Japanese universities offer great number of courses in English. Hence Japanese language skill is not required upon application and during your study.

If you happen to choose a course otherwise, or simply want to learn out of curiosity, it will help your life in Japan more convenient and mind opening by engaging more with the locals.

Learn at your home country


Japanese Language Teacher's Association in Madagascar (JALTAM) 



Learn Japanese online- Japanesepod101.com


Thousands of lessons for various targets and levels

Learn Japanese online in 4 Hours

Learn Japanese online- Nihongo123


University of Tsukuba | 

Grammar and vocabulary from basic to intermediate levels

Smartphone app at Google Play

Learn Japanese online- MINATO


Japan Foundation | 

Self-study and tutored course from beginners to advanced learners

Learn Japanese online- Erin by Japan Foundation


Japan Foundation 

Video-based Japanese-language study and cultural understanding

Enjoy anime-manga from Japan


Japan Foundation

Learning casual Japanese expressions in anime & manga

Learn Japanese online- NHK Easy Japanese

Easy Japanese 

NHK World-Japan

Conversational Japanese lessons available in various languages

Learn Japanese online- Duolingo


Lessons full of game elements

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

Those of who wish to acquire certified level of Japanese should consider Japanese Language Proficiency Test


Examination are usually held once a year in December in Accra (GHANA), Nairobi (KENYA), Abidjan (CÔTE D'IVOIRE), Kinshasa (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO), Cotonou (REPUBLIC OF BENIN), Antananarivo (MADAGASCAR) and Johannesburg (SOUTH AFRICA).


Note: Latest examination schedule/status should be checked directly from testing centers and host institutions. Full list are available here