The Tokai University Sapporo Japanese Language and Culture Program provides students with an advanced understanding of Japanese language and culture and to experience winter sport activities in Hokkaido.

Field of study

  • Japanese Language

This program offers an advanced level course in Japanese Language.  The content will cover language and culture studies and field trips. More information can be found in the program brochure and course profile. 

Credit Equivalent

Satisfactory completion of program = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 2 credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Tokai University for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and Tokai University's eligibility requirements.

Students are expected to have studied Japanese Language for at least one semester prior to application. 

Students will be emailed directly by the Global Experiences Team with host application information, once eligibility is confirmed. 

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It is estimated that the program will cost you approximately $2,335 AUD. 

The most up-to-date information on program costs can be found on the host university's program brochure. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation for this short-term program is included in the program fee. More information regarding accommodation options can be found on the host university's program brochure. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 15 October

Program Dates

Start: 7 January 2020
End: 7 February 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Sapporo, Japan
Credit: For-credit only 
Cohort: Undergraduate & postgraduate*

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


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

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.​