Graduate School Preparatory Course

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Graduate School Preparatory Course

Current students at leading universities such as the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University provide thorough support for determining the theme of your research, making research plans and searching for research labs.

Graduate School Preparatory Course“What kind of place is graduate school?” “I want to do something but I don’t know which research theme I should choose to achieve it...” The procedures for finding a lab and meeting with professors after entering graduate school sound difficult!” We will answer such questions and concerns we will instruct students aim at going to graduate school within Japan!

  • 1. “Practical Graduate School Preparation” through current graduate school students from the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University
  • 2. We will find the right research lab for you by searching for research labs in your field through our Research Lab Referral Program!
  • 3. We support consideration and determination of the theme of research in your desired field through Research Topic Decision Support!
  • 4. Admissions are accepted four times a year!

Human Academy Japanese Language School not only boasts know-how from years of providing guidance for entry into graduate school, but also has an excellent lineup of graduate school preparatory subjects offered by current graduate school students from the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University, which are at the pinnacle of Japanese national universities. Our support does not end with your admission into graduate school. This is simply the beginning, and by providing thorough guidance after admission along with skills such as research, discussion, reading specialized books and writing papers, we aim to ensure that you complete the necessary steps to become highly qualified.

Preparatory Course Introduction

Process for the Graduate School Preparatory Course

※ For the 1 year and 6 months course:

  • 1st-6th months
    Consideration and
    determination of research
    themes Finding research labs
  • 7th to 12th months
    Preparing research plans
    Interviews, applications and selection of professors
  • 13th to 18th months
    Interviews, applications
    and selection of professors Academics after admission

[Japanese subjects]

    • General: Latter half of Intermediate Japanese
      Speaking: Voicing opinions Writing: Learning written opinions
    • General: First half of
      Advanced Japanese
      Speaking: Q&A
      Writing: Writing essays
    • General: Latter half of Advanced Japanese
      Speaking: Q&A and debating
      Writing: Writing essays

[Specialized subjects]

  • English, specialized research, Specialized reading, Narrowing down and determining themes
    Essays What is graduate school?
  • Specialized research
    Specialized reading
    Preparing research plans
    Interview practice
  • Specialized research, Specialized reading
    Learning academic skills
    Preparing research plans
    Mental attitude after admission

[Other]

  • Interview practice
  • Interview practice
  • Research on schools
  • Appointments with professors

Admission Requirements

October Admission
(1 year and 6 months)
April Admission
(1 year)
January Admission
(1year and 3months)
July Admission
(9 months)
  • ・Bachelor's degree or higher
  • ・Level N3 of LPT
  • ・Score of 200 on EJU
  • ・Essay in Japanese
  • ・Bachelor's degree or higher
  • ・Level N2 of JLPT
  • ・Score of 240 on EJU
  • ・Essay in Japanese
  • ・Essay in Japanese
  • ・Essay in Japanese
October Admission(1 year and 6 months)
  • ・Bachelor's degree or higher
  • ・Level N3 of LPT
  • ・Score of 200 on EJU
  • ・Essay in Japanese
April Admission(1 year)
  • ・Bachelor's degree or higher
  • ・Level N2 of JLPT
  • ・Score of 240 on EJU
  • ・Essay in Japanese
January Admission(1 year and 3 months)
  • ・Bachelor's degree or higher
  • ・Level N3 of LPT
  • ・Score of 200 on EJU
  • ・Essay in Japanese
July Admission(9 months)
  • ・Bachelor's degree or higher
  • ・Level N2 of JLPT
  • ・Score of 240 on EJU
  • ・Essay in Japanese

Application Period

January AdmissionApril AdmissionJuly AdmissionOctober Admission
Course
1 year and 3 months Graduate School Preparatory Course
Application Period
June 1 to August 31
(for Tokyo and Osaka campus)
Course
1 year Graduate School Preparatory Course
Application Period
July 1 to October 31
(for Tokyo campus)
August 1 to November 30
(for Osaka campus)
Course
9 months Graduate School Preparatory Course
Application Period
November 1 to February 28
(for Tokyo and Osaka campus)
Course
6 months Graduate School Preparatory Course
Application Period
January 15 to April 30
(for Tokyo campus) March 1 to May 31
(for Osaka campus)

January Admission

Course
1 year and 3 months Graduate School Preparatory Course
Application Period
June 1 to August 31
(for Tokyo and Osaka campus)

April Admission

Course
1 year Graduate School Preparatory Course
Application Period
July 1 to October 31
(for Tokyo campus)
August 1 to November 30
(for Osaka campus)

July Admission

Course
9 months Graduate School Preparatory Course
Application Period
November 1 to February 28
(for Tokyo and Osaka campus)

October Admission

Course
6 months Graduate School Preparatory Course
Application Period
January 15 to April 30
(for Tokyo campus) March 1 to May 31
(for Osaka campus)

Application Process for School Admission

STEP1Submit application documents and pay registration fee after screening
STEP2Final review by the Ministry of Justice Immigration Bureau
STEP3Certificate of Eligibillity for Resident Status is issued to School by the Ministry of Justice Immigration Bureu
STEP4Passport approved by the Japanese Government
STEP5Payment of school fees and expenses for school office
STEP6Permission for School Entrance and ertificate of Eligibllity for Resident Status are provided to applicants or substitutes
STEP7Application for a visa at Japanese Embassy or Consulate outside Japan
STEP8Visa issued(Timing depends on location)
Admission to Human Academy Japanese Language School

Expenses, Application Documents and Immigration

About Expenses

See here for the necessary documents such as admission forms and application forms, and the necessary procedures for immigration.

About Application Documents  About Japanese Immigration Procedures

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