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Waseda University Winter Session
Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
Minimum Mark:
60%; Pass
Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences, Business
Short-term Type:
Coursework, Field Trip
Short-term Duration:
3-4 weeks
Not Applicable
Program Description:


Waseda University Japanese Program

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Program dates: December 4 2017 – January 29 2018
Application deadline: 1 September 2017
Duration: 3 or 6 weeks 

Japan - Waseda - campus

Program Description
Students take the classes 10units per week (summer course, 15units per week) for 3weeks or 6weeks and comprehensively improve their Japanese based on the text book. This program is aimed to mainly elementary level students, but in spring and summer, intermediate classes are also available. Additionally, during summer course, we offer skill-based subjects. The skill-based subjects are designed to focusing of the reading, writing, listening, or speaking skills and they are held 5units per week. Students for summer course can take both Comprehensive Japanese and Skill-based subject.

View Waseda University program website for full details.


Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in Japanese.
Academic credits: 2 credits per course
General conversion: 15 credits is generally equivalent to a 24CP full time load.
Relevant subject areas: Japanese language, culture

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Useful Information 

Local Overview
Tokyo is a world famous city that is dazzling in its modernity but still manages to retain its traditional culture along with a passion for everything new. The city may seem overwhelming and incomprehensible at first, but gradually most people who spend any amount of time there grow to love it. It is full of bars, neon, nightlife and friendly people. 
You will be responsible for organising your own accommodation in Tokyo. You can apply for accommodation thorough Waseda University Academic Solutions Corporation.

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Tuition fee
3 weeks
: 90,000 JPY (Approx. 1,015 AUD)
6 weeks: 175,000 JPY (Approx. 1,975 AUD)

Other costs involved: accommodation, flights, transport, meals and living expenses, additional field trips, textbooks.

Sydney Abroad scholarships:  AUD$1,000  (merit-based, assessed after acceptance onto program)

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Applications for January 2018 are now open!
To apply to this program you need to submit an application to Sydney Abroad and Waseda University. The Sydney Abroad application will provide you with the ability to apply for academic credit towards your University of Sydney course. Once you have applied to Waseda they will be able to provide you with the program syllabus, which you will need to request approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your University course.

Waseda University have the final decision on whether you are accepted to participate in this program, however your faculty have the final decision on whether you are able to receive academic credit for this program. It is not a requirement of this program that you are approved to receive academic credit.