Monash University has exchange agreements with twelve prominent universities in Japan. Students who want to study at a Japanese university with the benefit of credit transfer are invited to apply for the program.
If you are admitted, you will enrol in Monash University and study at a Japanese university. Since you will pay HECS or a tuition fee to Monash University, you need not pay tuition fees to the Japanese university. Accommodation is also provided by the Japanese university at a cost.
When you apply for admittance to a university, you will apply for a Japanese government scholarship (JASSO or Monkashoo-Japanese Studies) at the same time.
You may still study in Japan if you are not successful with the scholarship. In such cases, however, the student will have to finance himself/herself except for tuition fees.
- Arts students who have completed or are due to complete 48 credit points of study at Monash before commencing the exchange program (If you are not an Arts student, please see the Monash Abroad website for your home faculty’s requirements) Students who have a credit average (60%) minimum (higher grade requirements apply for some universities) Students who ... Read more
- When Students usually go on exchange from the second semester in the second year, or from the first semester in the third year. All places are for the duration of six to twelve months, but usually scholarships will be given to students studying in Japan for one year. What The majority of Monash students participate in an exchange program ... Read more
- Scholarships are very competitive; approximately 30 percent of Monash exchange students going to Japan receive the AIEJ Scholarship, Japanese Studies Scholarships, or a host university scholarship. Please note that the scholarships listed here are only those whose applications are organised by the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics as part of our exchange program. Information about ... Read more
- Every year, information sessions on the exchange programs and scholarships are held twice (usually in March and in October) at Monash, Clayton Campus. Details of forthcoming sessions can be found on the Monash Abroad website. Please attend at least one of these sessions before submitting your application. Applicants are selected by an exchange programs and scholarships committee. Information from ... Read more
- Application forms Students need to complete both a Monash Abroad exchange application and also a Japanese exchange scholarship application. Both forms can be downloaded from the Monash Abroad website. Selecting a university Applying to go on exchange to Japan differs from other countries because students do not select just one university. Instead, students must list the universities in order ... Read more
- What are the merits of going on exchange to Japan? ° Improving Japanese language competence ° Developing understanding of Japanese culture, society and people ° Making friends with local and international students from all over the world. Many students claim that one of the best and unexpected outcomes of exchange in Japan was making very good friends from ... Read more
- Alumni voices Alexandra Hambleton (Arts, Honours in 2004-2005), 2002, Seikei University; 2004, Saitama University; 2006- University of Tokyo Post-exchange voices Anna Lintern (Arts/Engineering) 2009-2010, Waseda University, Tokyo Mai Go (Arts/Law) 2009-2010, Tsukuba University, Ibaraki Scott Godinagh (Arts, Honours in 2011) 2009-2010, Saitama University, Saitama Sophie Ghiggino (Arts/Commerce) 2009-2010, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo Sovira Chhum (Arts, Honours in 2011) 2009-2010, Nagoya University, Aichi Lance Truong (Arts, ... Read more
- 1. Enrolment details for study abroad units in Japan Please fill in the form below and return it with a copy of relevant unit information to the Coordinator of Japanese Exchange Programs as soon as your enrolment details are decided – at the latest no later than one month after you arrive in Japan. This is very ... Read more