Japanese Study Abroad The Japanese Programme at Victoria offers students an exciting opportunity to develop their language skills and complete part of their degree at Waseda University or Tōkyō University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) during Trimester 3 in the context of FHSS 210 Language Study Abroad/FHSS 310 Study Abroad for Language Learners. FHSS 210/FHSS 310 allow students to take an approved third trimester Japanese course at Waseda (for FHSS 210) or TUFS (for FHSS 310) and gain 20 points towards their BA, but not towards the relevant major. Students with no previous knowledge of Japanese or some knowledge of beginner’s Japanese (equivalent of JAPA 111) who have completed a minimum of 40 points at 100 level may enrol in FHSS 210. FHSS 210 Waseda University is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan with over 4,000 international students enrolled, providing an opportunity for creating personal connections with people around the world. The Japanese language education is offered by the Center for Japanese Language in conjunction with the Graduate School of Japanese Applied Linguistics to practise latest theories in Japanese language education in their Japanese programmes. Waseda University Short‐term Japanese Program offer a 3‐week (6‐week optional) intensive language course from 5 December 2016 – 22 December 2016 (complete beginner), or from 10 January 2017 – 30 January 2017 (beginner with equivalent knowledge of JAPA111): It is targeted at the beginners. However, students are required to learn the basic hiragana and katakana scripts beforehand using resources listed by Waseda: For learning Hiragana/Katakana (www.waseda.jp/cjl/dat/short‐term/Sheet1%20Hiragana&Katakana.pdf). Tofugu.com (www.tofugu.com/japanese/learn‐hiragana) also has a wide range of free resources that might be of use. If you need further help or learning resources, you are welcome to contact the Japanese Programme. The students take 10 classes per week. Before applying to the programme, pre‐register your information through the online form as early as you can during the pre‐registration period to avoid registering after the enrolment limit is exceeded. *Submission of the Self‐check Test is required to determine the course that match your proficiency. Extracurricular activities are offered to experience real Japanese language and culture. Students can also participate in various activities organised by Waseda University International Community Center (ICC), www.waseda.jp/inst/icc/en/ Useful websites: About the Short‐term Japanese Program: https://www.waseda.jp/cjl/en/s‐term_about.html#content Pre‐registration for Short‐term Japanese Program (Sample for Fall 2016):
https://www.wnp.waseda.jp/portal/services/Application/module/Application.php?mode=preview&enq_id= 4dd52fe1329cf2c03ba60cae Tuition fees: around NZ$1,170 (¥85,000) (but see “Financial Support” below) Other costs: Screening Fee of around NZ$344 (¥25,000), Transportation, flight, overseas insurance, meals are not included. Accommodation: Housing information; share house, homestay etc. are provided. You can apply for accommodation through Waseda University Academic Solutions Corporation. Please directly apply to Waseda University Academic Solutions Corporation, http://www.w‐as.jp/japan‐exp/. How to Pay: Credit Card, China Union Pay, or Alipay: please access the online screening fee payment website and complete the required procedure. Further information will be notified to the applicants who complete the Pre‐Registration. Insurance: All students at the Short‐term Japanese Program are insured with designated travel insurance. The travel insurance covers the cost from the date of the orientation to the date of the last class. The dates other than the above are not covered. Waseda University is not liable for students’ injury, illness or loss. Financial Aid: See “Financial Support” below. Deadline for applications: to the Japanese Programme, Victoria: Monday 8 August 2016 (Pre‐register as soon as possible during 22 August 2016 ‐ 2 September 2016, www.waseda.jp/cjl/en/s‐term_apply.html). Withdrawal Refund Policy: Waseda do not refund Tuition fees once they are paid. However, if you do not enter the programme due to unavoidable circumstances, they may refund Tuition fees. For more information about the procedure for receiving a refund, refer to the "Enrolment Procedure Guide", which will be sent to the successful applicants. As a general rule, application documents and screening fees are not returned. A full screening fee will be refunded if you fall into one of the categories below. Any handling fees which may be incurred for refund must be paid by the applicant. 1) You paid a screening fee but failed to submit the required application documents. 2) You paid a screening fee but submitted the application documents after the deadline. 3) You paid a screening fee and submitted the application documents, but your application was rejected before screening due to the following reasons: a) The submitted application materials are not complete enough to meet the application requirements, and/or b) You do not meet all the eligibility criteria. How do I apply? Register your wish to attend Waseda with the Japanese Programme Exchange Liaison Coordinator, Dr Kaya Oriyama, vZ708, [email protected]
by 8 August 2016 and a copy of the passport page(s) on which your name and photo appear. FHSS 310 Tōkyō University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) is a world centre for Japanese language teaching, the study of Japanese‐language pedagogy, and the training of Japanese‐language teachers. The Japanese Language Center for International Students (JLC) is one of the largest TJSOL (Teaching Japanese to Speakers of Other Languages) institutions in the world. As one of the major goals of the Tōkyō University of Foreign Studies, JLC seeks to set global standards for the studies of Japanese language education.
Tōkyō University of Foreign Studies offers a 4‐week Short‐Stay Winter Program (SSWP) intensive language course from 11 January ‐ 8 February 2017: The Short Stay Winter Program is a four‐week programme aimed at learners of Japanese who are currently studying at a select few universities in Australia and New Zealand. It offers intensive Japanese language courses. Students’ proficiency is matched to three levels of difficulty from pre‐intermediate to advanced levels of Japanese language to improve participants’ Japanese language skills. The course includes lectures on Japanese language and culture, and activities focused on practical Japanese conversation and field trips, to enable participants to understand various aspects of Japan. Maximum program enrolment is 45 students, including up to 7 from Victoria University of Wellington. Useful websites: (English) www.tufs.ac.jp/english/intlaffairs/exchange_in/sswp.html (日本語) www.tufs.ac.jp/intlaffairs/exchange_in/sswp.html Eligibility: You must have passed JAPA 205 or above in Japanese language study at Victoria (minimum 40 Japanese language points) by the time you start the TUFS programme. Special requirements: Students must be recommended to TUFS by the Japanese Programme, Victoria. Tuition fees: around NZ$3,553 (¥260,000): comprising course fees (includes course materials and cultural excursions), and accommodation fees (but see “Financial Aid” and “Financial Support” below). Other costs: Transportation, flight, travel insurance, meals are not included. Accommodation: you are expected to stay in the accommodation arranged by Tōkyō University of Foreign Studies. Accommodation check‐in: 10 January 2017. NOTE: The Accommodation facility is provided only from 10 January ‐ 9 February. TUFS will be responsible for the programme’s students only during this period. Halls of residence board and lodging (breakfast and dinner) are included in the programme fees. Food service will not be provided on Sundays and the National Holiday on 15 January 2017. Students are required to provide their own meals on Sundays and National Holidays. How to Pay: Credit Card: Details will be advised to the selected students. Insurance: Students must properly insure against their possible injury, illness or loss during their stay in Japan and the travels to and from Japan. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies is not liable for students’ injury, illness or loss. Financial Aid: JASSO [Japan Student Services Organization] Scholarships may be available (you must apply to TUFS for this separately, and a high GPA is required). The scholarship amount of ¥80,000 will be awarded to the selected students. However, the scholarship will be given only if students arrive in Japan and leave Japan by predetermined dates in 2017. If students do not follow this requirement, then the JASSO scholarship will be annulled. Deadline for applications: to the Japanese Programme, Victoria: Friday 15 August 2016 (Deadline to TUFS: 30 September 2016). Withdrawal Refund Policy: In the case of cancellation after 1 December, the accommodation fee will not be refunded by TUFS. The transfer fee is to be paid by the student. TUFS retains the full programme fee of any student who cancels after 10 January 2017. In the event of the cancellation of the course by Tōkyō University of Foreign Studies, the total amount of the programme fee will be refunded.
How do I apply? Register your wish to attend TUFS SSWP with the Japanese Programme Exchange Liaison Coordinator, Dr Kaya Oriyama, vZ708, [email protected]
Submit a 300‐word statement of why you wish to be selected, and note details of all periods of previous sojourns in Japan (dates and purpose), and a copy of the passport page(s) on which your name and photo appear. Financial Support: Once enrolled in FHSS 210/FHSS 310, students are eligible to apply to the Victoria International Leadership Programme (VILP) Manager for a short course Mobility Grant of $600. To apply, email the following information from your ‘myvictoria’ email account or the email account indicated in your student record to [email protected]
with ‘Mobility/Global Explorer Grant’ in the subject line: full name, student ID number, bank account name, bank account number, Summer Programme (=TUFS SSWP), university and course name, start and end dates (i.e. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Short‐Stay Winter Program, 11 January ‐ 8 February 2017). Grant applications close 28 October 2016. VILP participants are able to apply for an additional NZ$400 of funding if they have met grant requirements. For more details about the grant requirements see www.victoria.ac.nz/students/get‐involved/vilp/experiential‐activities/vilp‐grant. Students must pay the Victoria University FHSS course fee, but a fee subsidy may apply in these courses once enrolments have been finalised on 1 November 2016. Japanese language students may be eligible for a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA): www.enz.govt.nz/how‐we‐work/scholarships/pmsa PMSA is a scholarship programme funded by the New Zealand government and administered by Education New Zealand. The scholarship is awarded to individuals and covers costs relating to study or research in Asia. This can include tuition fees, return economy class flights, accommodation costs, a monthly living allowance, and medical insurance. It does not necessarily cover all costs. The application deadline is 30 September 2016. Apply and find out more at www. educationnz.govt.nz/how‐we‐work/scholarships/pmsa What you need to do Participant students of Japanese should follow these procedures before and after their stay in Tōkyō: Confirm intention of enrolment in FHSS 210/FHSS 310 as soon as possible, and no later than Monday 8 August 2016 for Waseda and Friday 15 August 2016 for TUFS, by contacting the Japanese Programme Exchange Liaison Coordinator, Dr Kaya Oriyama, vZ708, [email protected]
Once approval from the Japanese Programme Exchange Liaison Coordinator, Dr Kaya Oriyama, has been obtained, email the Head of School (Dr Sally Hill, [email protected]
, VZ 601) and contact the FHSS Student and Academic Services Office (Murphy Level 4) to finalise your enrolment in FHSS 210/FHSS 310 as early as possible. Complete the online Waseda pre‐registration form www.waseda.jp/cjl/en/s‐term_apply.html or TUFS SSWP application form www.tufs.ac.jp/english/intlaffairs/exchange_in/sswp.html. Enrolment at Waseda or TUFS is not confirmed until full payment is received. Organise and pay for your return flight and a comprehensive travel insurance policy using a travel agent of your choice well in advance. Note that there might not be a daily flight between your nearest New Zealand airport and Tōkyō. Apply for a student visa from the Japanese Embassy in Wellington (Level 16 Majestic Building, 100 Willis Street) well in advance. It is recommended that you budget for contingencies. Before departure, fill in the Information Form available from the Japanese Programme Exchange Liaison Coordinator, Dr Kaya Oriyama, vZ708. These details will be kept confidentially in the School of Languages and Cultures for the duration of your stay. Attend the Pre‐departure Workshop.
By Monday 13 February 2017, you must provide a copy of your Waseda or TUFS Certificate of Academic Record to the Japanese Programme Exchange Liaison Coordinator, Dr Kaya Oriyama. You need to submit your Waseda or TUFS Portfolio (50%), a 1000‐word (600 Japanese characters) essay (FHSS 210, January program at Waseda) or 1300‐word (800 Japanese characters) essay (FHSS 310) in Japanese which is handwritten on genkōyōshi (30%). Those who take FHSS 210 (December program at Waseda) as complete beginners are required to write an approximately 300 Japanese character handwritten essay on genkōyōshi. Genkōyōshi is available from the School of Languages and Cultures office. You also need to do a 5‐minute (FHSS 210, December program at Waseda, allowed to refer to notes) or a 10‐minute (FHSS 210, January program at Waseda, allowed to refer to notes) or 15‐minute (FHSS 310, allowed to refer to notes occasionally) oral presentation in Japanese (20%). A pass/fail grade for FHSS 210/FHSS 310 will be awarded by the end of Trimester 3.
School of Languages and Cultures, [email protected]
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