"Japanese Studies Students; Nikkensei " are international students who are interested in deepening their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture and conduct academic study in a Japanese university by receiveing the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote mutual understanding and deepening friendly ties between Japan and other countries through the application of advanced knowledge regarding Japan’s language and culture.

At University of Tsukuba, the College of Japanese Language and Culture deals with the students.