'Kobe Japanese Program January 2024' is a short-term program designed for Australian students studying Japanese, with the theme of 'Discover the Kobe Area and Japan-Oceania つながり(link)!'. 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 Oceania. Students will learn to express themselves in Japanese about their field trip experiences and other activities.

The program will be held face-to-face in our campus* between 5th January to 26th January 2024. For more details, please read the brochure [PDF] below.

brochure Program Brochure / Schedule (PDF) 


5th - 26th January, 2024 (3 weeks)


24 students


□ Undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in Universities of Australia or New Zealand

□ Students with upper elementary level of Japanese who just finished Genki 1 level.

Program Contents & Hours

  1. Japanese Language (36 contact hours)
    3 hour class×12
  2. Area Studies (12 contact hours)
    2-4 hour session×4
  3. Extracurricular

Program Schedule

Daily Schedule

Assessment Criteria

Transcript/ Certificate

Check out our Program Brochure (PDF).


179,600JPY- 168,900JPY/ ≃∴ 1,904AUD*-1,790AUD*

→Fees Include:

Tuition (100,000 JPY)

Including fees for the course material and cultural and social activities

Accommodation* (79,600JPY- 68,900JPY)

* Please read the "Accommodation" section of the brothure about meal arrangements according to type of accommodation.

Scholarship Opportunity


<50,000 JPY>

Kobe University is delighted to support partner students with a grant of 50,000 JPY each from the "Kobe University Fund."
(The support quota dose NOT cover all the participants.)

*Students receiving other scholarships are not eligible.


Participants will be assigned a room in the designated off-campus accommodation.

-Dormy Ashiya (Male)

-International House: Kobe University dormitory (Female)

It takes approximately 40-50 minutes from either accommodation to the university.

How to apply

Application Deadline

Friday, 27th October 2023

Application Procedure

Step 1. Access the application form (Google Forms) at the URL below. Fill in the required information and submit the form.
Step 2. Send a copy of your student ID card by email to the following address.
E-mail: cie-winter@edu.kobe-u.ac.jp

Enquiries/ Apply to

Kobe University Global Education Center

Tel: +81-78-803-5262 Fax: +81-78-803-5289

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

Important Dates

Application period begins

11th September, 2023

Application deadline

27th October, 2023

Offer of acceptance

6th November, 2023

Payment Due

30th November, 2023

Arrival Date

4th January, 2024

Housing check-in

4th January, 2024

Program starts

5th January, 2024

Program ends

26th January, 2024


Kobe University Global Education Center
Tel: +81-78-803-5262
E-mail: cie-winter[AT]edu.kobe-u.ac.jp

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