Kansai Gaidai Virtual Student Exchange Program

Kansai Gaidai Virtual Student Exchange Program

Published: 17 June 2021

Delivery Mode: Online

Program Type:  Exchange

Country: Japan

Program Dates: 30 August – 18 December 2021 (including final exam)

UNSW Application Deadline: 

11:59 pm, 20 June 2021. Late applications cannot be accepted



ASP Home-Based is an remote oriented program that students take Japanese Language courses and some selected Lecture courses focusing on Japan and Asia from his/her home-based place.

  • Japanese Language courses taught by experienced Japanese instructors 7 levels of instructions available
  • Selected courses focusing on Japan and Asia (mixed with Kansai Gaidai students)
  • Synchronously offered courses via ZOOM
  • Part-time enrollment only (up to two courses)
  • Tuition Free (except Registration fee of JPY10,000)
  • Participation in Intercultural Engagement Program at least once a month
  • Online interaction with local Kansai Gaidai students available
  • Grades and credits awarded (transcript issued)

Please download the Program Sheet at the bottom of this post  for further information and courses offered.

Course Format

  • Japanese (5-credit) 90mins. X 3 / week 【mostly live session】
  • Kanji & Readings (3-credit) 90mins. X 2 / week 【mostly live session】
  • Business Japanese (3-credit) 90mins. X 2 / week 【mostly live session】
  • Translation: English into Japanese (3-credit) 90mins. X 2 / week 【TBA】
  • Lecture (3-credit) 90mins. X 2 / week【one live session, one asynchronous session】


UNSW Eligibility Requirements

For UNSW virtual exchange eligibility requirements please see the Virtual Exchange section of the Student Exchange Tutorial


Enrolment and Fees

Limited exchange places available.  Successful students will be enrolled in specific exchange course code(s) at UNSW for the terms they are undertaking their virtual exchange courses. Students continue to pay their tuition fees to UNSW. 

Registration Fee of JPY10,000 (Approx. USD95) / person (Non-refundable)


How to Apply:

Please apply through the Virtual Exchange Application 11:59 pm, 20 June 2021. Late applications cannot be accepted.


Transfer of Credit:

If you are selected for this virtual student exchange program, you will be required to get partner university courses approved for credit by your UNSW Faculty. This is a condition of participating in the virtual student exchange program. Further information about the course approval process will be sent to you once you have submitted your application.  Information is also available in the Student Exchange Tutorial

Please make sure you research the partner university online courses carefully to find suitable options for your degree.


More information:


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