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Japanese Language Program Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

JLP Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 brochure (PDF: 5.40MB)

JLP Fact Sheet 2017-2018 (PDF: 207KB)

1. Eligible Students

Applicants must meet all the requirements below by being:

  • Exchange students from partner universities.
  • Students who aim at JLPT N4 - N2 Level.
  • Students who have 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 2017 and the spring semester 2018

* 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 2017

September 14

JLP Fall Semester begins (Orientation & Placement Test)

September 15-21

Individual Counseling & Class Placement

September 22

Classes start

December 23 - January 8

Winter Vacation

February 5

JLP Fall Semester ends

*Exams of regular course classes in the fall semester will finish on February 13.

Spring Semester 2018

March 29

Accommodation Move-in Date

April 2

Post-Arrival Orientation 1

April 3

Placement Test, Post-Arrival Orientation 2, Opening Ceremony

April 4 - 6

Individual Counseling

April 9

Classes start

July 30

Closing Ceremony

* Exams of regular course classes in the spring semester will end on August 3.

* Make-up classes for regular course will be held from August 6 - 10.

3. Application procedures

(1) Deadline for nomination by your home university.

For Fall Semester Enrollment: March 20, 2017

For Spring Semester Enrollment: October 31, 2017

(2) Deadline for Submission of Applications Deadline:

For Fall Semester Enrollment: April 20, 2017 in Japan Standard Time.

For Spring Semester Enrollment: November 30, 2017 in Japan Standard Time.

*Applications must be received no later than the deadlines.

(3) Where to submit all required forms and documents

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.)

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

(4) Notification

Fall Semester 2017: May 31, 2017

Spring Semester 2018: January 20, 2018

4. Application Form and Other Required Documents for Spring 2018

Documents to be submitted for Spring 2018


Japanese Language Program Spring Semester 2018 Application Package Cover Sheet and Checklist Download

*Details and notes for the required documents are included.

Please read the Application Package Cover Sheet carefully before preparing the documents to be submitted.


JLP Application Form for Admission-Spring 2018 Download

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


Japanese Language Proficiency in a sealed envelope Download


Academic Letter(s) of Recommendation


Official transcript of academic records


English Proficiency Requirement Sheet Download

(Non-native English Speakers Only)


Certificate of Health Download


Application form for the JASSO Scholarship Download


A Photocopy of the Applicant's Passport


Application for Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

Download the application form

Download the sample


Financial Statement


3-ID Photos

* 2 Photos (Length: 4cm×Width: 3cm) and 1 Photo (Length: 4.5cm×Width: 3.5cm)


Request Form for Accommodation


Download the Accommodation Information


Accommodation Written Pledge


Download the KCUFS International Students' Accommodation Terms and Conditions