The aim of the Sophia University January Session is to invite university students from outside of Japan and create a stimulating learning environment for promoting globalization and diversity.

The program consists of 4 courses: “Japanese Business and Economy”, “Education in Japan”, “Media and contemporary issues in Japan”, and “Japanese Language” (Beginner level). 

Field of Study

  • Business
  • Media
  • Japanese Language

Students choose a minimum of 2 courses and a maximum of 3 courses to complete during the program. For more detailed information about these courses go to the host university website.

Credit Equivalent 

3 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 3 Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the Sophia entry requirements.

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The tuition fee is approximately $2,000 - $2,200 AUD depending on the number of courses chosen. More information regarding fees can be found on the host university website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Participants must organise their own housing arrangements. Sophia University can provide advice on accommodation. More information regarding accommodation options can be found on the host university website. 

Key Dates

Application and program dates for 2017/18 are yet to be confirmed. More information will be available in late-July.

Fast Facts

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

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only