Program FAQs

Program FAQs

What Is An Exchange?

An exchange gives you the opportunity to study for one semester at a university or college that has an exchange agreement with Langara College. As an exchange student, you will pay tuition to Langara College and transfer the credits you earn back to your Langara transcript. (Note: The granting of transfer credit will depend on which courses you take at Ryukoku. Any transfer credits granted by Langara may not be transferable to other Canadian institutions.)

How Long Is The Exchange?

The exchange will be one semester long. The fall semester runs from September to January and the spring semester runs from April to August (exact dates for each semester to be confirmed). Students need to arrive in Japan for an orientation/registration week before classes begin.

How Much Is Tuition?

You will pay fees equivalent to the cost of 12 Langara credits, plus Student Union fees and the Capital Building Legacy Fund fee. The exact fee amounts will be those set for the semester during which the student is part of the exchange program.

How Will I Select Courses?

Ryukoku will provide a list of the courses that will be available to exchange students for the spring semester. You will be required to take eight courses at Ryukoku (approximately 16.5 hours of class per week hours for 15 weeks). Staff at Langara and at Ryukoku will help you to select appropriate courses. You will register for your courses after you arrive in Japan.

Can I Use A Student Loan?

Yes, if you qualify for a loan it can be used for the exchange program. You may have to arrange for a power of attorney so that your loan can be processed while you are out of the country.

How Do I Qualify?

  • Be registered as a full-time Langara student at the time of application
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.6 for your last full-time semester at Langara (prior to application)
  • Be a Langara student in good standing (ie. not be subject to academic or non-academic disciplinary proceedings)
  • Maintain the required GPA and good-standing status until departure for the exchange semester
  • Have completed at least one full-time semester at Langara
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident


How do I apply?