Shiga University of Medical Science offers Japanese language classes for international students and foreign researchers. In principal, all international students are required to participate, and it is one of the places where international students from various countries and regions can gather and interact.


We aim not only to teach Japanese but also to have the students deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and society and enrich their lives in Japan. Furthermore, in the advanced class, the purpose of learning can be to increase future options with a view to finding employment in Japan.


Japanese classes are offered in the two semesters, with April-September as the first semester and October-March as the second semester. Each semester, there are 5 classes. The class to attend will be decided according to the placement test and the learning history.

Class schedule
Class Class time
Advanced Monday 10:30~11:30
Intermediate Friday 16:00~17:00
Pre-Intermediate Friday 17:15~18:15
Beginner's Friday 16:30~17:30
Starter's (1) Friday 10:45~11:45
Starter's (2) Friday 15:15~16:15

Please see below for the syllabus of each class.

Starter's (1) Starter's (2) Beginner's Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Advanced

Completion requirements

Attendance of 70% or more is required. Also, additional completion requirements are set for each class. Please check the syllabus for details. A certificate of completion will be given to those who meet the completion requirements.


Event information


 International Center
E-mail: hqkouryu[a] (Please change [a] to @ when sending.)
TEL: 077-548-2883