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



Number of students 3 *Updated September 4, 2023
Eligibility Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
Period of study Late August - April
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 Most of the programs, however prerequisites and limited class seats may make some classes unavailable.

Many of classes offered through College of Fine Arts (Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre) have major restrictions and have limited seat availability. WMU major/minor students in those programs have priority to enroll in those classes, thus those classes may not be available for exchange students.

Undergraduate programs NOT open to exchange students Exchange students are not eligible to take flight science based classes in College of Aviation.
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 71 or IELTS 6.0
See more information on our English language requirements on https://wmich.edu/internationaladmissions/proficiency
Minimum language proficiency (G) ・TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5
See more information on our English language requirements on
Academic calendar FALL SEMESTER:
  Classes begin: Late August
  Classes end: Mid-December
  Classes begin: Early January
  Classes end: Late April
Important university website for exchange students https://wmich.edu/studyabroad/exchangeapplication
Scholarship information The Murakami memorial scholarship (covers double 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/