In 1945, with the main objective of improving the standard of science and technology education toward the rebuilding of Japan, Nishizawa Gakuen entered the field of specialized education to foster individuals to study toward the acquisition of the national license and play an important role in the country’s major industries. Since its foundation, the institution has strived to train engineering specialists in step with the times and has developed a number of “technical experts” through the leverage of its strong connections with relevant ministries and agencies. It established a Japanese language course in 2013 based on expertise gained about 70 years, and is determined to support learners in the study of the Japanese language. This is achieved in an environment where they can experience Japanese culture and customs and grow as individuals who will work as a bridge between Japan and the rest of the world.


  • Class Lesson

    Full-time course at different levels
  • Group Lesson

    Groups organized by purpose for learning
  • Private Lesson

    One-on-one lessons

Levels are set according to the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test.The full-time course target is to pass N1 (former Level 1) of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test by the end of the 57-week curriculum. (25 hours per week, 9:10 to 14:50 on weekdays)

Level Targets

Japanese language acquisition for:
• Attaining the level required to enter higher education institutions
• Attaining a high score on the EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students)
• Living comfortably in Japan
• Passing N1 of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
Japanese language acquisition to support sufficient study both inside and outside the classroom
Japanese language acquisition for:
• Passing N3 of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
• Conducting every-day conversations in Japanese
• Giving short speeches

Level Targets

時間割 月曜日 火曜日 水曜日 木曜日 金曜日
1時間目 General Japanese
Using the main textbook
Learning all four skills (reading, listening, writing and speaking)
4時間目 Listening
Writing Conversation Exercises

* Reading

Note: The courses above are provided full-time for 57 weeks (over 18 months). The curriculum may change without notice.

  • Class

  • Presentation

  • Special Class


〈Benefits for students on the 18-month course〉

  1. [1] Commuter pass

    Students on the 18-month course can purchase commuter passes for various transportation systems.
    Student commuter passes are about half the price of those for workers.
  2. [2] Student discounts

    Student discounts for fares can be applied for according to certain conditions.
    (Pre-College Student Visa (Shugaku Visa) is not applicable.)
  3. [3] Scholarships

    Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers scholarships to privately financed international students.
    (On College Student Visa (Ryugaku Visa): 8,300/On Pre-College Student Visa (Shugaku Visa): 700 in 2009)
  4. [4] Part-time jobs

    Students on College Student Visas (Ryugaku Visas) can work up to 28 weeks per week if they obtain temporary work permission from the Immigration Office. (Up to 8 hours a day during long holidays)
  5. [5] Further education

    Students who graduate from this course will take priority in enrolling in Nishizawa Gakuen’s Medical Esthetic College, as well as its Kansai TV College, Osaka Construction College, and Osaka Computer College.
  6. [6] Health-care support

    Health-care support for students is provided by Nishizawa Clinic. (Full-time doctors here, including the director, are alumni of Osaka University.)
  • Event

  • Experimental Class

  • Medical Check Up

Student Housing

Safe and comfortable living

Osaka is the second largest city in Japan so prices are generally lower than Tokyo. It is a great city to enjoy wonderful food as well as to visit a number of interesting spots to learn about history and culture.

School Year

School year schedule

10月 ・School year starting in October
・New students welcoming event
・신입생 환영행사
11月 ・EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) *Only those students who apply ・일본유학시험
(신청자에 한함)
12月 ・Japanese-Language Proficiency Test *Only those students who apply
・Winter holiday
(신청자에 한함)
1月 ・New year celebration ・신년 경축 ・庆贺新年 ・慶賀新年
3月 ・Spring holiday ・봄방학 ・春假 ・春假
4月 ・New semester ・신학기 ・新学期 ・新學期
5月 ・Golden Week holiday ・골든위크 ・黄金周假期 ・黃金週假期
6月 ・Traditional culture experience
・EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) #01
・日本留学试验 #01
7月/8月 ・Japanese-Language Proficiency Test #01
・Summer holiday
9月 ・Classes resume
・Field trip
・Autumn holiday
・수업 재개
・교외 학습
10月 ・New semester
・Medical check-up
・신학기 개강
11月 ・ EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) #02 ・일본유학시험#02 ・日本留学试验#02 ・日本留學試驗#02
12月 ・Japanese-Language Proficiency Test #02
・Winter holiday
1月 ・New year celebration
・Classes resume
・신년 경축
・수업 재개
2月 ・Graduation event ・졸업 기념 행사 ・毕业纪念活动 ・畢業紀念活動
3月 ・Graduation presentation
・Graduation ceremony
・졸업 발표

Applicant Guidelines

Recruitment course

Course Level Capacity Visa
Fall 1.5 year course
Elementary level 20 Study abroad