Kansai University Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course (Bekka)

  • Osaka
  • Private institution
  • Address
  • 1-2-20 Satake-dai, Suita-shi, Osaka, 565-0855
  • Contact
  • International Plaza Group
  • TEL: +81-(0)6-6831-9180
  • FAX: +81-(0)6-6831-9194
  • E-mail: ku-jpn@ml.kandai.jp
  • Opening
  • 2012
  • Total number of students
  • 100 (April + September Admission, 100 from overseas) for 2019 Admission
  • Fee
  • Admission fee: ¥80,000 for 2019
  • Tuition fee: ¥670,000 for 2019

Kansai University in Osaka started Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course (Bekka) for international students in April 2012.

The start of the new course coincided with the inauguration of the university's new campus, the Minami-Senri International Plaza, a 15-minute bike ride from its main campus in Senriyama, Osaka. The plaza is set amid greenery and a tranquil environment yet is just 30 minutes away by train from downtown Osaka. Minami-Senri International Plaza has the latest educational facilities, as well as a dormitory with 165 rooms for international students.

The course at Kansai University, which most students will complete in a year, has classes on subjects such as Japanese language, Japanese studies and Japanese culture. The course is targeting students who have basic Japanese skills corresponding to the level N4 or higher of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test and wish to enter a Japanese university.

Besides Japanese language skills, students will also develop their ability to use information and communication technology (ICT). Thus, the course prepares students fully for academic activities in colleges or graduate schools.

There are some scholarships for Bekka students.

Six Great Course Features

  • Students will improve their ability to develop Japanese language proficiency and critical thinking skills needed for studying at undergraduate and graduate programs.
    • A variety of classes to develop basic academic abilities and thinking skills
    • Wide range of classes to meet each student's academic needs
  • Students will develop the ability to process information needed for studies at universities.
    • Extensive learning opportunities with ICT and e-learning in and out of the classrooms
    • Nurturing computer and information literacy (information gathering and analysis)
    • Pre-sessional courses utilizing e-portfolio
  • Students will be assisted to continue their studies at Kansai University after Bekka
    • Special admissions by many graduate and undergraduate programs for candidates recommended by Bekka
    • Auditing or registering regular classes in both undergraduate and graduate programs
    • 50% reduction in the admission fee when proceeding to Kansai University
  • Students will become a part of Kansai University community.
    • Student ID issued to each Bekka student
    • The university library, IT center and gym available for all Bekka students
    • Opportunities to join university club activities with prior application screening
  • Students will enjoy living with other students from diverse backgrounds at the Minami-Senri International Plaza Dormitory.
    • On-campus dormitory with the latest facilities
    • Dormitory room available for every Bekka student
    • Kansai University students as resident assistants living together to support the Bekka students
  • Students will develop intercultural flexibility through cultural exchange with other Kansai University students and people from the local community.
    • Conversation Partner Program in and out of classroom
    • Various inter-cultural activities organized by resident assistants and people from the local community

We also have other courses:
Japanese Language Course (JLC)
JLC is offered for one or two semesters.
Japanese Language classes are taught in Japanese, but various Japan Studies classes and Global Frontier Classes are taught in English.

Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Course (IJLC)
IJLC is offered for about two or three weeks in the summer and winter.

Note: This link will take you to the Kansai University Web site.

A Message from Director, Center for International Education

Eiichi Yamamoto
Director, Center for International Education

Eiichi Yamamoto, Director, Center for International Education

Kansai University (KU) is a comprehensive private university with an illustrious 132-year history. With the long-established history and tradition in education, Kansai University Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course (Bekka) is unique to KU. The course utilizes the most pedagogically reliable ICT (Information and Communication Technology) to promote proficiency not only in Japanese as a second language, but also in academic skills, media literacy and other areas that are essential in higher education. Students in this course are treated as students of the university, and have full use of KU facilities on the main campus such as the main library and computer labs. Bekka students are also able to audit or register some regular classes and participate in university club activities.

The course is housed in a specially built center called the Kansai University Minami-Senri International Plaza. The Plaza boasts state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for the Bekka and houses a 165-room dormitory. At the Plaza, Bekka students live and study with international students and KU students who are resident assistants and also have opportunities to interact with local Minami-Senri citizens. The Plaza's features and location were designed to encourage multicultural exchange where all people can learn together.

During the last five years since its establishment, our students proceeded to the next stage of education at Kansai University and other universities. Furthermore, many of undergraduate programs and graduate schools are offering entrance examinations for candidates recommended by Bekka, giving the students more chances to advance their academic career paths.

We invite you to study at the Plaza, learn the Japanese language and culture, and gain the experience needed to continue at colleges and universities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Bekka will help nurture your capacity as a global citizen.

The course instructors, staff and I very much look forward to welcoming you to our campus and new facility.

Admission Data

Successful Applicants
September 2016 Admission
April 2017 Admission
September 2017 Admission
April 2018 Admission
September 2018 Admission

Examination Results from Academic Year 2017
(The number of students who passed the entrance examinations)

Kansai University(8), J.F. Oberlin University(1), Osaka University of Tourism(4),
Otemon Gakuin University(1), Kwansei Gakuin University(2),
Kibi International University(1), Kyoto Sangyo University(3), Kyoto Seika University(2),
Kindai University(5), Kobe Gakuin University(2), Kobe Design University(1),
Teikyo University(1), Tezukayama University(1), Tokai University(2),
Higashiosaka College(1), Fukuoka University(1), Rikkyo University(1),
Ritsumeikan Univesity(3), Ryukoku University(1),
University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences(1), University of Cambridge(1),
Durham University(1)
Digital Hollywood University(1 Special Register Student)
Graduate Programs
Kansai Kansai University(11). Osaka Institute of Technology(1),
Osaka Sangyo University(1), Kwansei Gakuin University(1), Kyushu University(1),
Kobe University(1), Rikkyo University(1), Ritsumeikan University(1)
Graduate Programs
Chiba University(1 research student), Hokkaido University(1 research student),
Kansai University(1 research student)
Junior College
Osaka University of Arts Junior College(1)

Departments and Faculties

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