To study in Japan you will need a proper visa. The type of visa you need depends upon the length of time you intend to study and your nationality. If you’re just interested in studying for a three-month period, students from many countries can simply study using a normal tourist visa. But students wanting to study for six months or longer must have a student visa or some other type of visa that allows them to stay in Japan.
You can find a more complete description on our admissions information page. Classes are held five days a week in the morning or in the afternoon. That time students work on improving speaking, reading, writing and listening skills.
|Short-term 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)|
|Term Beginning||Classes Start and End||Deadline|
|October 2017||October 10 – December 20||admissions closed|
|January 2018||January 09 – March 20||December 08|
|April 2018||April 05 – June 20||March 16|
|July 2018||July 04 – September 28||June 15|
January term 2018: We have some seats available.
The application deadline for students wishing to study for just a single term (3 months) is two weeks 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. 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|
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:
|Short-term Course Fees (One term)|
|Ⅱ Tuition (one term)||¥159,000|
- All prices quoted include the taxes.
- Admission fee includes extracurricular activities, facilities and textbooks.
- The above fees do not include some textbooks for JLPT(EJU) test preparation.
- Yoshida Institute Refund Policy.- Please be sure to read –
- International payments Flywire (recommend).
- By international Bank transfer.
Bank transfer fee is not included in this amount. Please burden this at your expense. Thank you.
- in person (pay in cash).
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- Track your payment from start to finish.
- Save on bank fees and exchange rates.
- Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night. For more information, visit the Flywire help page.
a placement test and consult with you to determine which level is best for you.
- Final exam at the end of each term (every 3 months).
- Upon successful completion of each course, a student progress report will be written if requested at the time of the final exam.
Visitors to Japan must obtain a visa from one of the Japanese diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries. The Government of Japan currently allows citizens of 67 countries/territories to travel to Japan for tourism or study without having to obtain a visa.
Citizens of 67 countries and regions are visa exempt for visits up to 90 days (unless otherwise noted). Students from England, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Mexico, and Lichtenstein are allowed to study in Japan for six months on a tourist visa. Upon arrival you’ll receive a 90-day visa which can be extended another 90 days during your stay in Japan.
Other countries : All application documents must be submitted to nearest Embassy or Consulate General of Japan in the applicant’s country of residence. The applicant must apply for a visa in person. We hope you will show interest in Japanese culture and society, and Japanese language in order to take home with you a greater understanding and appreciation of our country and people. (Unfortunately, The Yoshida Institute cannot issue any documents for you to apply for a temporary visa.) More Information : Exemption of Visa (Short-Term Stay)
Once you send in your application with all the needed documentation and tuition fees.
After that is received, we send you the entrance permit and some documents.
- You submit your application to Yoshida.
- We review your application. We send you the invoice.
- You pay for one term of tuition fee.
- We send you your entrance permit.
- You receive your entrance permit and head to Japan!