Details regarding future programmes will be released in due course.  Please email with any queries, and register your interest for future short term study programmes.

If you study at the Centre for Japanese Studies at UEA, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of Japan and its place in the world yesterday, today and tomorrow.

We offer two interdisciplinary summer programmes focused around Japanese arts, language and culture. You’ll be taught by leading UEA academics, benefit from inspiring guest lecturers and get hands-on experiences through academic field trips. 

Japan Orientation

27 June - 11 July 2020

Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship

25 July - 15 August 2020


We offer full bursaries to successful applicants who meet the requirements for each programme. This funding includes: 

  • Tuition, off-campus study trips and tutorials

  • Return Heathrow Airport transfers

  • On campus, private en suite accommodation in a shared flat 

  • Off campus, private accommodation for study trips (where stated)

  • Some catering

  • Induction and orientation programme

  • Social programme

  • Contribution towards travel costs.

This Is What It Takes

  • Submit your online application and complete your supporting statement by 31 March 2020

  • We’ll let successful Japan Orientation applicants know they have been selected for the course by 17 April 2020

  • We’ll let successful Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship applicants know they have been selected for the course by 24 April 2020.

Entry requirements

  • All applicants should be aged 18 or over

  • All applicants are expected to have attained a 3.0 US GPA or equivalent

  • All applicants should either be currently studying at University, or a recent graduate

  • Non-native English speakers need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent score on an approved English test

  • Applicants do not need to submit a reference.

Assessment and teaching

  • Both programmes will be taught in English

  • UEA credit will not be awarded for these programmes

  • Teaching will be carried out in locations on and off UEA campus

  • Learning will be assessed in a variety of ways including class presentations, assignments or discussions.

“Apply for this programme because it is a valuable experience and it is not often that these occur. You will not only discover an interesting module to study, but you will also find yourself in a beautiful city with friendly people.” Lisa from Romania, Japan Orientation 2018