'Kobe Japanese Program January 2023' is a short-term program designed for Australian students studying Japanese, with the theme of 'Discover the Kobe Area and Japan-Australia 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 Australia. 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 2023. For more details, please read the brochure [PDF] below.

brochure Program Brochure / Schedule (PDF) 


5th - 26th January, 2023 (3 weeks)


12 students


□ Undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in Australian Universities

□ 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).


173,000JPY- 166,900JPY/ ≃∴ 1,782AUD*-1,719AUD*

→Fees Include:

Tuition (100,000 JPY)

Including fees for the course material and cultural and social activities

Accommodation* (73,000JPY- 66,900JPY)

* Please read Accommodation(PDF) about meal arrangements according to type of accommodation.

Scholarship Opportunity


<50,000 JPY>

Kobe University is delighted to support participants with a grant of 50,000 JPY each from the "Kobe University Fund."

*Students receiving other scholarships are not eligible.


Participants will be assigned a room in the designated off-campus accommodation. For details, see Accommodation(PDF) .

-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, 28th October 2022

Application Documents

Please send the following application documents by email.

1. Application form (PDF)

2. Copy of your passport

3. Copy of your student ID card

Enquiries/ Apply to

Kobe University Global Education Center

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

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

Important Dates

Application period begins

28th September, 2022

Application deadline

28th October, 2022

Offer of acceptance

14th November, 2022

Payment Due

30th November, 2022

Arrival Date

4th January, 2023

Housing check-in

4th January, 2023

Program starts

5th January, 2023

Program ends

26th January, 2023


Kobe University Global Education Center
Tel: +81-78-803-5265
E-mail: cie-winter[AT]edu.kobe-u.ac.jp

Kobe Japanese Program January Session 2023

Kobe Japanese Program January Session 2022