Course 1: Eligibility and application procedure


  1. Participants should hold a bachelor’s degree or are expected to receive it before they start their studies in this program. Please include a copy of your highest degree in the application packet. 
  2. Participants need not have a background in applied linguistics, TESOL, or language education, but are expected to have a strong interest in learner autonomy and advising. 
  3. English proficiency requirement (for non-native speakers of English only)

Participants who are non-native speakers of English need to have the language proficiency equivalent to one of the following:

  • TOEFL ITP 550 or above
  • TOEFL iBT 80 or above
  • TOEIC 800 or above
  • IELTS 6.5 or above
  • EIKEN Grade Pre-1 or above.

The participants should submit an official score report (issued within the last two years) from one of these tests (or evidence of equivalent proficiency). A photo/scan is acceptable. They also need to have sufficient speaking abilities to participate in pair/group activities in English. An interview may be conducted in English.

4. Participants are asked to submit a short application letter stating his/her background and the reason for applying to take the course. Upon acceptance, you will receive billing instructions (bank transfer for Japan-based attendees / online credit card payment via Flywire for international attendees). Fees are due in full approximately one week before each course commences.


Application fee: 10,000 yen
Registration fee: 10,000 yen
Tuition fee for each course: 40,000 yen
Total fees for Course 1: 60,000 yen*

*Course 1 is a pre-requisite for courses 2, 3, 4, and 5 (to be offered in 2020 and 2021).
There are no application fees or registration fees for subsequent courses.
Each course costs 40,000 yen per person.

Discounted rates for KUIS staff

Application fee: 5,000 yen
Registration fee: 5,000 yen
Tuition fee for each course: 25,000 yen
Total fees for Course 1: 35,000 yen