University of South Australia
Asian Languages (Japanese) In-Country Course (LANG 2039)
This information is correct at time of printing but is subject to change at any time.
This course will provide students who are enrolled in Japanese 1B or 2B in 2015, with an in-country immersion experience by studying at an approved tertiary institution specialising in the teaching and learning of the Japanese language to foreigners. See course ling for more information.
DATES: course begins on 30th November 2015 and ends on 29th January 2016 (8 weeks).
Graduate School of Japanese Applied Linguistics
Centre for Japanese Language
1-7-14 Nishi Waseda
Tel. +81 3 3204 9242
Fax. + 81 3 3203 7672
SECTION 1: ENTROLMENT COSTS
Eight weeks in total, consisting of:
2 x three week intensive course (over 104 hours of face-to-face Japanese language and culture classes), Monday 30th November 2015 – Friday 18th December 2015
Monday 13th January 2016 – Friday 29th January 2016
A 2 week break period (19st December 2015 – 12th January 2016)
You will still be charged normal tuition fees by the government under the HECS/International student schemes as per a normal 9 unit course.
The scholarship offered by Waseda depends on your application being accepted. It is important to ensure your application is correctly completed. A grade point average calculation will apply (more information regarding this will be provided later).
The scholarship is to be used for paying tuition fees and some portion of the application fee (see below).
Tuition fees of 215,000 yen (approximately $2,300) includes the following:
165,000 yen Tuition fees for 2 x 3 weeks total 6 weeks intensive course;
50,000 yen application fees;
Additional costs that students will need to pay are:
Screening fee of 25,000 yen (subject to change);
Airfare from Adelaide to Tokyo return (approximately $1,600 – 1,800);
Transfers from Narita Airport to Waseda University and from Waseda University to Narita (approximately $30 – 40);
Daily transfers from accommodation to Waseda University (approximately $800 – 900)
Daily living expenses;
Accommodation (approximately $2,000);
Excursions and guided tours with the school if applicable;
Textbooks ($100 – 200)
SECTION 2: TRAVEL
More information will be provided as it comes to hand.
SECTION 3: ENROLMENT PROCESS
UniSA students are eligible for study grants of $1,000 (subject to approval each year) at any time prior or after departure for Japan. The current criteria for receiving the travel grant are:
Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above
No more than 9 failed units in the program in which you are currently enrolled
Undergraduate students – at point of application, completion of at least a minimum 36 units in the program in which you are currently enrolled. Or alternatively, the 36 units can be made up from 18 units in your current program and 18 units from a previous UniSA program (credit).
For postgraduate students – at point of application, completion of at least 9 units in your current UniSA program
Demonstrated empathy and understanding of cultural differences
Good health or a manageable condition.
You do not need to apply for a travel grant online. The international Office at UniSA will be notified of all student enrolments and will contact you directly to notify you of eligibility for a travel grant. It usually takes 2 weeks for Finance to process the travel grant payments and deposit the money into students’ accounts – payment of the travel grant is usually made 6-8 weeks before the program start date. If you have any questions, please contact the Study Abroad Team- email@example.com
SECTION 5: ACCOMMODATION
There are 4 types of accommodation on offer through Waseda University:
3) Apartment (single);
4) Share House.
All information for accommodation through Waseda University can be found through links on the course homepage.
SECTION 6: INSURANCE
As you are going on a Study Tour that is essential to your course (and forms part of your assessment), this travel will be covered under the university’s travel insurance policy.
Further information regarding UniSA’s travel policy can be found at the following link: http://w3.unisa.edu.au/fin/Commercial_Support/Insurance/Student_Insurance/student_insurance.asp
If you wish to add any personal travel to their Study Tour must contact the Insurance Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 8302 1678 to ensure they are still covered under the University’s policy, otherwise you will be required to obtain your own personal travel insurance.
SECTION 7: SCHEDULE OF IMPORTANT DATES
THIS SCHEDULE CAN BE FOUND ON THE COURSE HOMEPAGE – PLEASE CHECK REGULARLY
1st of August enrolment online close.
19th of September Completed Application Forms
September Screening fees to be made ready for payment (25,000 yen = approximately $300 + transfer fee)
19th September – 27th of September applications and application fees to be sent to Japan.
16th of October acceptance letter arrives from Waseda University.
November – scholarship acceptance information arrives
Other dates to follow
This information package contains the 7 components which will permit you to complete your enrolment in the above course successfully:
Enrolment in LANG2036 Japanese In-Country Course;
Check whether you are eligible for travel grant of $1,000 using criteria at Section 4 (UniSA students only). No further action is required on your part;
SUMMARY OF CONTACT DETAILS:
Please contact email@example.com or tel 8302 4792 if you have any general queries about Japanese In-Country Course (LANG2036); if you have UniSA enrolment queries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any queries in regard to insurance, contact email@example.com or tel: 8302 1678.
*Students who have only completed Japanese 1A can also seek permission from the Course Coordinator for enrolment in this course.
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