Japanese Language Classes for Research and Graduate Students


This program is intended for research students and graduate students. Students, who need to or would like to learn Japanese, join this program although these classes are non-credit.

Students who are eligible to study in this program
Research students and graduate students who belong to the University of the Ryukyus


Course Schedule

Spring Semester: April~August
Fall Semester: October~February

*based on the Academic Calendar of University of the Ryukyus

Time Table

Time Table for 2018 Spring Semester

Class Schedules for the International Students

Application Method

  1. Take the Japanese language placement test.
    * Click Here For More Info.
  2. Come to the orientation session at Global Education Center(former Internaitonal Student Center), and get the application form.
    You can  download the form.
  3. Consult with the professor at Global Education Center to decide which
    classes you should apply.
    * Click Here For More Info.
  4. Ask your academic adviser to read the regulations on the application form and to give the recommendation. Please make sure that your academic adviser read the regulations carefully before he/she gave the recommendation.
  5. Hand the completed application form to one of the professors at Global Education Center, and get the seal on the form.
    * The deadline for applications of the 2018 Spring Semester is April 20th (Fri).
  6. Classes for Fall semester 2017 will start on October 2nd (Mon.).

Points to note

  1. Tuition is free for graduate and research students. Fees for the textbook are required depending on the course.
  2. These are non-credit classes. For those students who attend at least 2/3 of all lectures, a certificate will be given to each student who would like to get it.
  3. Students may be asked to change classes depending on their Japanese level. Consult with your professors.
  4. These classes are not only for the graduate and research students, but also for the exchange students who need the credit.
  5. “Research Activities” should not be accepted as the reason for the absence.
  6. Make sure that Japanese language course will not be detrimental to your research activities.
  7. As a general rule, students need to attend all the classes once they are registered. When students miss a class, they need to contact to the professor of the course.
  8. If you fail to attend for 1/3 of the class-hour (e.g.5 times of 14 class-hours), your name will be automatically deleted from the list.
    Be sure to take suitable classes.
  9. If the students are frequently absent or give up the course without contact, they will not be allowed to register the Japanese language course from next semester.


About Application

TEL:+81 (0)98-895-8096
Email: kotanryu@to.jim.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

About Education

TEL:+81 (0)98-895-8111
Email: ashihara@lab.u-ryukyu.ac.jp