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




Number of students 3  4 (Updated September 28, 2018)
Eligibility Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
Period of study Late August 2019 - April 2020
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 classifies WMU as one of just 157 public, and 222 public and private, institutions that conduct research at the “higher” or “highest” levels. U.S. News & World Report has designated WMU one of America’s best national universities for 27 consecutive years and has placed it in the top-tier of those universities since 2011. Seven degree-granting colleges offer 257 distinct degree programs, and with 149 of them at the undergraduate level, WMU has the second most undergraduate programs of any public university in Michigan. Also enriching the quality of campus life are over 400 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 100 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, departmental approval is required prior to accepting nomination/application. 
Graduate programs NOT open to exchange students N/A
Minimum GPA  (UG) 2.5
Minimum GPA  (G) 3.0
Minimum language proficiency  (UG)

TOEFL iBT 70 (80 is recommended) or IELTS 6.0 (6.5 is recommended)

Students with TOEFL iBT scores less than 70 or IELTS score less than 6.0 will enroll in the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students(CELCIS) and regular academic classes concurrently.

See more information on our English language requirements on http://wmich.edu/studyabroad/exchangeenglish 
Minimum language proficiency (G) Same as above
Academic calendar

  Classes begin: Late August, 2019
  Classes end: Mid December, 2019 
  Classes begin: Early January, 2020
  Classes end: End of April, 2020

*Academic Calendar for 2019-2020 has not been published (as of 2018/7/24)

Important university website for exchange students http://wmich.edu/studyabroad/incoming/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 every semester, and the student will be held responsible for this tax every semester. 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).
A student selected as a grantee cannot apply for and receive other scholarships.
Dormitory information Exchange studnets are required to live in on-campus housing.
Other information WMU Japan Liaison Office: http://wmu.ryugaku-usa.com/