EPOK provides students from partner universities with an excellent opportunity to study in Japan with comprehensive learning experiences at Okayama University.
Student who fulfills the EPOK requirement can earn Certificate of Study Japan EPOK.

Academic Calendar (Subject to Change)


Spring Semester (April 1, 2023 – August 31, 2023)

Orientation Week starts from 3rd April

By March 24th : Take Japanese Language Course Placement Test(online)
April 3rd : EPOK Guidance and Arrival Orientation
April 6th : Campus Life Orientation 
April 10th : Classes Start
August 4th : Classes end
August 4th or 7th (TBD) : Closing Ceremony

Fall Semester (October 1, 2023 – February 29, 2024)

Orientation Week starts from 25th September

September : Arrival Orientation
September : Japanese Language Course Placement Test
September : EPOK Guidance / Campus Life Orientation/Opening Ceremony
September : Course Registration Interview
October 2nd : Classes start
February 9th : Classes end
February(TBA) : Closing Ceremony


Spring Semester (April 1, 2024 – August 31, 2024)

Orientation Week starts from 3rd April

Fall Semester (October 1, 2024 – February 28, 2025)

Orientation Week starts from 26th September



The university will provide students with an official report of their academic records, listing course titles, grades, and credits earned. Please note that the recognition of credits earned at Okayama University is the responsibility of the students’ home universities.


Course List for EPOK (Recommended) 2023-2024

ESSAY (EPOK Research Project)