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Japanese Language Program Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

 JLP Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 brochure (PDF:1271KB)
 JLP Fact Sheet 2018-2019 (PDF: 423KB)

1. Eligible Students

Applicants must meet all the requirements below by being:

(1) Exchange students from partner universities

(2) Students aiming to pass the JLPT levels N4 - N2

(3) Students who have an English proficiency of CEFR B1, IELTS 4.5, TOEFL iBT 60 or equivalent


* Applications from fee-paying students will not be accepted for the fall semester 2018 and the spring semester 2019

* Students must be enrolled in undergraduate/graduate courses at the time of applying for and finishing the JLP program.

* Re-applications to this program will not be accepted.

* There is neither a lower elementary level course (corresponding approximately to the JLPT N5 level) nor an advanced level course.

2. Academic Calendar

*The schedule is subject to change.

Fall Semester 2018

September 11

Accommodation Move-in Date

September 12

Post-Arrival Orientation 1

September 13

Placement Test, Post-Arrival Orientation 2, Opening Ceremony

September 18 - 20

Individual Counseling

September 21

First Day of Classes

December 22 - January 6

Winter Break

February 4

Closing Ceremony

*Exams of regular course classes in the fall semester will finish on February 12.

Spring Semester 2019

The 4th or 5th week of March

Accommodation Move-in Date

The 4th or 5th week of March

Post-Arrival Orientation 1

The first week of April

Placement Test, Post-Arrival Orientation 2, Opening Ceremony

The first week of April

Individual Counseling

The second week of April

Classes start

The end of July or

the first week of August

Closing Ceremony

*Academic calendar for the 2019 spring will be finalized in Aug. 2018.

3. Application procedures

Fall Semester 2018 Spring Semester 2019

(1) Deadline for nomination by your home university

*Please send a nomination email which includes;

-the name of your nominated student(s),

-the gender of your nominated student(s),

-the duration of study at KCUFS of your nominated student(s).

February 13, 2018 August 31, 2018

(2) Deadline for Submission of Applications

*Applications must be received no later than the deadlines.

April 13, 2018, 17 hours

(Japan Standard Time)

October 31, 2018, 17 hours

(Japan Standard Time)

(3) Notification

May 31, 2018 January 20, 2019
  • Send to:

    International Office
    Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
    9-1, Gakuen-higashi-machi, Nishi-ku,
    Kobe 651-2187 JAPAN

    *Application documents should be sent by post.

    (Please be sure to send the application documents to the following address through the person in charge of the overseas study programs at the applicant's home university.)

4. Application Form and Other Required Documents for Fall 2018

Details and notes for the required documents are included in the Application Package Cover Sheet and Checklist. Please read it carefully before preparing the documents to be submitted

Documents to be submitted for Fall 2018



Japanese Language Program Fall Semester 2018 Application Package Cover Sheet and Checklist



JLP Application Form for Admission-Fall 2018

*Please update Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat standard before you fill out the application form.



Japanese Language Proficiency in a sealed envelope



Academic Letter(s) of Recommendation


Official transcript of academic records


English Proficiency Requirement Sheet

(Non-native English Speakers Only)



Certificate of English Proficiency


Certificate of Health



Application form for the JASSO Scholarship



A Photocopy of the Applicant's Passport


Application for Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

Download the application form

*Sample of Application for COE


Financial Statement


3-ID Photos

2 Photos (Length: 4cm×Width: 3cm)

1 Photo (Length: 4.5cm×Width: 3.5cm)


Request Form for Accommodation


*Accommodation Information


Accommodation Written Pledge


*KCUFS International Students' Accommodation Terms and Conditions