Seijo University

Program Details

Program Location Tokyo, Japan
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20211
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2024 03/26/24 to 07/31/24
Past Dates
2022-23 Academic Year 09/13/22 to 07/31/23
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Seijo University is a private university with four undergraduate colleges (Arts & Literature, Economics, Law and Social Sciences) and an enrollment of ca. 4,500.  Students benefit from modern facilities, small class sizes and academic excellence in teaching.

Seijo University is located in the Setagaya-ku district of Tokyo, a wooded residential neighborhood in the southwest section of the city.  The campus is a five-minute walk from the Seijo Gakuenmae Station of the Odakyu line.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

Please note, Beginning Level students wishing to enroll must have completed at least 2 semesters of Japanese language prior to the start of the program. The program provides 3 levels of Japanese courses -Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced- depending on the results of a placement test taken prior to beginning courses.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 1 Sem Japanese

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Beginning Level Participants complete intensive Japanese language courses.

Intermediate/ Advanced Level Participants complete intensive Japanese language courses during the fall semester followed by direct enrollment in university classes. 

This is an immersion program. Purdue students will be taking Japanese language classes with other exchange students from all over the world and will be taking subject courses with a mix of exchange and domestic students. Seijo is a small university and does not have many exchange students.  Therefore students who participate on this program return home with greatly improved Japanese language skills.


Exchange students are assigned rooms at either a student dormitory for Seijo students, or other possible private residences depending on room occupancy. Students will either be in single rooms or single rooms in a shared unit.

Find more information on Siejo housing here.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $150.00
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Housing $3,000.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $2,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Academic Year Feb 1
Spring Semester Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email