Japanese studies

About Japanese studies

We have one of the most extensive Japanese study programs in Australia, engaging you with Japanese language, culture and society. Flexible entry points (beginners, intermediate and proficient) ensure language study at a level that suits your background.

Why choose Japanese studies?

Communicating in Japanese and being sensitive to diverse international contexts are useful complements to any course of study, whether it’s law, business or the visual arts. We’re cross-disciplinary which means we study Japanese from a variety of perspectives – historical, artistic, religious, political, international – especially within the broader Asian context.

Major Focus by location
Focus Locations
MajorNote Caulfield, Clayton
MinorNote Caulfield, Clayton
Handbook

This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.

Studying a language at Monash

Knowing an international language and understanding global cultures are sought-after job skills that can help you set up your career in Australia or abroad. Whether you're a complete beginner or already proficient, we'll help you discover the world.

Career options 

  • Law
  • International relations
  • Corporate and tourism sectors
  • Trade
  • Government

Overseas opportunities

You can take advantage of numerous opportunities to study in Japan through exchange programs with prominent universities, and scholarships are available from Monash as well as the Japanese government.