Medical Welfare Course (1 year)

Aiming to enroll in medical university or vocational college to get a license and work in Japan.

  • This is 1 year course for students who are planning to go on to the medical school in Japan. Students need at least N4 Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) level in your own country.
  • Aim to pass N1~N2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test(JLPT)

Learning medical in Japan

Foreigners might think it is hard for international students to enroll in medical schools. But it is same for Japanese students as well. Most of students planning to go to medical schools don’t have knowledge in medical fields. Only medical terminology is difficult for foreigners. That is way this class will learn basic medical terminology.

Curriculum / Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 period 9:00 ~ 9:45 comprehensive Japanese tutorial
13:00 ~ 13:45
2 period 9:55 ~ 10:40
13:55 ~ 14:40
3 period 10:50 ~ 11:35 writing listening
vocabulary grammar listening
14:50 ~ 15:35
4 period 11:45 ~ 12:30 creation strategy reading
grammar Fast reading
15:45 ~ 16:30
5 period 13:00 ~ 14:30 Prepare class
for N3
Prepare class
for N2
Prepare class
for N1
Prepare class
for EJU
Prepare class
for essay
16:50 ~ 18:20
  • Saturday class is only once a month.
  • There are morning class and afternoon class.


In tutorial, students will learn words and kanji needed in medical fields, and basic knowledge needed to work in medical facilities.

Message from Graduates


    Higashi Osaka University Junior College Department of Nursing and Welfare→ Employment at Nursing facility

    I decided my career path through personal counseling with my teacher. Even after deciding the school, I am very grateful that the teacher has kindly supported me from how to write the application to the interview practice and the admission procedure after passing the exam. Currently, I was able to get a job at a long-term care facility. The work is challenging but I feel very happy and even more motivated when people appreciate what I did for them.


    Osaka College of professional caregiving Community care department

    I went to HEISEI with working part time job at nursing facility. They were students who was working at nursing facility as same as me. I was able to study hard with the same goal. At HEISEI, I made many friends who came from different countries, and I was able to enjoy learning. I want to make effort to become a care worker.


    Takarazuka University of Medical and Health Care Nursing welfare Program

    At HEISEI, there are speech competitions and presentation classes using a computer, so I was able to improve my Japanese. In order to become a caregiver, I entered the Nursing welfare Program at HEISEI’s sister school, Takarazuka Medical University. The location of the school is close to HEISEI, so I didn’t have to change the way to go to school.

After graduation

  • College Student

    To go on to University or College

    Some students go on to school to learn more knowledge and skill which are necessary to work to get a license.

  • Dental Hygienist

    Dental Hygienist

    Works with a dentist and cleans people’s teeth or gives them advice about how to look after their teeth to provide full oral health care.

  • Physical Therapist


    Under doctor instructions, using mechanical force and movements, manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy, remediates impairments and promotes mobility and function. It is used to improve a patient’s quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention.

  • Nurse


    Health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. In Japan, doctor, dentist, nurse, and assistant nurse are the only profession that can fulfilled that support.

  • Care Worker


    Basically, a career that supports people who in need of nursing care. Not only physical assistance, but also support in daily life and emotional support.

Support from
Heisei iryo group schools!

Sapporo Sapporo Aoba Vocational College Hokkaido College of Dental ygienist Hokkaido College of Nursing Fukushima Fukushima College of Medical Tokyo Nihonsogo of Medical Technologies Yokohama Yokohama College of Medical Nagoya Nagoya Heisei Nursing Medical College Osaka Heise Iryo Medical College Naniwa College of Dental Hygienist Takarazuka Takarazuka University of Medical and Health Care Philippines De La Salle University Taiwan China Medical University Vietunam Ho Chi Minh Medicine and Pharmacy University