Soochow University Joint International Program with Kansai University provides opportunities for students to gain important international experience through on-campus programs with students and faculty worldwide.

You can develop practical, career-learning and intercultural experiences by taking advantage of Soochow University International programs.

Fields of study

  • Business
  • Data Science
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Machine Learning
  • Marketing

For more detailed information regarding the courses available, visit the host university website. Please contact Soochow University to request the relevant course syllabus required for your application. 

Applicants are advised to submit 2-3 courses on their application for credit form for faculty assessment credit in case of course cancellation. 

Credit equivalent

3 - 4 credits = 2 UQ units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units after successful completion of experience (pending UQ faculty approval). 

Students may enrol in up to two courses during the program. Students are eligible to receive credit for a maximum of one course. 

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.

Please review the Kansai University webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience criteria and Soochow's entry requirements.

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.  

All students are required to have a minimum GPA of 6.0.

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Costs and funding

The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. Program fees range from approximately $5,400 to $6,760 AUD depending on the number of courses undertaken.

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


Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program at an additional cost. A limited number of rooms are available in off-campus housing on a first-come, first-served basis, and you can begin the housing application process once you receive a program offer. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website.


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding page for details. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 24 September 2023
Host: 1 December 2023

Program Dates

Start: 2 December 2023
End: 22 December 2023

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Osaka, Japan (In-person)
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate


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.​