Yes. The program is open to international students and researchers at the School of Engineering, the School of Information Science and Technology, the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, and USTEP students.
The program is open to international students and researchers at the School of Engineering, the School of Information Science and Technology, the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, and USTEP students. However, if space is available, students from other departments and graduate schools will be accepted.
No, you cannot.
No, you cannot. You should apply for the Intensive Japanese Course and Follow Up Japanese Course at the administrative office in the department you belong to.
No. You don’t necessarily need permission from an adviser. But it is better to choose courses after a consultation with an adviser.
There are no tuition fees. There are only expenses for textbooks.
You can apply for courses in March for S1S2, and in September for the A1A2. Please see news and schedule for further details.
See the Course Registration page and follow the instructions.
No. Please be sure to take the placement test.
You cannot change your course level just because of a schedule conflict.
The difference is as follows.
– JLC at the School of Engineering is managed by the School of Engineering and is open to all international students and researchers from two graduate schools (the School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology), their spouses, and USTEP students. It provides courses of all levels.
– The Center for Japanese Language Education is open to all international students at the University of Tokyo. International researchers and their spouses are also eligible if space is available.
– JLC civil,
– JLC urban engineering,
– JLC systems innovation,
– JLC IME
are run by their respective departments and are open to students and their spouses in their departments. They accept other students if space is available. They provide courses from beginning to intermediate level.
– JLC Komaba Research Center is run by the Institute of Industrial Science and provides beginning and intermediate courses for the students of Komaba Research Campus. Researchers and spouses are accepted if space is available.
Yes, you can. Please think about how much time you can spend studying for both courses, and/or consult with your adviser.
Credits can be acquired through all JLCSE courses except “Visitor Session & Japanese Cultures”. (2020 March).
See Grading/Credit page for further information.
Yes. Students who have completed the enrolled course with a grade of C or higher can download the course completion certificate from the STAR student page. The download period is for one year from the release date of the course grades*.
* S1S2: March 1st * A1A2: September 1st
Credit-seeking students need to register for both STAR and UTAS to be able to take classes.
Non-credit-seeking students must register for STAR, but do not need to register for UTAS.
No, the codes of undergraduate and graduate courses are different: the UTAS code for graduate students is 3799-XXX, and for undergraduate students, it is FEN-JL4XXX. Please confirm that the UTAS code is correct before you complete the registration. If you register using the wrong code, you may not be able to get your final grade.
NO, you cannot. Without registering for STAR, you are not allowed to attend our courses. Before attending classes, take the online placement test, determine your level and register for your courses.
Whether or not these course credits are counted towards degree completion differs depending on the department. Please inquire with your department office before registration. Non-credit enrollment in courses is also possible.
Even if the result of the placement test shows a level different from the course you wish to take, please register for the recommended courses first and consult with the instructor in the first class. However, if the instructor confirms that the level of the course is not appropriate for you, you may switch courses.
You can take the placement test only once in principle※. Please register for the recommended courses first and consult with the instructor. If you have any accidents during the test or registration problems, please contact us by email or visit our office.
※If you have not registered for any courses for more than one year since you completed the last course(s) then you should retake the placement test to register for more courses.
Please register for the courses on the recommended list, and visit the office for consultation. We will advise you on which courses are suitable to your level.
Yes, if you have NOT completed the courses. If you completed them, visit our office for consultation.
No, you cannot. If you have any problems or inquiries, please contact the JLCSE office.
Yes, you can take more than one course on the recommended list after the placement test.
Only international students and researchers at the School of Engineering, the School of Information Science and Technology, the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, and USTEP students are allowed to register for courses that are at full student capacity.
Yes, you can. You can attend Japanese language courses after taking an online placement test and registering for courses.
Please come to the JLCSE office. You can talk to us and see the textbooks too.
During the registration period, changes are allowed. Please be sure to inform the instructor if you change course(s).
Yes, you can. But you need to inform the instructor.
Yes. You can buy textbooks at the Co-op Bookstore at the University of Tokyo. You should prepare textbooks for the course(s) by the second week of each semester.
Those who want to improve their conversational skills can participate in a free conversation during the “Visitor session”. If you want to receive advice for studying Japanese, you can come to the “Tutorial session”. Detailed information for both is available on the website, at the links below.
・Tutorial session: https://www.jlcse.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ja/programs/about/tutorial/
・Visitor session: https://www.jlcse.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ja/activities/visitor-session/