Support for higher education and employment

Embracing our slogan "Beyond Japanese", the ECC Japanese Language institute's primary goal is to aid our students in realizing their dreams beyond becoming proficient in Japanese. Our experienced teachers will provide students with guidance to help them find further education and employment.

  • Pursuing a higher education
  • Finding employment

All our students who wished to pursue higher education have successfully managed to enter a higher education facility.

Pursuing a higher education

School schedule

Example: A 4-year course beginning in April

Japanese vocational schools, universities, and graduate schools, all usually begin in April. The exam period begins in October of the previous year, so even students who are taken a two-year course with the ECC Japanese Language Institute will being taking exams after one-and-a-half years of study. In the first year of study you should focus on improving your Japanese to be able to achieve your target JLPT level, which is a measure of Japanese proficiency.


JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)

The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is a test that measures Japanese proficiency for non-native speakers. There are five levels: N5, N4, N3, N2, and N1, with N1 being the most difficult. Many vocational schools, universities, and companies that hire foreigners also require a level equivalent to N2 or higher.
Passing the JLPT can be of great assistance in your life, not only aiding in the pursuit of higher education, but also broadening your career choices.
The JLPT is held twice a year, in July and December.

EJU (Past Results)

The EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) is a test for international students who wish to enroll in a Japanese university or other institution which assesses their basic academic skills in addition to the Japanese language skills required by the institution.
Specifically, in addition to Japanese language, there are exams on science, general subjects, and mathematics. Depending on the faculty and school the exams students are required to take differ. In order to be admitted to any university, a score of 230 or higher in the Japanese language exams must be obtained.
The EJU is held twice a year, in June and November.

Comprehensive support for those pursing higher education

  • Preparation for various examinations.

    The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) and the EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students). Also, directly before the exams are held, from April to June and October to December, we offer intensive last-minute preparation using past exam questions.
    Special preparation classes for the EJU General Subject and Mathematics exams are also available for those who wish to take them (additional fee required).

  • Guidance for higher education

    Once a year, we hold a guidance session for students who wish to pursue higher education. We provide general information about entrance examinations, such as the schedule, how to get information about vocational schools, universities, and graduate schools, information about fairs, the level of Japanese required for entrance examinations, and the necessary documents that should be prepared.

  • Individual counseling/advancement counseling

    At the beginning of each semester, students will have individual counseling sessions with their class teacher. We will discuss your desired career path and give you study advice based on it. In addition to these individual counseling sessions, our experienced career guidance counselors are available for consultation at any time. Our system allows you to consult us whenever you have concerns about your career path or require advice or information.

  • Guidance on your application letter and Interview Practice

    Most universities and vocational schools require international students to write an application letter detailing your reasons for applying. In addition, you will be asked a variety of questions based on this letter during your interview, which are very important to your application.
    The ECC Japanese Language Institute teaches students how to write their admission letter, how to answer questions based on the contents of their letter, and how to dress appropriately and behave in an appropriate manner during the interview.

  • Support with Admission Procedures and with preparing Application Documents

    Application documents and admission procedures can be surprisingly difficult. Since the required documents differ from school to school, the ECC Japanese Language Institute will check the documents with you before you submit them. Some documents, such as diplomas, may need to be ordered from your home country, so please start preparing well in advance.

  • Designated School Recommendation (Nagoya School only)

    Based on the achievements of our graduates, we have received recommendations from vocational schools and universities. Students who meet the requirements of these schools are exempted from having to take written exams and are their admission is given priority over regular applicants. The number of universities and vocational schools that allow students to go on to pursue higher education using a designated school recommendation is increasing every year.

Pass record

Graduate Schools

Kobe University Graduate School Nagoya University Graduate School Kanazawa University Graduate School Nagoya City University Graduate School Nagoya Institute of Technology Graduate School Kyoto Institute of Technology Graduate School Gifu Pharmaceutical University Graduate School Iwate University Graduate School Aichi Prefectural University of Arts Graduate School Nanshan University Graduate School Ritsumeikan University Graduate School Kansai University Graduate School Aichi University Graduate School Meijo University Graduate School Nagoya Gakuin University Graduate School

National public universities

Nagoya City University Aichi Prefectural University Yamaguchi Tokyo Science University Meio University

Private universities

Kansai Gakuin University Ritsumeikan University Kansai University Chukyo University Meijo University Aichi University Aichi Gakuin University Tokai University Aichi Sangyo University Aichi Bunkyo University Aichi Toho University Komazawa University Seijo University Doho University Nagoya University of Commerce Nagoya Gakuin University Nagoya Sangyo University Kobe Gakuin University Kyoto Women's University Osaka University of Commerce Hagoromo University of International Studies Affinity Women's University Ashiya University Matsumoto Dental University Konan Women's University Osaka Jogakuin University

Vocational schools

ECC Kokusai College of Foreign Languages ECC College of Computer and Multimedia ​​Tsuji Cookery College HAL Nagoya International Tourism College Chubu Technical Academy of Music Nagoya Medical College Tokyo Dance & Actors Vocational School Nagoya Tourism Vocational School Tsuji Cooks Vocational School Nagoya Design & Technology Vocational School Trident Foreign Language / Hotel Bridal Vocational School Aichi Welfare Medical College Nissan Aichi Automobile College Nagoya School of Business Nagoya College of Business Accounting Nagoya Mode Gakuen Childcare / Nursing / Business Nagoya College Japan College of Foreign Languages

Finding employment

As the number of international students who want to study Japanese and work in Japan is increasing, the number of companies seeking international students is also increasing, providing more opportunities for employment.

Job hunting schedule

Example: In the case of a 2-year course commencing in April

Employees in Japan generally require JLPT level of N2 or higher and the equivalent level of conversational skills.
Focus on studying Japanese so that you can obtain the JLPT N2 by the time you start looking for a job.


Comprehensive support for those seeking employment

  • Job Hunting Guidance

    We will begin by providing you with the basic knowledge you need to find a job in Japan, such as how job hunting works in Japan, what visas are required for working in Japan, the required level of Japanese language skills, and about what industries are currently seeking employees. You will also hear explanations about different industries and experiences from graduates currently working in Japan.

  • Employment Preparation Seminar

    In the Employment Preparation Seminar, we will provide you with more specific information such as how to search for job openings, how to write a resume, what documents are necessary, and about various employment fairs.

  • Business Manners Course

    A special course will be held for advanced level students both inside and outside of class. We will teach you about unique Japanese business manners and about appropriate behavior and dress. These skills will be useful not only while searching for a job, but also after finding a job.

  • Individual employment counseling

    Ever student's situation is unique, as work experiences, visa statuses, and desired places of employment all differ between students. In order to provide each individual student with the best possible advice and support, individual counseling with our employment counselors is available at any time.

  • Resume correction and Application Documents Check

    We are happy to work with you to improve your resume and check your application documents on an individual basis. We will also go over the contents of the employment contract you receive after getting a job offer, to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the job description, wages, vacations, and the insurance plan being offered.

  • Interview Practice

    Interviews can be nerve-wracking. In order to help you stay calm and make the interview as smooth as possible, interview practice with our teachers will be conducted before your job interview. Our teachers will conduct the practice interview as if it were a real interview and provide students with tailored advice to help them improve.