文部科学省 大学の世界展開力強化事業 ～海外との戦略的高等教育連携支援～
Re-Inventing Japan Project –Support for Strategic Higher Education Cooperation with Overseas–
All undergraduates are eligible for the SAIMS program, but the number of semesters required to be completed is determined by the host university. In addition, it is required that you have obtained at least 32 credits before your semester abroad.
At your host university, you will be attending classes conducted in English. You may also take classes in the local language if you wish to learn that language.
Even if you have participated in a long-term exchange program, you may still participate in the SAIMS program. However, you will not be able to graduate within four years if you participate in both a long term exchange and the SAIMS program. This is because no matter the number of times you have studied abroad, your term of study (the number of years required for graduation) can only include at most one year (two semesters) of student exchange.
You are able to participate in another exchange program after participating in SAIMS, but your term of study (the number of years required for graduation) can only include at most one year (two semesters) of student exchange. In addition, you can only convert up to a maximum of 30 credits collectively from all terms you have spent studying abroad.
Each university has its own student dorms. Exchange students will stay in a dorm during their study abroad period.
After the Office for Global Education and Collaboration (formerly the International Liaison Office; Building 2, 1st floor) has received applications within the submission period, the SAIMS Management Committee members conduct an in-school screening and interviews. Acceptance letters will then be sent to the successful applicants. Afterwards, an application is sent to the host universities and a formal acceptance will be made. Final decisions are scheduled to be made about three to four months before departure in 2014, and about eight to ten months before departure from 2015 onwards.