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.

Apply to UQ Abroad Apply to host*

*Host applications open 25 September 2017


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. 

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

Sophia University Course BEL Credit Assessment

IBZ200 Japanese Business & Economy

Eligible for #2 credit towards Bachelor of Business Management, Level 2 Business Economics major as approved by BEL Faculty

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Summer 2017/2018 applications for this program have now closed
Host: 03 November 2017*

Program Dates

Start: 09 January 2018
End: 31 January 2018

Fast Facts

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