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Language Training for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields

Programs for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields

Applications for JFY2018-19 are now closed. 

Applications open October-November each year.

This program is designed to provide specialists (researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, museum curators, etc.) who need a good command of the Japanese language to conduct fieldwork and research through an intensive residential training course on the Japanese language.

The most recent instructions and application forms for this grant are provided below for reference only.

Training Periods:

  • June to August 2018 [Two month course]
  • October 2018 to April 2019 [Six month course]


Who is eligible for this grant?

People of the following professions can apply for this grant, librarians, curators, post graduate students, scholars and researchers.

I am not fluent in Japanese. Am I eligible for this program?

Yes. To be successful you only have to have the equivalent proficiency of Level 3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test at the time of your application.

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