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 three conditions and desire advancement to Tokai University.

  1. Completion or expected completion of 12 years of formal education outside of Japan or the equivalent education as recognized by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  2. Completion or expected completion of a test of academic ability equivalent to 12 years of formal education outside of Japan, who will turn 18 years of age by the date of enrollment.
  3. Those who have reached the appropriate age and who are recognized as having met or exceeded the aforementioned academic requirements by Tokai University.

Admission Schedule

(Japan time)

Entrance Quotas Application period Announcement of acceptance Registration period Application Guide (Download)
April 2020
(Spring Semester)
120 students September 19 – October 4, 2019 November 11, 2019 November 11 – 26, 2019 1.99MB
(Japanese only)
October 2020
(Fall Semester)
80 students March 25 – April 15, 2020 May 25, 2020 May 25 – June 9, 2020

Selection methods

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

Application fee

10,000 yen
* "WU® GlobalPay for Students" is available for remittance from overseas.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions Services for International Students (OASIS), International Education Center, Tokai University

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