This page is applicable to 2017 curriculum undergraduate students

Japanese Language

Japanese Placement Test

*Also please confirm the Graduate school students who will take this test.

How to take the Japanese Placement Test (PDF)
Online Placement Test

Monday, September 5th, 9:00am ~ Wednesday, September 7th, 5:00pm JST (Japan Standard Time)​
*The duration of the test will vary depending on your level of Japanese.

Face to Face Interview*Target person only

Tuesday, September 20th., 10:30am ~ 4:30pm JST (Japan Standard Time)
*The interview test is conducted face-to-face on the APU campus
Only students who need to take the test will be contacted by email
*The interview takes about 10 - 15 minutes.

Test URL
*This website will be published at SEP 5th, 9:00am (JST).
ID Your Application Number *in 8 half-width digits
Password Your Date of Birth (yyyymmdd) *in 8 half-width digits

Many of the international students who enroll at APU have never spoken a word of Japanese before arriving at an airport in Japan. However, within the period of just a few short years, these same students are able to interact with their Japanese friends, take lectures in Japanese and even find employment in major Japanese corporations.

This substantial language ability does not, however, come without a lot of hard work and study. Luckily, our students are not alone in their struggles - the Japanese language education program at APU assists students through the phases of their studies, from basic hiragana characters to complex sentence structures and beyond.

For those who are going to enroll in APU, you are required to complete the pre-enrollment assignment before you start learning in APU. Please complete all of the following assignments before your arrival in Japan. Besides, for students who are not able to understand in Hiragana and Katakana, you are essential to undergo a 1-week long intensive hiragana and katakana training session after your arrival, which teaches the two basic writing systems of the Japanese language. With these preparations, students are able to start their classes with a basic understanding of the Japanese writing system.

The standard Japanese language curriculum is made up of six levels, from Japanese Foundation Course I through to Advanced Japanese Course. Interested students may also choose to take more specialized Japanese subjects such as Career Japanese, Japanese Language and Culture, and Japanese Project classes.

Welcome to [TOBIRA]!!
APU Japanese Pre-enrollment Assignment

By studying Japanese in advance before enrolling, you will be able to continue your learning at APU more smoothly.
Before enrollment, please use the following two learning tools to learn Japanese in advance.

APU Japanese Pre-enrollment Assignment (PDF)

②Japanese Language Learning Support Application「TOBIRA」

*Tablet devices are not available.
*Recommendation : iOS (above the iOS11.0)/ Android (above the Android 8.0) *The interview takes about 15 minutes. The interview time will be notified by email.

Japanese subject Timetable for 2022 Fall semester students

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