Apply for a student visa

If you wish to apply for a long-term study abroad program, please prepare and submit the following documents by the deadline. All required forms and instructions on how to complete them can be found on our forms page.
Applicants must have completed 12 years of schooling recognized as standard in your home country, or be judged by the appropriate department to have equivalent academic ability in your home country.
For SWEDISH, see the Swedish page for details.

Application Form Please use our prescribed form.
Form (PDF) | Form(MS Word)
Personal Record Using our prescribed form, please list
(a) your educational history from elementary school to the last school you attended and
(b) the purpose of your studies. 

Form(PDF) | Form(MS Word)
Diploma OECD countries:
Please send us a scanned PDF through email. No need to send by mail.
Other Countries :
Please send a certificate of graduation from the school from which you most recently graduated.
The original is required, but if you do not wish to send the original, it must be notarized by a court of law or the Ministry of Education.
Please ask for details.
Photo Please send a Jpeg to my email with a background of an unpatterned wall.
Any image with part of the eye obscured by the reflection of glasses.hat or visible teeth is invalid.
If you are unable to remove your hat for religious reasons, please inquire.
Copy of passport If you already have one. It must include the applicant’s photograph, passport number, and all pages showing previous visits to Japan.
Supporter (father, mother, sibling, applicant)
Oath of Payment How to support the student to cover expenses during tour stay in Japan. Remittance in person or from outside Japan. If you have a supporter, please use our designated form.
Form(PDF) | Form(MS Word)
Certificate of Deposit Balance Must be in the bank’s original form and show the account number. The deposit balance must be at least 20,000 (USD).
Other Documents to be submitted as required.

《Example of how to fill out various forms》

For students who are citizens of OECD countries, these are the only documents required. Submission is completed by e-mail. However, the Japanese government imposes additional requirements for students from non-OECD countries. Students applying from these countries are usually required to submit documentation confirming the status of their sponsor, usually a parent, during their stay in Japan. In addition to this, there are additional requirements that vary from country to country.
Some countries may complete the same documentation as OECD countries.
Please contact us for more information.

The information on the documents collected at this time will be used only for the visa application and various procedures during your studies and will not be used for any other purpose.

VISA Application Process

Once the applicant has prepared the required documents, he/she must pay the application fee. We will apply to the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau for a document called a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). If the application is successful, a Certificate of Eligibility will be issued and we will inform you of this. At that point we will bill you and you will be required to pay 6 months (or one year) tuition and other fees (see our Fees page for more information). After we receive your tuition fees, we will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) which you will use to apply for a student visa at your local embassy or consulate.

Application Steps

    1. Applicant: Submit the application documents to the College.


    1. Ourside:Once we have reviewed your application documents and confirmed that there are no problems,
      we will prepare and submit your application on the date specified by the Immigration Office.


    1. The Immigration Office will review your documents, approve your application, and send the certificate to us.
      This period can take up to two months.


    1. Ourside:We will send you a scan of the CoE we received from the immigration office and report back to you on the success of your application.


    1. Applicant:6 months or 1 year of tuition, enrollment fee and other fees are paid.


    1. Ourside:We will send you a certificate of eligibility and various documents


    1. Applicant:Submit the COE, application form, and visa application (available on the embassy’s website) to the local Japanese embassy or consulate.


    1. Applicant:You will obtain a student visa and head to Japan. You will receive a 1 year student visa (or 1 year and 3 months) upon arrival, which can be extended during your stay in Japan.

We warmly welcome

New inquiries for the October course will be suspended as the course has reached its capacity.Consultations for applications after that date are available.
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it is possible to study at this institute while visiting Japan on a 3-month temporary visa.

Students studying for longer periods usually obtain a student visa.

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