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 5 courses: “Japanese Business and Economy”, “Education in Japan”, “Media and contemporary issues in Japan”, “Contemporary Japanese Culture & Society”, and “Basic Japanese (Beginner level)”. Among those courses, students take a minimum of two. Each course consists of fifteen 90-minute sessions, and participants will learn about aspects of Japan comprehensively and intensively in 4 weeks. Other than class lectures, some cultural events are offered with no or a small amount of extra cost. (Events may be cancelled, and the number of participants may be limited.) This program is designed in such a way that the participants will be able to learn about and experience Japan both inside and outside classes.

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 24 September 2018

Cost

The tuition fee is approximately $1,855 - $2,095 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.

Accommodation 

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 Deadlines

UQ Abroad: 15 October 2018
Host: 02 November 2018

Program Dates

Start: 08 January 2019
End: 31 January 2019

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

UQ Abroad 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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