Features of Osaka Japanese Language Education Center

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1. OJLEC is set up by the independent administrative institution and supported by the Government of Japan.

OJLEC is set up by the independent administrative institution under the jurisdiction of MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) of the Government of Japan.

2. The qualification to enter universities in Japan is obtained upon graduation.

Our center is assigned by the Japanese Government to set up ‘University preparatory courses’ for the students who intend to go on to higher education. Students whose years of education come less than 12 years due to the system of own country will be qualified to apply for universities in Japan upon graduation from our center.

3. Classes are given by teachers with rich experience and profound knowledge.

♦ Our education is ensured by certain experiences and seasoned careers.Teachers cherish human communications.
♦ One year full time course (April entrance) gives 1,140 hours of lessons and one and a half years full time course (October entrance) does 1,680 hours of them.
♦ Small classes classified by the level of Japanese cope with all levels of students from beginners to the advanced.
♦ Multifaceted curriculum effective for higher education entrance exams includes regular exams, summer supplementary lessons, counsels for higher education, speech contest in addition to daily lessons.
♦ Our Center uses materials developed based on the active research. Materials for teaching non-kanji students are also substantially available.

Number of Teachers

Japanese language teachers: 39
Basic subject teachers:19
(As of November 1st, 2019)

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4. Excellent college guidance results are proven.

♦A homeroom teacher assigned for each class provides individual college guidance resulting in many successful graduates. (Updated data and information for universities and colleges are always available at the school’s college guidance room)
♦Study curriculum for Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) and Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) including their practice tests are included in regular classes.
♦Subjects necessary for entrance exams such as mathematics and Japan studies are included in the choices of basic subjects.
♦Our center is in strong cooperation with higher educational institutions: We have about 40 universities in our orientation for entrance examinations held at our center. Our students are recognized as preferred applicants by around 30 universities.

5. About 13,000 graduates from 100 countries and regions are playing active roles in various fields.

Number of students (as of November 1st, 2019):187

Countries and regions where current students are from (as of November 1st, 2019):
Belarus, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt,
El Salvador, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nauru, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia

Total number of graduates; 12,545 (from 100 countries and regions, most are in Asia)
(From 1970 when the former Kansai International Students Institute established its Japanese language school to March, 2020)

Many graduates, after their studies at universities or other higher educational institutes, are playing active roles in various industries and educational fields both in Japan and at their home countries.

6. Scholarships are available for those who excel in study.

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OJLEC Student Grant
Up to 300,000 yen (in a lump sum) is to be granted to students of our center who have achieved excellent academic results and attendance and have the intention to go on to a university or college in Japan.

OJLEC Scholarship
Scholarship of 100,000 yen (in a lump sum) is to be granted to students who have achieved high academic results and attendance and have the intention to go on to a university or college in Japan.
* Grant and scholarship from OJLEC are funded by generous corporations, organizations and individual donors.

JASSO Scholarship
"Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students ": 48,000 yen per month (as of 2019)

Scholarship by Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation
70,000 yen per month (as of 2019)

7.  OJLEC students are qualified for Student Visa.

Student Visa is to be provided.
(The center will apply for the Student Visa as the proxy of the students abroad who have acquired our admission.)

The center is recognized as a school exercising appropriate management on its students by the Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau.

The center is reviewed and accredited by
the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education.

8. The support system is established to back up students’ life in Japan.

♦ Our center is equipped with satisfactory facilities; language laboratory, PC room, Cafeteria, school infirmary and etc.,
♦ Dormitory (54 single rooms) is built on our school property. Dormitory students are supported by Japanese resident assistants (RAs) from university or graduate school.
♦ Free consultations with visiting physiologist and doctor are available.
♦ Our students are qualified for student discount on commuter pass and long travel by train.
♦ Basketball, volleyball and other sports can be enjoyed in a gymnasium of nearby junior high school.

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9. High priority is given to Japanese culture experiences and international exchanges.

♦Students are invited for various festivals, traditional arts, theaters, international exchanges, home visit programs and so on by local communities and organizations.
♦Students are sent as lecturers to local elementary and high schools for international understandings.
♦School excursions and other extra curricular activities can be enjoyed.

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Photo of fall excursion in Nara