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International Student Voices

Find out what our current and past international students have to say about their experience at Kanazawa Seiryo University.

Ekaterine Provotorova (Russia)

Ekaterine Provotorova (Russia)

I joined the Short-Term Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program at Kanazawa Seiryo University last year. After this experience I was more interested in learning Japanese and Japanese culture. This is why I came to Japan again and began taking Japanese language classes at Kanazawa Seiryo University. Although Japanese, especially speaking, is difficult for me, I always enjoy my classes. On the weekends, I like walking around and learning about Kanazawa.
This city has a lot of traditional buildings and culture. I love this city and my life here is fulfilling. My goal is improving my Japanese skills before I go back to Russia, and I want to make the most of my Japanese skills for my future career.

Yang Jie-Sheng (Taiwan)

Yang Jie-Sheng (Taiwan)

I came to Kanazawa Seiryo University to study Japanese culture and take the Japanese Language Studies Program.
There are many similarities and antitheses between Japan and my home in Taiwan. At first, I was puzzled by the difference in behavior between Japanese and Taiwanese people. Taiwanese people tell their ideas or lings directly, but Japanese people don’t do that. So I felt it was uncomfortable and difficult to read their feelings, but I am getting used to it now. On the other hand, one of good points of Japan is people are very kind to me. In this environment, I feel I am more independent compared with when I was in Taiwan. I always spent my daily life with my friends in Taiwan, but now I can act by myself. I noticed that I can do anything that I want to do, so I want to keep challenging myself during my stay.

Wang Wei Rui (China)

Wang Wei Rui (China)

I have been interested in Japan since I was 12 years old, so I wanted to come to Japan for a long time. I studied in the Japanese Language Studies Program, and I will take economics classes from this April. I chose Kanazawa Seiryo University because I wanted to study economics and stay in Japan for a longtime. I like the life in Kanazawa and my studies at Kanazawa Seiryo University. Teachers are very kind to us and I can understand easily. The atmosphere of classes is also nice. I am looking forward to studying economics with Japanese students! After I've finished studying here, I want to go to a postgraduate course. I am not certain whether I will work in Japan or China, but I want to keep studying Japanese and use it in the future.

Andrew Pritchard (Canada)

Andrew Pritchard (Canada)

I came here because there are not too many international students, so I thought there would be a lot of opportunities to speak Japanese. In fact, even though I have no classes with Japanese students, I have made many Japanese friends in the past several months. I learned it is important to talk actively because Japanese people are shy. Now, I have joined Seiryo Ambassadors and have planned some events to create international exchange. The planning and management of these events are fun for me, so I want to continue to do that and create more activities for international and Japanese students. I'm very busy everyday, but I feel fulfilled. I want to learn more and achieve my dream of developing video games in Japan.


Kanazawa Seiryo University offers various programs for international students from our partner universities.
To see whether your university is our partner university or not, please go to the link below.

Our partner universities

Study at Kanazawa Seiryo University as a 3rd year Undergraduate Transfer Student

In order to address the financial concerns of international students who wish to study at KSU, the University provides a number of financial aid opportunities, including scholarships and a reduction in tuition fees. Moreover, international full-time undergraduate degree students are provided an accommodation grant every month for the first year of their enrollment.

Study at Kanazawa Seiryo University as a Japanese Language Program Student

Undergraduate students from partner schools can study Japanese language and culture through our Japanese Language Program. For more information about this program, please refer to “Japanese Language Program” on this page.

Study at Kanazawa Seiryo University as a Credit Auditor

Undergraduate credited auditors who have been admitted to the university can take the undergraduate level courses. However, please keep in mind that they might not be able to take some coursework due to class capacities. If the credited auditors achieve a passing grade in exams, they can earn credits. The credited auditors are responsible for their tuition fees, accommodation, meals, air fare and other living expenses.

Japanese Language Program

Kanazawa Seiryo University provides further Japanese language support for international students through the Japanese Language Program. Hosted by the International Exchange Center, the Japanese Language and Culture Study Abroad Program has been offered to international students to provide both language and cultural education.

1. Japanese Language Program

The International Exchange Center offers a 15-week Japanese Language Program for international students in both spring (starting from April) and fall semester (starting from September). Students are placed in either elementary, intermediate, or advanced class, according to their Japanese language level measured by the JLPT or our placement test.

The Japanese Language Program also provides opportunities for students to learn about traditional and modern Japanese culture through classroom activities and events. Moreover, many opportunities are provided for international students to interact with KSU students, further developing international understanding and a multi-cultural campus.

Course Description

Course Level Target Students Program Contents Goals
BeginnerⅡ Students who hold N5(or equivalent) The course introduces basic Japanese. (Kanji 500, Vocabulary 2000) To pass N4(or equivalent)
Designed to help you read and understand passages on familiar daily topics written in basic vocabulary and kanji. Also designed to help you listen and understand daily conversations spoken slowly.
Intermediate I Students who hold N4(or equivalent) The course introduces basic Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree. (Kanji 800, Vocabulary 4500) To pass N3(or equivalent)
Designed to help you understand texts written about everyday topics and listen and understand conversations in everyday situations spoken at almost natural speed.
Intermediate Ⅱ Students who hold N3(or equivalent) This course introduces Japanese used in extensive situations. To pass N2(or equivalent)
Designed to help you understand Japanese used in daily situations and on a variety of occasions to a certain degree. (Kanji 1000, Vocabulary 6000)

Sample Schedule of Elementary Course

Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
10:35-12:05 Conversation Practice Review Listening       Grammar and Vocabulary
12:50-14:20 Grammar and Vocabulary Japanese Letters Kanji Grammar and Vocabulary Conversation Practice Review Listening Grammar and Vocabulary
14:35-17:50 Grammar and Vocabulary Activity (Talking) Grammar and Vocabulary Activity (Writing) Conversation Practice Review Listening

Sample Schedule of Intermediate

Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
10:35-12:05 Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension   Reading Comprehension Grammar Training
12:50-14:20 Reading Comprehension Presentation Grammar Training Reading Comprehension Multimedia
14:35-17:50     Multimedia    

2. 2020 Kanazawa Seiryo University
Short-term Japanese Language and Culture Program

(Cancelled in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19))

Kanazawa Seiryo University will offer the 2019 Short-term Japanese Language and Culture Program for international students from our partner universities.

This program offers not only Japanese language classes but also Japanese cultural experiences through various events.

Kanazawa Seiryo University supports your studies and life in Japan, and also provides many opportunities for international students to interact with Japanese students.

Program Period

Monday, July 6th - Friday, July 17th, 2020 (For two weeks)

(Cancelled in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19))

Language Classes

90min× 6 classes


In order to encourage students to learn outside of the classroom and develop lifelong friendships, the International Exchange Center organizes a variety of activities and social events.

Some of these include

  • Japanese cultural activities: a tea ceremony, traditional arts and crafts, traditional wear kimono, calligraphy and so on.
  • A Kanazawa city tour with Japanese students, day trip to Noto, elementary school visit, company visit etc. (Activities will be changed per year)
  • Interaction with Japanese students.
*Activities are subject to change without notice.


Program fee + Dormitory fee --------------------------------JPY70,000

If you prefer hotel stays, additional costs will be required.

Program fee includes: tuition, field study, and other activities.

Program fee does not include: educational materials, airfares, domestic travel expenses, insurance, meals and other living expenses.


Off-Campus Dormitory

Shared bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom

15 minute bus ride


Due date: April 17th, 2020

(Cancelled in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19))

For Inquiry

Kanazawa Seiryo University International Exchange Center

Address:10-1Ushi, Gosho-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-8620, Japan


E mail:iec@seiryo-u.ac.jp

University Fees (JPY)

  3rd Year
Undergraduate Transfer Students
Japanese Language
Program Participants
Credit Auditors
3rd Year (Annual) 4th Year (Annual) Half Year
(Spring or Fall)
Half year
(spring or Fall)
Matriculation Fee 120,000
(Exemption for Partner Universities)
  None None
Tuition 690,000
280,000 280,000
Supplementary Materials and Facility Usage Fees 330,000 330,000    
Other Additional Fees 22,500 22,500    
Total Estimated Expenses 1,162,500
280,000 280,000

Note:The above fees are effective as of April of 2018 and may change in the future.

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10-1 Ushi, Gosho-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa, 920-8620, Japan
TEL : 076-253-3896 (International Exchange Center)
TEL : +81-76-253-3896 (From outside Japan)
FAX : 076-253-3617

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