Admission to Summer Program

Qualifications for Admission

To qualify for admission, an applicant must (1) demonstrate a clear intent to pursue a professional or academic career requiring the use of Japanese; and (2) have successfully completed two or more years of college-level instruction. In terms of actual language proficiency, successful applicants are expected to have a solid foundation in the fundamental structures of Japanese, to have mastered both kana syllabaries, and to be able to read and write approximately 500 to 700 kanji. Admissions to the Inter-University Center are made without regard to gender, age, race, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin.

Selection of Students

Students are selected for admission by the Center Summer Program Selection Committee based on the following considerations:

  1. A student meets the conditions for admission listed under Qualifications for Admission above.
  2. An evaluation by the Summer Program Selection Committee of a student's statement of purpose and objectives contained in the PURPOSES section under GENERAL INFORMATION in the Application for Admission form.
  3. An evaluation by the Summer Program Selection Committee of the information contained in a student's Language Evaluation Form.

Please note that enrollment in the Center Summer Program is limited and it may not be possible to admit all qualified applicants.

Attendance Fees

Details about attendance fees are available at the page below.

Application and Admission Procedures

The deadline and details of aplication is available online.

Please be aware that housing arrangements are the personal responsibility of each student. Information about how to locate and reserve these apartments is provided upon request upon acceptance to the program.

The IUC retains the right to cancel or modify the program at any time, for reasons that may include, but are not limited to, natural disasters, emergencies, or health and safety considerations. Program modifications shall not alter the student's obligation to pay tuition.

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