Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Tokyo, Japan
- Program Terms: Semester 1, 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 University of Tokyo
The University of Tokyo is Japan’s highest ranked university for 2018. It was established in 1877 as the first imperial university. Today, it is the country’s largest university, with approximately 30,000 students enrolled across ten faculties.
The University of Tokyo’s mission is to be a world-class platform for research and education, contributing to human knowledge in partnership with other leading global universities; to nurture global leaders with a strong sense of public responsibility and a pioneering spirit; and to expand the boundaries of human knowledge in partnership with society.
Year in Asia students enrol in the Undergraduate Student Exchange Program (USTEP). A detailed overview of the USTEP can be found at the University of Tokyo Student Exchange Programs website.The University of Tokyo offers courses to USTEP/Year in Asia Students from the following Faculties: Law, Medicine, Engineering, Letters, Science, Agriculture, Economics, Arts and Sciences, Education and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Courses are taught in either English or Japanese. Students who wish to take courses offered in Japanese required JLPT Level N1. Additionally, students will undertake Japanese language classes according to their level of proficiency.
A full list of courses available to USTEP students, including their language of instruction, can be found at the University of Tokyo Online Course Catalogue.Language of Instruction
Japanese and English. Students wishing to undertake courses taught in Japanese require JLPT Level N1 or completion of high school where the medium of instruction was Japanese.
The equivalent of 24 units of credit at ANU is 16 credits at Tokyo. 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.
Year in Asia students may apply for University Housing arranged by the University of Tokyo. However, due to the limited number of facilities available, housing cannot be guaranteed. The International Exchange Group at the University of Tokyo will contact students with further details about applying for housing once their application to study has been approved.Further information about university housing, including current rates and private accommodation, is available at the following website: University of Tokyo Housing Office.
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.