The Graduate School Preparation Class is intended for students planning to enter Graduate School in Japan. Students learn how to face admission screenings through classes like “Writing a research plan”, “Interview simulations”, “Short essay composition” or “Academic readings comprehension”, and acquire Japanese expressive skills, critical and analytical thinking necessary for autonomous research.

 

 

Characteristics

  1. Program tailored on Graduate Schools admission calendar
  2. Gradual acquisition of Academic Japanese proficiency
  3. Friendly competition with classmates with shared goals
  4. Guidance system using a wide alumni network
  5. Career advice based on individual counseling

 

Achievements

Students graduating in March 2019 were admitted into the following institutions:

University of Tokyo, Hitotsubashi University, Yokohama National University, Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, Kyushu University, Waseda University, Keio University, Sophia University, Aoyama Gakuin University, Meiji University, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Juntendo University, Tama Art University…

 

Students’ voice

Zhang Kunjie (China)

Waseda University Graduate School, Graduate School of Education

 

“In ARC, I was able to fully prepare for my interview and exam”

■READ Zhang’s story

 


Cao Van Gioi (Vietnam)

Science and Technology, Nihon University Graduate School

 

“ARC classes prepared me for the exams, my research plan and more”

■READ Gioi’s story

 

 

Outlines

Starting time April
Duration 1 year
Class hours From Monday to Friday (5 days per week)  9:15 to 12:30 / 13:30 to 16:45
Requirements Applicants must satisfy the following criteria
1- Having graduated from University (Bachelor degree)
2- Having a clear view of their research plan
3- One of the following conditions on Japanese proficiency:
  a. JLPT N1 level b. passing ARC test of equivalent level
Admission examination (1) Japanese written exam (N1 holders exempted)
(2) Written composition
(3) Interview
Capacity 20 students

 

Tuition

720,000 JPY
*Application fee, Registration fee and textbooks are not included.
*Interested students can attend additional preparation lessons for EJU or JLPT with free.

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Program & Timetable

Main Content

Main Content Process
Training Basic Japanese & Writing Research Plan
  • Specify the reason for research
  • How to gather information on research
  • How to find a suitable Graduate School
  • Basics of logical writing
  • Acquisition of basic formal Japanese

Set your research theme!

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Choose a Graduate School!

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Visit research office!

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Application・Test

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Announcement of Result
Practical Training
Intensive Exam Preparation
  • Research plan completion and review
  • Oral examination, interview preparation
  • Dissertation preparation
  • How to organize and present a bibliography
  • Critical reading
  • How to read an essay
  • Conversation using formal Japanese
Last Minute Preparation & Practice Simulation
  • Post/admission practical guide about researching and presenting results
  • How to write a report
  • How to make a PowerPoint presentation

 

Timetable (sample)

  MON TUE WED THU FRI
1st period Pronunciation / Characters Pronunciation / Characters Pronunciation / Characters Pronunciation / Characters Pronunciation / Characters
2nd period Research Plan Practice Oral Expression(Speech) Essay Preparation Listening Comprehension Interview Practice
3rd period Reading Comprehension & Discussion (Current Events) Reading Comprehension (Research/Presentation) Research Plan Practice Dissertation Reading Comprehension
4th period

 

Class environment

Info-session

Alumni meet up

 

Debate

 

Admission procedure

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