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BA(Hons) Japanese (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Part Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15000 AUD
15000 AUD

Application fee

International 29 AUD
National 29 AUD
Faculty of Arts
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)79
SAT (avg)577

World University Ranking

About this course

  • Our Japanese program is one of the largest in Australia. The language subjects, taught at a range of levels from beginner to advanced, are designed to maximise acquisition of the language and to develop your communication skills in various types of texts, interactional contexts and strategic aspects of meaning-making.
  • You will also develop a broad understanding of cultural, social and historical aspects of Japan. Japanese Studies subjects such as Social Problems in Japan help you understand the complexity and diversity of the society, and challenge stereotypes.
  • Teaching staff create a meeting place where students from a variety of cultural backgrounds can explore intercultural language activities to promote intercultural as well as communicative competence. 
  • Japanese language study at the University of Melbourne is also available in the Diploma in Languages. 


  • Communications
  • Community development
  • Diplomacy
  • Government
  • International relations
  • Multinational business
  • Teaching
  • Translation and interpretation

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Eligibility Criteria


Australian Year 12

  • Domestic students: 2017 Minimum ATAR 85.00
  • Domestic students: 2016 Clearly-in Rank 88.85
  • International students: 2017 Guaranteed ATAR 85.00
  • VCE (units 3 and 4) prerequisite subjects A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

  • 2017 Guaranteed IB score 31
  • IB prerequisite subjects English

GCE A Levels/Singapore A Levels

  • 2017 Guaranteed score BC
  • A Level prerequisite subjectsR At least Grade C in an accepted AS Level English subject

 Trinity College Foundation Studies

  • 2017 Guaranteed score 80
  • TCFS prerequisite subjects EAP (a score of at least 50%), and a score of at least 70% for both English and History of Ideas (Adv) (both subjects must be included in the calculation of the ‘best 4’ result)

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Course Modules

  • JAPN10001 Japanese 1
  • JAPN10002 Japanese 2
  • JAPN10007 Japanese 3
  • JAPN10008 Japanese 4
  • JAPN10003 Japanese 5
  • JAPN10004 Japanese 6
  • JAPN10005 Japanese 7
  • JAPN10006 Japanese 8
  • JAPN10009 Reading Japanese Literature
  • JAPN10010 Variation in Japanese Language
  • JAPN20005 Contemporary Japan
  • JAPN20002 Introduction to Japanese Communication
  • JAPN20010 Japanese Grammar in Action
  • JAPN20018 Japanese Through the Media
  • JAPN20009 Sign and Symbols in Japanese
  • JAPN30003 Japanese Through Translation
  • JAPN30004 Japanese through the Media
  • JAPN30002 Social Problems in Japan


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How to Apply

Studying Year 12 in Australia

  • You should apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Full details about the VTAC application process can be found on the VTAC website. Through VTAC, you can list up to 12 course preferences. You should list courses in your order of preference with the course of greatest interest listed first. Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.
  • If you have previously applied to the University of Melbourne via VTAC but were not offered a place or were offered but never enrolled, you should apply as a new student.
  • If you're studying interstate, you can find more specific application information for your state in one of our application flyers: NSW/ACT QLD SA TAS WA

Current University of Melbourne international students

  • If you're an international student currently studying at the University of Melbourne and you wish to transfer to another University of Melbourne course, you must submit your transfer application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.

All other international students

  • You can apply online using our e-application.
  • Please ensure your application is received by us before the relevant deadline. An application fee of AUD$100 applies. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply in person in your own country, we have a number of overseas representatives in a variety of countries. Search our list of overseas representatives to find one near you.
  • If you have accepted an offer from another institution in Australia, been granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and want to transfer to the University of Melbourne within the first six months of study you will need a letter of release from that institution. Please see our International Student Transfer Policy for more details.
  • International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement students
  • You can choose to have your IB or AP results sent directly to the University as soon as they are released. Please make sure you advise us in your application if you have authorised the release of your results.
  • University of Melbourne AP institution code: 9015
  • University of Melbourne IB institution code: 002406

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