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Intensive Course

It is a application requirement for 2018

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This is a full-time course, which meets 20 hours per week, and is intended for students wishing to study Japanese intensively, such as those who wish to go to higher education in Japan, work for Japanese companies or learn Japanese art and culture.
Classes emphasize spoken communication through a small student-teacher ratio, with a careful balance of all four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. We provide the option of “Business class” or “Art and Culture Study class” in both the intermediate and advanced classes. We make the most of the unique opportunities available in Kyoto to improve your learning experience.
Admission requirements

*Applicants must be over 18 years of age and must have completed at least 12 years of education (the equivalent of Japanese primary and secondary education) abroad.
*Applicants must have qualifications equal to the above as determined by this school.

Period of enrollment

Two years/year and a half (6 month term also possible)
*The two year course begins in April and ends in March two years later. The one and a half year course begins in October and ends in March two years later.

Time of enrollment

April and October (2 terms per year)

School Term

First term April 1 - September 30
Second term October 1 - March 31

Calendar

2018 First term
April 4 (Wednesday) Entrance ceremony / Orientation
April 5 (Thursday) Classes begin
July 5- August 15 Summer vacation
August 16 (Thursday) Classes resume
September 26 (Wednesday) Classes end
September 27 (Thursday) Closing ceremony

2018 Second term
October 12 (Friday) Entrance ceremony / Orientation
October 15 (Monday) Classes begin
December 22 - January 7 Winter vacation
(2019) January 8 (Tuesday) Classes resume
(2019) March 11 (Monday) Classes end
(2019) March 12 (Tuesday) Closing ceremony

*Entrance ceremonies and Orientations begin at 11:00 a.m.

Class days

Monday - Friday (5 days per week), 20 lessons per week

Class hours

(a) 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (45 minutes x 4)
(b) 1:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. (45 minutes x 4)

*Assignment to the (a) or (b) session will be determined by the school.
Class duration varies by course.

Class size

Beginner & Advanced : Up to 13 students
Intermediate : Up to 18 students

Screening method

Application materials (and an interview)

Class placement

Placement test and interview

Screening, registration and tuition fees

  Fees Fees including consumption tax (8%) Fees including consumption tax (10%)  
Screening fee ¥29,000 ¥31,300 ¥31,900 Payable upon application
Registration fee ¥48,000 ¥51,800 ¥52,800 Payable at registration
Tuition fee ¥289,000 ¥312,100 ¥317,900 Per term (6 month period)
Educational enhancement fee ¥10,000 ¥10,800 ¥11,000 Per term (6 month period)
Insurance fee ¥10,000 ¥10,000 ¥10,000 Per term (6 month period)
Class activity fee ¥5,000 ¥5,400 ¥5,500 Per term (6 month period)

  • Please pay fees including the consumption tax at the rate that will be in effect when you enter the school.
  • Educational enhancement fee is for an excursion, welfare, facilities.
  • The class activity fee is for activities centered on learning Kyoto’s culture for the beginner class, and field trips and guest speakers for the intermediate and advanced classes. We ask that all classes pay the fee.
  • The “insurance fee” is an accident compensation insurance for Japanese Language Schools by Tokyo Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. Basically only students whose visa status is ‘Student visa’ are subject to take out a policy in the insurance.
  • Fees for textbooks and course materials are additional. These are approximately ¥8,000 per term.

Cancelling and Refunds

  • Regardless of the outcome of the screening, the screening fee is non-refundable.
  • If the course is cancelled before classes begin: the educational enhancement fee, class activity fee, and insurance fee are non-refundable. However, the registration fee and tuition fee are refundable provided that the following documents are submitted to the school:
    • After being issued the Certificate of Eligibility, but before applying for a student visa:
      • Certificate of Eligibility
      • Certificate of Admission
    • After receiving student visa, but before arriving in Japan:
      • Certificate of Admission
    • If the Japanese Embassy and Japanese Consulate have not issued the student visa
      • The paperwork confirming that the visa has not been issued
      • Certificate of Admission
  • Cancelling after classes have started:
    • The registration fee, tuition fee, educational enhancement fee, class activity fee, and insurance fee are non-refundable. However, upon performing the proper procedures, the registration fee and tuition fee are refundable in the case of being unable to receive a student visa.
    • If the Japanese Embassy and Japanese Consulate have not issued the student visa
      • The paperwork confirming that the visa has not been issued
      • Certificate of Admission

  • Cancelling before classes have started:
    • The registration fee and tuition fee will be refunded
  • Cancelling after classes have started

The registration fee, tuition fee, educational enhancement fee, and class activity fee will not be refunded

Application period

Origin of Application Application Period Admission Notice Instruction begins
First Term 2018 Outside Japan October 2 -
November 20, 2017
The result of screening by the school will be reported in approximately two weeks after the application materials are received. April 5, 2018
Within Japan December 1, 2017-
March 20, 2018
Second Term 2018 Outside Japan April 3 -
May 21, 2018

October 15, 2018

Within Japan June 1 -
September 20, 2018

  • The Immigration regulations do not permit the change of your visa status from “Temporary Visitor” to “Student”. Even if you are already residing in Japan, those with “Temporary Visitor” status must apply by following the procedure for overseas applicants.
  • Once the class reaches its quota, further applicants will not be accepted.

Office hours

The school’s office is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The office is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and the vacation periods indicated below:
Summer holidays : August 9, 2018 – August 15, 2018
Winter holidays : December 28, 2018 – January 7, 2019

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Lastupdate

2017/09/21 It updated to course contents of 2018 year.