CIS Australia specialises in the design, development and implementation of Customised Group Programs. The CIS Australia July in Tokyo program takes place in the bustling city of Tokyo at J.F Oberlin University.

Choose one or two sessions to study Japanese culture and language.  Courses are available in business, culture, the arts, social sciences and Japanese language (beginner and intermediate). Experience the famous temples and sites of Tokyo, while immersing yourself at a local university with Japanese students. Students will have the opportunity to explore a refreshing and stimulating side of the world, with something for everyone. 

Fields of study

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communications
  • International Relations
  • Language
  • Sociology

For more information regarding program specifics, visit the host program website.

Credit Equivalent

3 US credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 6 US credits are successfully completed across two sessions (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact CIS Australia for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the CIS Australia entry requirements. Students are required to at least have a 4.5 GPA to meet CIS entry requirements.

'Session 3' and combined 'Session 2 & 3' impact on UQ semester dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

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

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad, meaning you pay tuition directly to the host. The program fee will cost approximately $5,599 AUD and includes tuition, accommodation, meals and class field trips. An additional application fee of $95 AUD will apply.

The program fees include: 

  • CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial advice
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Pre-departure guide and session
  • Airport pick-up (on specified program arrival date within designated arrival times)
  • Accommodation – single room accommodation in apartment-style hotel
  • Welcome Lunchtime Event, Welcome Dinner and Final Lunchtime Event
  • Tuition fees
  • Course materials
  • Extracurricular social and cultural activities
  • Program risk matrix and COVID-19 risk assessment
  • Risk Management and Emergency Response Plan
  • CISaustralia 24/7 on-site support – Site Director
  • Oberlin University official transcript
  • CISaustralia Certificate of Participation (available on request)

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

* Please visit the CIS Australia Scholarships page for early bird discounts and scholarship options that may be available to you.


Accommodation is included in the program cost.

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


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.

Jacob - 2018

I chose the experience in hopes of shaving some time off of my degree over the break, but came to find it was so much more! It wasn't just about earning credit, it was about actually learning how to live and study in a foreign country.

Read more of Jacob's story here. 







Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 13 May 2024

Program Dates

Session 2
Start: 29 June 2024
End: 13 July 2024

Session 3*
Start: 13 July 2024
End: 27 July 2024

Session 2 & 3*
Start: 29 June 2024
End: 27 July 2024

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

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


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences 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.​