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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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  • Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
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Program Details:
Program Details:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Mark: 60%; Pass Click here for a definition of this term Level: Undergraduate
Click here for a definition of this term Language/s: Japanese Click here for a definition of this term Subject Areas: Arts, Asian Studies, Business, Economics, History, Japanese, Japanese Studies, Literature, Political Science, Religion, Religious Studies, Sociology
Click here for a definition of this term Agreement Scope: Arts and Social Sciences, Business Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Non-Exchange Short-Term
Click here for a definition of this term Short-term Type: Coursework, Field Trip Click here for a definition of this term Short-term Duration: 3-4 weeks
Click here for a definition of this term 2019 Ranking: 601-800
Program Description:


Waseda University Japanese Program

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Program dates: December 3 2018 – January 28 2019
Application deadline: 3 September 2018
Duration: 3 or 6 weeks 

Japan - Waseda - campus

Program Description
Students take the classes 10 units per week (summer course, 15 units per week) for 3 weeks or 6 weeks 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 5 units per week. Students for summer course can take both Comprehensive Japanese and Skill-based subject.

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Academic Information

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

Students take classes of 10 units per week for 3 weeks or 6 weeks and comprehensively improve their Japanese based on the text book. As a guide only, Comprehensive Japanese 3 at Waseda has been credited as JPNS2621 Japanese 5 in the past. It is your responsibility to seek academic approval.

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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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This is a non-exchange program and all fees are paid to Waseda University.

3 weeks: 90,000 JPY (Approx. 1,110 AUD)
6 weeks: 180,000 JPY (Approx. 2,220 AUD)

Scholarships: Sydney Abroad is offering 10x $1500 Vice Chancellor's Mobility Scholarships available to applicants of this program.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: accommodation, flights, transport, meals and living expenses, additional field trips, textbooks.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Tokyo.

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 December 2018 have now closed for the Waseda University Winter Session. You can find information about the Waseda University Summer Session here.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application ('Apply Now' below) > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (October/November) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

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