Admissions: CJS Application Guidelines

Application Information


CJS has been offering TWO programs, Intensive Japanese Program (IJP) and Modern Japan Program (MJP) in Fall and Spring semesters. Before starting application, please carefully check each program details and select suitable one for you as each program covers different Japanese language level. Please note you cannot change program once registered.


Intensive Japanese Program focuses upon developing Japanese language skills.
Japanese language course in this program covers from elementary (JLPT N5) to advance (JLPT N1).

Intensive Japanese Program (IJP)
IJP Japanese Course Level

Modern Japan Program focuses upon deepening your knowledge of historical and contemporary Japanese culture, societies in English – medium classes while learning fundamental Japanese language skills.
Japanese language course in this program covers elementary levels (JLPT N4-N5) only.

Modern Japan Program (MJP)
MJP Japanese Course Level

The summer program is operated between fall and spring semesters. In order to participate in the summer program, you need to go thorough online application. Please select one course among Course A, Course B and Course C before applying.


This program is open for students who wish to learn Japanese intensively in June – July.

Summer Japanese Program

(2)Application Requirements

Applicants for the CJS program must meet the following application requirements.

  1. Have completed at least 12 years of formal education or the equivalent, and qualified to enroll at a university.
  2. Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent at the most recent level of study. (Exchange students with lower GPA maybe considered.)
  3. Have a level of Japanese or English ability sufficient to undergo education at Nanzan University.
  4. MJP applicants must possess the following English ability or the equivalent: Minimum TOEFL iBT 75 over or IELTS 5.5 overall over

Applications will be considered on the applicants category in the following list and motivation to learn at the CJS.

Program Name Applicants Category Semester Capacity
  • Exchange
  • Consortium exchange *1
  • Sponsored *2
  • Intuitional Recommended
  • Self-Financed
Fall and Spring 120/sem
  • Exchange(From designated partners only)
  • Self-Financed
  • Self-Financed
Summer 70


*2 :OTP-SVD, MEXT, or other sponsored students

(3)Application Schedule

Semester to enroll Application Schedule
Spring Semester 2024 August 21 12:00 am – September 13 11:59 pm, 2023 (JST)
Fall Semester 2024 March 1 12:00 am – March 20 11:59 pm, 2024 (JST)
Summer Program 2024 February 1 12:00 am – February 29 11:59 pm, 2024(JST)

(4)Application Fees

Application Fees 10,000JPY


  • Application Fees are non-refundable for any reasons.
  • Application Fees can be paid online with a credit card. The payer will be charged credit card processing fees.
  • Applications without payment of Application Fees will be automatically withdrawn.
  • Exchange students are waived for the Application Fees.

(5)Application Materials

Upload the No1 to 9 documents below to the Online Application system and send a Letter of Recommendation via

No Materials Notes
1 Official Transcript
  • Upload a transcript for your final educational institution.
  • A transcript must show grades and subjects for all semester including the latest one since your enrollment.
  • A transcript must be officially signed by your university/school.

For graduate students:

  • Upload transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate school.
2 Official Bank Statement Upload the bank statement of those who will cover your expenses during staying in Japan.
(e.x. if your father covers the money, please submit the statement of your father's bank account ).
If you plan to cover the amount with scholarship or loans, please submit the letter along with the bank statement.
For the details of bank statement, please refer to the following instructions:
Official Bank Statement Instructions
3 Photo for Student ID card/Certificate of Eligibility(CoE) Upload the photo for your Nanzan Student ID Card and CoE.
The photo must meet the following File Size and Photograph Requirements by the Immigration Service.
Note that you CANNOT USE the same photo of your passport.
<File Size>
・Minimum : 800×600 Pixels
・Minimum : 100 KB
・Max : 10 MB
<Photograph Requirements>
Photograph Requirements
4 Casual Photo Upload the casual photo of you.
The photo file size must be Maximum 20 MB.
5 Copy of Passport Upload the scanned copy of Name and Photo page of your passport.
6 Essay The essay form is available on the Online Application system.
Upload the filled-out essay.
7 Japanese Study Information The Japanese Study Information form is available on the Online Application system.
Upload the filled-out essay.
8 Application for Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) Before filling out the form, read carefully the instructions below:
CoE Instructions
The CoE form is available on the Online Application system.
Fill out ALL the pages of the form and upload.

Please note that your CoE issuance might be delayed if the form is not filled out correctly or financial supportive documents are insufficient.

9 TOEFL iBT or IELTS Transcript Only MJP applicants must upload the English proficiency transcript.
10 A Letter of Recommendation (LoR) Download the form in the following link:
Letter of Recommendation
Read carefully the following instructions below:
LoR Instructions
Find and ask an instructor to write your recommendation and submit the form to the following Email address.

(6)Admission Decision

Admitted applicants will be notified their admission decisions by email with a package of registration guide called “Admission Packet”. Admitted application numbers will be posted on our homepage on the following dates.

University' s Homepage

Semester to enroll Admission decision date
Spring Semester 2024

October 10, 2023 (JST)

Fall Semester 2024

May 10, 2024 (JST)

Summer Program 2024

April 10, 2024 (JST)

(7)Registration for Enrollment

Once the admission results are announced, you will receive an invoice and Admission Packet by email. Please make payment and submit necessary documents by the deadline. The amount of tuitions and deadline of payment is as follow:

Amount of Payment

Payment deadline

Semester to enroll Payment Due Dates
Spring Semester 2024

November 15, 2023 (JST)

Fall Semester 2024 June 15, 2024 (JST)
Summer Program 2024

May 15, 2024 (JST)

How to Apply

(1)Online Application Steps

  1. Register your basic information
  2. Receive a confirmation email with your Applicant ID and Security Code
  1. Log in and Check “ToDo”s
  2. Fill out Application Form
  3. Download Forms
  4. Upload Forms
  5. Upload ID Photo
Application Fees Payment (Exchange students can skip this step)
Submit Online Application

(2)Instructions and Link

Before clicking on Online Application link, please read carefully the instructions below.

Online Application Step-by-Step instructions

To begin application, please click the button below. Note that the link is available only during the application period mentioned in Application Schedule.

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