Japanese Language Program (Spring Semester / Fall Semester)

Japanese Language Program (Non-Degree Programs)


Hosei University Japanese Language Program for non-degree seeking students has stopped accepting new applications.
We post the following as your reference.

Program Overview 

HOSEI University has accepted students from overseas for many decades to develop the university’s international activities. For a more progressive internationalization, we start Japanese Language Program (JLP) for non-degree students who are non-native speakers of Japanese. This program offers a wide range of study levels and subjects for students who have N4 level or higher of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). It also, as one of objectives, focuses on attaining Japanese proficiency required for study at university undergraduate and graduate level, and business in future career. Our educational goal is to develop internationally competent students capable of communicating in Japanese and contributing to a global society. We open our door to any foreign students who are eager to learn Japanese language and culture at a university in Japan.

Program Location  

Program Duration 

The program follows the semester system.   
The Spring Semester: April to July   
The Fall Semester: September to January

Enrollment is in April and September. Applicant can choose either one semester or two semesters. This program has started as a new program in April, 2017.

Qualifications for Applicant 

Applicants must meet all of the following items:

  1. Your nationality must be other than Japanese, or dual nationality of Japanese and another.
  2. You must have completed 12 years of schooling outside Japan under the educational system of a country other than Japan, or be going to complete such schooling before enrollment. You must be qualified to apply to a university in the country where you have completed/are going to complete your 12 years of schooling or must be recognized as having the equivalent qualifications.
  3. You must have N4 level or higher of The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).


Application Fee 25,000 yen
Registration Fee 50,000 yen (per semester)
Tuition Fee 400,000 yen (per semester)
Total 475,000 yen

Note: Textbooks and living expenses are not included.

Further Details 

Please go on the following (written in Japanese).


Office of Japanese Language Program
Global Education Center, HOSEI University
2-16 Ichigayatamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,
162-0843 Japan

  • E-mail: h-jlp(at) Please replace (at) with @ when you e-mail us.