FULL-TIME COURSE (Working Holiday)

We also warmly welcome The WORKING HOLIDAY program participants in Japan! If you’re just interested in studying for a three-month period, you can study using a working holiday visa. Also, if you wish to continue studying and to acquire a student visa at this institute, it is possible to change to a student visa without leaving the country.

Japan has introduced the programmes with the following 16 countries/regions

Citizens from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Poland, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Slovakia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, who are between the ages of 18 and 30 inclusive, and citizens from Australia, Canada and Korea who are between the ages of 18 and 25 inclusive, can apply for a Working Holiday Visa(except in those cases where the competent authorities of Japan agree to extend the limitation of age to 30 years.). There are other conditions too, which vary from country to country. These conditions also change over time. Please contact your local Japanese Embassy or Consulate for more information.

Three months Intensive Courses
Term Start January, April, July, October
Class Schedule Mornings : 09:00 - 12:20 or Afternoons : 13:20 - 16:40
Term Length Three months (50 classes)
Levels Beginning(3 levels), Intermediate(3 levels), Advanced(2 levels)

Documents to be submitted The application deadline for students wishing to study for just a single term (3 months) is one month before the start of classes. But deadline is subject to change without announcement depending on the number of applicants. Please contact us in advance. —Note: this is also the deadline if you are already in Japan with working visa or spousal visa.

Application Deadlines
Term Beginning Classes Start and End Deadline
January 2017 January 10 - March 17 admissions closed
April 2017 April 06 - June 21 March 03
July 2017 July 05 - September 28 June 09
October 2017 October 10 - December 20 September 8

You can apply online or, if you prefer, you can download and print out an application from our forms page and send to us.

all the needed documentation (via online)
Ⅰ Application form for admission     online
Ⅱ Photograph     online

Fees (one term) For students studying on a tourist visa or an existing working or spousal visa, the costs are slightly lower, as the admission process is simpler:

Three months Course Fees (One term)
Ⅰ Admission       ¥6,000
Ⅱ Tuition (one term)  ¥159,000
Total  ¥165,000

  1. All prices quoted include the taxes.
  2. Admission fee includes extracurricular activities, facilities and the main textbooks.
  3. The above fees do not include some textbooks for JLPT(EJU) test preparation.
  4. Yoshida Institute Refund Policy.
Payment Methods
  1. International payments - Flywire
  2. International payments - Bank
  3. in person (pay in cash).

We will give you a placement test and consult with you to determine which level is best for you.


  1. Final exam at the end of each term (every 3 months).
  2. Upon successful completion of each course, a student progress report will be written if requested at the time of the final exam.

Frequently asked QUESTIONS.

How to read and write the Kanji on our Kanji pages.