University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Which programme can I study at the University of Shiga Prefecture?

Japanese & Intercultural Communication BA (Hons) (2nd year of 3 year degree) 
Japanese & TESOL BA (Hons) (2nd year of 3 year degree) 
Japanese, English Language & Linguistics BA (Hons) (3rd year of 4 year degree)
Japanese, Intercultural & Contemporary Communication BA (Hons) (3rd year of 4 year degree)
Japanese, TESOL & Linguistics BA (Hons) (3rd year of 4 year degree)


Academic Information

Number of credits required: 12-16 Japanese credits per semester; 24-32 Japanese credits per year

Please see the module catalogue for the University of Shiga Prefecture.


Academic Calendar

Semester 1 Early October until Late March (approximate dates)

Semester 2 Early April until Early August (approximate dates)

More detailed term dates. 


Accommodation Abroad 2019-20

Accommodation has to be arranged directly with the University of Shiga Prefecture. Students have three options, ranging from ¥24,000 to ¥37,000 per month.  

More detailed infomation on accommodation  



Please ensure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than six months after you intend to return. You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes. So if you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.



You are required to enrol in the Japanese National Insurance System which costs approximately ¥1000 a month.


More Information

The University of Shiga Prefecture website.

Student services factsheet Shiga 20/21

Study abroad ambassador:


Kai Morris, 

Glen Nash, 


Sara bell, 

Taryn Bloomfield, 

Charlotte Hill, 

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