Center for Japanese Language Education,the University of Tokyo

Short-term Japanese Courses (+ Other Courses)

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           - Introduction to Japanese Language


           - [IARU Global Summer Program] - Introduction to the Japanese Language

           - UTRIP

           - Amgen




[Short-term Course]




The Short-term Course, taught for a week, is designed for those students who are too busy to attend classes on a regular basis, or who arrived in the middle of a term.


"Introduction to Japanese Language"

In a week, the basics of the Japanese language (basic grammar, etc.) as well as communication in Japanese through listening and speaking will be taught.




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Potential Applicants / Selection


For international students (graduate and research students) and foreign researchers at UTokyo who have not or barely studied the Japanese before.

No selection criteria are applied, but if your level and aims do not match the course, you may be not be permitted to enroll.


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Course Period


[2018.7.30] The course has finished.  


    Term Period

    Application Form

      Introduction to

      Japanese Language

      July 24 (Tue.) ~ July 27 (Fri.), 2018





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How to apply


(1) Download and fill in the application form.


(2) Bring and submit (1) to the International Support Group, Go Global Center (1F, Faculty of Science Bldg. 1 [East], Hongo Campus) by the deadline. (A proxy may apply on behalf of the applicant.)


* Deadline of Registration : 17:00 on Friday of the previous week of course.

Please bring your official Student ID/Staff ID Card issued by UTokyo*

  If your ID card has not been issued, please bring 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.  -> sample form download  


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* Notes on Attendance Certification and Completion Certification


The Short-term Japanese Course does not provide a certificate, so please be aware.







[IARU Global Summer Program] - Introduction to the Japanese Language


The IARU (International Alliance of Research Universities) is an alliance of ten of the world's leading research universities, includes the University of Tokyo (Other universities are ANU, ETH Zurich, National University of Singapore, Peking University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen, University of Oxford and Yale University).

IARU Global Summer Program is providing intensive, residential short-term summer courses to students from one another's institutions. The University of Tokyo started offering this program in 2008. Center for Japanese Language Education provides one of these courses [Introduction to the Japanese Language].

Period of the Program in 2018: Tue., June 12 - Thurs., June 21   





UTRIP(University of Tokyo Research Internship Program) is an intensive summer research program targeted at undergraduates who are currently enrolled in the second or a later year at an accredited college or university outside of Japan, and who are majoring in a natural science or related field offered by the Graduate School of Science at the University of Tokyo.

The NIHONGO center provides a short term course “Introduction to Japanese Language” in the first week.






The Amgen Scholars Program, which is funded by the donation from Amgen Foundation in the USA, is an intensive summer research program targeted at undergraduates from different countries (including some from Japan) who are committed to or who are considering a career in biology or related sciences and looking to continue to graduate studies, with eight weeks of practical and professional biomedical research experience in the basic and translational sciences.

The NIHONGO center provides a short term course “Introduction to Japanese Language” in the first 8 days.






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