Western Michigan University / ウェスタンミシガン大学


Western_Michigan Western_Michigan
Number of students 3  4(Updated: August 30, 2016)
Eligibility Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
Period of study September 2017 - April 2018
Location 1903 Western Michigan Avenue MS--5245, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5245, U.S.A.
University profile Western Michigan University (WMU) is a dynamic student-centered research university with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching places WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activity. U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of American colleges and universities includes WMU as one of the nation's top-100 public universities. Undergraduate students at WMU may choose from 140 program offerings while graduate students may select from 67 master's, one specialist, and 29 doctoral programs. Also enriching the quality of campus life are some 300 registered student organizations. WMU is Michigan's fourth largest higher education institution, attracting a diverse and culturally rich student body from across the United States and some 90 other countries. Keio Univeristy and WMU has a long history of connection which dates back to 1960s. WMU is Keio's one of the oldest partner university for Student Exchange Program.
Undergraduate programs open to exchange students All, however prerequisites and limited class seats may make some classes unavailable.
Undergraduate programs NOT open to exchange students N/A
Graduate programs open to exchange students The same fields as described above for undergraduate programs. However, more lead time is required for graduate students.
Graduate programs NOT open to exchange students N/A
Minimum GPA (UG) 2.5 on a 4-point scale
Minimum GPA (G) 3.0
Minimum language proficiency  (UG) TOEFL iBT 70 (TOEFL iBT 80 is recommended) or IELTS 6.0 (IELTS 6.5 is recommended)
Minimum language proficiency (G) Requirements vary depending on the Graduate schools and the programs. The applicants need to submit a GRE score.
Academic calendar 2016 FALL SEMESTER:
  Classes begin: September 6, 2016
  Classes end: December 17, 2016 (subject to change)

  Classes begin: January 9, 2017
  Classes end: April 29, 2017 (subject to change)
Important university website for exchange students http://wmich.edu/studyabroad/exchange
Scholarship information The Murakami memorial scholarship (covers room, board and insurance fees at WMU) is offered to one student. Due to a recent change in U.S. tax laws, all scholarship monies awarded beyond tuition are subject to a 14% tax. This amount will be charged to exchange student's account, and the student will be held responsible for this tax. The withheld 14% is usually reimbursed to student upon filing of U.S. tax forms which will be made available in late January via our website(http://www.wmich.edu/international).
Dormitory information Exchange studnets are required to live in on-campus housing.
Other information Handbook in Japanese: http://wmu.ryugaku-usa.com/jpbook/Japan%20Handbook_2010_Sep_24.pdf