Admission Guide

Kansai University Japanese Language and Culture Program Bekka is a one year-program( * )in principle. The purpose of this Program is to provide instruction in the Japanese language, Japan studies, and Japanese culture to international students who intend to proceed to the next stage of education as a student at Kansai University or at other Japanese universities after passing the entrance examination.

*The period of study is one year in principle, but can be extended for another year with permission from the Center for International Education.

Outline of entrance examinations (2018)

Be sure to refer to theAdmission Guidefor application forms.

Guide and Form Download
Student Enrollment 100 students (Total for April Admission and September Admission)

Students who are foreign nationals and meet the following two requirements:

  1. (1) Those who have completed 12-year curriculum of schooling in their home country or expect to complete their education before entering the Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course (Bekka) or those who are of an eligible age and have been deemed to have an equivalent educational background or higher than requirements stipulated above. (e.g., Person who has a “Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates in Japan”).
  2. (2) Those who have studied Japanese language for more than a year (more than 300 hours) or have Japanese language proficiency equivalent to Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N4 level. at the time of application for the course.

*In principle, those who have studied for more than a year at an educational institution in Japan at the time of entry into this course are not allowed to apply.

Entrance Application Fee JPY20,000
Selection Procedure Reviewing application materials and the interview

How to become a Bekka student

Procedure for becoming a Bekka student

How to become a Bekka student

*If the applicant already resides in Japan, procedures (11), (12) are not necessary.Applicants must apply in person at the Immigration Bureau.

Schedule from application to registration (2018)

April Admission September Admission
Entrance Application Fee Deadline

October 2, 2017

May 1, 2018

Online Registration Deadline

October 2, 2017

May 1, 2018

Acceptance of Application Packages

Must be received 
by Oct. 2, 2017

Must be received 
by May 1, 2018

On-site Interview
(for applicants residing in China only)

October 21, 22, 2017

May 19, 20, 2018

Notification of Results

Mid-November, 2017

Mid-June, 2018

Admission Fee and Tuition Deadline

Late November, 2017

Late June, 2018

Visa Application Deadline

February, 2018

August, 2018

Entry into Japan

Late March, 2018

Late September, 2018

Entrance Ceremony

Early April, 2018

Late September, 2018

Admission Data (from the last 2 years)

  Applicants Successful Applicants
September 2015 Admission 81 72
April 2016 Admission 66 59
September 2016 Admission 133 80
April 2017 Admission 77 62
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