48 months
45000 USD/year
45000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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As a student in our Japanese Studies program at Willamette University, you’ll take classes in language, culture, history, literature, film, religion and art history. You’ll explore your interests through independent and collaborative research.


Interest in Japan is higher than ever. It’s a time of dynamic, dramatic change in Asia, spawned primarily by globalization and economic growth. This is your chance to delve into the forces that are reshaping our world. 

Learning outcomes

You’ll also partake in language and cultural exchange experiences with 100 Japanese students at Tokyo International University of America, which is co-located on Willamette’s campus. Student clubs host festivals, language tables and other Japanese cultural events.

When you graduate from Willamette University, you’ll be ready to carve out a career path that’s uniquely yours. Our Japanese Studies alumni have emerged as leaders in international business, foreign service, tourism, education and law. They’ve pursued advanced studies at graduate school, and they’ve joined the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program to launch careers in Japan. The choice is yours.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Japanese

  • Modern Japanese Society and Culture
  • Intermediate Japanese
  • Japanese Language and Culture (Intercultural Communication)
  • Japanese Literature in Translation
  • Third Year Japanese
  • The Japanese Cinema

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common application
    • Records of Secondary and Post-Secondary Academic Work
    • School Report Form and Counselor Recommendation
    • SAT or ACT scores - optional
    • Teacher Evaluation - optional
    • Official Language Test Score
    • Passport Photo Identification Page
    • Financial Guarantee Statement
    • Mailing Your Documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45000 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    45000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45000 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Oregon

1031 - 1701 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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