International University of Japan / CENTER for LANGUAGE EDUCATION and RESEARCH


Japanese Language Program

Requirements to take Japanese courses at IUJ

Students who are interested in taking a Japanese course in the fall term MUST complete the following application steps.

  • 1. Watch the JLP orientation video to understand the system of JLP courses. The link to the video will be provided to students by the JLP in the middle of August.
  • 2. Register for the course you wish to take during the official registration period in August. If you are unsure of which course to take, you can register for two courses. The coordinator of the course you registered for will send you detailed information about the qualifying test so that you can prepare in advance.
  • 3. Take the 4-day Intensive Japanese Program (IJP) if you are a beginner. You will be informed by email how to apply for the IJP in the middle of August.
  • 4. Take and pass a qualifying test.

  • (1) Due to the constraints of teaching resources, a limitation may be imposed on the number of students each course can take to secure the quality of education. In the case of excess demand, priority will be given to regular students over exchange students among those students who have sent the application form in time will be considered first.
  • (2) Every student must take and pass the qualifying test for the course he or she wishes to enroll in. This means that passing the qualifying test for Elementary Japanese 1, for example, does not guarantee that students can automatically take Basic Japanese 1. Anyone who wishes to enroll in Basic Japanese 1 must take and pass the qualifying test for Basic Japanese 1.
  • (3) Students interested in taking any Japanese course, but have not successfully completed the previous course, must take and pass a qualifying test. Even though they have done it, they have to do the same, if there is an interval of one or more terms (or equivalents such as summer break) between the previous course and the one they wish to take.
  • (4) Qualifying tests for the Winter and Spring terms are given just before the first day of each term. JLP will announce the details to IUJ students by email by the end of each term.
  • (5) Short term exchange students need to consult the course coordinator to choose the grade option which is compatible to the grading system of the original institution during the change of the registration period.