Graduate School Preparation Class

Course Characteristics

  • Provide needed information for school selection
  • Guidance for preparing an appealing research project
  • Training in writing an effective research plan
  • Strategies for oral exams
  • Repetition drills using questions from past exams
  • Strategies for JLPT N2 qualified students to enter graduate school (includes strategies for passing N1)

Study hours

  • July~March  ※9 month course
  • Monday to Friday  9:10~12:30  or 13:10~16:30

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree and competency for graduate studies
  • A clearly defined field of study
  • JLPT N2 level or higher

Tuition

Application Admission Tuition < 9 month > Total
¥20,000 ¥70,000 ¥465,000 ¥555,000
(Japanese yen: 8% consumer tax included)
※Extending the period of study is possible, but additional charges apply.

Deciding what graduate school to apply to

Students gather information about schools that fit their specialties
While conferring with their highly experienced teachers, students overcome the hurdle of preparing an appealing research project and search for the school that best fits their ambitions.

Strategies for graduate school entrance exams

The following three points are important for taking exams.
  1. Writing an effective research plan.
  2. Repeatedly practicing for oral exams with likely exam questions.
  3. Repeatedly reviewing sample problems from past exams.
Entering graduate school in Japan requires a high level of Japanese “testing technique” and extensive knowledge, but these are difficult to acquire while overseas. Also, nearly every school conducts exams in Japan, in the Japanese language.

Schedule

Summer (Jul-Sept)
  • Collect school information at events like student fairs
  • Decide a broad field of study
  • Learn necessary, basic skills for essay writing and oral exams
Fall (Oct-Dec)
  • Study research papers, etc. to adjust to technical writing
  • Develop research project, visit potential schools
  • Learn advanced Japanese necessary for testing (JLPT N2 level students prepare for N1)
Winter (Jan-Mar)
  • Visit graduate school professors and evaluate project
  • Write research plan
  • Practice solving problems from past entrance exams
  • Repeated practice for likely oral exam questions