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桜美林大学 | J. F. Oberlin University

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Fostering true global citizens through "Liberal Arts Education" and "Comprehensive Student Life Support"

● What kind of school is J. F. Oberlin University?
J. F. Oberlin University is a school located in Tokyo that places an emphasis on liberal arts education. The university's comprehensive programs are divided into two main programs: "Liberal Arts," through which learning in a variety of fields allows students to create their own futures, and "Professional Arts," which provides practical learning for students' future endeavors and careers.

● What is the curriculum like?
The curriculum at J. F. Oberlin University is notable for using a major/minor system. As a requirement for graduation, students must complete the specialized programs and courses within their affiliated field as the major component, but students may also select a minor in another field if they wish to do so. Some students also design their own double major program and graduate with two degrees in four years of study.

● Why should I choose J. F. Oberlin University for study in Japan?
There are approximately 500 international students from 20 countries studying on campus. International students choose J. F. Oberlin University not only for its educational programs but also for the comprehensive student support systems that include the university's scholarship programs, two international dormitories, and an employment rate of 100% for international student graduates.

● Why is J. F. Oberlin University so popular with students from China?
The predecessor to J. F. Oberlin University was the Chongzhen Vocational and Grammar School for Girls, which was founded in Beijing in 1921 to provide learning opportunities for poor children. This history has made J. F. Oberlin University a popular choice for Chinese students to this day. There is a local office in Beijing, and entrance examinations are held (for April or September enrollment) in other major cities in China, such as Shanghai, Tianjin, and Dalian, in cooperation with Chinese universities. The university's Admissions office has Chinese-speaking staff available at all times, so please contact us with any questions you may have.

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J. F. Oberlin University's Tuition Waiver and Scholarship Programs

1. Special Scholarship Student Scholarship (For university students) - Financial Award -

This scholarship is for successful applicants from specified schools in China. The awarded amount corresponds to 50% of tuition for 4 years (Refer to each College’s tuition for the amount. Screening for continued eligibility is held each semester.)

2. Academic Performance Scholarship (For university students) - Financial Award -

This scholarship is for students with excellent academic results in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of study. The awarded amount is 50,000 yen per month (600,000 yen per year).

3. Privately-funded International Student Scholarship

Tuition is reduced by 50% each semester. International students are eligible to be selected for this scholarship.

In addition to the scholarships listed above, international students can also use programs offered by the government of Japan (Ministry of Education) for undergraduate and graduate students, by JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) for undergraduate, graduate, and short-term students, or through various programs offered other public organizations.

Two International Dormitories

J. F. Oberlin University has dormitories where students can live safely and at ease. International students from around the world live together with Japanese students. The dormitory fee is 55,000 yen per month. There are 2 locations conveniently close to the campus: the International House, which is a 4-minute walk from the north exit of JR Fuchinobe station, and International House No. 2 , which is a 3-minute walk from the south exit. There is also a free shuttle bus that runs between the campus and Fuchinobe station, which makes commuting quick and easy.

Comprehensive Career Support

The success rate for international students pursuing employment is close to 100%. Individual career guidance is given to students from the fall semester of their third year. This support has been well-received, and in 2009 the Ministry of Education gave the career support program its highest level of evaluation.

Global Supporters: our international student support organization

The Global Supporters provide a "buddy program" to support international students and ease their worries about their daily life and academic studies. The organization also holds international exchange events and many other activities.

An international dormitory where you can live with Japanese students

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