The Summer 2021/22 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

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

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

Apply to UQ Apply to host*

*Host applications open 27 September 2021


The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad: The program fee is approximately $1,750 - $2,550 AUD. Detailed information regarding program fees and inclusions can be found on the host program website


Applicants will be considered for only one grant per application round. Applicants are encouraged to review the Short-Term Experiences Funding information for further details.   

Widening Participation Grant & Short-term Experiences 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. 

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. 

Host University Course BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Japanese Business and Economy + Japanese 1


Japanese Business and Economy + Japanese 2

Unspecified Level 2 BBusMan Business Economics Major Elective (2 units) or

Unspecified Level 2 BBusMan International Business Major Elective (2 units) or

Unspecified Level 2 BBusMan Elective (2 units)


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 30 September 
Host: 24 November

Program Dates

Start: 07 January 2022
End: 28 January 2022

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.​