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Ritsumeikan Winter Japanese Program

Ritsumeikan University

The Ritsumeikan Summer Japanese Program (RSJP) and Ritsumeikan Winter Japanese Program (RWJP) are designed for undergraduate or graduate students with minimal knowledge of the Japanese language, providing a comprehensive introduction to Japanese language and culture.

RSJP and RWJP are programs consisting of two major subjects. Participants are enrolled in an intensive Japanese language class which provides them with a thorough introduction to the language. Students also participate in Japanese Studies classes to learn about Japanese culture and take part in fieldwork excursions.

Japanese Language Clas
RSJP and RWJP: 3,450 min (50 min x 3 class x 23 days)
RWJP Express: 1,350 min (50 min x 3 class x 9 days)

Japan Studies
RSJP and RWJP: 990 min (90 min x 11 days)
Scenes from our Japan Studies classes. You will have 11 different, 90 min long Japan Studies classes during the program.

Remarks - Please read
Introductory Japanese language Level class is not available in RSJP1 and RWJP Express. But it will be available in RSJP2 and RWJP. "N1" holders are NOT able to participate in RSJP1, RSJP2, RWJP and RWJP Express.


Location Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
8 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
level Bachelor / Undergraduate
Credits None
Program fee 265,900 JPY
Accommodation fee Included in program fee
Application deadline 26 October 2018
Entry requirements:
(1) Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the program. To prove their enrollment, students will need to submit their academic transcript and enrollment status certificate.
(2) Students must have the ability to communicate in English or in basic Japanese. Japan Studies classes will be conducted in either Japanese or English. Therefore, students must be capable of comprehending lectures in one of these languages.
(3) Students must be able to recognize hiragana and katakana before the commencement of the program. Having at least of a minimum knowledge of hiragana and katakana will make their study in the short-term program more meaningful and effective.

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