Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Kyoto, Japan
- Program Terms: Semester 2
- Restrictions: ANU applicants only
Year in Asia is the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s (CAP) flagship program for overseas study, providing students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of their chosen country for up to 12 months.
Year in Asia requires students to focus at least 50% of their coursework on the language of their host country but also allows students the flexibility to build their own experience. Year in Asia aims to prepare students for a career engaged with Asia. Students should expect to return from their experience with a high level of language proficiency and a deeper understanding of the cultures and societies they have been living in.
About Kyushu University
Kyushu University was founded in 1911. It is the fourth-oldest university in Japan and considered one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Fukuoka is the most populous city on the island of Kyushu, and is known as being one of the most liveable cities in Japan for its shopping, food, transport and beauty.
Kyushu University offers two main programs for Year in Asia Students, the Japanese Language and Culture Courses (JLCC) and the Japan in Today’s World program (JTW).
The JTW is conducted in English and offers courses on various aspects of Japanese culture including history, literature and economics. It also includes a Japanese language component taught according to the student’s level of proficiency. Courses offered vary from semester to semester and are from various faculties - for more information about the JTW, refer to the JTW page of the Kyushu University website.
The JLCC, conducted in Japanese, is aimed at students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese society and culture, and to improve their Japanese language skills for conducting research in the area of Japanese studies. As such, candidates will be required to have passed level N1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test or be able to demonstrate equivalent proficiency. Courses offered vary from semester to semester - for more information about the JLCC, refer to the JLCC page of the Kyushu University website.
English and Japanese.
The equivalent of 24 units of credit at ANU is 12 credits at Kyushu. A study plan must be approved by ANU before students commence the program. Year in Asia students undertake a total of 48 ANU units over two semesters.
Kyushu University International House is available for those participating in the JLCC or JTW. Kyushu University International Student House offers about 300 fully furnished rooms equipped with a bathroom, a toilet, a desk, a bookshelf, a bed, a closet, a refrigerator, internet connectivity and air-conditioning. Private, off-campus accommodation may also be available with assistance from the university. For more information, refer to the Kyushu University International Student House page of the Kyushu University website.
CAP has secured New Colombo Plan mobility grants for this program. Students who meet the New Colombo Plan eligibility guidelines will be provided with a $7,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grant, provided by the Australian Government. To be eligible you must:
More information on the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan and the full eligibility requirements can be found here.
The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific provides guaranteed financial support to students studying in Asia and the Pacific as part of their degree. Successful applicants that do not receive an NCP grant will receive $3000 of funding support through the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s Engage Asia Travel Guarantee.
It's possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.
You may also be able to source some funding through our partner universities - they provide scholarships and grants to encourage you to choose them as your destination.