Standard Japanese (student visa)

For students who wish to apply for a Student Visa.
Students learn techniques to pass the Exam for Japanese University Admission, and the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, while at the same time developing a natural conversation ability, all based on a foundation of integrated Japanese studies. Morning and afternoon classes available.

Qualifications for enrollment

12 years of formal education or equivalent, as well as the ability to provide certification required. Exceptions are possible for students who do not intend to pursue admission to an institute of higher education.
*Applicants must at least understand hiragana, katakana, and simple greetings before they start classes.

Course overview

Elementary level (6 months) JLPT N3 level
  • Master basic grammar, communication skills
Intermediate level (6 months) JLPT N2 level
  • Master coherent discourse
  • Short essay composition
Advanced level (6 months) JLPT N1 level
  • Advanced expression ability for public speech, debate, and written composition
Seminar (6 months)
  • Ability to understand lectures in vocational or graduate schools

Course content

  1. Solid class focus
    • Students learn kanji, vocabulary, reading, grammar, writing, listening, and conversation.All four communicative skills are developed.
    • Vocabulary and grammatical items that appear on the JLPT N1 and N2 are naturally acquired through in class exercises.
    • Guidance and mock exams are stressed for students preparing to take the EJU.
    • In-depth tutoring is offered for students writing application essays, and preparing for interview tests.
    • A focus on Japanese humanities, and manners and customs, is incorporated throughout the coursework.
  2. Supplemental study of subjects (physics, math, etc.) that appear on the EJU offered.
  3. For students who are at an appropriate level of Japanese and wish to enter graduate school in Japan,a special preparation class is available.

Application and admission (4 times per year)

Admission Period Application Period Study Period

(students advancing to other schools)

April Oct – Nov 1 year / 2 years
July Feb – Mar 1 year and 9 months
October Apr – May 1 year and 6 months
January Aug – Sept 1 year and 3 months
*Applicants for the January term must be at JLPT N4 level before enrolling.
*The study period for students who do not plan to advance to other schools is from 6 months to 2 years.

Class hours

Monday to Friday
Morning classes 9:10-12:30
Afternoon classes 13:10-16:30
20 classes/week, 760 classes/year


Application Fee Registration Tuition (1 year) Total (First year)
¥20,000 ¥80,000 ¥640,000 ¥740,000
(Japanese yen; 8% consumer tax included)
Tuition includes all fees for textbooks, materials, school events and student insurance.

Application procedure

Please submit all required documents with the non-refundable application fee either in person or by mail.
Application Applicant review Immigration evaluation Notification of admission & tuition payment Receive “Letter of Admission” and “Certificate of Eligibility” Apply student visa, arrive Japan, registration

Required documents

① Application Form (written and signed by the applicant) Download
② Enrollment Conditions (signed and dated by the applicant) Download
③ Personal Records (written and signed by the applicant) Download
*For the “purpose and reason” section, be as specific as possible about your academic motivation and post-study plans.。
④ Diploma (original or certified copy)
*Students who are about to graduate must submit a graduation letter from their current school, as well as a diploma from the last school they graduated from.
⑤ Record of Japanese language study
*JLPT N5 level or over 150 study hours
⑥ 6 photographs (4 x 3 cm)
*Indicate name, nationality and birth date on the back.
⑦ Passport copy
*Copy all pages that have information printed or stamped on them.
⑧ Financial support documents
(a) Supported by parent / guardian

  1. Statement of Financial Support (written and signed by the person offering support) Download
  2. Bank statement
    *An account balance equal to or above the equivalent of 3 million yen is standard for 2 years study.
  3. Family register or birth certificate that shows the relationship between the applicant and their parent / guardian
(b) Self support

  1. Statement of Financial Support (written and signed by the applicant) Download
  2. Bank statement
  3. Certificate of employment
(c)Supported by family living in Japan

  1. Statement of Financial Support (written and signed by the person offering support) Download
  2. Certificate of employment
    *Business owner / self employed: business registration / license.
  3. Income tax record
    *Must show total earnings for the most recent three years.
  4. Resident records for the whole household
  5. Certificate of seal impression
*All of the above documents must be submitted in the original.Documents issued within 3 months of submission time only.
*All documents must be submitted with Japanese translations.
*Additional documents may be required based on the administrative guidance of the Japanese government.

Payment method and notes

Payment by international telegraphic transfer (T/T) is to be made to the following bank account.
Branch name:MIZUHO BANK
Bank address:3-33 Honcho, Nakaku, Yokohama, Japan
Account number:ORDINARY ACCOUNT 1783486
  1. All bank transfers must be made in the name of the student.
  2. Enrollees must complete payment of all school fees for the first year before receiving the “Certificate of Eligibility.” Students who start in January must pay for their full 1 year 3 month time of study in one payment. Payment in installments is only permitted in special situations.
  3. Tuitions and school fees are non-refundable; exceptions are as stated by the “Guidelines for Acceptance of Students by Japanese Language Institutes”.
  4. Students with student visa are enrolled in student insurance for the duration of their enrollment. Additionally, they are required to be enrolled in national health insurance.
*Terms of the student insurance may be subject to change at the behest of the provider.
*Tuition will be adjusted in the event of changes to the consumer tax rate.