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The Preparatory Class for Graduate School is a special class for students who wish to pursue higher education in Japan by entering a Graduate School. How to draft a research plan, interview preparation, short essay composition, understanding academic dissertations: these are some of the subjects of the program meant to prepare students for Graduate School Admission Exams and provide them with the Japanese proficiency shared by any learning field, logical thinking, problem solving abilities and basic tools to carry out independent research.

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    Course Outline

    ■Location

    Iidabashi


    ■Admission

    July


    ■Duration

    9 months


    ■Classes

    • From Monday to Friday
    • From 9:15 to 12:30 or from 13:30 to 16:45

    ■Requirements

    Applicants must meet all of the following conditions.

    • (1) Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Undergraduate)
    • (2) Applicants must have a clear idea of their research field
    • (3) Concerning Japanese proficiency, applicants must meet one of the following conditions:

      • ①Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 level
      • ②Pass ARC Japanese exam, equivalent to JLPT N1 level

    ■Admission exam

    • (1) Japanese proficiency exam(N1 holders exempted)
    • (2) Written exam
    • (3) Interview

    ■Available seats

    20


    • 1. Program studied to meet the flow of Graduate School Admission Exams
    • 2. Special step by step training in Academic Japanese, required for dissertations and research papers.
    • 3. Students with similar goals learn in a competitive and encouraging environment.
    • 4. A career path advice system exploiting a wide network of graduate students.
    • 5. Career support based on individual counseling.
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    Program

    School term Class program Admission schedule
    July term
    (from July to September)
    Train basic Japanese skills and learn to draft a research plan
    • ・Identify your motivation
    • ・Understand how to collect material
    • ・How to find the right Grad. School
    • ・Learn the basics of logical dissertation
    • ・Learn the basics of attitudinal expressions
    Select your research field!!
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    Select the school you want to apply to!
    ↓  ↓
    Visit a seminar lab!
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    Application and admission exam
    ↓  ↓
    Result notification and
    Admission
    October term
    (from October to December)
    Exam training
    • ・How to examine and complete a research paper
    • ・Preparation for oral exam and interview
    • ・Lear how to compose a short essay
    • ・How to summarize and expose a document
    • ・Critical reading
    • ・How to read a dissertation
    • ・Attitudinal expression in speech
    January term
    (from January to March)
    Last Minute Preparation & Practical Exercise Needed After Admission
    • ・Practical guide on post-admission research and presentation methods
    • ・How to write a report
    • ・How to make a presentation

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    Timetable

      Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1st hour Pronunciation & characters Pronunciation & characters Pronunciation & characters Pronunciation & characters Pronunciation & characters
    2nd hour Research plan simulation Speech expressions Short essay Listening Interview training
    3rd hour Reading & Debate
    (current events)
    Reading
    (survey and presentation)
    Research plan simulation Dissertation analysis
    4th hour

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    2016 Achievements

    ARC’s students have been accepted into some of the most prestigious Japanese Graduate Schools: Tokyo University, Kyoto University, Hitotsubashi University, Yokohama National University, Tsukuba University, Hokkaido University, Kobe University, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Waseda University, Keio University, Sophia University Aoyama Gakuin University, Rikkyo University, Meiji University, Hosei University, Ritsumeikan University, etc.