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University Preparatory Curriculum

Prep Curriculum


In our University Preparatory Curriculum, students study the Japanese language long-term on a student visa. This course is approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and allows students with fewer than 12 years of education in their home countries to earn the qualifications to attend Japanese universities. Furthermore, the visa issued in this course is longer than that in the general course. Students can take prep courses for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students free of charge. The Japanese curriculum and career support in this course is equivalent to those in the general course.


Eligible students

Students who have graduated from high school, but have only 11 full years or less of schooling

Those who are highly motivated to learn Japanese and Japanese culture

Those who are physically and mentally healthy and willing to attend classes diligently



*Class level students study at first is decided by our placement test

Visa Student: From 2 years ~ 2 years and 3 months
Beginning Period

April & October

(Graduation is in March)

Course Duration

April intake: 2 yrs;  October intake: 1 yr 6 mos.

Class Hours

Halftime system of morning or afternoon classes

(total time of Japanese classes per year is around 800 hours)

Morning Classes

 9:00~12:20 (45min x 4 classes),  5 times a week (Mon - Fri)

Afternoon Classes

 13:10~16:30 (45min x 4 classes),  5 times a week (Mon - Fri)

Learning Content Comprehensive Japanese
Preparation for the JLPT
Preparation for the EJU
Application Period

April intake:  beginning of Sep - mid-Jan

October intake:  beginning of May - mid-July

*Application will be closed when it reaches the capacity



  • Carefully composed classes tailored to student's level
  • Strategies for a high score on the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
  • One-on-one career guidance from veteran teachers
  • Coaching on the transition to Universities from current students & grad students at top universities
  • Coaching on job hunting from specialized staff


[Notice] In order to respond to the rapid rise in prices in Japan and to further improve our education and support system, we will be revising the tuition fees starting from the October 2024 admission.

[Details] Enrollment fee will be 65,000 yen and the tuition fee will be 756,000 yen (1 year)


Please click here for the tuition fee until July 2024 admission.



2 yrs

1 yr 6 mos.

1st year Screening Fee \20,000 \20,000
Enrollment Fee \65,000 \65,000
Class Fee \756,000 \756,000
Facility Fee \40,000 \40,000
Subtotal \881,000 \881,000
2nd year Class Fee \756,000 \378,000
Facility Fee \40,000 \20,000
Subtotal \796,000 \398,000
Total \1,677,000 \1,279,000

*Textbook costs are included in the tuition.

Guide to class levels & enrollment periods



  • Advanced (4 levels)
  • Intermediate (4 levels)
  • Beginner (5 levels)
  • 0
  • 3 mos.
  • 6 mos.
  • 9 mos.
  • 1 yr
  • 1 yr
    3 mos.
  • 1 yr
    6 mos.
  • 1 yr
    9 mos.
  • 2 yr


Students learn rudimentary grammar and kanji (~180 characters), study vocabulary (~800 words), and learn to conduct basic conversations necessary in everyday life & common business procedures. Students also gain the ability to read simple phrases & short sentences and communicate by asking & answering questions.


Students learn basic grammar and kanji (~350 characters), study vocabulary (~1500 words), and gain the ability to communicate in everyday situations, including the ability to express their intentions, thoughts, and hopes. Students also gain an understanding of basic Japanese culture, as well as the ability to read simple phrases & short sentences and create short compositions.


A bridge from Beginner to Intermediate levels. Prepares students for Intermediate study through the consolidation of sentence patterns learned in Beginner levels and concentration on reading comprehension to a greater extent than in Beginner levels. Beginner/Intermediate also cultivates in students the conversational skills necessary for scenarios students will encounter in their everyday lives in Japan, as well as the perspective needed to understand a foreign culture through hands-on experience with Japanese society in off-campus study.


With Beginner studies concluded, students study grammar systematically and gain the ability communicate in face-to-face situations in everyday life in Japan. Students also gain the ability to describe personal experiences and discuss topics of personal interest to them. Preparation for the JLPT (JLPT 2) is also initiated.



Students study texts to learn the four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) necessary to study at Japanese institutions of higher education. Students are also introduced to a wide variety of useful information that will help them gain a wider understanding of Japanese society & culture. They also develop comprehensive language skills through a variety of activities such as off-campus study. Preparation for the JLPT (JLPT 2/JLPT 1) is also provided. Prep lecture for the EJU is provided as optional.


Building on Intermediate II, students transition to a higher level of language ability, gaining vocabulary, grammar, and reading & listening comprehension skills through studying texts and continuing to develop the four skills necessary to study at Japan's institutions of higher education. Students also broaden their knowledge of societal issues and gain the ability to debate. Preparation for the JLPT (JLPT 1) is also provided and taken to a higher level. Prep lecture for the EJU is provided as optional.


Students study texts to increase their reading comprehension skills to the level where they can read newspapers and magazines. Their listening skills are developed to the point where they can understand TV programs (news etc.). Through preparation for the JLPT, students develop the ability to express themselves logically and cement their understanding of necessary vocabulary and function words. Prep lecture for the EJU is provided as optional.


Student study texts to increase their reading comprehension skills to the level where they can understand newspaper editorials. Their listening skills are developed to the point where they can understand TV documentaries. Students also use the vocabulary and function words they have learned through prep for the EJU & JLPT (JLPT 1) to gain the ability to express their opinions logically in debate and short essays. Furthermore, through use of native materials from a variety of genres, students gain comprehensive Japanese language skills that can be used in Japanese universities and other activities after graduation.

University admission results

National universities/graduate schools

University of Tokyo, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Saitama University, Chiba University, Tokyo Gakugei University, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, University of Tsukuba, Yokohama National University, Ochanomizu University, Takasaki City University of Economics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, etc.

Private universities/graduate schools

Waseda University, Keio University, Meiji University, Chuo University, Hosei University, Rikkyo University, Sophia University, Nihon University, Senshu University, Aoyama Gakuin University, Gakushuin University, Komazawa University, Obirin University, Musashino Art University, Tama Art University, Japan Women's University, etc.

Designated recommendation affiliate schools (Private universities)

Kokushikan University, Toyo University, Meikai University, Reitaku University, Takushoku University, Tokyo Keizai University, Ryutsu Keizai University, Bunka Gakuen University, Josai International University, Osaka Sangyo University, Sapporo University, Tokyo Management College, Bunka Gakuen University Junior College, Osaka Sangyo University Junior College

Vocational schools (Including designated recommendation affiliate schools)

Japan Electronics College, Nihon Kogakuin, Hattori Nutrition College, Shokuryo Gakuin, Tsuji Culinary Institute, Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo Mode Gakuen, Hollywood University of Beauty & Fashion, Toyo Institute of Art and Design, ICS College of Arts, Toho Gakuen, SHOBI College of Music, Nihon Hotel, Tokyo Foreign Language College, The Botanical College of Technological Horticulture of Tokyo, Japan Flower Design College, Tokyo Design Academy, Tokyo engineering automobile department college, Tokyo Institute of Tourism, Ecole de Patisserie de Tokyo, Tokyo Visual Arts, etc. 

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