Nagoya University of the ArtsJapanese Language Course

Admissions

Application requirements

Those who have a foreign nationality and meet the criteria stated in (1) and (2)

  1. Those who have completed a general education curriculum in 12 years of school education in a foreign country, or those who are expected to have completed it by the entrance date of the Japanese Language Course, or those who are 18 or older as of the entrance date and have been approved to have qualifications equal to or greater than this. (For example, those who have the Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates from Japan or an equivalent certificate.)
    • *If the general education curriculum in a foreign country is 11 years, you might meet the criteria based on the countries and education levels specified by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), so please contact us for more details.
    • *For those who have both a foreign nationality and the Japanese nationality, please contact us for more details.
  2. Those who have the following proficiency in Japanese when applying.
    One-year curriculum:Those who have the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N3 or higher, or an equivalent proficiency.
    Two-year curriculum:Those who have the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N4 or higher, or an equivalent proficiency.

    • *Those who have been enrolled in other Japanese language schools for a year or more after coming to Japan cannot apply.
    • Those who have entered Japan with a short-stay visa or a training visa cannot apply.

Selection process

Pre-assignment:
Please speak about your motivation (reasons for application), future dreams, and reasons for studying in Japan in about 3 minutes. After that you will be asked a few questions about these 3 points.

Please check the separate document, “Application guidelines,” for more details about applying.

*We generally conduct the pre-assignment, personal interview face to face, but depending on your residence status when applying, we may conduct it through an online video call or on the phone.

Tuition/Fees

One-year curriculum
item Amount Time of Payment
Application fee ¥15,000 Time of application
Enrollment fee ¥200,000 Time of enrollment procedures
Tuition fees First semester: ¥346,000 Time of enrollment procedures
Second semester: ¥346,000 By September 15th
Student disaster insurance premium, etc. ¥2,700 (tentative)* Time of enrollment procedures
Two-year curriculum
item Amount Time of Payment
Application fee ¥15,000 Time of application
Enrollment fee ¥200,000 Time of enrollment procedures
Tuition fees First year First year, first semester: ¥346,000 Time of enrollment procedures
First year, second semester: ¥346,000 By September 15th of the first year
Second year Second year, first semester: ¥346,000 By April 15th of the second year
Second year, second semester: ¥346,000 By September 15th of the second year
Student disaster insurance premium, etc. ¥5,400 (tentative)* Time of enrollment procedures

*You will also need to pay the National Health Insurance Premium and materials fees.
*If the insurance company changes the insurance premium, the student disaster insurance premium will be subject to change.

Download

Application documents

  1. Application Forms Checklist
    PDF
  2. Application Form
    word PDF
  3. Background in Japanese Language Study
    word PDF
  4. Statement of Purpose and Future Plans
    word PDF
  5. Sworn Statement
    word PDF
  6. Certificate of Health
    word PDF
  7. Letter of Guarantee
    word PDF
  8. Letter of Financial Support
    word PDF