Higher Education University Course
15-months / 18-months

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Study abroad at one of the best Japanese language schools in Japan – NILS.
Learn the Japanese language in our intensive program while immersed in the local culture.


The Full-time Intensive 15-Months and 18-Months Programs are designed for advancement to higher educational institutions in Japan such as colleges, universities, and vocational schools.

After completing your study in this program, you will be able to:

  • Speak in Japanese about common daily situations
  • Utilize grammar beyond the polite forms
  • Read long Japanese sentences
  • Write compositions about a given subject
  • Acquire vocabulary and the Kanji equivalent of the JLPT N2-3 level
  • Pass the entrance exams for higher education levels, etc.

This program enhances your Japanese language skills equivalent to the JLPT N2-3 level which is required for admission to colleges/universities/vocational schools.

Who is Eligible?

  • Student visa
  • Student with a working holiday visa
  • Other visas/status (Permanent residency, spouse visa, working visa etc)

The program includes Japanese cultural activities.

School Activity

Full-time Intensive 15-Months / 18-Months Program From Beginner to High-Intermediate Level

Enrollment 15 Months : January
18 Months : October
Prerequisite 15 Months : JLPT Certificate N5 or NILS Level placement test 70% or higher. (writing test and speaking test)
18 Months : None
Hours of Study 20 lessons per week(15 months : 950 lessons/18 months : 1140 lessons)
Number of students 15-20 students per class


Learn correct pronunciation and intonation.
Read and write Hiragana and Katakana
Learn 4,000 words and 1,000 kanji.
Learn words and phrases used in daily conversation.
Learn academic Japanese for university and college.

[Listening Skills]

You will be able to listen to conversation by native Japanese speakers.
You will improve your listening skills by viewing news programs and movies.
Teachers speak Japanese at normal speed.
Lots of class materials for EJU and JLPT

[Speaking Skills]

You will be able to talk about a certain topic after a year of study.
Only Japanese is used within the walls of the school.
Original and unique teaching methods are employed.
You will be able to speak Japanese in daily life level within three months.

[Reading and Writing Skills]

Learn easy reading from the beginning.
You will be able to write original stories by the completion of your course.


Aim for JLPTN2-N3 Level. Enjoy lots of school activities, and lots of international cultural exchanges. Speech Contest held each year.

Class Schedule

Students can attend either morning or afternoon classes.
Classes are determined based on the results of a level test.

Morning class :8:40-12:05
Afternoon class : 13:00-16/25

Morning course Afternoon course Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:40 - 9:30 13:00 - 13:50

Main Text

9:35 - 10:20 13:55 - 14:40
10:30 - 11:15 14:50 - 15:35





Current Topics

11:20 - 12:05 15:40 - 16:25

Application Process

Required documents :
  • NILS Admisson Form (Download)
  • Diploma of the highest degree completed
  • Pass certificate of JLPT, NAT-Test, etc
  • Your birth certificate
  • Bank statements of your financial sponsor
  • Copy of your passport
  • Photos
  • *Note : Above required documents depend on your nationality. Please contact us for more information.

Please send us all required documents and pay your program fee.


The school will prepare an application form for your Certificate of Eligibility and submit it to Japan Immigration Bureau


The school will send your original certificate to your home-address.


You will apply for a student visa at the nearest Japan Embassy in your country.


Travel to Japan and start your program

Download Application Forms

Download forms and fill them out completely.


Please feel free to contact us from here. If you have questions about the school.