I. Course Length and Application Acceptance Period

Course Enrollment Applications Acceptance Period
2 Year Comprehensive Course April From September to October of the previous year
1 Year and a Half Comprehensive Course October From March to April of the same year

II. Admittance Requirements

Must have completed at least 12 years of formal education and be no more than 5 years since last graduation.
Must provide one of the following qualifications:

  1. JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) N5 or above
  2. JBT (Japanese Business Test) score of 350 points or higher
  3. J Test(Test of Practical Japanese) score of 250 points or higher
  4. Proof of at least 150 hours of Japanese study at an educational institution

III. School Hours

Five days a week from Monday to Friday. (20 hours of study per week with each class period being 45 minutes.)
Morning Classes 9:00 – 12:30
Afternoon Classes 13:00 – 16:30

IV. Off-days

Weekends, Japanese Holidays, Summer Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break

V. Expenses

  2 Year Comprehensive Course
(in Japanese Yen)
1 and a Half Year Comprehensive Course
(in Japanese Yen)
Application Fee 30,000 30,000
Entrance Fee 50,000 50,000
Tuition Fee 1,200,000 900,000
Extracurricular Activities Fee 72,000 54,000
Provision Fee 48,000 36,000
Teaching Materials Fee 50,000 40,000
Total 1,450,000 1,110,000

※All listed prices are excluding tax.

VI. Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Application must be sent in English or Japanese
  • Documents sent to us will generally not be returned, however original diplomas and the like will be returned after the visa application process is completed.
  • As there may be changes to fees, please confirm with us in advance.
  • In order to work part time, one must apply for and obtain the “Permission to Engage in Activities Other Than Specified on the Visa” from the Immigration Bureau. With that permit, up to 28 hours of part time work per week is allowed.
  • Applicants have to pay application fee before submission of COE application

VII. Delivery of Certificate of Eligibility for Residence Status

After inspection at the Tokyo Immigration Office is completed, a Student Visa (Residence Permission Certificate for Study Abroad) will be granted.

VIII. Table of Necessary Materials

Application Materials

Item Important Details
1. Photographs
  • 8 Passport Photos, 4cm tall and 3cm wide.
  • Must have been taken within the past 6 months
2. Application for Admission
  • All Fields must be filled in.
  • Fill in study and work history in chronological order.
3. Resume/CV
  • The Applicant must have written the CV/Resume by Him/Herself
  • Things to be careful of when writing the CV/Resume
    • ・Dates and timespans must be correct
    • You must express your reasons for wanting to study Japanese
    • Include what you hope from the curriculum and attending the school.
      Then confirm which course program you will attend.
    • Once you have finished, do not forget to sign the document.
4. Certificate of Graduation (Original) If not in English or Japanese, the certificate must be translated into either language before submission.
5. Authorization Documents
  • High School Graduates from China need to submit Highschool Unity Exam Documentation
  • Applicants currently enrolled in college/university need to submit Proof of Enrolment in College
  • Applicants who hold B.A., M.A. or PhD degrees need to submit a Degree Certificate. (Applicants from China need to provide an Authentic Academic Credential Certificate)
6. Occupational Credentials (For those who have work experience)
7. Passport Copy (Including travel history pages)
8. Submission of Successful Japanese Testing
  • JLPT N5-N1, J.Test (A-D, E-F level) certificate of successful completion or JBT (Japanese Business Test) score paper.
  • For those who lack successful Japanese testing, proof of at least 150 hours of Japanese study at an educational institution must be provided.

Relation between applicant and the person paying expenses

Case A: Applicant is Paying own Expenses

Item Important Details
1. Expense Payment Documents Includes what is designated by the school’s form
2. Bank Balance Certificate
  • Bankbook number and currency unit must be mentioned.
  • Balance must be no less than the amount of money needed for the duration of studies.
3. Bankbook Copy (Must show balances and transactions for the past 3 years)
4. Work Certificate, or Business Permit if Self-Employed
5. Three Years of Income and Tax Payment Certification
  • The Income Certification must include each year’s base salary, bonuses, and benefits.
  • Tax Payment Certification must include each year’s amount of money paid in taxes.
6. Bank Account Statement Copy (may be required in some cases)
7. Any other documents the Immigration Bureau Requests

Case B: The Person Paying for the Applicant’s Expenses Outside of Japan

Item Important Details
1. Expense Payment Documents Includes what is designated by the school’s form
2. Bank Balance Certificate
3. Bankbook Copy Must show balances and transactions for the past 3 years
4. Work Certificate, or Business Permit if Self-Employed
5. Proof of Relations with the Applicant, Identification Papers, and Family Register The most recent certification which shows relation with the applicant.
6. Three Years of Income and Tax Payment Certification
  • The Income Certification must include each year’s base salary, bonuses, and benefits.
  • Tax Payment Certification must include each year’s amount of money paid in taxes.
7. Bank Account Statement Copy (may be required in some cases)
8. Any other documents the Immigration Bureau Requests

Case C: The Person Paying for the Applicant’s Expenses Resides in Japan

Item Important Details
1. Expense Payment Documents Includes what is designated by the school’s form
2. Bank Balance Certificate
  • Bankbook number and currency unit must be mentioned.
  • Balance must be no less than the amount of money needed for the duration of studies.
3. Bankbook Copy Must show balances and transactions for the past 3 years
4. Work Certificate, or Business Permit if Self-Employed For people managing a business, all records must be shown
5. Residence Certificate or Foreigner Registration Certification All family members must be mentioned
6. Seal Registration Certificate
7. Proof of Relations with the Applicant Family Certificate, Identification Papers, and Family Register. (Most recent copies)
8. Three Years of Tax Payments Annual Income or Tax Declaration Certificate
9. Any other materials the Immigration Bureau Requests

Other Materials

Item
Written oath that that the applicant will take responsibility for all their actions during their stay in Japan