Graduate School Preparation Course

A. Japanese-for-Graduate School Classes

  • This rigorous course prepares you for the JLPT required by most Japanese graduate schools.
  • The course also focuses on helping you acquire academic skills such as the ability to understand lectures, make an academic presentation or write papers.

B. Tutorials

  • Conducted individually or in groups to provide practical preparation for admission to graduate school
  • Seminar-style sessions are given by tutors with graduate school background (once or twice a week)
  • Training is provided for writing a research proposal/plan (a required document for admission) and for participating in an oral interview, etc.
Suitable for those - who wish to go to a graduate school in Japan
Level Intermediate (JLPT N3 equivalent) or higher
Weekly schedule 5 days per week (morning) + 1 or 2 tutorials per week (afternoon)
Duration 1 year
Daily schedule 9:00am - 12:30am + two 45-minute sessions (in the afternoon once or twice a week)
Course schedule Commencing in April and ending in March
Conditions for admission 1) Completion of undergraduate degree program or proof of qualifications to attend post-graduate programs
2) Intermediate (JLPT N3 equivalent) or higher level of Japanese is required at the time of enrollment.
Course contents - Preparations for applying for admission (ranging from selection of graduate schools to actual application procedures, etc.)
- Group tutorials according to academic areas and also individual tutorials according to personal needs
-Training to enhance reading and listening skills as well as writing and oral expressive skills necessary for post-graduate studies
- Special sessions to meet professors and graduate school students and guidance to graduate schools are arranged.
Records of successful admission Click here for details
Special activities Field trip (once during each school term)
(Tokyo University Library, National Diet Library, introductory kabuki session, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, etc. )
※Students enrolled inthe Japanese for Interactive Communication (morning classes) or in other programs and those who are not enrolled in Naganuma courses can apply for component B only.
Click here for the fees.


The individual tutorial fee will be billed separately after enrollment.

Weekdays 9:00 - 17:00
(Japan time)

Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese languages.