Multiple $5,000 - $7,000 grants are available through the New Colombo Plan for students going on exchange in semester 1 or 2, 2018 to Japan.

Showa Women's University
City: Tokyo
Approximate semester dates:

Semester 1 / Spring semester: April - Late July
Semester 2 / Fall semester: October- February

Language of instruction: Japanese (above JLTP Level 3), English
Full time load equivalent: 8 tani per semester
Fields of Study Available:

Course List

1. Mainstream Academic Program: View course list of Japanese Language and General Liberal Arts courses 

2. Intensive Japanese Language Program: Students must have studied basic Japanese (JLPT N3 or CEFR A2 recommended). Students are required to enrol in 3 mandatory Japanese Language courses. They may also enrol in 2 liberal arts courses of their choice, either in English or Japanese. The mandatory Japanese Language courses are: 

  • Japanese Communication
  • Japanese in Context
  • Internship Preparation (Internship experience not included) 


Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.


Undergraduate female students only

Students must have completed at least 1 year of degree program at UQ. 

Approximate living expenses: 110,000 - 120,000 YEN per month
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Additional information:

SWU Exchange Program Information Sheet 2016/17

At SWU, students are able to choose from SWU Academic Program, which allows students to take Japanese and liberal arts courses in Japanses, and SWU Intensive Japanese Language Program, which designed for international students who have studied basic Japanese and are eager to improve Japanese language skill. 

Accomodation: SWU offers 3 types of accommodation choices for international students. Click here to view housing options. 


  • Founded in 1920, Showa Women's University is a women's liberal arts college located in central Tokyo (15 minutes from Shibuya). 
  • Exchange students will be assigned a "Host Sister" and a "Host Family" to spend time with at weekends to experience the typical Japanese lifestyle. 

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