Application and Scholarships (LBAT Japan)

Application Process and Scholarships

Apply for the Program

The application instructions as well as application form are available online through OIE. If you are a Non-Georgia Tech (Transient/Special) student, you are required to submit TWO separate applications to the Office of International Education. Please see the Application Procedures for Transient/Special/Non-Degree Students (Non-Georgia Tech Students) for more details.  Please complete your application by March 1.

Program Requirements

Minimum Requirement: JAPN2002 (with a grade of B or better) at GA Tech or equivalent by the end of Spring Semester of the year you are going on LBAT, a good academic standing, and willingness to adapt to a different culture

Expenses

The non-refundable application fee ($200) will be charged at the time of application. The program fee is $3,900.  The program fee is paid in 2 installments ($2,600 due on March 10, 2017 and $1,300 due on April 10, 2017).  The program fee excludes airfares (international flights to/from Japan and domestic flights in Japan) & transportation for non-program activities, summer tuition and fees, and most meals. 

There is a $500 program fee reduction program for students who are seriously committed to improving their Japanese while they are on the LBAT Japan program.  In order to apply for $500 application fee reduction, students must submit a detailed plan for improving their Japanese to the program director and follow through the plan.  More detailed information will be send from the program director once you are accepted into the 2017 LBAT Japan program. 

Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education. Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances. Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants. If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees. 

Application Period

The application period for the 2017 program ends on Wednesday, February 15.  If the number of applicants does not reach the required minimum (i.e. 10 students), the application period may be extended.  Students can apply online at the OIE application site. 

After the application deadline, applicants may be contacted for an interview.  Applicants will be contacted by both OIE and the LBAT Japan director via email regarding the result of their application approximately 10 days after the deadline.  The maximum of 20 students are accepted into the program.

Scholarships

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid.  Georgia Tech students may apply for the Modern Languages' Campoamor scholarship (appr. $400).  HOPE scholarship can be applied to the summer tuition.

There are other scholarships available for students planning to study abroad.  Please see the OIE's study abroad scholarship site

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Payment Schedule and Deadlines

Fee Payment Information:  Please adhere to the deadlines stated for the program. Please observe the information in Payment Options to ensure that your payments are processed at the Bursar’s Office on time.  Fees will be charged to your Oscar account on the due dates.  Make sure you make all necessary payments on time in order to avoid a hold on your account. Students expecting financial aid must submit a letter from the Financial Aid Office stating the allocation and date of payments expected.  Tuition and student fees are due according to the Registrar’s schedule for summer tuition.

Students who (with the Program Director’s approval) apply and register for LBAT programs after the deadlines are responsible for Program Fee payments according to the original deadlines at the time of application or at the time of the applicant's acceptance.

Cancellation Policy

Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education.  Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances.  Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.  If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.