Japanese Language Classes for Research and Graduate Students


This program is intended for research students and graduate students. Students, who need to or would like to learn Japanese, join this program although these classes are non-credit.

Students who are eligible to study in this program

Research students and graduate students who belong to the University of the Ryukyus

International students who are registering for Japanese language classes must first undergo course guidance with their respective Japanese language coordinator BEFORE attending and registering for classes.
About Course Guidance for Students Registering for Japanese language Classes


Course Schedule

Spring Semester: April~August Fall Semester: October~February *based on the Academic Calendar of University of the Ryukyus

Time Table

Syllabuses of Japanese Language Class and Time Table


Application Method

  1. Come to the orientation session at Global Education Center(former International Student Center), and get (1)the application form and (2)the Japanese proficiency evaluation form. You can download form(1) and form(2).
  2. Consult with the professor at Global Education Center to decide which classes you should apply to. * Click Here For More Info.
  3. Ask your academic adviser to read the regulations on the application form and to give a recommendation. Please make sure that your academic adviser read the regulations carefully before he/she gave the recommendation.
  4. Hand the completed application form to one of the professors at Global Education Center. * The deadline for applications for this semester:  Please check here.

Points to note

  1. You will not be given credits for the classes that you have taken as all classes are non-credit bearing. However, proof of attendance will be issued upon request to students who have met requirements equivalent to credit fulfillment. You should request after you finish the final examination and before the last day of the month (August 31st for the spring semester, and February 28th for the autumn semester)
  2. When planning to take classes, approval must first be sought from your academic advisor. Please ensure that classes do not hinder your research activities.
  3. Before registration, please participate in the classes that you are interested in to ensure that lessons are of a proficiency level suitable to you.
  4. Upon registration, you are required to attend all lessons. Please ensure that you contact your class professor when you are absent from class, or if you decide to drop any classes.
  5. Students who are continually absent from classes without prior notification will not be allowed to take classes in subsequent semesters.
  6. The submission deadline stated on the website is final. No late submissions will be accepted.
  7. Once you obtain the stamp of the professors at the Global Education Center and submit the application, your registration will be considered official.


About Application

Global Education Section
TEL:+81 (0)98-895-8131
Email: kogakuko[at]acs.u-ryukyu.ac.jp
YAMAMOTO Yoshino (Ms.)   -A1, A2, and A classes
TEL:+81 (0)98-895-8116

Email: ysn[at]lab.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

ASHIHARA Kyoko (Ms.)   -B1, B2, C1, and C2 classes
TEL:+81 (0)98-895-8111

Email: ashihara[at]lab.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

SASAKI Kayoko (Ms.)   -B1, B2, C1, and C2 classes
TEL:+81 (0)98-895-8113

Email: daisukes[at]lab.u-ryukyu.ac.jp