The Waseda University Short-Term Japanese Program offers 3 and 6-week language courses targeted at beginner and intermediate levels. 

The Short-term Japanese Program is organized and run by the centre for Japanese Language Waseda University. The goal of this 3week or 6week program is to cultivate students’ overall Japanese language ability. Through the classes provided at different levels, students can study the Japanese language according to their own abilities.

Field of Study

  • Japanese Language

Participate in 3 or 6-week intensive language courses, suitable for many beginner and intermediate learners. For more detailed information about these courses visit the host university website.

Credit Equivalent 

2 Waseda Credits per course = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 4 Waseda Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the Waseda entry requirements. Students are required to complete a self-check test prior to the application period. Students must enter the scores when processing their application to Waseda University. 

Apply to UQ Abroad Apply to host*

*Host applications open 1 August 2018


The tuition fee is approximately $1,100 - $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.


Accommodation is not included in the program. More information regarding accommodation options can be found on the host university website. 

Jamie - 2017

The language program made my trip to Japan so much more valuable. I met local and international students, and was able to practice speaking

Before your overseas trip, it is important to prepare documents, fill in forms, and watch out for deadlines. During your trip, remember that you represent the country you come from, so respect the culture you're going to, while not forgetting to enjoy yourself and have fun!

Read more of Jamie's story here. 




Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Summer applications for this program have now closed
Host: Applications to the host have now closed

Program Dates

Three-week program

Start: 3 December 2018
End: 21 December 2018

Six-week program

Start: 3 December 2018
End: 28 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.​