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Guidance of Admission Procedures

About admission

Admission Time

Admission to our school is April, July, October, and January four times a year, and graduation is March in each term. However, if you are a student in the January period and cannot pass the final examination, you will be extended for up to two years.

Admission Time Application period Period of study
April From July to October (4 months) From April to March of the following year (2 years)
July From November to February (4 months) From July to March of the following year (1 year and 9 months)
October From February to May (4 months) From October to March of the following year (1 year and 6 months)
January From May to August (4 months) From January to March of the following year (3 months per year)

Admission Requirements

  • Have an academic background of 12 years or more from elementary school, excellent grades, and willingness to study (University College, Junior College, Normal High School)
  • Within 5 years after graduating from a school with a final education
  • The following are accepted as educational backgrounds.
    • 1. Normal high school 2. Junior college 3. University student
    • Examining distance learning, night school, self-consideration, adult education, and vocational school
    • The educational background to receive a certification report from the Chinese Ministry of Education should be determined after consultation.
  • A reliable supporter who can bear the expenses during the stay in Japan.
  • Must have a Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 4 or higher, or J-TEST (F Level or higher), Japanese NAT Examination Level 4 Pass Certificate if the Japanese language study history is 200 hours or more and the final education level is high school (12 years of education).

Selection method and entrance examination

The school will notify students of the time and place of the written and interview exams through the referral agency. Please bring the following documents with you during the interview.
  • Items to bring by the applicant
    • CV (fill in carefully with a black fountain pen or black ballpoint pen)
    • Original ID card (or a document issued by a public institution replacing it)
    • Certificate of Final academic diploma and transcript ・ All originals
    • Telephone number and detailed address of the school with the final academic background
    • In addition to the above documents, notebook and black pen
  • Documents to bring by the financial supporter
    • Original ID card (or a document issued by a public institution replacing it)
  • Expenses and parents must accompany the interview.
  • At the time of interview, pay a screening fee of 20,000 yen for successful applicants.
  • The written examination will be conducted in Japanese.

Application documents

Download documents

We have a complete set of documents (application for admission, resume, expense payment document) necessary for application. Please mail the documents of the applicant and the financial supporter. Expenses can be paid only by direct relatives, and documents are only valid within 3 months from the date of submission. The documents vary depending on nationality and payment method, so please be sure to contact the secretariat before applying.

Complete Application Form Complete Application Form For Chinese

Application to:

To Tamagawa International Language School Secretariat

Tamagawa International Building 5-15-10 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo


  • Application form (with photos), resume (4 sheets used by the school)
  • 6 photos (3cm x 4cm, name and date of birth written on the back)
  • Original academic certificate, certification report
  • Certificate of enrollment and expected graduation if currently in school
  • Transcripts
  • Japanese Language Certificate
    • High school education: Japanese language proficiency exam level 4, NAT exam level 4, or J-Test F grade certificate
    • Junior college, university education: Japanese language study time certificate (more than 200 hours)
  • A copy of your passport (if you have a history of visiting Japan, a copy of the page with the visa and immigration stamp)
  • Copy of Personal ID
  • A copy of the family register (same as the address listed in the resume, if attached, an explanation is attached on a separate sheet)
  • Copy of passports of relatives in Japan (parents, siblings, spouses, children, etc.), a copy of both sides of the alien registration card, student copy of school destination, or certificate of employment

Financial Supporter

  • Expense reimbursement form (using our designated form)
  • Relative notarization (public document showing the relationship between the applicant and the financial supporter)
  • Financial supporter’s bank balance certificate (3 million yen or 200,000 RMB or more)
  • Certificate of incumbent’s in-service, income certificate, tax payment certificate (with income for the past 3 years)
  • Business license (if the sponsor is private business)

If the sponsor lives in Japan

  • Certificate of resident’s card or alien registration card
  • Family register
  • Deposit balance certificate (over 3 million yen)
  • Certificate of employment, income certificate (withholding slip, etc.)
  • Tax payment certificate with description of the income of the sponsor
  • Copy of Company Registration Certificate
  • Company brochure


Long-term course

First Year Tuition Fee

Selection fee Admission Fee Tuition Fee Facility costs Supplementary teaching materials Consumption tax (10%) Total
20,000 yen 50,000 yen 570,000 yen 44,000 yen 12,000 yen 67,600 yen 763,600 yen
Selection fee
20,000 yen
Admission Fee
50,000 yen
Tuition Fee
570,000 yen
Facility costs
44,000 yen
Supplementary teaching materials
12,000 yen
Consumption tax (10%)
67,600 yen
763,600 yen

Second Year Tuition Fee

Admission Time Payment Deadline Tuition Fee Facility costs Supplementary teaching materials Consumption tax (10%) Total
April Enrollment Until February 20 570,000 yen 44,000 yen 12,000 yen 62,600 yen 688,600 yen
July Enrollment Until May 20 427,500 yen 33,000 yen 9,000 yen 46,950 yen 516,450 yen
October Enrollment Until August 20 285,000 yen 22,000 yen 6,000 yen 31,300 yen 344,300 yen
January Enrollment Until November 20 142,500 yen 11,000 yen 3,000 yen 15,650 yen 172,150 yen
Admission Time April Enrollment
Payment Deadline Until February 20
Tuition Fee 570,000 yen
Facility costs 44,000 yen
Supplementary teaching materials 12,000 yen
Consumption tax (10%) 62,600 yen
Total 688,600 yen
Admission Time July Enrollment
Payment Deadline Until May 20
Tuition Fee 427,500 yen
Facility costs 33,000 yen
Supplementary teaching materials 9,000 yen
Consumption tax (10%) 46,950 yen
Total 516,450 yen
Admission Time October Enrollment
Payment Deadline Until August 20
Tuition Fee 285,000 yen
Facility costs 22,000 yen
Supplementary teaching materials 6,000 yen
Consumption tax (10%) 31,300 yen
Total 344,300 yen
Admission Time January Enrollment
Payment Deadline Until November 20
Tuition Fee 142,500 yen
Facility costs 11,000 yen
Supplementary teaching materials 3,000 yen
Consumption tax (10%) 15,650 yen
Total 172,150 yen

Short-term course

Short-term courses are available for short-term transfer of one to three months, depending on the level of Japanese, in addition to three months. There are also private lessons and short-term working holiday visa courses that focus on improving Japanese language skills. Please contact us for details.

Study Period Admission Fee Tuition Fee Facility costs Supplementary teaching materials Consumption tax (10%) Total
1 Month 10,000 yen 40,000 yen 1,000 yen 5,100 yen 56,100 yen
2 Months 20,000 yen 80,000 yen 2,000 yen 10,200 yen 112,200 yen
3 Months 30,000 yen 120,000 yen 3,000 yen 15,300 yen 168,300 yen
Study Period 1 Month
Admission Fee 10,000 yen
Tuition Fee 40,000 yen
Facility costs
Supplementary teaching materials 1,000 yen
Consumption tax (10%) 5,100 yen
Total 56,100 yen
Study Period 2 Months
Admission Fee 20,000 yen
Tuition Fee 80,000 yen
Facility costs
Supplementary teaching materials 2,000 yen
Consumption tax (10%) 10,200 yen
Total 112,200 yen
Study Period 3 Months
Admission Fee 30,000 yen
Tuition Fee 120,000 yen
Facility costs
Supplementary teaching materials 3,000 yen
Consumption tax (10%) 15,300 yen
Total 168,300 yen
  • The payment for long-term courses is the same for each enrollment period in the first year, and the payment deadline is within one week from the date of issuance of the Certificate of Eligibility. For the second year, please pay until the above dates.
  • For the first year of the long-term course, if the Japanese embassy or consulate does not issue a visa or if you are unable to enroll due to an unexpected accident, we will refund except the selection fee and admission fee.
  • We do not refund paid tuition fees for long or short term.
  • Textbook fees are not included in the above for both long-term and short-term. Prints and booklets distribute in class are included in the supplementary material fee.

Scholarship System

Scholarship System Description
MEXT Scholarship

1.Study incentive expenses while studying at a Japanese Language School

A privately-sponsored foreign student who is enrolled in a Japanese language school with the aim of going on to a graduate school, university, or vocational school in Japan. In contrast, the Japanese government’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology grants a scholarship.
If you have passed the on-campus screening at a Japanese language school and are recognized as a person who can receive a scholarship by the MEXT screening, you can receive it.

2. Study incentives for students after going on to higher vocational schools based on the results of the EJU

This is a scholarship system in which students who have achieved excellent grades in the Examination for Japanese University Admission are newly enrolled as regular students in Japanese university undergraduates, junior colleges, or vocational school specialized courses. The monthly payment is 48,000 yen.
* About 30 to 40 students are accepted every year from our school.

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