The CIS Australia January in Tokyo program takes place in the bustling city of Tokyo at Seisen University. 

Choose one or two sessions to study Japanese culture and language. 

Fields of study

  •   Japanese language and culture

Find more information about which courses you can participate in under the 'Courses' tab. 

Credit Equivalent

3 US credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 8 credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by CIS Australia. 

CIS Australia programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

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Session list

UQ students are able to complete courses within the following sessions: 

Session 1
  • Start date: 06 January 2019
  • End date: 20 January 2019
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
Session 2
  • Start date: 20 January 2019
  • End date: 03 February 2019
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit

You can contact UQ Abroad for course syllabi or CIS Australia for specific information on your program of interest. Find more information regarding specific courses on the CIS Australia website


The program fee varies depending on the chosen session and number of courses. Program fees range from $4,499 - $6,199 AUD per session.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the CIS Australia website.  

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation is included in the program cost.

For more information regarding accommodation, please see the CIS Australia website.


I would say friendship was the best thing I gained from this experience. We stayed in the same accommodation, went to uni together and had each meal together, which really provided us with a good chance to get close to each other. I took Japanese popular culture and anime course there. It was exciting for me to have a field trip to better experience Japanese culture, which could be something that we cannot experience in Australia. While finishing the cultural-related presentation in around 2-days was a challenge for me, but thanks to the field trip, I found out more for my presentation skills.

Read more of Xinru's story here. 


As I am very interested in Japanese culture and want to get credit during the holiday, I decided to complete this experience.

This experience brought me many new friends and my Japanese language skill have improved.

My favourite memory was to have fun with new friends in Tokyo. For future participants, I would say just enjoy the program.


U Hei

In these four weeks of the exchange program, I really enjoyed every minute in Tokyo, even the time in university.

Although I needed to wake up at 7 every morning, I was looking forward to every day and couldn't wait to see the teacher and friendly students iat Seisen University.

The short-term program really can explore yourself and expand your mind in a different city in the world.


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Summer applications for this program have now closed
Host: 30 November 2018

Program Dates

See the 'Courses' tab for more different program dates. 

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Credit: For-credit and not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate*

*Postgraduates may participate in this program not-for-credit only

UQ Abroad Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​