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ASQ: Japonicum

Japanese language courses (Modern Japanese 1 and 2), as well as Japan-related content courses (regional studies and history of Japan) can be chosen by all students of the University of Würzburg as a General Key Qualification (ASQ). Upon completion, the certificate certifies that a sum of 22 hours per semester were taken as part of the Japonicum.

The first intensive Japanese language course (Japanese I) takes place in September, before the start of the lecture period prior to the winter term each year. Registration for the intensive Japanese language course is required by the 15th of July of the respective year (see below). The exact start date of the intensive language course can be found in the current course catalogue. If you have any further questions about the intensive language course, please contact Dr. Ataru Sotomura (

Studyin Japanese language and culture at the University of Würzburg can be a gateway to many other opportunities, such as participation in exchange programmes offered by the Japanese government and/or internships in Japan. You can find a detailed experience report from a past participant here.

Study Plan for the Study Element Japonicum

First Semester  
Intensive Japanese I 4 SWS
Modern Japanese I 4 SWS
Second Semester  
Modern Japanese II-1 4 SWS
Third Semester  
Modern Japanese II-2 2 SWS
Regional Studies Japan 2 SWS
Fourth Semester  
Intensive Japanese II 2 SWS
Modern Japanese III 2 SWS
History of Japan 2 SWS
Total 22 hours per week


Registration is required by the 15th of August of each respective year. The registration form can be downloaded here: PDF, OpenDocument, Word

For the start date and further information on the compulsory intensive language course, pleasecheck news/deadlines on our homepage. Should we receive a high number of registrations, a lottery procedure will decide on your acceptance to the course.