Discover the Kobe Area and Japan-Australia つながり!

The Kobe Japanese Program (KJP) January Session is designed for undergraduate or graduate students with upper elementary Japanese language skills.

The focus of the course is Japanese Language and Area Studies, including culture and society, based on the Kobe and Hyogo area and its links with Australia.

This year the course will be conducted entirely online, utilizing various live teaching methods, and small class size to provide the most interactive and personal learning experience possible.

pamphlet Program Brochure / Schedule (PDF) 


6th - 27th January, 2021 (3 weeks)


Students at Upper Elementary level of Japanese (completed Genki 1 level or equivalent).

Program Content and Hours

1. Japanese Language (36 hours)

 2 hour Classes x 12 days + 1 hour Tutorials x 12 days

2. Area Studies (12 hours)

 2 hour Sessions x 6 Sessions

3. Extracurricular Activities


55,000 JPY ≃ 700 AUD

Fees include tuition and course material.

Placement is confirmed upon payment of tuition fee, by bank transfer, by 20th November 2020.


Please see Program Brochure for details regarding Program Schedule, Assessment Criteria, and Transcript/Certificate.


Application Deadline

Saturday, 31st October 2020

Application Documents

Please send the following application documents by email.

1. Application form (PDF)

2. Copy of Student ID card

3. Photograph (shoulders and above)

Enquiries/ Apply to

Kobe University Center for International Education

Tel: +81-78-803-5265 Fax: +81-78-803-5289

E-mail: cie-winter@edu.kobe-u.ac.jp

Important Dates

Applications open

1st October, 2020

Application close

31st October, 2020

Offer of acceptance

Early November, 2020

Payment Due

20th November, 2020

Program starts

6th January, 2021

Program ends

27th January, 2021


Kobe University Center for International Education

Tel: +81-78-803-5265 Fax: +81-78-803-5289

E-mail: cie-winter@edu.kobe-u.ac.jp

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