Japanese Language Program (Spring Semester / Fall Semester)

Japanese Language Program (Non-Degree Programs)

NOTICE for the next application

Hosei university has determined that the Japanese Language Program for non-degree seeking students will stop accepting new applications from the admission of 2022 fall semester.

Please note the application for spring admission of 2022 will be last. The periods for application are:
(1st period) September 29 – October 12, 2021
(2nd period) November 4-17, 2021

For details, please read the following:

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.