The information below is for Winter 2018 and is to be used as a reference only. Updated information for Winter 2019 will be available in late-2018 or early-2019. 

The Ritsumeikan Summer Japanese Program - Session 2 (RSJP2) is designed for undergraduate students offering a comprehensive introduction to Japanese language and culture.

RSJP2 offers language levels from introductory to advanced. RSJP consists of two major subjects: intensive Japanese language classes and Japanese Studies classes to learn about Japanese culture and take part in fieldwork excursions.

Fields of study

UQ students are able to participate in the Ritsumeikan Summer Japanese Program: Session Two (RSJP2). The following fields of study are available:

  • Japanese Language & Culture

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Credit equivalent

2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of the RSJP2 (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria and the RSJP2 entry requirements. This program impacts on UQ semester 2, 2018 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates. 

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The program fee is approximately $3,100 AUD.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation is included in the program fee. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website

Gladys - 2018

The Taiko performances of The Gion Matsuri festival in July is my favourite memory. Without the use of words, they are able to roar the crowd into cheers with their distinctive enthusiasm and passion, connecting both locals and foreigners to enjoy the moment. That moment gave me insights, that it is possible to connect people without considering the language or culture barriers in the simplest of things.

Read more of Gladys's story here. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad applications for Winter 2019 will open in December 2018.

Program Dates

Dates listed below are for Winter 2018 and are to be used as a reference only.

Start: 03 July 2018
End: 03 August 2018

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Credit: For-credit 
Cohort: Undergraduate

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.