2019 Academic Year（Autumn Matriculation） Kurume University Intensive Japanese Course (Ryugakusei Bekka) Requirements for Application Residents Outside of Japan
Intensive Japanese Course (Ryugakusei Bekka) This course is for the instruction of students in Japanese Language and Japanese culture for those who wish to matriculate to Japanese Universities or graduate schools (In particular, Kurume University faculties of Languages and Literature, Law, Economics, Commerce and their affiliated graduate schools. The length of study is either one year or one year and a half, with matriculation in April or in the Fall semester.
1. Number of Acceptees ・One year course: ・Eighteen month course:
15 students (including Fall semester entrees and domestic entrance examinees) 20 students (including Fall semester entrants and domestic entrance examinees）
2. Requirements for Application （1）Applicants must hold foreign citizenship and meet the conditions below. ①They must have received 12 years of formal education in their home country. (The equivalent of Japanese compulsory education [6 years, primary, 3 years junior high school, 3 years high school] by the time of acceptance. ②For Kurume University, those who meet the requirements outlined in （1）- ① or equivalent must have reached 18 years of age by September 1st, 2019. （2）Applicants must have passed level N5 of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Tests sponsored by The Japan Foundation / Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) ※ Applicants who have studied with another Japanese language institute for one year after arriving in Japan are ineligible for application. Please note that when the applicant has not obtained 12 years of formal education, Kurume University will not accept the application. For further details, contact Kurume University Entrance Examination Center.
3．Dates for Submission of Application Documents and Test Schedule Application Period Foreign Residents
Received between April 1st (Mon.) ~ April 30th (Tue.) , 2019
Notification of test results May 20th (Mon.)
Those who reside in China should submit their application to Kurume University Beijing Educational Exchange Center in Beijing by April 30th (Tue.) ※Depending on international and domestic situations the entrance examination may be cancelled.
4. Application Process The applicant should prepare the following documents and submit them to Kurume University Entrance Examination Center by Friday, April 30th. Applications are not accepted on Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays. ※Those who reside in China should submit their application to Beijing Educational Exchange Center
5．Application Documents Original documents are required for all certification unless otherwise noted. Documents to be submitted and pertinent conditions.
Entrance Examination Application Form (Kurume University form) The applicant must fill out the form in her/his own handwriting. 〇
1 Paste a recent hatless front-facing picture taken within 3 months prior to application, in the space provided. (h. 4cm x w. 3cm)
Resume (Kurume University Form) Filled in by applicant, in his/her own handwriting In the educational background section, include school name, governing body, dates of entrance and transfer. 〇
2 Where not possible to enter in the space provided, please attach a detailed description of your educational experience to the form (the same applies to the work experience section. Fill out the form in complete detail, leaving no blanks.
Reason for Application (Kurume University form) The applicant must fill out the form in her/his own handwriting.
Questionnaire (Kurume University form) The applicant must fill out the form in his/her own handwriting.
Letter of Guarantee (Kurume University form) 5
To be filled out by the sponsor or the guarantor of expenses. Financial sponsorship is limited to parents or the guarantor of expenses.
Sponsor residing abroad
Proof of Residence in Japan・Pledge (Kurume University form) To be filled out by Sponsor
Sponsor residing in In principle, the sponsor in Japan must reside in Fukuoka Prefecture or an adjacent area, Japan and be prepared to cover any and all debts incurred by the applicant. Students are ineligible for sponsorship.
Certificate or Diploma of Graduation（Including anticipated） from the Last School Attended (Original)※ 7
○ In the case where the applicant has graduated from a school in China, a copy of graduation certificate is also required. ○ Applicants from Nepal and Vietnam are also required to submit the original graduation certificate from high school. ○ Also attach a Japanese translation of these documents. （Kurume U. does not designate a translator.）
Official Transcripts from the Last School Attended (Original) ※ ○Transcripts must include all semesters attended. We will not accept transcripts that only indicate grades for graduation or only test scores.
○Applicants who attended multiple schools or have transferred, must include transcripts from all schools attended in the respective languages. ○Also attach a Japanese translation of these documents. ○Applicants from Nepal and Vietnam are also required to submit the original transcript from high school. （Kurume U. does not designate a translator）
Certificate of Japanese Language Proficiency Please submit a score report from one of the following:
○Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) ○The Test of Practical Japanese (J.TEST) ○ The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU – sponsored by JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) ○ Grade report from a certified Japanese language educational institution.
Entrance Examination Authorization (Kurume University form) 10
Paste a recent hatless front-facing picture taken within 3 months prior to application, in the space provided. (h. 4cm x w. 3cm) （Write the applicants name and nationality on the back of the picture）
Receipt of payment of entrance examination fee. (Kurume University form) 11
A receipt of the bank wire transfer must be pasted to the form. Once submitted, the entrance examination fee is non-refundable.
Address card (Kurume University form) x 3 12 Forms to be filled out with name, address and contact information.
Financial Guarantee (Kurume University form)
Submit a copy of all pages of your passport including front and back cover. To be filled out by the financial guarantor of the applicant.
〇 Those applying directly to Kurume University Entrance Examination Center Those applying directly to Kurume University Entrance Examination Center
Certification of Finances
The financial sponsor must provide details of his/her current bank account balance and a copy of their bank book (with details of deposits and withdrawals), verification of employment, documentation of annual salary, certification of relationship with the applicant, such as a copy of the family register, resident card or public certification of kinship, etc. ※If the sponsor and the applicant are from the same family, copies of all pages of the family register should be submitted. ※If the sponsor is from the different family of the applicant, documents explaining the reasons for becoming the applicant’s sponsor should be added, in addition to the copies of each family registers, including the applicant and the sponsor. ○ All documents must be accompanied by a Japanese translation. （Kurume U. does not designate a translator.）
Family Register or Equivalent Certificate (Chinese applicants should provide a copy of their “戸口簿”）
Note ※ In regards to the documents No. 7 and No. 8. ・It is mandatory that your name, date of birth, date of admission, and year of graduation are stated in the certificate. If neither Certificate of Graduation nor Official Transcript you present shows your enrollment period, you must also submit the documents that proves your period of attendance. ・Submitted applications will not be returned except original Certificate of Graduation or other original certificates which cannot be reissued again. ・You might need to provide additional documents to those listed above. ・If you have difficulty submitting a Japanese translation, then alternatively you can submit the English translation.
6．Method of Selection. Screening of documents. ※ personal interviews may be required at the discretion of Kurume university, and will be held by internet.
7. Entrance Examination Fee and Method of Payment (1) Entrance Examination Fee ¥10,000 (Japanese Yen) Handling charges connected with transfer of remittance are the responsibility of the applicant. ※Before transferring funds, please notify Kurume University Entrance Examination Center of the date of transfer. This can be done either by telephone 081-942-44-2160, or by e-mail: [email protected]
Method of Payment ① When making payments from within Japan: Remit fee by wire through a financial institute (bank, post office) to the following bank account. Upon transfer, paste proof of payment (receipt from an ATM, etc.) to the Receipt of Payment for Entrance Examination Form provided by Kurume University. Applications without proof of payment as well as missing an official seal from a financial institute will not be accepted. ※Cash payments will not be accepted. Remit fee to the following bank account: Bank name: Branch: Account type: Account number: Account name： Account number：
Chikuho Bank Main Branch. Ordinary savings 1038660 Kurume University Ordinary savings 1940648
② When sending payment from outside Japan: Remittance type: Payment method: Bank handling charges: Remitter’s account: Currency:
Wire Transfer Advise and Pay Applicant is responsible. Must be specified Japanese yen
Remit to the following account: Bank Name: THE CHIKUHO BANK, LTD. HEAD OFFICE Address: 2456-1 Suwano-machi, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka, Japan, 830-0037 Bank Tel. No. 81-942-32-5331 Swift Code: CHIHJPJT Account type: Ordinary Account [Savings Account] 1038660 Account Number: 0178-001-1038660 Recipient’s Name: Kurume University Recipient’s Address: 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka, Japan, 830-0011 Recipient’s Tel. No. 81-942-35-3311 Message to Payee: PAY IN FULL Purpose of Remittance: BEKKA SCREENING FEE ※Fee must be submitted under the applicant’s name and include the applicant’s address. ・Handling charges connected with transfer of remittance are the responsibility of the applicant. Please note that when sending remittance from abroad, handling charges from banks in both countries will be imposed and are the responsibility of the applicant. Confirm through the bank in your country that the proper amount is sent and that payment will be made in Japanese Yen. ※ Make certain to fill out MESSAGE TO PAYEE blank on the wire form with the phrase – PAY IN FULL Paste proof of transfer of funds with official seal to the Receipt of Payment for Entrance Examination Form provided by Kurume University when submitting application. After remittance, notify the university. Upon receipt of funds, the university will notify you. Applications lacking the proper payment will not be processed. Once fees are submitted, they are non-refundable. Contact the Entrance Examination Center by email for further details before the start of the application period.
※ For those residing in China, fees must be submitted along with application documents to Beijing Educational Exchange Center. (Also in Japanese yen)
8．Registration Procedures Upon receiving notice of successful test scores, the applicant should make payment of registration fees by the deadline, and submit required documents. Applications not submitted will have their test scores nullified. Further details will be provided along with the notice. Registration deadline. （This date is subject to change） Forms must arrive by May 30th, 2019 (Thu.)
9．Note （1）Incomplete application will not be accepted. Be sure to submit all required documents and fees. （2）We do not respond to enquiries regarding success of application or scores. （3）Submitted documents will not be returned under any circumstance.
10．Student Fees （All amounts in Japanese yen） 1 Year Course Dates Items
Enrollment Application Deadline
18 Month Course End of October
Enrollment Application Deadline
End of October
End of April in following year
Male Dormitory (5 months)※１ Female Dormitory （one year）※２
※1 There are 11 rooms in the male dormitory available for 5 months. Meals are not provided. ※2 The rooms in the female dormitory are either shared (¥363,000) or single occupancy (¥375,000). Please note that the student of Intensive Japanese course will be assigned to the shared room and the period of residence will be 1 year. Meals are not provided.
11．Submission Address Kurume University Entrance Examination Center Mii-machi, 1635 Kurume-shi, Fukuoka-ken Japan 839-8502 TEL (81)942-44-2160（direct line） FAX (81)942-43-4539 （Submissions in China） Kurume University Beijing Educational Exchange Center Postal Code: 100037 中国北京市西城区北礼士路甲 98 号 阜成大厦 B 座 408 室 TEL (86-10) 6833-5898 Cellphone：（86）139-0112-3053 FAX（86-10）8833-4640