Program Information

Ⅰ About Preparatory Japanese Language Program

Preparatory Japanese Language Program is designed for those international students who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in Soka University. In the program, students will receive intensive Japanese language trainings as well as preparations for the undergraduate entrance examinations.

The program provides a set of intensive Japanese language courses and preliminary curriculums preparing the students for The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students and Soka University’s international entrance examination. Upon succeeding in the exams during the time in the program, the students will be officially admitted to undergraduate degree programs at Soka University.

There is no entrance exam to apply for the Preparatory Japanese Language Program.

Ⅱ Admission and Enrollment Period

  • Admission:April
  • Enrollment Period:1 year
  • Academic Schedule:Spring semester is from April 1st to July 31st; Fall semester is from September 15th to January 31st

Ⅲ Tuition and Housing Fee (for students enrolling in the Preparatory Japanese Language Program)

Tuition and Fees
Admission Fee 50,000 JPY
Tuition 500,000 JPY
Health-care Service 8,000 JPY
Accident Insurance 7,260 JPY
Materials Fee 30,000 JPY

Heath-care Service is for the on-campus Health Center fee.
Accident Insurance includes the fee for the Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research.

Housing Fee
Students living in the dormitory will pay the following fee:
  2 semesters (1 year)
Dormitory for male students 360,000 JPY
Dormitory for female students 350,000~388,000JPY

This includes the dormitory entrance fee of 50,000 JPY.
Applicants will pay the tuition and housing fees during the enrollment procedures by credit card via Soka University Japan Studies Center website.

Ⅳ Enrollment to the undergraduate program / Decision of completion

The completion of the Preparatory Japanese Language Program will be determined based on the attitudes and behavior of students, as well as their attendance records. Those who completed the program will start their admission procedures.
If a student cannot complete the program in the designated time, he/she can extend the program to a maximum of 2 years (student must provide the tuition and housing fee for the extended period).