The Ritsumeikan Winter Japanese Program (RWJP) is designed for undergraduate or graduate students with minimal knowledge of the Japanese language, providing a comprehensive introduction to Japanese language and culture. The program consists of two major subjects. Participants are enrolled in an intensive Japanese language class which provides them with a thorough introduction to the language. Students also participate in 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 Winter Japanese Program (RWJP). 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 RWJP (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria and the RWJP entry requirements. 

Apply to UQ Abroad  Apply to host


The program fee is approximately $3,287 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. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Summer applications for this program have now closed
Host: Applications to the host have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 08 January 2019
End: 08 February 2019

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as 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.​