Long-term study (2 or more terms)

Students studying for longer periods usually obtain a student visa (Ryuugaku visa in Japanese). The procedure is somewhat time consuming so students need to apply well in advance of the date they hope to start classes. Students cannot obtain these visas on their own, they must first apply to Yoshida to begin the process. We will guide you through the process to try and make it as simple as possible.

If you wish to studying and to acquire a Student visa at this institute, the deadline to apply for the July term is March 08, 2019. But deadline is subject to change without announcement depending on the number of applicants. Please contact us for more details.

Application Deadlines(a student visa)

Term Beginning Application Period Results of Selection
April 08, 2019 admissions closed Feb. 21, 2019
July 03, 2019 Dec. 01, 2018 to Mar. 08, 2019 May 23, 2019
October 09, 2019 Feb. 01 to May 24, 2019 Aug. 22, 2019
January 09, 2020 June 10 to Sept. 10, 2019 Nov. 07, 2019

General Course:

We make every effort to provide our students with what they need most for their study, along with any assistance they may need to live in Japan. Some people want to learn Japanese for the future, while other students study primarily for business purposes.

The attendance at school period is as follows.

Term Period
January term six months to two years
April term      six months to two years
July term      six months to two years
October term six months to two years

  • Because we provide a course from the beginner’s class to the upper grade class in all terms, applicants of any level may enter.
  • You can decide the learning period.

College Preparatory Course:

Students who want to learn Japanese to study further at a university or technical college. The Japanese education sytem is different other countries. A school year begins in April and ends in March of the following year.

The attendance at school period is as follows.

Term Period
January term one year and three months
April term        one year or two years         
July term       one year and nine months 
October term one year and six months  

  • We will give you a placement test and consult with you to determine which level is best for you. For example, ability higher than the third grade (JLPT) is necessary when you hope for entrance to our institute in January term.
  • If you are already N3 level or higher, you can graduate within a year.

Entrance requirements(College Preparatory Course) :An applicant must be ones who have completed 12 years of schooling recognized as standard in their own countries or alternatively ones who have been judged by appropriate faculty as possessing as equivalent scholastic attainment in their own countries.

The lessons are taught entirely in Japanese and also since the textbook is written in hiragana and katakana, it is strongly recommended that you familiarize yourself with hiragana and katakana before the first lesson. Feel free to use these HIRAGANA and KATAKANA study aids to help you get started.

About exemption or reduction of admission fee

  1. Value for money: The Institute aims to provide high quality and yet reasonably priced professional education and training.
  2. Special offer: Students enrolling directly via email will receive a discount on the admission fee. This does not apply to those applying via third-party recruiters.
  3. You too, by all means please do challenge yourself to it.  (More Information)

We warmly welcome

Exemption or Reduction
of Admission fees.

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Learning Japanese

Learn how to read and write the kana on our HIRAGANA and KATAKANA pages. Please check out our website: Learning Japanese.