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If Japanese is your single Honours language, you must spend a minimum of 30 weeks in Japan between the second and final year of your degree.

If you are a double honours student and are taking Japanese and French or Spanish from A level, you will normally split the year between two countries where those languages are spoken. Students who are taking French, Japanese or Spanish from below A Level will spend 25 weeks in the country of the weaker language and 10 weeks in the country of their stronger language. We are happy to provide advice on this.

Studying at a Japanese University

The University of East Anglia has partnerships with thirteen Japanese universities.  These universities are located all over Japan, from Hokkaido in the north, to the busy cities to Toyko and Osaka, and the historic city of Kyoto.  All are chosen because they offer excellent opportunities for our students to further their study of Japanese language and other academic subjects while in Japan.  The academic experience you will receive in one of our partner universities will benefit and complement your studies at UEA by allowing you to further improve your level of Japanese, as well as experiencing Japanese culture and society first hand.

Our partner universities are: 

  • Akita International University
  • Gakushuin University (Tokyo)
  • Hokkaido University
  • International Christian University (Tokyo)
  • Kansai University (Osaka)
  • Kobe College
  • Meiji University (Tokyo)
  • Meiji-Gakuin University (Tokyo)
  • Okayama University
  • Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto)
  • Ryukoku University (Kyoto)
  • Waseda University (Tokyo)
  • Yokohama National University

The Study Abroad Office maintains a page with a profile of each university including links to their pages for international students.

During your second year we will guide you in your choice of partner university so that you can find one that best suits your needs in terms of programme of study, location and accommodation.

Useful websites

Articles by fellow students about study abroad and student life in Japan.

Comprehensive Living Guide for Foreign Residents in Japan. A useful guide to all aspects of life in Japan