Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad

Nanzan University: Center for Japanese Studies

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Approved Terms Approved Language Levels (year)
Fall, Spring, Academic Year* 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

*Nanzan's Summer Japanese Program is not approved for Light funding.

The largest program option for term-time study in Japan, Nanzan offers a beautiful, lush campus in a major city. Intensive language courses are complemented by several extracurricular offerings that range from academic to cultural interests. Housing in homestay or suite in international student dorm. Students attend this program from a wide range of national backgrounds.

A good choice for a student who has completed first year Japanese and plans to study in Japan for the fall or year. Plentiful support and resources for language learners to connect with Japanese students on campus.

Currently the Light Fellowship's only "campus-like" program in Japan.

Program Application Notes:

  • Nanzan’s deadline and notification timeline for admissions is quite different from most Japanese programs (e.g. the deadline for applying for spring study is the end of August); please refer to their website for details. 
  • Nanzan accepts the Light Fellowship Language Evaluation as a substitute for one letter of recommendation from a language instructor. For those students applying in the Early Fall competition, you must submit your language evaluation separately as the Light Fellowship deadline is after the deadline for Nanzan Spring 2023. 

Looking to speak to a returnee? Find former fellows who participated in the Nanzan program here.