Application and Scholarships (LBAT Japan)

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 Non GT Program Registration for more details.  Please complete your application by February 15, 2022.

Prerequisites

Japanese language skills equivalent of JAPN 3001 (with a grade of B or better) at Georgia Tech are expected by the end of Spring Semester of the year you are going on LBAT. You also must be in good academic standing.

Expenses

  • The application fee is $200 (this is refundable if you do not cancel)

  • The program fee is $5,800 (includes housing, ground transportation from Fukuoka Airport to APU, cultural and business site visits, some group meals, health insurance, and textbooks)

  • Program fee does not include: application fee, tuition, airfare, most meals

  • Non-resident students enrolled in LBAT pay residential tuition + fees

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 2022 program ends on February 15, 2022.  If the number of applicants does not reach the required minimum (i.e. 15 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.  A required minimum of 15 and maximum of 25 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 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.