Tokyo / Kyoto / Nagano -
Study Towards a University in Japan

Focused Academic Intensive (University in Japan Pathway)


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For those with dreams of studying Japan, or want to get any kind of degree in Japan!


Recommended For:

Those serious about studying towards entering a Japanese University, and are not aiming for a famous university. Click here for the top university pathway.

Admission Criteria:

  • Minimum age is 16
  • Have graduated from high school and be 18 years old or older when you graduate from the language school.
  • Note: You must have 10 or 11 years of elementary/secondary education in your home country to apply to this course. (Students must have completed 12 years of elementary/secondary education before applying to university in Japan). You may do 1 or 2 years of this university preparatory course to qualify for the required 12 years.

Don't meet the requirements? Please send an enquiry:

Highlights:

  • Necessary preparation for the EJU (Examination for Japanese University)
    or the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
    • University briefing sessions at your respective campuses (highly recommended by past students).
    • Get recommended by the language school to get accepted into universities.
    • Get access to special scholarships specifically for International Study Institute students.

    School Features:

    • International Study Institute has over 40 years of experience.
    • Winner of the 2017 World Language School Award.
    • PC room, Cultural study room, Library, Self-study room, IT class rooms, Auditorium, Vending machines, Water coolers and Wi-Fi available.
    • Use of technology to enhance learning.

    Distinctive Features:

    This course helps you develop your skills and gives you all the support you need to get accepted into universities in Japan.

    Intensity:

    Medium-High

    Expect 1-2 hours of homework to help you retain all the information. It will all be worth it once you get accepted into university!

    Locations:

    There are many locations to choose from.

    Takadanobaba (Tokyo) - A student district with many shops suited for students.

    Ikebukuro (Tokyo) - Famous for the Sunshine City; many shops about anime/manga.

    Kyoto - Get to experience the traditional culture of Japan while studying.

    Nagano - Japanese students on campus for you to mingle, plus lower costs.

    Schedule:

    (Times vary slightly depending on the location).

    Morning Classes:

    8:50 - 12:20

    Afternoon Classes:

    13:00 - 16:10

    • Typically, afternoon classes are reserved for Beginners to Intermediate. Morning classes are reserved for upper Intermediate to Advanced.(Depending on the scheduling, this might change).

    4 x 45minute lessons per day

    Monday - Friday

    20 lessons per week

    It only takes 9 months for a complete beginner to reach intermediate Japanese (JLPT N3 level).

    Course Contents:

    • Learn speaking, writing, listening and reading skills.
    • Get taught necessary skills to pass the university entrance exams.
    • To increase your chance of acceptance, preparations for the EJU, JLPT, essays and interview coaching will be done.
    • Learn how to do presentations in Japanese.

    Past Results:

    The average from students after going to the language school is 63 points over the national average, in June 2017.

    Fees:

    (Total fees include admission fee to the school, tuition, material and facility fees).

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    See accommodation for Kyoto

    See accommodation for Nagano


    Start Planning Today

    • Regular starting terms are January, April, July & October.
      • You must apply at least 6 months before the course starting date for long-term courses; due to student visa immigration processes. We can assist you with this.
      • You must apply at least 1 month before the course starting date if you do not require a student visa (we will tell you).
      • Mid-term enrollment is possible at some campuses after taking a level-check test.

    Decided on this course? Let's get you started.


    • If you are not sure on your course, we can help you find one that best suits you.