Master of Japanese Studies - MJS 2024/25 (One Year Programme) - Online Mode


Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo.   View map

Next Intake 2024

Semester I

MJS 6101 – Japanese History
MJS 6102 – Agricultural and Industrial Development in Japan
MJS 6103 – Japanese Economy
MJS 6104 – Basic Japanese Language*

Semester II

MJS 6201 – Japanese Culture and Society
MJS 6202 – Management Philosophy and Practices in Japan
MJS 6203 – Japanese Education
MJS 6204 – Research Methods
MJS 6205 – Independent Study

By-law of MJS

  • Duration: One year
  • Weekend Programme
  • SLQF level: 9
  • Number of Credits: 30
  • Medium of Instructions: English
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University/Institution in Japanese Studies; or
  • Any other Bachelor’s degree, with prior learning/work experience in Japanese Studies; or
  • Postgraduate Diploma (SLQF 8) from a recognized University/Institution or an equal qualification acceptable to the Faculty Board of the FGS and the Senate of the University of Colombo with prior learning/ work experience in Japanese Studies; or
  • Professional qualification from a recognized professional body acceptable to the Faculty Board of the FGS and Senate of University of Colombo with prior learning/ work experience in Japanese Studies; or
  • Completion of NVQ level 7 (equivalent to Bachelors degree in SLQF) with relevant work experience in Japanese Studies as determined by the Faculty Board of the FGS and Senate  of the University of Colombo; And
  • A good knowledge of English language and satisfactory performance at a selection test/ selection interview.
  • A person who wishes to apply for the FGS programmes shall forward the application to the Senior Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, No.35/30, Pro. Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha, Colombo 07.
  • Applications can be downloaded from ( the faculty website.
  • The students will be selected through an interview or a placement test or both.
  • The next intake will be announced via the website, at the time of calling for applicants.

Course Fee for Local Students

Application Fee: LKR 3,000/-
Registration Fee: LKR 5,000/-
Course Fee: LKR 152,500/-
Library Fee: LKR 1500/-
Examination Fee: LKR 16000/-
(Per one paper 2000*8)
Refundable Library Deposit: LKR 5,000/-
(Rs. 2,500/= per card)

Course Fee for Foreign Students

Application Fee: 40 USD
Registration Fee: 65 USD
Course Fee: 1968 USD
Library Fee: 19 USD
Examination Fee: 206 USD
Refundable Library Deposit: LKR 5,000/=
(Rs. 2,500/= per card)

Course Coordinator

Ms. ACI Kinkini

Telephone: +94(0)718504516

Course Assistant

Ms. Rashmi

Phone: (+94) 11 205 56 56