The Japanese Language & Culture Program at Kanazawa University is a one-year program entirely taught in Japanese, designed to improve the language ability of students as well as deepen their understanding of Japanese society and culture.

ELIGIBLE STUDENTS

  • Applicants should be in the third or fourth year of a faculty or department connected with the study of Japanese language or culture at their home university.
  • Applicants should have sufficient Japanese language ability to converse, read and write basic Japanese (a level equal to that of Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N2).
  • Applicants should have enthusiasm towards Japanese studies, and be willing to actively devote themselves to the study of this program over the year.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

Applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

(1) Applicants must have sufficient Japanese language ability to converse, read and write basic Japanese (a level equal to that of Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N2).

(2) Applicants should be majoring in a field relevant to Japanese language or culture in their home university.

(3) Applicants must be a junior or a senior student at their home university.

(4) Applicants should be prepared to devote themselves to studies of this program throughout the year. Enthusiasm regarding research work and class participation is a must.

SCHOLARSHIP

If granted a Japanese Government Scholarship, students will be paid the following monthly allowance.

Scholarship: \117,000 per month (as of April 2018) Other: Round trip economy-class airfare

The guidelines and application form can be downloaded here.

http://www-isc.ge.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/eg/program/nikken/index.html

APPLICATION/TIMETABLES/CALENDARS

2019-2020 *Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

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COURSE DURATION

From October 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020 (including the independent research period) Semesters: October – February (Autumn Semester) April – August (Spring Semester) Oral Presentation Practice and Report Writing Period: August 1 – August 31

EVENTS AND SCHEDULE

  • Late September: Arrival in Japan
  • October: Opening Ceremony, Program Orientation Meeting with Sato-oya
  • November: Bus Trip with Sato-oya
  • December: Presentation of Research Plan
  • April: Interim Presentation Camp

ACCOMMODATION

Students will stay in one of the two accommodation facilities given below.

1) Kanazawa University International House Located within the campus, accommodating international students and researchers studying at Kanazawa University (only single rooms are available). Rent and Utility fees: Approx. ¥30,000

2) Kanazawa University Student/International Student Dormitory “SAKIGAKE” Located within the campus, accommodating international students and researchers studying at Kanazawa University (only single rooms are available). Rent and Utility fees: Approx. ¥30,000

3) Kanazawa University Student/International Student Dormitory “HOKUMEI” Located within the campus, accommodating international students and researchers studying at Kanazawa University (only single rooms are available). Rent and Utility fees: Approx. ¥38,000

OUTLINE OF CURRICULUM

 The program courses are outlined below. Every Compulsory Course consists of 15 lecture classes (90 minutes each). Out of the entire curriculum, the Completion Research Paper is the most important component. Students are expected to have acquired the research capabilities required to advance to graduate school when completing this program.