Japanese Studies

This is a rather time-consuming language (almost 3 times the effort than European languages) and the progress is consequently slow. But it is worth the effort if you are serious about it. The program is a little jewel to us and we are very proud of it. We have a lot of fun together learning the language and the culture behind it. We intend to keep this little window, the only window as a matter of fact, open for Asia on the campus of Bishop’s University.


Total Duration: 8 Semesters (4 years)

Tuition fee: 16,375 C$/ Year

Application Fee: 100 C$


Admission Requirements: 

  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older

  • High School Diploma with Minimum CGPA 75%

  • Proof of English proficiency (Minimum IELTS overall band score: 6.5 - TOEFL IBT: 90)


Required Documents:

  • Copy of high school transcript, including mid-term course grades if available
  • Copy of personal identification document(s). 


Visa Process:

This important stage can be done either by yourself or an Immigration Lawyer (or an ICCRC Member). In both ways, STAR can help you out! 


Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ): Required

Study Permit: Required 


* Note: All documents must be translated in English or French


Program strengths


Unique team-teaching. As mentioned above, all languages courses are taught by a team of instructors (myself and the teaching assistant(s) from Yamaguchi Prefectural University).
Many extra-curricular activities. To learn a language as a “foreign” language, it is critically important to expand and supplement what one does inside regular class hours. Our activities include a Japanese a capella choir, TV drama viewing, Japanese Club, Conversation Club, Japan House (new this year), Special Study Sessions for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (new this year), regular outings, etc.

Japanese Studies

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