Chubu University

Chubu University, located in a regional city 30 minutes north of Nagoya, offers international students two programs for improving Japanese language skills: an intensive course of preparation for admission to a Japanese university, and a less rigorous Study Abroad program of language and culture classes.

Japanese Language and Culture Program language classes are offered at three levels: Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each international student is teamed up with a conversation partner from the university's Japanese student body, and spends time each week talking with the partner and other students. Extracurricular activities and field trips are planned for international students.

The university year is divided into two semesters, one beginning in April and the other in October. Admission to the Japanese Language and Culture Program can begin in either semester.

The university helps students to arrange home stay housing and obtain visas.

Applications for the fall semester are accepted from March 1 to June 30;for the spring semester, applications are accepted from September 1 to November 15.

For further information or application forms, visit the website at