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Intensive Japanese Course (Ryugakusei Bekka)

1.Outline

The Intensive Japanese course (Ryugakusei Bekka) was founded in 1999 for international students who desire to study at undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Kurume University. Exchange students from cooperative universities also can study the Japanese language at this Program.

2.Period of Study and Enrollment Limits

April Admission (One-year course and Eighteen-month course): 15 students
Autumn Admission (One-year course and Eighteen-month course): 20 students

3.Application Requirements

1) A foreign student can apply to the program when she or he satisfies either or both the following conditions.
a. An applicant must have attended or is going to complete 12 years of formal schooling in his or her country, equivalent to the Japanese educational system (6 years in elementary, 3 years in junior high school, 3 years in senior high school).
b. An applicant must be 18 years old or older and must have completed a curriculum that is equal or greater to the above mentioned requirements.
2) An applicant must have proficiency in Japanese close to or better than N5
level of the Japanese Proficiency Test which is given by Japanese Educational Exchange and Services.
※In the case where an applicant has spent one year or more in a Japanese language teaching institution not associated with Kurume University, she or he will not be able to apply to the program.

4.Application Terms and Examination Dates

1)April 2018 Admission

 Application termsExaminationsResults Announcement

Applicants

living abroad

September 1st, 2017 (Fri.)

~ September 29th (Fri.)

October 20th (Fri.)

Applicants

living in Japan

1:November 20th (Mon.) ~ November 30th (Thu.), 2017

2:February 20th (Tue.)  ~ March 1st (Tue.), 2018

1:December 7th (Thu.) 

2:March 9th (Fri.), 2018

1:December 15th (Fri.)

2:March 15th (Thu.)

 GuidanceApplication Form(Word)Application Form(PDF)
 

Applicants

living abroad
Guidance for 2018 April Entry (from Overseas) (315KB)2018 April Application Form (135KB)2018 April Application form (583KB)

Applicants

living in Japan
Guidance for 2018 April Entry (from Japan) (293KB)2018 April Application Form (135KB)

2018 April Application Form (583KB)

2)Autumn 2018 Admission

 Application termsExaminationsResults Announcement

Applicants

living abroad

       April 2nd (Mon.), 2018

~ April 30th (Mon.), 2018

May 21th (Mon.), 2018

Applicants

living in Japan

June 11th (Mon), 2018

~ June 21nd (Thu.), 2018

July 5th (Thu.), 2018July 13th (Fri.), 2018
 GuidanceApplication Form(Word)Application Form(PDF)
 

Applicants

living abroad
Guidance for 2018 Fall Entry (from Overseas) (316KB)2018 Fall Application Form (136KB)2018 Fall Application Form (583KB)

Applicants

living in Japan
Guidance for 2018 Fall Entry (from Japan) (291KB)2018 Fall Application Form (136KB)2018 Fall Application Form (583KB)

 

※1. Applicants living in Japan can get guidance of the enrollment free of charge for applicants from our Admissions Office .

※2. Before filling in and submitting the application form,please read the "Documents to submit and points to note" section carefully.

 

5.Tuition and Fees

 One-year courseEighteen-month coursePayment Due
Examination Fee10,000 yen10,000 yenApplication Deadline Date
Entrance Fee110,000 yen110,000 yenEntrance Procedure
Deadline Date
TuitionSemester 1: 225,000 yen
Semester 2: 225,000 yen
Semester 1: 225,000 yen
Semester 2: 225,000 yen Semester 3: 225,000 yen
Semester 1: Entrance Procedure Deadline Date
Semester 2: April 30 Semester 3: Oct. 31

Education

Enrichment Fee
47,000 yen50,000 yenEntrance Procedure
Deadline Date
Total617,000 yen845,000 yen 

6.Subjects and Credits Required to Complete the Program

Subjects: Grammar, Listening and Speaking, Reading and Kanji (Chinese characters), Writing, Japanese Culture & Society, and Japan and the World.
Completion of the one-year course requires a total of 38 credits. Completion of the eighteen-month course requires a total of 57 credits.

Course contens

 First hourSecond hourThird hourFourth hour
MondayJapanese
(General)
KanjiSpeakingTutorial
TuesdayJapanese
(General)
Social ScienceWriting 
WednesdayJapanese
(General)
Japanese CultureKanji 
ThursdayJapanese
(General)
SpeakingWriting 
FridayJapanese
(General)
KanjiSpeakingTutorial

7.Class Levels

There are 3 class levels: Intermediate Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Before each semester every student will be given a Japanese placement test. The results of the test will determine the student's class level.

8.Contents of the Classes

1) Intermediate Beginner Class

In this class, students both firmly learn and reinforce their ability to make use of the vocabulary and basic sentence patterns they have previously studied. This class is for students who already know about 2000 basic words and 500 basic kanji characters.

2) Intermediate Class

This class aims to reinforce the student's general Japanese ability in reading, writing, listening and situational conversation. This class is for students who already know about 3000 basic words and 1000 basic kanji characters.

3) Advanced Class

In this class, students learn how to listen to lectures and write reports at the university level. They also learn how to adapt their conversational style depending on discourse situations. This class is for the students who already know about 6000 basic words and 1500 kanji characters.
*"Japanese Culture and Society" and "Japan and the World" are required for all class levels.
* Speech contests in each semester, lectures by guest speakers and some project works are included in all class levels.

4) "Japanese Culture and Society" and "Japan and the World"

In the subject of Japan Culture and Society, students can learn basic knowledge necessary for life in Japan, and in Japan and the World they will study geography, history and economics on Japan and the world.

5) English

Students of the course can study English as well as Japanese classes.

6) Others

In each semester speech contests, lectures by guest speakers and some project work are included in all class levels.

9.Extra-curricular activities

One-day trip to neighboring area is planned in the program, allowing the students to experience Japanese culture.

10.Scholarships

Students are given a limited chance to receive a scholarship from Japan Student Services Organization and other scholarships.

11.Medical Insurance

Subscribers in the National Insurance Program have to pay only 30% of the medical expenses for any treatment covered by the insurance. JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) international students' medical fee program offers the reimbursement of the amounts to 35% of the cost incurred by the international student.

12.Supporting activities

  1. Supporting time for international students
    Mainly Japanese teachers of International Center, supporting group help international students with Japanese.
  2. The International Students' Association
    The group offers many excursions and social gatherings during the year to support students' life and to promote exchange among students.
  3. Other supporting activities
    There are several groups of students facilitating international communication between Japanese students and international students.

13.Privilege for Students

  1. Students of the Intensive Course may have a chance to get recommendations in entering the faculty of Kurume University.
  2. They can be exempted Entrance fees in entering the faculty or graduate school of Kurume University.
  3. They can freely utilize the facilities of the University (Library, Information Study Centre, LL room, Cafeterias, Medical Centre and so on).
  4. Teachers in charge of the class can provide guidance for study of Japanese and various problems including enrolling in Kurume University.
  5. Many activities are held with Japanese students of Kurume University and inhabitants around the campus.

Contacts

  1. Applicants except from China
    Admissions Office
    Kurume University
    1635 Mii-machi Kurume-shi Fukuoka-ken 839-8502 Japan
    Tel: 0942-44-2160 (Direct)/0942-43-4411(Pilot)
    Fax: 0942-43-4539
    E-mail: nyushi@kurume-u.ac.jp
     
  2. Applicants from China
    Kurume University Beijing Educational Exchange Center
    B No.408, Fucheng Building,
    Jia No.98 Beilishi Road, Xicheng District, Beijing, China 10037
    Tel: (86-10)6833-5898
    Cellular phone: (86)139-0112-3053
    Fax: (86-10)6833-4640
     
  3. After the Entrance
    International Center
    Kurume University
    1635 Mii-machi Kurume-shi Fukuoka-ken 839-8502 Japan
    Tel: 0942-43-5166 (Direct) /0942-43-4411(Pilot)
    Fax: 0942-43-4600
    E-mail: kokusai@kurume-u.ac.jp

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