The ICU International Summer Program In Japan is taught at the International Christian University; Japan's oldest and largest American-style university and is one of the top private universities in Japan. 

Delve into Japanese life with classes taught by ICU professors specialising in a wide range of fields, including psychology, business, popular culture, history, literature, art, and the environment science in the context of Japan. 

Field of Study

  • Japanese Culture
  • Japanese Language
  • Sociology

For more detailed information about these courses visit the host university website.

Credit Equivalent 

5 ICU Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 5 ICU Credits (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 Experience team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the ICU entry requirements.

This experience impacts on UQ Semester 2, 2024 dates. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

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. The program fee is approximately $3740 AUD depending on the accommodation option chosen, and includes tuition for two courses and administrative fees.

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website. 


Accommodation is included in Plan A option only. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website.


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant 

Eligible students are guaranteed a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant valued at $2,500 AUD when participating in this experience.

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline.

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.


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 1 March 2024

Program Dates

Start: 3 July 2024
End: 26 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
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.