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Short Program - Winter in Japan - Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Kyoto, Japan (Outgoing Program)
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Year level availability:
First year (up to 48 units)
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Japanese Woman
If you would like to take an exciting first-year learning abroad program, and study for five weeks in Kyoto over the Australian summer (Japanese winter) break, then why not consider applying for the Winter in Japan program?

As part of the PRIMO first-year learning abroad programs, first-year undergraduate ANU students can apply for a grant of AUD $3000 to assist them with the tuition and living costs of this opportunity.

This program, facilitated by Ritsumeikan University, is designed for students with minimal knowledge of the Japanese language, providing a comprehensive introduction to Japanese language and culture. Student will also participate in fieldwork excursions which will provide them with an opportunity to explore Japanese cities including Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo.

The program runs from 7 January 2019 to 8 February 2019 at Ritsumeikan's Kyoto campus.


Under the ANU PRIMO first-year learning abroad programs, successful applicants will be automatically considered for one of the available grants. The program is funded under two grant schemes, the New Colombo Plan (NCP) and the Vice Chancellor’s Coursework Travel Grants.  Both grants are worth AUD $3,000 each.

To be eligible for one of the NCP grants, you must:
  • be an Australian citizen;
  • be between 18 and 28 years of age upon commencement of the study program.
  • be in your first year of undergraduate study at the time of the application;
  • seek "credit" approval from an academic advisor of your College to be eligible for the grant.
To be eligible for one of the VC Travel Grants, you must:
  • be in your first year of undergraduate study at the time of the application;
  • seek "credit" approval from an academic advisor of your College to be eligible for the grant.
The VC Travel Grants are available to both domestic and international students, but international students will be prioritised.

First year students are considered to be students who commenced undergraduate university study in 2018 and/or who have completed 48 units or less at the start of the program. Later-year students are welcome to apply for the program, but cannot be considered for one of the grants.

Academic credit

Students will receive credit from Ritsumeikan equivalent to 6 ANU units. This credit counts towards a student's degree at ANU. Students receiving a grant must be eligible to receive credit for their studies.

Fees and Grants

Please note that the AUD $3,000 grant will not cover the entire cost of the program. You will need to consider airfares, tuition fees, accommodation, visa fees etc. For more information about costs, have a look at the program fact sheet.

Application process:

There are two simple steps to applying for a PRIMO program:
  1. Tell us in about 150 words how this opportunity will enrich or enhance your studies at ANU and how this opportunity will benefit you personally.
  2. Seek approval from your academic college to receive ANU credit for this program.
    • You can do so using the "Short Course College Approval Form" available in the learning content section of the online application for this program. Students must upload the signed "Short Course College Approval Form" with this application to be considered.
Students are automatically considered for grants upon application, no extra application process is necessary. If a student's college does not approve academic credit for this experience they cannot be considered as an eligible applicant for grants. For students with more than one college, only one college needs to give approval.

Applications open on 16 July 2018 and will close on 30 September 2018 and you should first apply directly to ANU Global Programs.

If you are selected by ANU Global Programs to take part in the course, you will then have to submit an application to the institution before 26th October 2018.

Later Year Students

Later year students should apply directly to Ritsumeikan University. Later years students are required to meet all eligibility requirements set by the partner, including any GPA requirements. Later year students are welcome to email Global Programs at after applying to the partner in order to be included in pre-departure information and events.

Further Information

Further information on this program can be found on the Ritsumeikan University Website.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 30/09/2018 08/10/2018 08/01/2019 08/02/2019
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