The Kochi University Japanese Language Studies Program is designed for undergraduate students offering a comprehensive introduction to Japanese language and culture.

Kochi City sits on the southern coast of Shikoku, one of the four main islands of Japan. The city is small and people are friendly. Kochi Prefecture offers numerous attractions of interest to travellers: a well-preserved castle, 16 of the 88 temples along the Shikoku Pilgrimage, beautiful mountains, rivers and the ocean. 

Fields of study

  • Japanese Language & Culture

Students must have completed JAPN1013 or equivalent. More information regarding the course can be found in the program syllabus and program schedule

Credit equivalent

2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of the Kochi Program (pending UQ faculty approval). Students are likely to receive credit toward JAPN1023, pending UQ Faculty approval. 

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria

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Tuition is paid to UQ. All other fees are paid to Kochi University and are approximately $200 AUD.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the program brochure

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation is not included in the program fee. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Winter 2017 applications for this program have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 03July 2017
End: 20 July 2017

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Exchange
Location: Kochi, Japan
Credit: For-credit 
Cohort: Undergraduate