The Summer 2022/23 Sophia University January Session will be offered virtually

This experience may require live attendance at lectures, webinars and group work sessions, at a time decided by the host. Attendance information can be found here

The aim of the Sophia University January Session has provided students from around the world with the opportunity to learn unique aspects of Japanese Studies in a comprehensive and intensive manner amongst a lively cosmopolitan community.

All courses will be conducted live or with a mix of real-time and on-demand classes to maximize both interaction with lecturers and fellow students and flexible delivery across different time zones. By participating in scheduled live classes and completing on-demand lessons, you will be able to delve into Japanese language, culture and contemporary social issues, and earn credits upon successful course completion, wherever you are in the world.

Field of Study

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Japanese Language
  • Media

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 or contact the host university. 

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 short-term experience eligibility criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by Sophia University

Students are required to have a minimum GPA 5.5 to meet Sophia's entry requirements.

Apply to UQ Apply to host*

*Host applications open 26 September 2022


The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad: The program fee is approximately $2,000 - $2,720 AUD. Detailed information regarding program fees and inclusions can be found on the host program website


Widening Participation Grant

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically 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: 10 September 2022 
Host: 17 October 2022

Program Dates

Start: 10 January 2023
End: 30 January 2023

Fast Facts

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

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

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.​