ASEAN in Today’s World (AsTW) 2022 ONLINE PROGRAM

Program Period: March 7 – March 18, 2022
Application Period:
November 1 – December 31, 2021 January 7, 2022

AsTW2022 Poster

AsTW2022 Leaflet

ASEAN in Today’s World (AsTW) is a two-week international study program focusing on ASEAN and East Asian affairs with the strong support from the ASEAN Secretariat. It is designed for university undergraduate students from around the world. The courses are mainly instructed in English.
Since the COVID-19 is still far from being under control in many countries, AsTW 2022 will be held online again co-organized by Kyushu University, Japan and Mahidol Univeristy, Thailand.


Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC)

The aim of ALC is to help students develop their proficiency in the languages and acquire the basic knowledge of the cultures in an integrated approach. Students will gain a general understanding of the culture and socio-linguistic context of the language. By the end of the course, students are expected to acquire some fundamental skills in listening, speaking, and a greater understanding of daily conduct in an appropriate cultural setting.
Each course is for two Kyushu University credits (30 credit hours). Students are required to select one course from the following three ALC elective courses.

  1. Basic Thai Language & Culture
  2. Lecturers & Course Description

  3. Basic Japanese Language & Culture
  4. Lecturers & Course Description

    NOTE: ALC courses are merely provisional and are subject to change.

ASEAN Studies (AS)

Through AS courses, students will broaden their knowledge and gain a deeper understanding about ASEAN and ASEAN+3 cooperation. The courses are offered by Kyushu University and Mahidol University. A speaker from ASEAN Secretariat will be invited to give a special, plenary lecture on the first-day of class. The two AS courses will start from the second class. It is a valuable part of the program where the students will be able to approach ASEAN and Asia from various perspectives.
Each course is for two Kyushu University credits (30 credit hours). Students are required to select one course from the following two AS electives.

    ❖ Plenary Special Lecture by ASEAN Secretariat

    Lecturer & Abstract

  1. Social Innovator Incubation
  2. Lecturers & Course Description

  3. Multi-culturalism in Asia
  4. Lecturers & Course Description

    NOTE: AS courses are merely provisional and are subject to change.

    *Information for the plenary special lecture is now available.


Be impressed in different cultures and enjoy cultural differences and common interests on the first and last day of the program. It is time to celebrate diversity to learn and understand each other’s perspectives, interests, and culture.

Schedule & Description


Students will be required to take two courses (1 ALC + 1 AS ) to complete the program.


Timetable in Thai Standard Time

9:00-11:30 Asian Languages and Cultures
11:30-12:30 Break
12:30-15:30 ASEAN Studies

AsTW2022 Program Schedule


Kyushu University will issue an official document showing completed courses along with credits earned by AsTW participants. The official documents will be sent to each student by regular mail in April/May. Participants should consult their home universities about transferring credit and grades in advance.


AsTW2022 online program fee: 81,200JPY (Approximately 730USD depends on the exchange rate)
Payment method of the program fee is overseas remittance. Further information on the payment procedure will be advised to participating students in late January, 2022.


Eligibility for Admission

The applicant should be a registered undergraduate (preferably) or a graduate student meeting the following criteria.

  • over 18 years old
  • possesses good academic standing (has the equivalent of a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0)
  • fluent in the English language for academic purposes (either TOEFL IBT-68/ CBT-190/ PBT-530 or IELTS (Academic) -Band 5.5 or the equivalent)
  • will continue study at the home Party after finishing AsTW

Application Requirements

All requirements must be submitted to AsTW no later than December 31, 2021 January 7, 2022.

– Check List

All applicants

AsTW Application Check List

– Application Form-1

All applicants

AsTW Application Form-1

– Application Form-2

All applicants

AsTW Application Form-2

– Academic Transcript (pdf)

All applicants

– Completed Reference Letter Form

All applicants

Reference Letter Form

– Essay (Word)

All applicants

Essay Form

– Language Proficiency Certificate (pdf)

TOEFL or IELTS score (non-native English speakers)

– Certificate/ Proof of Enrollment

All applicants

– Completed Statement of English Proficiency Form (Word or pdf)

If you submit an extra proof of English competence.

Statement of Language Proficiency Form

– Diploma (pdf)

only postgraduate students

    Application materials will be accepted by e-mail or regular mail at:

  • If you are an applicant from a university in an ASEAN country, please e-mail to:
  • If you are an applicant from a university in a non-ASEAN country, please e-mail to:

-The result announcement will be e-mailed to each applicant by the end of January beginning of February, 2022.
-Please check Kyushu University’s Privacy Policy before you send your application.

For Applicants

For Students

-AsTW2022 online program may be cancelled if the number of applicants or successful applicants is undersubscribed.


Kyushu University offers a limited number of scholarships to students from ASEAN countries who presents a strong academic record. All applicants are considered but priority will be given to students with ASEAN nationalities and currently studying at an ASEAN country.
There are no scholarship application forms to be filled out by an applicant. The scholarship award process will be on a competitive basis with an emphasis on applicants that can contribute the most to multi-cultural dynamics in and outside of the classroom. Officials from both Kyushu University and Mahidol University will make the decision on scholarship recipients.


Application and inquiries from universities in ASEAN countries:

Division of Student Affairs
Mahidol University
999 Phuttamonthon 4 Road, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom 73170 Thailand

Application and inquiries from universities in non-ASEAN countries:

AsTW Office, International Student Exchange Division
Kyushu University
744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 Japan
Tel. +81-92-802-2283 / Fax. +81-92-802-2287