There are two enrollment periods in a year. In April and in October.
- If you want to apply for the course that starts in April, all the documents should be filed by the end of October of the previous year.
- Similarly, for the course that starts in October, all the documents should be filed by the end of April.
Various documents are required in order to acquire a study-abroad visa.
Please see the list of documents required to be submitted.
There is no age restriction, but the school accepts only those students who have graduated in the former school within five years.
First, contact the School via e-mail please.
When you apply for the student visa you have to proof, with a certificate, that you studied Japanese at least for 150 hours. If you have never studied Japanese you cannot register to the School.
For students expected to come in Japan in April, the visa will be issued about the end of February. For students expected to come in October, it will be issued at the end of August.
The school don`t accept credit cards
The school does not have a scholarship. But in Japan there are many different types of scholarship systems. For example, a scholarship is issued when you have good academic records at the Examination for Japanese University (EJU).
Classes are held from Monday through Friday 3 hours each day.
Classes are divided into morning class and afternoon class, and the time schedule is as follows.
- Morning class: 9:00 – 12:15 (with 15 minute breaks in between)
- Afternoon class: 13:00 – 16:15 (with 15 minute breaks in between)
The majority of students come from China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Nepal, Thailand, Mongolia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, Brazil and other countries.
Less than 20 people per class.
Classes are conducted completely in Japanese not using any English or other languages.
The first learning class will be determined based on a class placement test at the time of enrollment. There are also class placement tests held several times a year.
There are staff who speak English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Mongolian.
For beginners we start using “Minna no Nihongo 1.” However, the textbook is chose depend on students ability.
If you want to apply for the course that starts in April, all the documents should be filed by the end of October of the previous year. Similarly, for the course that starts in October, all the documents should be filed by the end of April.
Yes there is. There are also computers available for students
You can talk with School staff about what kind of school you would like to go after YAMATE preparatory course. Our team will support and guide you.
Foreign students can also work part- time jobs under certain restrictions if the Immigration Bureau permits activities other than that permitted.
- The amount of work permitted per week is 28 hours.
- However, students can work for 40 hours per week during long school holidays such as summer vacation.
There are many expenses like rent, electricity, water, meals, telephone charges and so on, of course life expenses depend on each person, but the majority of people live with 70,000 ~ 80,000 yen per month.
Students work part-time jobs to match their Japanese language ability. Many students work in factories or restaurants.
School-designated dorms are located near the school. Students living in the school-designated dorms for six months after enrollment.
- The rent is 27,000 yen per month (tax included) with no deposit, key money, etc. required.
- Water, electricity and gas are charged separately each month.
As a general rule students enrolling in this school will live in the school-designated dorm (for a period of 6 months–in the case of October students, until March 31 of the year after the date of enrollment).
If you wish to live with family members who lives near the school, we ask cohabitants come to the school for an interview. In such cases, the family members will be asked to submit documentation proving their familial relationship with you. Furthermore, depending on the interview with the cohabitants, in some cases this school may not approve you live with cohabitants.