The Japanese and Asian Studies (JAS) Program at Ryukoku University offers students with little or no Japanese background a unique opportunity to study Japanese and Asian culture, including: Buddhism and other Asian religions, Japanese literature, theater, society, economics and politics. Courses are on Seta Campus (Shiga Prefecture).
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Studying at the oldest Buddhist University in Japan can be a life-changing experience. Increasing globalization of information and economics make knowledge and experience in a different culture now a must.

Ryukoku University is now one of the leading private universities in Japan. There are presently 9 faculties, 20,000 students, several research institutes and centers on two campuses in Kyoto and one in Seta(Shiga Prefecture), next to Kyoto. The Faculty of Intercultural Communication (FIC) was established in 1996 on the Seta campus,close to Japanese largest lake Biwa.

The Japanese and Asian Studies (JAS) Program at Ryukoku University offers students with little or no Japanese background a unique opportunity to study Japanese and Asian culture, including: Buddhism and other Asian religions, Japanese literature, theater, society, economics and politics. All classes taught in English on Seta campus and some classes with Japanese students.
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●Course Dates
   Spring in 2014: April 1 -August 5, 2014
   Fall in 2014: September 8 - January 29, 2015


●The Required Subjects are
   * Comparative Religion (2 credits)
   * Seminar (2 credits)


And students can choose from among those listed below;
Spring course in 2014
  • Comparative Religion
  • Seminar
  • Japanese Seminar(JAS)
  • European Economy A
  • Traditional Theatre
  • International Relations B
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Politics and Society in Oceania B
  • Japanese Society A
  • Eurasian History and Culture A
  • English & American Literature
  • PEC Lecture in English A
Fall course in 2014
  • Fall course in 2014
  • Comparative Religion
  • Seminar
  • Japanese Seminar(JAS)
  • European and American Culture
  • English Seminar G(Readings In Japanese Culture)
  • Politics and Society in Oceania A
  • Japan in World Affairs B
  • Comparative Culture
  • Japanese Society B
  • Comparative Literature
  • PEC Lecture in English B
  (Lectures are subject to change.)
●Official Transcripts will be sent to students' home institution in case you are an exchanged student. It includes letter grades and credits they earned at JAS Program. Students who wish to transfer credit should contact the admissions office at home institution before enrolling the program.
Cost ( All costs must be paid in Japanese yen.)
  • Application Fee 10,000yen
  • Processing Fee 10,000yen
  • Tuition 160,000yen/per semster
Accommodation

Ryukoku University offers an off-campus dormitory for 35,000yen/month, excluding meals, in Seta, Shiga. 

Books and Supplies

Textbooks and other miscellaneous school supplies are not included. Actual costs will vary based on the number of classes.

Travel and Miscellaneous

Each student is responsible for his/her own travel expense to and from Japan.
Miscellaneous expenses will vary according to personal needs and style. It includes food, transportation, medical, laundry, clothes, commuting (cell-phone) and other personal expenses.

The estimated total cost is 575, 000yen per semester.

Amount (yen)
Processing Fee 10,000yen
Tuition 160,000yen
Accommodation (dormitory) 35,000yen ×5months
Books and Supplies 5,000yen
Miscellaneous (average) 45,000yen×5months
Total 575,000yen

(Air fare is not included.)

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