University Preparation Course

In this intensive language course you will acquire Japanese for use from practical everyday life and on to the skills necessary for college life in Japan.

  • This course provides the training needed for you to take the EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students), JLPT and entrance examinations.
  • For students requiring additional course work to meet college entrance requirements (e.g. mathematics, social science, natural sciences) this course provides optional “foundation subject” classes.
  • Individual tutoring sessions (for academic and career counseling, interview practice) are also provided.

In case you have a school education of less than 12 years, completing Program A will qualify you to enter Japanese higher education.

Level Beginner - Advanced
Two programs Program A (Preparatory Education Curriculum) - Japanese language classes in the morning and foundation subject classes such as English and mathematics in the afternoon. For those who received less than 12 years of school education, this program will compensate for one year of high school study and will make you eligible to enter Japanese higher education.
Program B – Japanese language classes in the morning hours. You may take foundation subject classes as an option (additional fee is applied).
Weekly schedule 5 days per week
Duration 1 year, 1.5 year, 2 years
Daily schedule 9:00am - 12:30am (Some classes are held in the afternoon.)
Lessons per day Morning classes: Japanese language 45-minute lesson x 4
Afternoon classes: Foundation subjects 45-minute lesson x 1 or 2
* In the case of 1.5 yr. and 2 yr. programs, afternoon classes are held for a year only.
Enrollment schedule April (1 yr. and 2 yr. programs)
October (1.5 yr. program)
Class size Max. 15 students per class (Japanese language classes)
Conditions for admission Completion of secondary education (e.g. high school) or higher
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Academic career support Higher education advisor and the teacher in charge will give you full support to prepare for successful admission to higher education.
Mock exams - Mock exam for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (twice a year)
- Mock exam for the EJU (once a month)
Special activities - Fieldtrip/ project work for once during each school term
- Optional activities for advanced level classes (provided in Winter Term for the 2nd year classes): Kyogen, singing songs, situational Japanese training, Japanese novels, onomatology, etc.
- Japanese cultural experience classes: tea ceremony, haiku writing, origami and more *Offered in 2nd year class (winter term)

For those considering graduate school

Graduate School Class (Afternoon)

  • In principle, we ask all applicants who wish to enter graduate school should apply to the class.
  • Providing lecture by tutors
  • The fee of Graduate school class will be charged after your enrollment
Level Intermediate (JLPT N2 equivalent) or higher
Course period 1 year
Class hours 90mins class in the afternoon (once a week)
Course schedule Starting in April and graduating in next March
Conditions for admission 1) Completing of undergraduate degree program or having a proof of qualifications to attend post-graduate programs.
2) Intermediate (JLPT N2 equivalent) or higher level of Japanese is required at the time of enrollment.
Class description: Students will work with tutors to prepare for the entrance examinations, from choosing the school of interest to the examination procedures.
Lecture will be given on researching prior literature, statement of purpose, research plan, and interview.
After being accepted, students take classes to improve their reading comprehension and analytical skills necessary for graduate school research and to further deepen their knowledge.
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