Course guide

Full-time course

FULL-TIME COURSE (student visa)

The full-time, everyday course provides a unique opportunity of a comprehensive language and cultural experience for those who would like to improve Japanese communication skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing to the level of getting a job or preparing for graduate or vocational schools in Japan.

Terms 6 months / 1 year
(can be extended up to 2 years)
Levels 1 - 2: Basic
3 - 4: Pre-intermediate
5 - 6 - 7: Intermediate
8 - 9: Upper-intermediate
10: Advanced
Class level overview
Lesson hours Enrollment period: April, July, October, January

45min.× 4 lessons per day
Mon.-Fri. 9:30-13:00 or 13:30-17:00

(to be sorted into either morning or afternoon class by language level)

(ex: April, 2015 session)
Class hours Levels
9:30~13:00 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
13:30~17:00 1, 2, 3
Total hours
2 years: 1,600h
1.5 years: 1,200h
1 year: 800h
6 months: 400h

Extracurricular activities
Requirement for admission Please meet the application deadline.
SessionApplication deadline
January 2017 September 11, 2016
April 2017 November 19, 2016
July 2017 March 5, 2017
October 2017 May 27, 2017
January 2018 September 11, 2017
April 2018 November 28, 2017

Applicants are required to have 12 years of formal schooling or equivalent, to have studied Japanese in the past or to have some basic knowledge of Japanese (hiragana and katakana), or to have bachelor's degree and English knowledge for those who wish to go on to graduate schools.

* A level check test will be given in advance.

* For full-time, 10 weeks and one month courses, the classes may be merged according to students' level.

Course fee

6 months1 year
Application fee (student visa)20,000 yen
Admission fee50,000 yen (with visa application)
10,800 yen (valid visa possessor other than student visa)
Tuition350,000 yen680,000 yen
(with visa application)
420,000 yen 750,000 yen

Text and materials
Level chart
Minna no Nihongo basic level I2,160 yen
Minna no Nihongo basic level II2,700 yen
Minna no Nihongo intermediate level I3,024 yen
Let's Learn upper-intermediate level2,592 yen

Extracurricular activitiesat cost
Extracurricular activities
Homestay2,500 yen
per night with breakfast & supper
Handling charge
for homestay
10,800 yen
Foreign student office
Address8-18 Sakuragaoka-cho
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
150-0031 JAPAN
From abroad:
From abroad:
Office hoursMon.-Fri.: 9:00-21:00
Sat.-Sun.: 9:00-17:00