Japanese Language Course

Japanese Language Course for International Students

This course is open to international students of nationalities other than Japanese who desire to study at Tokai University. In this preparatory program, students undertake a one-year course to develop comprehensive Japanese skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing required at the university level of education. Lessons in fundamental subjects such as mathematics and physics are given for students expecting to major in science, while sociology, political science and economics, history, and Japanese culture lessons are given for those in the liberal arts. The Japanese Language Course starts in April and October and is completed in two semesters. After one semester, high achieving students with a good attendance record will be offered a Recommendation or Recommendation Transfer Admission.

Entrance examination for the Japanese Language Course for International Students

Application qualifications

In order to apply for the Japanese Language Course, an applicant of foreign nationality must satisfy one of the following conditions.

  1. Completion or expected completion of 12 years of formal education outside Japan or the equivalent education as recognized by Tokai University
  2. Completion of a course at an academic institution(s) in Japan equivalent to 1 above
  3. Completion or expected completion of 12 years of education at an international school in Japan accredited by WASC, ACSI or ECIS.
    WASC : Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    ACSI : Association of Christian Schools International
    ECIS : European Council of International Schools
  4. Age and academic ability equivalent to the above, as recognized by Tokai University.

Admission Schedule

(Japan time)

Entrance Quotas Application period Announcement of acceptance Registration period Application Guide (Download)
April 2018
(Spring Semester)
120 students September 20 – October 6, 2017 November 13, 2017 November 13 – 30, 2017 1.99MB
October 2018
(Fall Semester)
80 students March 20 – April 10, 2018 May 21, 2018 May 21 – June 8, 2018

Selection methods

Document screening
*For the details, please download the application guide from the chart above.

Application fee

10,000 yen