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Why do students choose to study at Kanazawa Seiryo University?


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 every day, but I feel fulfilled. I want to learn more and achieve my dream of developing video games in Japan.


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

Our partner universities

Which KSU are you?

1. Study at KSU as a “Japanese Language Program student”

(a) Fall / Spring semester

International students from our partner universities are eligible for the Japanese Language Program (the intensive Japanese program). The program is divided into four levels: Beginner I, BeginnerⅡ, IntermediateⅠ, and IntermediateⅡ. Advanced-level Japanese class is available in the Credit Auditor Course [Economics Course] (Please note that applicants need to have N2 or above if they wish to apply for the Credit Auditor Course [Economics Course]).

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(b) Short-Term Japanese Language & Culture Program (July 10th, 2023 - July 21st, 2023)

This is a two-week summer program for international students from our partner universities. 

 The program includes:
- Six 90-minute Japanese classes
- Workshops for traditional arts & crafts
- Historical and cultural tours

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2. Study at KSU as a “Credit Auditor”

International students from our partner universities are eligible to study at KSU for one or two semesters, taking KSU undergraduate level classes as credit auditors (Please note that credit auditors might not be able to register some classes due to the class capacity.). If the credit auditors achieve a passing grade in exams, they can earn credits.

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3. Study at KSU as a Third-year Undergraduate Transfer Student

KSU accepts international students from our partner universities for third-year transfer. In order to help international students financially, we offer many financial aid opportunities for third-year transfer students, such as scholarships, a reduction in tuition fees, and an accommodation grant. The eligibility requirements and financial aid opportunities are based on the partnership agreement between KSU and your university. Please ask your university for details.

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Course Description

Course Level Target Students Program Contents Goals
(Available for Fall Semester only)
Students who have no or little experience learning Japanese The course introduces very basic Japanese.
(Kanji:200, vocabulary:1000)
To learn very basic Japanese
Designed to help you understand basic and typical stories and texts written in simple Japanese and understand simple contents slowly spoken in daily situations
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 Beginner 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 Course

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    

Tuition & Costs (JPY)

1. Japanese Program

Japanese Language Program (a)
  1 semester 2 semesters (one year)
Tuition 280,000 (JPY) 560,000 (JPY)
Insurance 8,060 (JPY)(6 months) 11,500 (JPY)(12 months)
Housing 20,000 – 30,000 (JPY)/ month
Japanese Language Program (b)
Program Fee
(including tuition, accommodation fees,
costs for field study and other activities)
(Additional costs will be required if you prefer hotel stays)
Insurance Approximately 3,000(JPY)

Note:Please note that the Program Fee does not include meals.

2. Credit Auditor

  1 semester 2 semesters (one year)
Tuition 280,000 (JPY) 560,000 (JPY)
Insurance 8,060 (JPY)(6 months) 11,500 (JPY)(12 months)
Housing 20,000 – 30,000 (JPY)/ month

3. Third-Year Transfer

  Third Year Fourth Year
Matriculation Fee 120,000(JPY)
(Exempted for partner universities)
Tuition 1,020,000 (JPY)
(714,000)(30% discount)
1,020,000 (JPY)
(714,000)(30% discount)
Insurance 11,500 (JPY) 11,500 (JPY)
Other Additional Fees 22,500 (JPY) 22,500(JPY)
Housing 20,000 – 30,000 (JPY)/ month

Note:The above fees are effective as of February, 2021 and may change in the future.


Payments can be made online using VISA or Master card. Other payments options are available as well. Once you are admitted to our university, details for payment will be sent to you through your university.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities

For students in need of financial support, Kanazawa Seiryo University offers a scholarship to 3rd Year undergraduate transfer students and degree students who are in excellent academic standing and are active members of the campus community.

Scholarship Amount (JPY) Qualifications
Kanazawa Seiryo University Full-time Undergraduate International Student Scholarship 50,000/month The top three academically-qualified students (Annual)
Other Varies depending upon the organization (1) The university nominates candidates for each scholarship
(2) Students apply for the scholarship directly

For Inquiry

Kanazawa Seiryo University International Exchange Center

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


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