Sunday, September 8, 2019

Hokkaido University (JLCSP) Japanese Language and Culture Studies Program (2020 Spring Semester), Japan (Scholarship from JASSO)

The Japanese Language and Culture Studies Program (JLCSP) is a “junior year abroad” type program for undergraduate students majoring in Japanese language and culture. Each year international students from our partner universities and government-sponsored students come to Japan to take this enriching program. The JLCSP is renowned nationwide and provides classes of varying levels of difficulty (intermediate to advanced) to students of the Japanese language. You can also choose courses from our English curriculum or courses from the standard curriculum taken by Japanese students. If you would like to deepen your understanding of your particular field of independent study, or learn business Japanese, this course can help you achieve your goals. Also, Hokkaido University’s Sapporo campus is commonly thought of as the most beautiful campus in Japan.

Objectives of the Program:
  • To improve the students’ Japanese language proficiency so that they may interact with Japanese speakers and conduct research in Japanese.
  • To help students acquire a basic understanding of Japanese linguistics.
  • To give students a deeper understanding of Japanese language and culture. In their second semester (April – August) of the one year program, students can study a research topic in their field of interest and complete a final report under the guidance of a supervisor.

  • Applicants must be a Japanese language and/or culture major enrolled in an undergraduate degree course at a partner university of Hokkaido University. First-year students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants should have N3 (or higher) on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) or the equivalent at the time of application. Specifically, applicants should know 500 or more kanji and be able to understand conversation spoken at a natural speed. They should also be able to read and write simple sentences. Any students who are found to have inadequate language skills after arrival will not be able to complete the course.
  • Applicants must possess a good academic record at the university level.
  • Applicants must be between 18 and 29 years of age on April 1, 2019.

Conditions for Completion:
A certificate of completion will be given to students who satisfactorily earn 20 credits (10 credits for the half year program) or more throughout the period of the program.

Here are detailed JLCSP Admission Guidelines 2020 and 【MEXT】Hokkaido University JLCSP Guidelines for your reference.

JASSO scholarshipThe JASSO scholarship is available only for the Half-Year course applicantswhomeet the JASSO requirements. If you hope to apply for the scholarship, please check the designated part of the checklist of application package. Please note that the scholarship is so competitive that you cannot always be chosen as a grantee of the scholarship.
(1) Term of scholarship: from April 2020 to August 2020
(2) Monthly stipend: ¥80,000 (expected amount)

How to Apply:

Please submit the application form and any additional documents to the office responsible for student exchange at your university. Application documents must not be sent directly to Hokkaido University.

Half-year (2020 Spring Semester): October 31st, 2019 


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