The objective of these courses is to ensure students could pass the entrance exams conducted by national universities and/or prestigious private universities, as well as the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) and Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).  

In addition to Japanese, English, Mathematics and Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) classes are offered where necessary, so that students are better prepared for various entrance exams requirements.

Guidance on choosing a university, instructions on essay-writing and interview practices are also provided as well as guidance on filling in necessary application forms.

【Regarding College Preparatory Course】
Applicants who intend to get into Japanese universities are required to have completed twelve years of formal education. Although some could graduate high school in shorter periods (10 or 11 years) in their home countries, they are not eligible to further their tertiary education in Japan due to the local education system.
However, students who have successfully completed any Ministry-approved courses would be regarded as having completed the required twelve years and are eligible to sit for the entrance examinations held by colleges and universities.
The two courses offered at JET Academy, College Preparatory Course A (1 year / starting in April) 日本語進学科A (1 year / starting in April) and College Preparatory Course B 日本語進学科B (1.5-year / starting in October) are certified by the Ministry of Education and Science as ‘Preparatory Courses’.

1-year College Preparatory Course

I
April – September
II
October – March
CourseCollege Preparatory Course A
VisaStudent visa
(1 year and 3 months)
Class hours1,000hrs.
(Japanese/ Social Studies/ English)
Level IntermediateAdvanced
Tuition FeeJPY 780,000
Additional Subjects
(Per year)
Mathematics JPY 66,000
Physics JPY 33,000
Chemistry JPY 33,000
Biology JPY 33,000

1.5-year College Preparatory Course

I
October – March
II
April – September
III
October – March
CourseCollege Preparatory Course B
Visa Student visa (2 years)
Class hours440hrs.
(Japanese)
1,000hrs.
(Japanese/ Social Studies/ English)
Level Intermediate IIntermediate IIAdvanced
Tuition FeeJPY 1,115,000
Additional Subjects
(Per year)
Mathematics JPY 66,000
Physics JPY 33,000
Chemistry JPY 33,000
Biology JPY 33,000

2-year College Preparatory Course

I
April – September
II
October – March
III
April – September
IV
October – March
CourseJapanese Course ACollege Preparatory Course A
VisaStudent visa
(1 year and 3 months)
Student visa
(1 year)
Class hours440hrs.
(Japanese)
440hrs.
(Japanese)
1,000hrs.
(Japanese/ Social Studies/ English)
LevelBeginnerIntermediate IIntermediate IIAdvanced
Tuition FeeJPY 670,000JPY 780,000
Additional Subjects
(Per year)
Mathematics JPY 66,000
Physics JPY 33,000
Chemistry JPY 33,000
Biology JPY 33,000

Weekly Timetable for College Preparatory Course

The following curriculum is applicable throughout College Preparatory Course A and the second & third semesters of College Preparatory Course B

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
19:00-9:50JapaneseJapaneseJapaneseJapaneseJapanese
29:55-10:45
310:55-11:45JapaneseJapaneseJapaneseJapaneseJapanese
411:50-12:40
514:00-14:50Japanese
Culture
Apr.–Sept.
KanjiMathematics
II
(optional)
Apr.–Nov.
Mathematics
I
(optional)
Apr.–Nov.
English
Apr.–Dec.
614:55-15:45Social
Studies
Apr.–Sept.
715:50-16:40Biology
(optional)
Apr.–Nov.
Guidance
Counselling
Chemistry
(optional)
Apr.–Nov.
Physics
(optional)
Apr.-Nov.
16:40-Guidance
Counselling
Guidance
Counselling
Guidance
Counselling
Guidance
Counselling

Textbooks

The textbooks used in the intermediate level include (but not limited to) 「中級を学ぼう」, 「文化中級日本語」, 「トピックによる日本語総合演習中級前期・中級後期」, 「読むトレーニング日本留学試験対応」, 「聴くトレーニング日本留学試験対応」 and 「毎日の聞き取り50日」.
The textbooks used in the advanced level include (but not limited to) 「中級から上級への日本語」, 「どんな時どう使う日本語表現文型500」, and「トピックによる日本語総合演習上級」. Materials and articles from the news, TV programs, novels, essays and etc. are frequently used in class, so that the focus will not be limited to learning new vocabulary and phrases, but to also expand the students’ knowledge and understanding fit for university. 

Features of College Preparatory Course

  • The College Preparation Course is designed to help students get accepted into universities by preparing them well enough to be able to score high in EJU and JLPT exams.
  • The Japanese Culture and Social Studies classes are designed based on the “Japan and the World” subject in the EJU exam.
  • English is a compulsory subject. Students are separated into classes with different levels according to the aims and goals they would like to achieve.
  • Mathematics I & II, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are taught by full-time teachers at JET Academy. Students are always encouraged to consult the teachers even after class when necessary
  • Kanji classes are conducted once a week; students are separated into classes with different levels based on their reading and writing ability.
  • Interview and essay writing practices are assisted individually by class teachers.
  • Our teachers-in-charge will provide personal guidance to students preparing the research proposal that is important for the graduate school entrance exams.
  • Students planning to get into graduate schools have opportunities to present their research proposal in the academy twice a year.
  • The school arranges meeting sessions with former students who enrolled into prominent Japanese universities or graduate schools, allowing them to share useful information and advice as seniors on the entrance exams and preparations for university.