Center for Japanese LanguageWaseda University

For Prospective Students

About the Short-term Japanese Program

Short-term Japanese Program is organized and run by the center for Japanese Language Waseda University. The goal of this 3week or 6week program is to cultivate students’ overall Japanese language ability. Through the classes provided in different levels, students can study Japanese language according to their own abilities.

Program Description, Program Period and Course List

Students basically take the classes 10units per week (summer course: 5units or 10units or 15units per week) for 3weeks or 6weeks and comprehensively improve their Japanese based on the text book. This program is aimed to mainly elementary level students, but in summer, intermediate classes are also available. Additionally, during summer course, we offer skill-based subjects. The skill-based subjects are designed to focusing of the reading, writing, listening, or speaking skills and they are held 5units per week. Students for summer course can take both Comprehensive Japanese and Skill-based subject.

Learning materials for Short-term Japanese Program pre-learning

Short-term Japanese Program is for those who can at least read and write Hiragana/Katakana. If you have never learned Hiragana and Katakana, please self-study with following materials before starting the program.

Program Fees and Scholarship

Program Fees

Costs of Extracurricular activity and insurance are included but costs for textbooks, housing, and transportation etc., are excluded.

3 weeks

SB1, SC1 :Summer Course with Skill-based course (3 credits) SB2, SC2 :Summer course without Skill-based course
(2 credits)
SB3, SC3: Summer course only Skill-based course (1 credit) WB:Winter Course (2credits)
Tuition Fee 145,000 JPY 105,000 JPY 65,000JPY 90,000 JPY

6 weeks

SA1: Summer Course with Skill-based course (5 credits) SA2: Summer course without Skill-based course (4 credits) WA: Winter course (4credits)
Tuition Fee 225,000 JPY 190,000 JPY 180,000 JPY


No scholarship plan is yet available for year 2018.


  1. It is a student’s responsibility to find her/his own accommodation.
  2. You can apply accommodations thorough the related business operators. Please directly apply to the related business operators.Homestay etc
    Waseda University Academic Solutions CorporationShared house etc
    Waseda University Student Housing CenterDormitory with meals
    WASEDA University Co-op Service Center (Japanese)

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities are prepared for students to go out and try their in-class acquired Japanese and Japanese culture. Students can also participate in various activities organized by Waseda University Intercultural Communication Center (ICC).

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