Photograph by Xinyi Wang, JPNS2525: Learning Language Locally Osaka participant, Summer 2018 - "The famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine in the snowing weather during an early morning visit".
PLEASE NOTE: JPNS2525/6525 Learning Language Locally, Osaka, Japan will not be offered in Summer Session 2021 due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Osaka University is a national university located in Osaka, Japan. OU can trace its beginnings to the Edo Period and was founded as the sixth imperial university. The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific has been working in partnership with Osaka University for many years to deliver a truly immersive Japanese language program.
You will enrol in Osaka University's Winter Japanese Short Stay in-Session Program
(J-ShIP) held at OU's Minoh Campus
The program will run from Monday 6 January 2020 - Friday 7 February 2020.
This intermediate Japanese language program aims to improve students' command of modern Japanese as well as increase their awareness of the culture in which it is used. The program will bring the students to a level where they are able to engage with real Japanese language media on a daily basis. Language courses are often small and ANU students will have an opportunity to practice your language skills with students from Osaka University through assigned work. Students are expected to acquire Japanese proficiency equivalent to N3 on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test
You will also have the opportunity to participate in an optional overnight fieldtrip organised by Osaka University. Past fieldtrips have visited Hiroshima, Naoshima and Himeji Castle.
You will have the option to stay in one-bedroom, apartment style accommodation or local homestay.
You will enroll in JPNS2525
(undergraduate) or JPNS6525
(postgraduate) at ANU while undertaking this program at Osaka University. You will receive a grade of 'EE' (enrolled elsewhere) for this course with 6 units of external credit allocated upon successful completion. This course is considered equivalent to JPNS2012
: Japanese 3. You will also receive an academic transcript from Osaka University.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
As this course is for intermediate level Japanese language students, in order to be eligible you must have successfully completed or be currently enrolled in:
- JPNS2003 - Japanese 2: Spoken (formerly JPNS2003: Spoken Japanese 2); and
- JPNS2005 - Japanese 2: Written (formerly JPNS2005: Written Japanese B).
If you are currently enrolled in either of these courses you must successfully complete the course at the end of the semester in order to participate in the program.
If you have completed JPNS2012: Japanese 3 or a more advanced Japanese course you are not eligible to apply.
As part of the online application you will need to submit a 300 word statement on how you think this opportunity would benefit you personally and academically.
Where places are limited students will be selected on the basis of their response to the application questions. Academic performance (GPA) may also be taken into consideration.
This course requires a minimum number of participants in order to run.
You must submit your application online by Sunday 22 September 2019
You will be advised of the outcome of your application by Tuesday 1 October 2019 and will need to confirm your participation in the program by Monday 7 October 2019.
Successful students will need to submit a separate application for Osaka University by
Wednesday 9 October 2019.
Students who are selected to participate in this course will be eligible to receive funding support through ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s EngageAsia Travel Guarantee.
OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.
Participants in this program may be eligible to apply for the Ethel Tory Language Scholarship for Asian Languages. We encourage all successful students to submit an application.
The Japan Student Support Organization offers funding support for incoming international students to undertake short term study in Japan. Osaka University has obtained JASSO grants of 80,000 JPY for this program and will allocate grants based on participants application to the J-ShIP and GPA.
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.
Students will pay their tuition fee directly to ANU for enrolment in JPNS2525
. You are not required to pay tuition fees to Osaka University, but are required to pay a program fee, which will be approximately 132,400 JPY. This fee includes application and enrolment fee, accommodation, Wi-Fi and access to campus services.
These fees do not include transport to and from Japan or Osaka University.
Please note the costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go and the amounts above are indicative only. Major costs are your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country.
General Information for Mobility Programs
While the College of Asia and the Pacific welcomes participation from all eligible ANU students, credit towards your degree program will be at the discretion of your home College. It is your responsibility to consult with your College's student advisors about how this course might fit into your current degree requirements.
Applicants should ensure they have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the program.
The CAP Student Centre is not able to provide visa advice, please refer to the relevant embassy or immigration department for advice about visas.
CAP Student Centre
M Block Demountable
Between Menzies Library and China in the World
T: 6125 3207