For International Students

We offer safe and extensive international student support, including providing classes limited to international students aiming to seek a career in the photographic industry in Japan.

We provide practical career counseling for our students with the latest employment information. We offer "Japanese business language" lessons which can help during and after your career search, and we will assist you in finding your future career path.

Pick up: Cross-Cultural Exchange Exercises


Hironobu Kaneko (Faculty)

In order for international students to work in Japan, it is not enough to simply be able to speak Japanese. It is necessary to acquire the basics of the Japanese language to Japanese business etiquette. Our classes will teach you a range of subjects through active class discussions, from greetings to telephone etiquette, how to write e-mails to interview tactics, all the way to learning about the unique culture of Japan. Our class aims to teach you essential Japanese and manners that will allow you to conduct business in a smooth manner, in order for you to develop good human relationships in the business scene. You will also learn about resident visa procedures and how to plan your career search schedule.

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We offer our international students support in changing visa status (working visa, etc.) when seeking employment in Japan.

Our International Students

We provide extensive support such as lessons limited to our international students.

We offer "Japanese business language" lessons which can help during and after your career search, and we will assist you in finding your future career path.

Pick up: class Cross-Cultural Exchange Exercises

In order for international students to work in Japan, it is not enough to simply be able to speak Japanese. It is necessary to acquire the basics of the Japanese language to Japanese business etiquette. Our classes will teach you a range of subjects through active class discussions, including greetings, telephone etiquette, how to write e-mails, interview tactics, and the unique culture of Japan. Our class aims to teach you essential Japanese and manners that will allow you to conduct business in a smooth manner, in order for you to develop good human relationships in the business scene. You will also learn about resident visa procedures and how to plan your career search schedule.

International Students Data

List of Nationalities
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Korea
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Canada
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • France
  • Italy
  • Sweden
  • Belarus
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Dominican Republic
  • Russia
List of Japanese language schools
Tokyo International Japanese School Meisei International Japanese Language School
YIEA Tokyo Academy OHARA Japanese Language School
OLJ Language Academy Akamonkai Japanese Language School
Toshin Language School ISI Japanese Language School
Japanese Language School Affiliated with Tokyo International University Midream School of Japanese Language
Tokyo International Culture Education Institute Human Academy Japanese Language School
Aoyama International Education Institute Toyo Language School
Kokusho Japanese Language School Chiyoda International Language Academy
Tokyo Sanritsu Academy Sun-A International Academy
Chiyoda International Academy Meros Language School
JCLI Japanese Language School Kyoshin Language Academy
Bunka Institute of Language Osaka YMCA Japanese Language School
Yamano Japanese Language School Shukutoku Japanese Language School
Asia International Language Center New Japan Academy
MANABI Japanese Language Institute Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute
ARC Tokyo Japanese Language School KCP International Japanese Language School
Urawa International School

International Students Careers & Debuts

[Rental Studios]
Iino Mediapro Co., Ltd. OGIKUBOMAN Inc.
Urban Resort Group Rio Creative Co., Ltd.
[Bridal]
Alpha Video, Inc. ICHIKURA CO., LTD.
KRK PRODUCE Inc.
[Commercial/Advertising]
amana inc. Amazutsumi Photo Studio
Boil GO-SEES Co., Ltd.
[Advertising/Publishing]
Kobunsha Service
[Publishing]
Kodansha Business Partners Co., Ltd. Kodansha Studio
[Photo Studios]
Benesse Holdings, Inc. Tamahiyo Photo Studio
LAQUAN STUDIO hollyhock inc.
[EC Websites]
Diamond Head co.,ltd
[Others]
Transpacific Enterprises

Admissions for International Students

Applying from within Japan

Eligibility for Applicants

  1. Applicants must have over 12 years of education (equivalent to completion of senior high school in Japan).
  2. Applicants must have a clear purpose for studying in Japan and have the strong will to acquire the knowledge and technical skills in a specialized field.
  3. Persons satisfying any of the following conditions:
    • Applicants must have studied Japanese at a Japanese-language school recognized by the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education for over 6 months, or must be students registered at an academic institution such as a university and hold satisfactory academic results and attendance.
    • Applicants must have achieved over Level 2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) (scored over 400 points in the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test), or have scored over 200 points in the subject of Japanese as a Foreign Language in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), or have a level of Japanese proficiency equivalent to the above.
  4. Applicants must be able to obtain or extend their entry visa (Student Visa for education at a Japanese language school) by the end of March 2019.
  5. Applicants must be in both good physical and mental health, without any diseases or illnesses including any infectious diseases designated by law.

Application Documents

  1. Admissions Application Form (form provided)
  2. Admissions Screening Material [Essay] (form provided)
    *Only required for applicants applying for admissions on recommendation or general admissions
  3. Certificate of Eligibility for Application (please cut and enclose "For submission upon application")
    *Only required for applicants applying for AO admissions
  4. Letter of Recommendation (for applicants accredited for self or school recommendation admissions)
    *Japanese Language School Recommendation Admissions (Letter of Recommendation) for accredited applicants (form provided)
    *Self Recommendation Admissions (Letter of Recommendation) for accredited applicants (form provided)
    *Designated School Recommendation Admissions: Please contact the Admissions Office for details.
  5. Certificate of graduation from the final education institute in home country (diploma accepted)
    *Please enclose an English or Japanese translation. The format is unrestricted but the document must be signed by a person other than the applicant (listed on the certificate).
  6. Passport/Residence Card
    *You may present them when you apply in person, or, if you are applying by post, please attach a copy showing all registered fields.
  7. Submit all the following applicable documents. (must be originals, however, (2) and (3) will be returned at a later date)
    • (1) Academic transcript issued by your Japanese language school (including attendance) *Keep sealed. Invalid if opened.
    • (2) Certificate of Level 2 or above of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
    • (3) Score certificate of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)
  8. Letter of Guarantee [emergency contact in Japan] (form provided)
    *Limited to relatives, friends or Japanese language school instructors etc., who currently reside in Japan and can be reached at time of emergencies.
  9. Admissions Examination Fee: JPY20,000(Only required for those applying for general admissions. Please use the designated examination fee bank transfer form included in the Application Guidebook and settle payment via bank transfer. Please ensure submission of the transfer payment receipt.)
    *The address of the applicant at the time of application must be entered correctly, including the name of the building and room number if applicable.

Application Method and Period

AO Admissions Applicants *For those applying through AO Admissions, please submit application according to the AO Admissions Entry schedule.
Japanese Language School Recommendation Admissions Applicants October 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019
Self Recommendation Admissions Applicants October 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019
Designated School Recommendation Admissions Applicants October 1, 2018 ~The application will be closed as soon as the number of applicants for the Japanese language school reaches the limit
General Admissions Applicants November 1, 2018 ~The application will be closed as soon as the number of applicants reaches the limit.
*Applicants requesting scholarship

For international students who wish to request for scholarship, we accept applications for scholarship (new students).

Admissions Procedure

First Round Screening Screening of application materials
Second Round Screening Japanese written test and interview in person
*The examination date will be directly notified to applicants who have passed the first round screening.

*Applicants for AO admissions will be notified of the interview date after the entry sheet has been submitted. For details on the schedule, please refer to the "AO Admissions Guidelines."

Announcement of Results

Written notification will be sent to the applicant after the second round screening.

Applying from Overseas

Eligibility for Applicants

  1. Applicants must have over 12 years of education (equivalent to completion of senior high school in Japan).
  2. Applicants must have a clear purpose for studying in Japan and have the strong will to acquire the knowledge and technical skills in a specialized field.
  3. Applicants must have studied Japanese at a Japanese language school recognized by the Association for the Promotion of Japanese-Language Education for over 6 months in the past, and have achieved over Level 2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) (scored over 400 points in the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test), or have scored over 200 points in the subject of Japanese as a Foreign Language in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU).
  4. Applicants must be in both good physical and mental health, without any diseases or illnesses including any infectious diseases designated by law.

Application Documents

  1. Admissions Application Form (form provided)
  2. Admissions Screening Material [Essay] (form provided) Only required for applicants applying for admissions on recommendation or general admissions
  3. Certificate of Eligibility for Application (please cut and enclose "For submission upon application")
  4. Letter of Recommendation *Self Recommendation Admissions (Letter of Recommendation) for accredited applicants (form provided)
  5. Certificate of graduation from the final education institute in home country (diploma accepted)
    *Please enclose an English or Japanese translation. The format is unrestricted but the document must be signed by a person other than the applicant (listed on the certificate).
  6. Passport copy (please copy all pages containing registered personal information.)
  7. Submit all the following applicable documents (must be originals, however, (2) and (3) will be returned at a later date).
    • (1) Academic transcript issued by your Japanese language school (including attendance) *Keep sealed. Invalid if opened.
    • (2) Certificate of Level 2 or above of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
    • (3) Score certificate of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)
  8. Letter of Guarantee [emergency contact in Japan] (form provided)
    *Limited to relatives, friends or Japanese language school instructors etc., who currently reside in Japan and can be reached at time of emergencies.
  9. Entry Visa (Student Visa) Application Material (format provided and will be sent from the school)
  10. Admissions Examination Fee: JPY20,000 (Only required for those applying for general admissions.)
    *Please give prior notice to the Admissions Office if examination fees will be transferred directly from overseas.
    *Please note that handling fees (to be borne by the applicant) will be charged for both sending and receiving banks upon transfer.

Application Method and Period

AO Admissions Applicants For those applying directly from overseas, please submit application by the 5th entry period (October 18)
Self Recommendation Admissions Applicants October 1, 2018 to be received no later than November 30, 2018
General Admissions Applicants October 1, 2018 to be received no later than November 30, 2018

*Due to the requirement of the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau that the application for the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) be submitted by the end of December, please submit application at the earliest possible time.

*Applicants requesting scholarship
For international students who wish to request for scholarship, we accept applications for scholarship (new students).

Admissions Procedure and Announcement of Results

Same as applications submitted within Japan.

Scholarship for International Students

To reduce the economical burdens of international students studying in Japan, we have set up a special scholarship system for international students.


Amount of Grant

JPY 180,000


Eligibility

Applicants who wish to study at this school from April 2019 under a "Student" visa status.


Selection Process

Successful applicants will need to score over 85 points in the Admissions Examination (Japanese written test) and will be determined after an overall assessment including an interview.


Tuition Exemption

Reduction of the amount of grant from first year tuition


Important Notice

If selected for different scholarship, the higher grant will take priority.