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Language Tests  

Preparing to study abroad:
ensure that you have the
necessary language skills
by taking the relevant
language proficiency tests
before you apply

One of the application documents that students seeking to study abroad via an overseas study exchange program need to submit is a score card from a language test certifying that they have the necessary language skills to undertake the program. In addition, even in the case of privately funded study abroad, in order to make the most of their limited time overseas, it is important that students obtain a good grounding in the language of their host country prior to departure. Please make sure to check the application requirements for the program in advance and apply before the deadline. Please go to GEC Japanese Website (Language Skills Test) for more detail.

There are some examinations for testing the Japanese language skills of those for whom Japanese is not their native language. You also can find some useful websites for learning Japanese.