Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Japanese Studies

The programme will not only provide students with a broad-based knowledge on Japanese language and culture, but also equip students with career-oriented ability and potential development. Courses on Japanese economy, business culture and tourism and hospitality will surely enhance graduates’ employability in workplaces where strong Japanese language ability and business knowledge related to Japan are needed. Students will also be given many opportunities to join cultural exchange activities with Japanese students, Japan study tours, summer internships and Japan-related cultural and language learning enhancement activities. Graduates will acquire in-depth knowledge and academic skills to further their studies at relevant higher degrees upon graduation.



Arts and Humanities






Kowloon City





4 years or 

2 years (Snr  yr entry)



120 CPS (4 yrs)

60 CPS (2 yrs) 



Bachelor Degree





Admission, entry requirements, fees

Applications can be submitted by the following methods:

  1. E-APP (for current HKDSE only) 
  2. Online Application (for applicants with other qualifications)
  3. By Post / In Person (Application Form)

Click here for more information on admissions procedures.

For admission to bachelor’s degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements: 

Year 1 Entry:

  • Obtained level 3 in Chinese Language (see note 1) and English Language, Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies, and one Other Elective, which may include 
    • Applied Learning Subjects: “Attained”
    • Category C subjects (Other Language Subjects) including French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish and Urdu: Grade E or above;
  • Obtained passes in AS Use of English and AS Chinese Language and Culture plus one AL subject/two AS subjects in HKALE, and passes in five subjects in HKCEE including Chinese Language and English Language; OR
  • Obtained equivalent qualifications.


For non-Chinese speaking applicants who 

  • have learnt Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education; OR
  • have learnt Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in the local schools, the following language qualifications can be accepted as alternative qualifications in Chinese language

- “Attained” in Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese Speaking students) ApL(C)
- Grade E in GCE (A/AS Level)
- Grade C in GCE (O-Level)
- Grade C / Grade 4 in GCSE / IGCSE


Year 3 (Senior Year) Entry:

  • Holders of an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a similar or relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent.


Mature Applicants: 

  • Mature applicants must be over the age of 25 by 1 September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for.


Application Fee

$150, waived for this year

Tuition Fee:

  • Year 1 and 2 Tuition Fee: HK$69,000 per year
  • Year 3 and 4 Tuition Fee: HK$75,000 per year

*Our bachelor degree programmes are included under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS). Eligible students can obtain an annual subsidy up to HK$33,740 in the 2023/24 academic year.  The annual subsidy may be adjusted each academic year by the Education Bureau.  Please visit for details. 

*Besides, our Bachelor of Aviation (Honours) in Operations and Management programme is supported by the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). More information please visit

Other Fees:

A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

# The estimated composite tuition/programme fees listed above are for reference only. Tuition fees are charged according to the number of course credits taken by a student with variation. A student will normally take 30 credits in an academic year.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

  • Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

Enquiries: 2152 9000

  •  Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree

Enquiries:        2150 6222

  • HKICPA New QP Examination Sponsorship 2021 for students enrolled in Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) programme

This sponsorship aims to support the graduates from Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) programme (BACC) who have enrolled in the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (HKICPA) New Qualification Programme, a pre-requisite for HKICPA’s full membership, and successfully complete modules of the programme.  Regulations for the sponsorship are as follows:

  1. The sponsorship will be offered to 2021 BACC graduates who complete the reimbursement process before 30th December 2026.
  2. BACC graduates after successfully completing the HKICPA’s New Qualification Programme will be sponsored HK$9,700.
  3. BACC students should complete the HKICPA Application Form and submit their applications on or before 30th December 2021 with a proof of enrollment in the HKICPA’s New Qualification Programme. Late applications will not be considered.
  4. Successful applicants will be informed via email by the end of January 2022.


Programme structure and outcomes

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

1. Communicate in spoken and written Japanese at a high level of competence in professional, academic and employment-related contexts;
2. Critically analyse and evaluate social, cultural and economic issues in contemporary Japan;
3. Deploy business knowledge and Japanese language skills to perform various tasks confidently and effectively in business sectors;
4. Demonstrate skills and sensitivity in cross-cultural communication in everyday, academic and professional contexts;
5. Apply innovative thinking, appropriate analytical, evaluative, problem-solving and IT skills, and multi-disciplinary knowledge to conduct relevant academic as well as workplace research;
6. Develop a sense of ethical standard, responsible citizenship and respect for diversity in their daily life.

Japanese Language courses

  • Business Japanese
  • Introduction to the Structure of Japanese Language
  • Integrated Japanese
  • Japanese-Chinese Translation
  • Japanese-English Translation
  • Japanese Listening and Oral Skills
  • Japanese Reading and Writing
  • Japanese for Tourism and Hospitality

 Japanese Culture courses

  • Issues in Contemporary Japanese Society
  • Japanese Corporations in Hong Kong
  • Japanese Culture
  • Japanese Economy
  • Japanese Media and Popular Culture

All students studying a normative 4-year self-financing degree programme of the College can take a structured group of courses required for a minor as their free electives, and upon satisfactory completion of the courses, may declare the minor.  For details please click Minors in degree programmes.

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 120 credit points, or 60 credit points for 2 year senior entry, by satisfactory completion of the following programme requirements:

Degree requirements4 year CPs2 year senior entry CPs
General Education 36 15
Programme Core 57 36
Free Electives 27 9
Minimum credits 120 60

Programme Core

Course CodeCourse Name
JAP1101 Introduction to the Structure of Japanese Language
JAP1102 Integrated Japanese 1
JAP1103 Japanese Listening and Oral Skills 1
JAP2101 Integrated Japanese 2
JAP2102 Japanese Reading and Writing 1
JAP2103 Integrated Japanese 3
JAP2104 Japanese Listening and Oral Skills 2
JAP3101* Japanese Reading and Writing 2

Japanese for Tourism and Hospitality

JAP3201* Japanese Economy
JAP3202* Japanese Culture


Business Japanese

JAP4102* Japanese-Chinese Translation

Japanese Media and Popular Culture

JAP4104* Japanese-English Translation
JAP4201* Issues in Contemporary Japanese Society
JAP4202* Japanese Corporations in Hong Kong
JAP4301* Research Methods
JAP4302* Dissertation
* for two year senior entry only

Programme Features

  • This programme is locally accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). Graduates from Associate Degree or Higher Diploma Programme in related disciplines may apply for direct admission to year three studies of the programme.
  • Other than the major in Japanese studies, students may choose to do a minor in Chinese, Chinese history or social innovation on voluntary basis. They may choose to take elective courses in various disciplines instead of doing a minor.


  • Administration and management
  • Commerce
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Interpretation and Translation
  • Education

Please click "Graduate Profile and Employment Pathway" of the programme for details.

Any enquiry relating to the BAJS programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Dr Hitoshi Murakami.

This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

QR Level: 5

 QR Registration No.: 19/000923/L5

 QR Reg. Validity Period: 01/09/2019-31/08/2024

Contact us

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Telephone: (852) 2707 3113
Fax: (852) 2707 3114

Address: 3/F, UOW College Hong Kong, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong
(adjacent to The Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm)

College Office

Telephone: (852) 2707 3111
: (852) 2707 3222

Address: 1/F, UOW College Hong Kong, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong
(adjacent to Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm)

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