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Welcome to IUC The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies provides an intensive 10-month training program in advanced Japanese for a select number of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students.

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Message Regarding Coronavirus

The IUC has reverted to pre-pandemic operating conditions. The current program is fully in-person, and antigen testing and the use of masks are no longer required. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates if and when circumstances change.
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The Toshizo Watanabe Foundation Donates $10 Million to the IUC

IUC received a $10 million endowment gift from the Toshizo Watanabe Foundation. The donation represents the largest in the 54-year history of the IUC, and establishes the Toshizo Watanabe Fellows Program, providing scholarships for IUC students.


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Application Deadlines

IUC Summer Program 2024
Application Deadline: February 28, 2024

IUC Kanbun Program 2024
Application Deadline: March 15, 2024