21 JUNE 2016 - 5 AUGUST 2016
Eligibility for Admission
To be considered for admission to ATW, applicants must be:
Number of Students to be admitted
- currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited university or college outside Japan;
- in good academic standing (with a grade point average of 3.2 out of 4.0 or higher);
- proficient in English for academic purposes (if a non- native speaker, able to demonstrate a TOEFL iBT score of at least 79 or the equivalent); and
- planning to continue university study following ATW.
up to 40 students
The ATW curriculum design provides a uniquely productive educational experience relating Asian Studies courses (ASC) to Japanese Language courses (JLC) in a synergistic learning opportunity for students. As they broaden and deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Japan and its neighboring countries through the ASC offerings, students are made aware of the various sociocultural contexts of communication, thereby enhancing their synthetic understanding of the Japanese language as developed in the JLC.
The program requires students to enroll for credit in two of four available Asian Studies offerings (see below) and in one skill level-appropriate Japanese language course. Selections should accord with the student's home university study plan. Those who satisfy all ATW expectations will be awarded a certificate of program completion in recognition of their effort. (Students must fulfill 85% attendance for each registered course.)
Studies Courses (ASCs)
ASCs give ATW a distinction
as a comprehensive academic program studying on Japanese language
and sociocultural background of the country. The field of study
is not limited to Japan but covers Asia and the Pacific, which are
increasingly playing an important role in the world. It will be
a valuable asset of the program that the students will be able to
approach Asia and Japan from various directions. ASCs, taught in English, are presented by emininent scholar-specialists invited from around the world.
ASC offerings for 2016:
|Politics and Society in Modern and Contemporary Japan: The continuing struggle for citizen participation and democracy
||Death in Traditional Japanese Literature in the Asian Context
||Mind and Behaviour Across Asia
||Economic Integration in Asia
More about ASCs
Japanese Language Courses (JLCs)
Japanese Language instruction is offered from beginning through advanced levels. Elementary aim to improve students' abilities to the point where they can cope practically with the communicative demands of a home stay or the experiences of daily life in Japan. In the intermediate and more advanced courses, students will learn how to give a presentation in Japanese and debate on various subjects relating to Japanese society or culture.
Several study trips will
be held during the program. Each excursion is planned in the expectation
that students are able to experience some part of Japanese culture
and the Japanese aesthetic sense. The following study trips are
planned to be held. Study trips registration form will be sent
to successful candidates.
Please click each study trip to open a popup window for more information.
heritage sites in Hiroshima
|Farming work experience
||Fee: 1,000 yen
||Fee: 500 yen
The study trip fees are subject to change. )
Tuition and Fees
Four options will be offered to participants:
- Option 1—four weeks in an off-campus dormitory*; three, in a home stay
- Option 2—four weeks in a local hotel**; three, in a home stay
- Option 3—seven weeks in an off-campus dormitory
- Option 4—seven weeks in a hotel
*An off-campus dormitory is located in 50 minutes by train and walking from the University.
** The hotel reserved by ATW is located in 7 minutes walk from the University.
Accommodation fee varies depending on the option. The price range is approximately from 150,000JPY (min) to 240,000JPY (max).
More about accommodation (under construction)
*Fees are subject to change
Program fees: 91,800 JPY including:
- tuition for taking 3 courses (6 credits), which is the requirement for completing the ATW program and
- insurance charge for Kyushu University Emergency Secure Plan for International Students
for participating in ATW, excluding the program fees
These costs are merely
indicative. Personal expenses and expensese for a round-trip
airline ticket are not included in the costs mentioned
JPY for accommodation
JPY for commuting expenses (by public
- 3,000 JPY for
a Japanese language text book
- 24,500JPY for lunch and dinner at a university cafeteria (700yen x 35days)
- 28,000 JPY for
three optional study trips
Kyushu University offers a limited number of scholarships, of 160,000JPY each, to students who present a strong undergraduate academic record. All applicants are considered; recipients are selected by the University
One-to-one assitance by a peer tutor is offered
to ATW students. Peer tutors are Kyushu University students and
will look after you and help you settle in by picking you up from
the airport, helping you explore Fukuoka city or a festival held
during your stay on ATW.
Credits and grades earned by participants for ATW courses will be reported to their home universities upon request. Students should consult with their academic advisors about the possibilities and procedures of credit and grade transfer before coming to Japan.