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The Intensive Japanese Language Program Japanese Language Education Course is a Japanese language education institution that teaches Japanese language, current affairs in Japan, Japanese culture, etc. for international students who seek to pursue education at universities, graduate schools, etc. in Japan. There are 1 year courses for the “spring admission” (April) and “fall admission” (September), with both offering options for further extending study periods according to university or career choices. Classes are held at the historic International Education Hall, providing an ideal learning environment for international students with classrooms fully equipped with academic facilities, CALL classrooms, study rooms with computers, etc.

In addition to Japanese and English classes categorized according to language levels, examination preparations for elective courses such as mathematics for sciences/ humanities courses, physics, chemistry, and biology are provided. Furthermore, students are able to extensively learn about Japan through courses of Japanese current affairs, modern society, geography, history, etc.

Class teachers offer appropriate guidance with university and career paths according to homerooms. Then students are allocated to the purpose-oriented courses of “Enrolling in Takushoku University,” “Enrolling in national and public universities,” “Enrolling in the Graduate Schools,” “Preparation for Japanese Language Aptitude Test,” etc. and support is provided until completion of the courses. The Undergraduate Faculties of Takushoku University (1 year enrollment, total of 5 faculties) and the Takushoku University Hokkaido College also have an entry examination system for recommended students. Furthermore, qualified students will be able to take a transfer admission examination, which allows them to enroll in the Undergraduate Faculties of the university as a 3rd year student.




Takushoku University, International Education Hall, 1-7-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Admission Capacity

130 students

Admission Period/ Length of Course

There are 1 year courses for spring admission (April) and fall admission (September). Students who complete required subject courses and receive approval for completion of courses will be given a course completion certificate.

Advance to Takushoku University

In the Intensive Japanese Language Program, the following recommendation program and transfer examinations are provided for students who wish to transfer to the Takushoku University Undergraduate Faculties and Takushoku University Hokkaido College. (there is partial exemption of admission fees)

  • Undergraduate Faculties 1st year student Those who meet recommendation requirements of the Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Faculty of International Studies, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Engineering.
  • Those who meet requirements for transfer as a 3rd year Undergraduate Faculties student
  • Those who are approved to be qualified for transfer as a 3rd year Undergraduate Faculties student/ possess an academic record for more than 14 years in their home country (graduated from a junior college or a higher educational institution)

    • Transfer of credits (for those approved and certified)
    • Those with satisfactory attendance rates and course results in the Intensive Japanese Language Program, and also expected to complete the course
    • Those who pass the written examination and interview
      *Even though a student possesses an academic record for over 14 years in their home country and a university degree, their school credits may not be transferred or the student may not be deemed eligible for transfer if the specialized course in the school of their home country and the specialized course of Takushoku University’s Undergraduate Faculties are different.
  • Those who meet recommendation requirements for the Department of Agricultural Science and Business/ Department of Early Childhood Education of Takushoku University Hokkaido College.


Scholarships are given to students selected by the school according to their objectives and conditions for the purpose of aiding academic and student life in Japan.

  • Takushoku University Intensive Japanese Language Program Scholarship: 150,000 yen (annual amount) for 10 students
  • Takayama International Education Foundation Scholarship: 60,000 (monthly amount) for 1-2 students

Student Dormitory

Student dormitories for students of the Takushoku University, Graduate Schools, and Intensive Japanese Language Program are available.

Takushoku University Bunkyo International Student Dormitory (for female students) 58 rooms

A dormitory offering a safe and comfortable dormitory life, and conveniently located approximately 10 minutes away on foot from Bunkyo Campus, and approximately 15 minutes from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line “Myogadani Station.”

Schools which most students recently advanced to

  • Graduate Schools

    Takushoku University, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo University of the Arts, Akita International University, University of Tsukuba, Hitotsubashi University, Saitama University, Yokohama National University, Muroran Institute of Technology, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Gakushuin University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Hosei University, Nihon University, Waseda University, Meiji University, Musashino University, Tokyo Denki University and others

  • Universities

    Takushoku University, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Ibaraki University, Mie University, Nagoya University, Hitotsubashi University, Chiba University, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Nagaoka Institute of Design, University of the Ryukyus, Keio University, Tokyo University of Science, Chuo University, Meiji University, Tama Art University, Nihon University and others

  • Junior Colleges

    Takushoku University Hokkaido College and others

  • Technical Colleges

    Various technical colleges

Number of Intensive Japanese Language Program students (as of May 15, 2018)

Country/ Region

“Fall admission”

“Spring admission”

“Spring admission”
2 year course

“Fall admission”


Vietnam 8 (3) 24 (13) 1 (1) 5 (4) 38 (21)
China 5 (4) 21 (9) 1 (1) 5 (5) 32 (19)
Taiwan 2 (1) 7 (4) 0 (0) 2 (2) 11 (7)
Indonesia 4 (3) 2 (0) 1 (0) 2 (1) 9 (4)
Nepal 0 (0) 1 (1) 0 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0)
Mongolia 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0)
Bangladesh 0 (0) 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1)
Korea 0 (0) 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1)
Thailand 0 (0) 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1)
Singapore 0 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0)
Uganda 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0)
Uzbekistan 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Total 21 (11) 60 (30) 4 (2) 85 (43) 98 (55)

Unit: Number of people ( ) are number of female students

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