Name of the University: Okayama University
Program Name: Foundation Course for Postgraduate Studies

Type of Degree:
N/A  ***This course is available for self-financing international students who intend to apply to graduate school.
Major Field:
Application Period:
Application Period 1:
(April Admission) November 1, 2021 – November 19, 2021
Application Period 2:
(October Admission) April 25, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Period of Enrollment:
October and April
Program’s Website:
Contact Information:

OKAYAMA UNIVERSITY International Student Division International Affairs Department

Program Overview:

Okayama University offers a Foundation Course for Post Graduate Studies (known as “Pre-Master Course”) for privately financed students intending to apply for a graduate program at Okayama University. This Course consists of classes to improve students’ Japanese language skills as well as activities to enhance their understanding of specialized fields. Guidance and advice will be provided by academic advisors of both Pre-Master Course and Graduate schools. As a research student of Institute of Global Human Resource Development (IGHRD), the students are expected to improve their knowledge and practical skills for research activities during the course period of six months to one year.
Applicants have eligibility for apply if satisfy all of the following conditions:

  • Persons who do not have Japanese nationality.
  • Those who have graduated from a Japanese university, those who have completed 16 years of school education in a foreign country or those who have completed more than 3 years of bachelor’s degree program and received degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in a foreign country.
  • Those who have passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2 or N1.
    There are other necessary conditions besides the above. For details, please check our website or the application guidelines.