- Japanese as a subject
The study of Japanese at Waikato involves the acquisition of Japanese language and the study of the history and culture of Japan.
- Applied Linguistics
- Biological Sciences
- Computer Science
- Earth Sciences
- Education and Society
- Environmental Planning
- Health, Sport and Human Performance
- Human Development
- Human Resource Management
- International Management
- International Relations and Security Studies
- Management and Sustainability
- Materials and Processing
- Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
- Political Science
- Population Studies and Demography
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Screen and Media Studies
- Social Policy
- Social Science Research
- Strategic Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
Apply to enrol
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
|Area of Study:|
|All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
- Hospitality Operator
- International Lawyer
- Tour Guide
- Translator or Interpreter
- Travel Agent
Papers available within Japanese
- COMBO (2024)
Timetabled Lectures for COMBO
There are no timetabled lectures for COMBO.
NB:There may be other timetabled events for this paper such as tutorials or workshops.
Visit the online timetable for COMBO for more details
Indicative Fees for COMBO
Fees for 2024 are not yet available.
Paper outlines are currently not available for this paper. Please contact the Faculty or School office for further details.
Paper details current as of : 3 October 2023 8:50am
Indicative fees current as of : 3 October 2023 4:30am
Scholarships and prizes
Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships
Expand to read Subject requirements
Japanese is available as a specialisation within the International Languages and Cultures major for the BA, and as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, or as a minor in any other degree, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.
The aim of the specialisation is to provide students with an element of linguistic and cultural competence that better equips them for the professional and personal challenges of a globalised environment; as well as to encourage the study of languages.
International Languages and Cultures major with a specialisation in Japanese
International Languages and Cultures is available as a major for the BA, and may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees. A major in International Languages and Cultures with a specialisation in Japanese requires a total of 135 points and students must complete JAPAN131, JAPAN231, JAPAN232, JAPAN331 and JAPAN332.
For more information about subject requirements please refer to the Catalogue of Papers for the most up to date information.
Japanese in other majors
A minor, or specialisation in other majors requires 60 points above 100 level in Japanese, students must complete JAPAN231, JAPAN232 and JAPAN331. Within the BSc and BSc(Tech) a specialisation in Science International in Japanese is available.
The point of entry into the Japanese programme depends on previous experience. Students with little or no previous experience will start with JAPAN131. Students with 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Japanese, or good results in NCEA Level 2 Japanese should start from JAPAN231. Students who are uncertain about where to start should contact the Convenor of Japanese.
If you have any questions and need more advice contact one of our friendly student advisors phone:
Please note: For all graduate subject requirements check the information provided in the papers section above.