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Academic ProgramsAcademic programs are specifically designed for university and college students studying Japanese at home, and also for those wishing to improve their language skills in preparation for undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Japanese universities and colleges or for professional careers either in Japan or abroad. Programs can be followed at all levels from beginner to intermediate, and cover all skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students can easily switch between programs and can study for up to 24 months. If you are seeking university credit, focus on reading and writing as well as conversational skills, then you should consider the Academic programs.
As with all Yamasa’s programs, Academic programs require commitment. There is a large coursework component and continual assessment throughout your studies, along with the continual support of Yamasa faculty and your academic advisor. You can follow these programs on any visa - student, tourist or working holiday visa.
If you are considering long-term studies and want a student visa, then you will have to take these courses. This is because of Immigration Office requirements that stipulate the number of hours that you have to spend studying kanji for a course to be eligible for the student visa.
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