Intensive Japanese Language & Culture Program(Winter)



January 15th(Monday) to January 26th(Friday), 2024

Number of Participants 

40 students
If there are too many applications, a lottery may be held.

Eligible Participants

Undergraduate or Graduate students who attend Hosei’s partner universities

Program Contents

        • Japanese language course(Mon. to Fri.) 90 min × 18 classes
        • Japanese cultural experience, Field Study 90 min × 12 classes
        • Interaction with regular students at Hosei University

        Japanese classes and afternoon cultural activities are closely related.

        Four cultural activity are held in the afternoon during this program.

        Participants study the following in morning classes before cultural activities.
        ・Japanese language expression and grammar related cultural activity
        ・Background and history of Japanese culture experienced cultural activity, other relevant culture(compare between your country and Japan) 

        Participants study the following in morning classes after cultural activities.
        ・Presentation your experience of cultural activity(compare between your country and Japan) 

        Hosei University Global Education Center will issues the certificate of completion to students who successfully complete the course. 

Class Levels

  • Basic Communication (Introductory)
  • Beginning  level ( JLPT N5 Level)
  • Lower-intermediate level ( JLPT N4 Level)
  • Intermediate Lvel ( JLPT N3 Level) 

JLPT: Japanese Language Proficiency Test 
Students who have never studied Japanese before can join in this program.


Program fees: JPY 140,000
Accommodation and field trip fees are included. 
Airfare, meals, transportation fees, daily expenses and overseas health insurance are NOT included.


This program was adopted as a scholarship sponsored by JASSO(Japan Student Services Organization).
We will offer a financial support of JPY 80,000 to the participants meet JASSO’s conditions and requirements. An applicant must have a Grade Point Average of 2.30 (on a 3.0 scale) or higher in the academic year preceding the scholarship application based on the GPA calculation set by JASSO. For calculating your GPA, please see the following.

Examples of grading scales
used by universities

Example 1: 4-point scale

Excellent Good Fair Poor
Example 1: 4-point scale A B C F
Example 1: 4-point scale 100-80 79-70 69-60 59-
Example 1: 5-point scale 100-90 89-80 79-70 69-60 59-
Example 1: 5-point scale S A B C F
Example 1: 5-point scale A B C D F
JASSO Grade Points Awarded 3 3 2 1 0

Formula No.=Number GP=Grade Point

([No. of GP3 Credits] x 3) + ([No. of GP2 Credits] x 2) + ([No. of GP1 Credits] x 1) ÷Total Number of Registered Credits 


Schedule for Japanese Language & Culture Program Winter 2024

  • Schedule is subject to change. 
  • Japanese classes and afternoon cultural activities are closely related.
    We provide the opportunities to study of Japanese language, society and culture and the wonderful experience with Hosei regular students in central Japan.



  • Located in central Toyko
  • Single room 
  • Meal are NOT included.


Online application

Please apply online from the link below.

Application form for HOSEI Winter Program

Application Period

After applying, please submit the following documents.

  • Copy of your passport
  • Transcript in English

Application Period

October 15th (Sunday), 2023

Pay the program fees

Applicants will be informed the procedure of payment by e-mail. Please send the program fees to Hosei university’s account with the procedure of payment.
Deadline of payment will be within 2 weeks after receiving the e-mail. 

Cancel policy

If students withdraw from the program entirely, students can get full or partial reimbursement depending on their withdrawal date.

100% refund : 1 month before the program starts
60% refund : 10 days before the program starts
No refund can be made for cancellation after the above dates.