Graduate School Prep. Program[EN] | Japanese Language lnstitute MANABI



Graduate School

Graduate School Prep. Program

Graduate schools are for those who want to investigate and research further in specialized fields they studied during their undergraduate period. In order to pass the examinations, in some cases the applicants in required to contact a professor and submit his/her research proposal to get the enrollment approval. It is also a strategic way to enroll as a foreign research student before becoming a formal graduate student. MANABI supports our students from the selection of their graduate school, preparation of research proposal to the examination, and help them achieve their goals.

  • JLPT N” level or higher Japanese proficiency come April. (The start of the Japanese academic year)
  • Graduated from a 4-year or 3-year university.
  • Have a distinct research topic in mind.
  • It is also possible to enter another level of class at the time of admission then enter this class from the following April.

Graduate school



Learn how to specify your research topic, and gather related precedence research papers.

Write your research proposal

Your research proposal is the most essential item in your preparation. Make reference to the successful experience, and try to write your own research proposal.

Contact with
Prospective Professor

After learning Japanese email manner, try to write your first email and keep contact with your prospective professor.

Visit Professor

Learn and practice thoroughly about the choice of words and manner which is taken seriously in Japanese culture, which you will find useful in your visiting.


Prepare the paper-based examination and oral-interview, and know more from the experiences.