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Graduate School Preparation Class

Graduate School Preparation Class

Class Features

  • Provide information for school selection
  • Guidance for preparing an appealing research project proposal
  • 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 (including strategies for passing N1)

Class Hours

July to March  ※ 9 months course

Monday to Friday  09:10 – 12:30    or    13:10 – 16:30

Qualifications for Enrollment

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

Tuition & Fees

Application Fee Admission Fee Tuition (9 months) Total
¥20,000 ¥80,000 ¥570,000 ¥670,000

(Japanese Yen; 10% consumer tax included)

※It is possible to extend the period of study, but additional tuition and fees apply.

Deciding Which Graduate School to Apply to

Students gather information about schools that fit their specialties.

Conferring with their highly experienced teachers, students can overcome the hurdles 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:

  1. Writing an effective research plan.
  2. Repeatedly practicing for oral exams with likely questions.
  3. Repeatedly reviewing sample problems from past exams.

Entering graduate school in Japan requires mastery of exam techniques and access to information both of which are difficult to acquire while overseas. It should also be noted that nearly every graduate school conducts exams in Japan, in the Japanese language.



Jul – Sep


  • Collect school information at Study Fairs & Open Campus events
  • Decide on a broad field of study
  • Learn the necessary basic skills for essay writing and oral exams

Oct – Dec


  • Study research papers, etc. to get used to technical writing
  • Decide on a research project, visit potential schools
  • Learn advanced Japanese as required (JLPT N2 level students should prepare for N1)

Jan – Mar


  • Visit graduate school professors and ask for evaluations of research project
  • Write the research plan
  • Practice solving problems from past entrance exams
  • Repeatedly practice for likely oral exam questions

Application Procedures & Documents

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