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 January term 2021 is Sept. 10, 2020. But deadline is subject to change without announcement depending on the number of applicants. Please contact us for more details.
|Term Beginning||Application Period||Results of Selection|
|October 09, 2020||admissions closed||Aug. 28, 2020|
|January 06, 2021||June 01 to Sept. 10, 2020||Nov. 05, 2020|
|April 08, 2021||Aug. 02 to Nov. 17, 2020||Feb. 25, 2021|
|July 05, 2021||Jan. 01 to Mar. 03, 2021||May 20, 2021|
For those who applied for the July term 2020
We hope the coronavirus will come to an end.
Due to the effects of coronavirus infection, the Tokyo Immigration Bureau did not issue their COEs to applicants in the July term. (Issued to applicants in some countries)
This is because the Japanese government refuses entry from many countries(111 countries as of May 27) due to coronavirus infection.
Your COE will be issued as soon as the Japanese government permits the flight from your country.
All July term applicants are in the same situation as you.
COE is also pending for applicants such as universities, vocational schools and work visas.
Therefore, It may be difficult for those students to study in Japan from July term.
Probably it will start in October or January(2021). In any case, your COE is valid until then.
We will contact you if your COE is issued by the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau.
To those who apply for the October term 2020
All application documents can be sent by email. (Applicants from OECD countries only)
Once you send in your application with all the needed documentation before May 29th, we submit a request to the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau for document called a Certificate of Eligibility(COE).
If the request is approved, the Immigration Bureau notifies us on Aug. 28, 2020 and we will inform you that your COE has been issued.
And we will send you your COE by DHL if you can come to Japan to study without effects of coronavirus.
Make sure you get a student visa at Japanese Embassy or consulate and get your ticket before you pay your tuition fees.
But If you can’t come for some reason or other, you can change to the January or April term. Or if you give up on coming to Japan, we will refund the tuition fees.
General Course(2 or more terms)
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.
Upon arrival Japan on a student visa you’ll receive one year student visa (or one year three months) which can be extended another one year during your stay in Japan. You can study Japanese on a student visa for up to two years.
|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 system is different other countries. In principle, the school year begins in April and ends in March of the following year.
The enrollment period for College Preparatory Course is as follows.
|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
- Value for money: The Institute aims to provide high quality and yet reasonably priced professional education and training.
- 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.
- You too, by all means please do challenge yourself to it. (More Information)