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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Trimester 1, Trimester 2
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 2 2018 25/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Business & Law, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments Program Type: Exchange
New Colombo Plan Funded: Yes Language of Instruction: English
Credit Weighting: 4 Credit Points Credit Type: Undergraduate
OS Help Available: Yes Scholarships Available: Yes
Program Description:
Faculties Arts & Ed, SEBE, Health and Business & Law
Level Undergraduate
Minimum Weighted Average mark (WAM) 65
Semester Date Deakin Trimester 1 = Spring
Deakin Trimester 2 = Fall/Autumn
Full Time Study Load 12 -15 Credits per semester (4 Deakin Units)
Deakin Abroad Travel Grant 3 x $8,000 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Grants
Deakin Abroad Coordinator Andrew Ross
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3 x $8,000 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Grants available for eligible Trimester 2 (Fall/Autumn) exchange students.
Please see here for full eligibility details.

Tokyo International University launched the Japan Studies Program in 1985 as a way to introduce the rich and complex culture of Japan to students from around the world. The program is based in Kawagoe, an attractive city with strong historical roots located just on the outskirts of central Tokyo.

Offering the best of both old and new Tokyo, the JSP is designed as an opening into the authentic Japanese way of life through homestays that allow students to learn through actual experiences. The intensive Japanese courses with small class sizes ensure swift development of language skills no matter your prior ability or knowledge. There is also a wide range of elective courses, ensuring you receive a fully rounded understanding of Japan.

To ensure you get the most of your stay in Japan, the Japan Studies Program offers events and trips allowing you to explore Japanese culture, history and traditions. Each semester has 3-4 exclusive field trips as well as an optional three-day excursion to Kyoto. There are also other events that JSP students can attend, such as a welcome party, international fair and university festival.

Helpful Links:
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Recommended Programs:
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Japan Studies Program

Course Catalogue:
Japan Studies Program Academics

Pre-Approved Units
Tokyo International University Units Approved as
Consumer Culture Level 2 B & L elective
Microeconomics MAE101
Marketing Strategy Level 2 B & L elective
Strategic Management MMM306
Japanese Multinational Corporations Level 2 B & L elective
Organisational Behaviour MMM240 
Gender in Business  Level 2 B & L elective 
Strategic Management MMM306
Global Marketing Marketing elective L3
Institutions and Business Transformation Level 2 B & L elective
Development Economics Level 2 B & L elective



Before you apply, please make sure you have completed all exchange application steps as outlined on the Deakin Abroad website.

Eligibility criteria:
Exchange Programs are available to all Deakin students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.

To be eligible to apply for an Exchange Program:
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least 8 credit points toward their Deakin degree
  • Postgraduate students must have completed at least 4 credit points towards their Deakin degree
  • You must return to at least 1 credit point to complete at Deakin after your Exchange Program
  • You must study a full-time load while on exchange
  • You must have a credit average of 60 or above with no fails on your academic record (students who do not currently meet these criteria will be advised to meet with a Language and Learning Adviser)
  • You must have received faculty approval prior to submitting your exchange application

Students may apply for a Trimester or Year-long Exchange Program, starting either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2.

While on exchange students continue to pay Deakin fees (upfront-payments, HECS-HELP, or FEE-HELP). Host University tuition fees will be waived.

General costs may include an application fee, flights, visas, accommodation, meals, textbooks, living expenses and insurance (insurance is provided by Deakin for the duration of your Exchange Program – students travelling beyond the program dates are strongly recommended to purchase additional cover).

Funding options:
  • OS-HELP may be available to domestic students. Please refer to the Deakin OS-HELP webpage for more information on eligibility criteria and the application process.
  • Centrelink payments continue while on exchange
  • Successful applicants may receive a Travel Grant from the Study Abroad and Exchange Office (unless receiving a Scholarship)

Is this your first preference?
  • Students must ensure that they apply for a minimum of two universities
  • Students must submit a minimum of two individual applications.
  • Students must rank their applications in order of preference

A Trimester Abroad will earn you 60 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.