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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Japanese Studies

Course code: #AK3704

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Japanese Studies

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $31,000 NZD

  • Application fee

    $150 NZD

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Highlights
Workplace experience

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 26-February-2023 2023-02-26
Winter-July 16-July-2023 2023-07-16
Fall-February 26-February-2024 2024-02-26
Winter-July 16-July-2024 2024-07-16

Overview

Bachelor of Arts - Japanese Studies

Combine learning about contemporary Japanese society and culture with courses from another area of interest to prepare yourself for a wide range of careers.

Japan is an exciting combination of high-tech and peaceful contemplation. 

When you learn Japanese at AUT you’ll gain insight into the diversity of Japanese culture and build strong, transferable skills like intercultural competence. 

Social clubs where you can practice your skills will make your learning experience exciting and fun.

With this major, you can pair learning contemporary Japanese with courses in a range of subjects, from social sciences and translation to business and international studies. 

It’s a great way to build your own unique skillset for your future career.

Japanese Studies is also available as a minor.

 

Workplace experience

Workplace experience is an important part of your degree, and the Work Integrated Learning course is the final part of your degree. 

This is a supervised work placement related to your major(s), for an organization of your choice.

It's a great way to get industry experience while still being able to get feedback from AUT lecturers, and for many of AUT's students, this workplace experience also leads to a job offer.

Recent placements included Tokyo Food Ltd, NZ Japan Society of Auckland, Auckland Girls’ Grammar, Gekkan NZ, AUT International House.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$42,800

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,800
Tuition 1 person $31,000

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency (If Available)
  • CV/Work experience (If required)
  • A copy of the document(s) in the original language/and official English translation

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
15
listening
20
writing
18
speaking
15
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

Language courses at AUT International House:

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirements for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

 

You can also use IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special Home Edition to meet English language requirements, except for programmes that require an IELTS score higher than the standard or for any doctoral programmes.


Academic background and requirement

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

High school qualifications from different countries:

India: 

  • 12 years of schooling with an overall average of 75% in four academic subjects, including a min 60% in English from the All-India Senior Certificate (AISSC).
  • All other Higher Secondary State Board Examinations require an overall average of 80% in four academic subjects with a min 65% in English.

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus one year of successful study at bachelor's level; or
  • Senior High School graduation plus completion of a two-year diploma, with good grades, at a recognized university.
  • A Tier 1 score in the National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) at a recognized institution

Japanese Studies major: Not available for native speakers of Japanese.

 

Don’t meet the entry requirements?

Consider starting with:

  • Diploma in Arts

 

Foundation programmes

If you don’t have the academic qualifications needed for direct entry into an AUT programme, you can enroll in a foundation programme.

If you successfully complete the foundation programme and get the required grades, you are guaranteed entry into an appropriate AUT programme.

Career opportunities

  • Journalist
  • Flight attendant
  • Customer service manager
  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Foreign language teacher
  • Political consultant
  • Social worker
  • International partnerships manager
  • International tax consultant
  • Political analyst
  • Diplomatic agent
  • Political affairs officer

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