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Study Abroad destinations

University of Shiga

Shiga, Prefecture

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year
Japanese, Intercultural Communication and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You will need to gain the following credits from your modules: 

  • 12 to 16 Japanese credits per semester
  • 24 to 32 Japanese credits per year. 

You can see module options on the University of Shiga website.  

Academic calendar

The academic calendar is split into 2 semesters: 

  • Semester 1: 1 April until 26 September  
  • Semester 2: 27 September until 31 March 

Visit the University of Shiga website for a full list of academic dates. 


Accommodation abroad

Accommodation has to be arranged directly with the University of Shiga Prefecture. Students have 3 options, ranging from ¥24,000 to ¥40,000 per month.  

For more information, visit the University of Shiga accommodation pages.  

Costs and visas

Insurance and additional costs

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


Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 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. If you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.

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