PREPARATORY COURSE FOR COLLEGE AND GRADUATE SCHOOL

Preparatory Course for College
and Graduate School

Japanese language for higher education

Program duration: 1 year or 6 months

This course aims to improve students’ Japanese language skills to help them enter the undergraduate/graduate programs of their choice.
Therefore, our program goes well beyond exam preparation. If you would like to go to an undergraduate program, we provide you with opportunities for group learning to improve presentation and other related skills. If you are interested in going to a graduate program, we strive to improve your Japanese language skills by providing classes on essays, interviewing and debate.
Other programs include preparation to get high scores at the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) as well as preparation of a research proposal if you are interested in going to a graduate program. We offer curricula that are tailored to each student’s needs.

Course features

Strong Support for Students Pursuing Higher Education

We will help you enter a top university!

We provide strong support for students wishing to enter the undergraduate/graduate program of your choice, including national, public, and well-known private universities.

Elective classes

You can choose classes that best fit your goals!

If you are interested in studying humanities, you can take classes on Japan and the World and Mathematics I. If you are interested in math/sciences, you can take classes on science (Physics and Chemistry) and Mathematics II. If you would like to enter graduate school, you can take preparatory classes for graduate programs.

All the Faculty and Staff Members
Are Here to Support You

Tailored and attentive guidance for your future path!

Not only your class teacher but all the faculty and staff members are here to support you, from maintaining and increasing your motivation to learn, to deciding on which school to go to and controlling your stress before examinations.

About teaching staff

Learning at Preparatory Course for College and Graduate School

Math and Science Subjects

Experienced teachers are in charge of preparation for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) and for entrance examinations.

Preparatory Classes for Graduate Programs

We provide programs tailored to each student, including preparation of a research proposal, training for a poster presentation, and practice for oral examinations.

Preparation for Art Universities

Yokohama Design College’s finest teachers in the design field are available to teach you drawing and how to write short essays.

English

The English language is essential to enter an undergraduate or graduate program. Most universities also require English as a required subject once you enter the school. So, let’s start studying English now.

Course content

Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)

We offer tailored classes to help students get high scores at EJU. We have a Japan and the World class and a Mathematics I class for students interested in studying humanities; and Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics II for those interested in math/sciences.

Preparatory Classes for Graduate Programs

You can learn the essential skills for graduate programs, including how to contact professors, how to prepare a research proposal, and how to communicate with an academic advisor.

Preparation for Art Universities
(Undergraduate/Graduate)

At Yokohama Design College, you can receive guidance from design and art teachers. In particular, the following programs are available to those of you interested in going to an art university.
・Drawing workshop
・Production of works and a portfolio
・Oil painting, character animation
・Short essays, interviewing skills
・Preparation of a research proposal (for students interested in a graduate program)

What You Will Be Studying

Subject First semester Second semester
Japanese EJU prep. Basic skills EJU prep. Entrance exam prep.
Japan and the World, Science EJU prep. Basic skills EJU prep. Entrance exam prep.
Mathematics I & II EJU prep. Basic skills EJU prep. Entrance exam prep.
English Basic skills/
TOEIC & TOEFL prep.
Entrance exam prep.
Grad. program prep. Research proposal Writing emails Prep. for oral examinations
& short essays
Essay prep. Short essay (analytical) Short essay (reading comprehension,
analytical)

Class Schedule

* Elective classes.

Period Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri.

9:00~10:40
English Separate classes
for liberal arts,
science, graduate
programs, & art
universities
Japanese (using newspapers, etc.) Japanese Separate classes for liberal arts, science, graduate programs, & art universities

10:50~12:30
Japanese

13:10~14:50
JLPT prep.* Math/sciences
workshop*
JLPT prep.*   Humanities workshop*

Paths after YDC

Undergraduate Programs

  • Shinshu University
  • Ehime University
  • Yamagata University
  • Tsuru University
  • Waseda University
  • Aoyama Gakuin University
  • Chuo University
  • Rikkyo University
  • Meiji University
  • Hosei University
  • Tokyo University of Science
  • Tokyo City University
  • Nihon University
  • Toyo University
  • Komazawa University
  • Kanagawa University
  • And many more

Graduate Programs

  • Ochanomizu University
  • Kanagawa Institute of Technology
  • Nihon University
  • Tokyo International University
  • Keio University
  • Chuo University
  • Hiroshima University
  • And many more