Center for Japanese Language Education,the University of Tokyo

General Course

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Regarding application for 2022A1A2, please scroll down to see the details on the bottom of this page.





This course is the standard course, which the Center for the Japanese language Education provides for those students who will study Japanese along with their research activities.


The course is divided into two tracks, 〈Comprehensive Japanese〉and〈Specific Japanese〉.


〈Comprehensive Japanese〉is divided into six levels, ranging from introductory (Level 1) to advanced (Level 5).


Please determine the level of the course you will take by yourself based on the results of the placement test which is offered on the Center’s website.


Each course uses a textbook which matches with the level and meets three times a week (two times a week for advanced, 105 minutes each time).  Considering that students are busy with research and preparation for the entrance exams, the courses will be designed to allow students to attend each class while still providing the most effective learning potential for the course content within a limited amount of time. For example, there is no homework. (However, for those students who wish to study more, other learning materials will be introduced.) Classes in each level are provided every term, so if one works hard they can start from level one and move up one level every semester to reach advanced.



〈Specific Japanese〉includes Kanji I and Kanji II for beginner and intermediate students , Intermediate Japanese for Communication I , Intermediate Japanese for Communication II, and Business Japanese for intermediate and intermediate to advanced students, and Japanese Culture and Society for advanced students (one session each). It is possible to take these courses separately or in addition to 〈Comprehensive Japanese〉.




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Potential Applicants / Selection


International students and foreign researchers at the University of Tokyo.


     - Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. 

     - There is no selection criteria.

       Please use your home PC to check your Japanese proficiency Level and select classes to apply to.


  -> Proficiency Level Check before enrolling

     - Foreign spouses of international students or foreign researchers at the University of Tokyo may also enroll in some of the classes if there is enough space.


* In the Intermediate Japanese for CommunicationⅠ and Ⅱ, students will be allowed to take this course only if their proficiency levels suit the class. Apply for this course first, attend the first class and take a short test.




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Course Period, Class Schedule, and Textbooks


For 2022A1A2


  * The General Course will be offered online this semester.

  The class schedule and content are subject to change as deemed necessary.



  *Notice about the textbook "GET CONNECTED!"(Level1)


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How to apply for General Course


  [ Period ]   The designated application period;

                         - From March to early April (for S1S2)

                         - From September to early October (for A1A2)


  [ How to apply ]   Online Application System is available to all applicants.


  ・Application Period for General Course [2022A1A2]  



International Students

2022/9/13 (Tue) -


 [Step1: System registration] 2022/10/6 (Thu)

*Level 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, Kanji 1, Kanji2:

2022/10/26 (Wed)


 [Step2: Application for General Course]

2022/10/7 (Fri) 11:59pm

     *Level 1pm, 2pm, 3pm,4pm, Kanji1, Kanji2:


Foreign Researchers

2022/9/27 (Tue) -


2022/10/3 (Mon) -


Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis until the class becomes full.




  No application will be accepted after the application period.  


                    * Multiple Enrollments
                    * A document that proves the relationship with the spouse


            ⇒ See "General Course: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)"


[ Necessary documents for Application ] 


               (1) Official Student ID/Staff ID card issued by UTokyo *

               (2) Your ID photo (4cm x 3cm) 


  * If your ID card has not been issued, please submit an official document stamped by the dean of your school/institute/hospital, which shows that you have been officially accepted by the University of Tokyo.  If you do not have such a document, please prepare a certificate of  acceptance stamped by the dean of your school/institute/hospital.
A sample form can be downloaded from here.


           In addition to (1) (2) above, spouses also have to supply the following (3).

               (3) A statement testifying that the applicant is a spouse of the university's student or researcher.


           In addition to (1) (2) above, foreign researchers who want to take General Course

           must supply the following (4).

               (4) Letter of Request from your Supervising Professor


[ Download ]  

Letter of Request

Certificate of

Acceptance (sample)


Testament Form

[researchers only]

[in case that your ID card

has not been issued]

[spouses only]





The Japanese Language Course in Komaba Research Campus -2022A1A2- will be conducted by Nihongo Center, UTokyo   

-->  [website of Japanese Language Course in Komaba Research Campus]


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* Notes on Attendance and Completion Certificates

A certificate of completion will be issued if students keep over 60% attendance and take each review test(2 times) during the course. No other documents, such as transcripts or attendance certificates, will be issued.

In order for students who attend universities with a credit exchange agreement with the University of Tokyo to receive a certificate for credit, an official request from your department is required.




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