1) Effective Japanese language courses fine-tuned to students’ needs:
- Small classes;
- Courses offered at different proficiency levels;
- Various core and elective courses addressing students’ individual needs;
- Different studying modules varying in intensiveness.
2) Horizon-broadening English-taught courses exploring various aspects of contemporary Japan
- Courses conducted jointly for domestic and exchange students alike;
- Original curriculum addressing students’ various needs;
- Wide range of topics addressing various aspects of contemporary Japan from a truly global perspective (e.g. Toyota Management);
- Numerous opportunities for students to gain more in-depth knowledge not only through classroom learning but fieldworks and extramural research activities.
3) Japanese culture & hands-on experience-based program taking advantage of the University’s central location in the country (no credit)
- Day trips and excursions held nearly every week
・Workshops: ikebana (flower arrangement), tea ceremony, pottery making, soba (buckwheat) noodles making, Zen meditation;
・Study tours: Ninja Village, Ise Grand Shrine, sumo games, visits to museums and galleries;
- Overnight study tours each semester
・Kyoto, Nara, Shirakawa Village, Eiheiji Temple
- A variety of workshops allowing students to experience Japanese culture more thoroughly than through sightseeing alone.
- Intensive (8 classroom hours* per week, 8 credits per semester);
- Semi-intensive (4 classroom hours per week, 4 credits per semester);
- Basic (2 classroom hours per week, 2 credits per semester).
kanji, reading, composition, and projects among others (1 classroom hour per week for each course, 2 credits each for each course)
English-taught courses exploring a wide range of topics related to contemporary and traditional Japan, such as business, arts, and tourism among others (1 classroom hour per week for each course, 2 credits for each course)
Please download the list below to see examples of courses offered.
Please download the syllabi below to see more detailed descriptions of courses offered in the past (for reference only).
*Eligible for NUFS or JASSO scholarship [stipend to be remitted after students' bank accounts at JP Bank have been set up].
**1 classroom hour = 90 minutes
Students can design their own enrollment pattern composed of the courses offered above. However, they must enroll in at least 7 classroom hours per week excluding intensive courses held during longer breaks (there is no upper limit to the number of classroom hours, in which students can enroll, however). This rule is stipulated by the immigration authorities, not NUFS, and must be observed in order for students to retain the college student visa.
Application Deadline: 30 April, 2017 for Fall Semester 2017
Dates of Arrival in Japan: either August 24 or 25, 2017 (please note that no other arrival date will be accepted regardless of the reason)
Fall Semester starts August 28, 2017 and finishes December 21, 2017 (please note that the dates are not yet final and are subject to change)
Please download the Japanese Language and Culture Program (Main Program) Application Package below