The information below is for Summer 2018/2019 and is to be used as a reference only. Updated information for Summer 2019/2020 will be available in late July. 

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).

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 Ritsumeikan University for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard Global Experiences Student Eligibility Criteria and the RWJP entry requirements. 

Apply to UQ  Apply to host

Costs

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 

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

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 September
Host: TBC

Program Dates

Start: 05 January 2019
End: 21 February 2019


The dates listed above are for the Summer 2018/2019 program. Dates for the Summer 2019/2020 program are TBC. 

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

OS-HELP Loan

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

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

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.​

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