required]