Eligibility

If you're post-high school and ready to work hard, KCP is for you.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS for KCp study

The KCP International Japanese Language School is open to all full-time undergraduate students regardless of their fields of study, to post-graduate students, and to adult professionals. The program is open to U.S. students and students from other countries that have a visa treaty with Japan.

Generally, to be accepted into the program:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You should be prepared to put in three to five hours of study each day outside of class.
  • You must have successfully completed high school.
  • You need a GPA of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).

Your grades in Japanese courses are weighed. Although there is no rigid Japanese language requirement, we strongly recommend at least one semester of Japanese, or sound knowledge of hiragana and katakana, before applying.

Students who get the most out of our program have completed at least one year of college Japanese. (Two or three years of high school Japanese equal one year of college Japanese). If you are not a native speaker of English, you must demonstrate your English ability.

For more on class levels, see language levels offered at KCP.

High school graduates and gap year students

This program is open to recent high school graduates wanting an immersive college level Japanese language program during the summer before their college entrance, or a gap year abroad. Students need to have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4 point scale (unweighted), and have or will have graduated high school before the KCP program start date. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older before beginning an application.

Students with no previous japanese knowledge

Our program moves very quickly. We teach over a year of university level Japanese in one term. It is strongly recommended that students have at least one semester of formal Japanese classes before the program begins. At a minimum, students should familiarize themselves with some basic vocabulary and memorize the Japanese primary writing systems of hiragana and katakana before arriving in Japan. There are many resources for learning these writing systems. We offer some online learning options on our Kana page. This will give you a very good foundation in which to build your Japanese proficiency.

International Students Welcome

This program is also open to students and adults from other countries that have a visa treaty with Japan. If your country is on the list below, more than likely, we can accept your application. If your home country is not on the list, then we are unable to accept your application.

Andorra
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Estonia
Finland
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Israel
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Surinam
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Going to class every day, and the workload, gave me a sense of what living in Japan would be like. I was able to learn Japanese daily, as well as have enough time in the day to study and explore the country.

—Shannon Lynch