The educational programs offered at the University are intended not merely to educate students in language studies, but to enable them to become cultured individuals with an international knowledge of world affairs. Students must also demonstrate competence in writing, reading comprehension, and speech through testing or by successfully completing specified course offerings. All students must fulfill core curriculum requirements and the requirements of an authorized major before graduation. On successful completion of the four-year program, students will be awarded the bachelor's degree. The two-year Master's and three-year Doctoral programs are offered for students with bachelor's degrees and master's degrees respectively.
In 1955, an Institute for Foreign Studies was established for the purpose of conducting individual and group regular studies in various disciplines, as well as developing international researches cooperating with overseas academic and research institutions.
The academic year at the University consists of two semesters, beginning in April and October.