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Application for admission

Preparatory course

We will confirm your future goals before enrollment, advise you on suitable schools or destinations based on your aspirations, and support you towards your acceptance.

Enrollment time and period

April semester: 2-year course
October semester: 1 year and 6 months course

Deadline for admission

April semester: Mid-November of the previous year
October Semester・・・Mid-May
*Please prepare the documents without any defects (Please attach Japanese translation).
*Please note that the course may not be changed after application.

Required application documents for admission

Documents prepared by the student

  1. A copy of his/her passport (if they have visited Japan in the past, please include the immigration record)
  2. Admission application form (form designated by the school)
  3. Curriculum Vitae and statement of reasons for attending school (form specified by the school)
  4. Final education diploma
  5. Certificate of Enrollment and Certificate of Leave of Absence
  6. Pass certificate of Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 or above, or Japanese language study certificate
  7. 8 photos (taken within 3 months, 4cm x 3cm)
Preparing documents for a guarantorResident outside of Japan

  1. Bank balance certificate (issued by bank)
  2. Certificate of employment and business registration certificate
  3. Family register (document that proves the relationship with the student)
Resident of Japan

  1. Residence tax or income tax payment certificate
  2. Certificate of enrollment or certified copy of corporate register
  3. Statement of financial support (form designated by the school)
  4. Seal registration certificate
  5. Bank balance certificate (may be required)
When the student pays for the accommodation expenses
  1. Bank balance certificate (in your name)
  2. Original certificate of employment or business registration certificate


  • Documents must be prepared within 6 months before being submitted to the Immigration Bureau.
  • Certificates are valid for 3 months.
  • Only original diplomas will be accepted.
  • The applicant must fill in the documents in block letters using a ballpoint pen or fountain pen.
  • When correcting documents, do not use correction fluid, but draw two lines and stamp the correction mark.

*Please fill in your age.


  1. When writing your educational background, write in the order of elementary school, junior high school, and high school. Write the name of the school, location, date of admission, and date of graduation clearly (Substitute writing is not allowed).
  2. If your child is under 6 years old and has entered elementary school, please submit a living record book.
  3. If there is a gap in the 12-year school education, an explanation is required.
    (Fill in your academic background and work history without gaps. Be sure to fill in the exam preparation period and military service period.)

Statement of reason for admission

Please describe in detail your motivation (purpose and necessity) for studying and your future plans after graduation. The applicant must fill in the form himself/herself.


  • If the application documents are incomplete, the application will not be accepted.
  • Admission fee, tuition fee, and other expenses are subject to change due to circumstances, so please check in advance.
  • As a general rule, we do not refund the tuition fees you have paid. However, if there is a valid reason, it may be refunded.
  • Please contact our school for details.
  • Enrollment will be closed as soon as the number of applicants reaches the capacity.
  • The application deadline may change. If you have any other questions, please contact our school.

Visa application

Student visa

In general, the status of residence for those who receive Japanese language education at a Japanese language educational institution is student visa.
Students who wish to study at our school for a long period of time are required to obtain this student visa.

When obtaining a student visa

  1. Those who have completed 12 years or more of formal education (institutions vary by country) and other similar school education in their home country.
  2. Those who have completed a secondary education course in their home country, which is a qualification for admission to a university, etc.
    (High school graduates or those with qualifications equivalent to high school graduates.)
    (Those who have completed 12 years or more of school education if they wish to enter a Japanese university.)
  3. Applicants must have Japanese language proficiency equivalent to CEFR A1 or higher (with 150 hours of class time) at the time of enrollment application.
  4. Those who have a guarantor while staying in Japan or their home country.

Study period

maximum 2 years

Features of a student visa

  • You are allowed to work part-time. (within 28 hours per week).
  • Since the purpose of this visa is to study Japanese, the attendance rate must not fall below 80%.
  • If you wish to study for more than one year, you will be eligible for National Health Insurance. If you get it, you can receive treatment at 30% of the medical expenses incurred.

Student visa procedure and flow

April AdmissionOctober Admission
Please send all required documents to the school.
The due date on the right is only a guide.
The program will close as soon as it reaches capacity.
September to NovemberMarch to May
Review the sent documents.October to NovemberApril to May
Submit documents to the Immigration Bureau.End of NovemberEnd of May
The Immigration Bureau will examine the documents.December to FebruaryMay to August
If permission is granted by the Immigration Bureau, a Certificate of Eligibility will be issued.End of FebruaryEnd of August
Request payment for the first year (selection fee, admission fee, 1 year tuition fee, equipment fee, national insurance deposit, dormitory entrance fee, dormitory fee).End of FebruaryEnd of August
Make the payment for the first year.Early MarchEarly September
After confirming the payment, we will send you a letter of admission and a certificate of eligibility.Early MarchEarly September
Students will bring documents to the Japanese embassy (consulate) to obtain the visa.Early MarchEarly September
Leaving for Japan.Early AprilEarly October

For short-term courses (Practical Japanese Course, Short-term Study Abroad Course, Working Holiday Course), please contact our school directly for inquiries.


We are currently recruiting Japanese language teachers.

We are looking for individuals who can think freely without being confined to the conventional concepts of existing Japanese language schools and who are willing to join us in creating a new school together.