Studying in Japan

Admission Policy

TIJ was established with the aim to help students become valuable members of the international community. The TIJ faculty wishes to contribute to the society by supporting our students in realizing their dreams. TIJ is also widely looking for future students with the following criteria:

Studying in Japan “Studying in Japan, Will Open New Doors”

For students who wish to enter Japanese universities, graduate schools, or professional schools.
Students are able to choose from beginner’s, intermediate, or advanced courses to meet their language abilities. Appropriate guidance will be provided for students wishing to go on to higher educational institutions.

Guidance will be flexibly provided to meet various situations. These include not only those coming to Japan to study but also foreign families and relatives living in Japan wanting to receive higher education in Japan.

≫Courses・Class hours・Program
≫Course material
≫Annual schedule
≫Admission qualification・Admission process・Application documents
≫School expenses・Other required fees
≫Guidance for higher education・Next stage of education after TIJ, proven results

≫Complete support system for students living in dormitories, working part-time, etc.

Visa

Foreign students to Japan are basically required to obtain a student visa. Application for authorization of residence eligibility to the Immigration Bureau will be done by TIJ Tokyo Institute of Japanese after screening of application documents, interviews, and achievement tests have been conducted and TIJ has confirmed the applicant’s purpose of studying in Japan, basic academic ability, and the ability to pay expenses. As a result, TIJ maintains a high rate of issuance of residential status.

Courses・Class hours

Course Entering Term Class Hours Time
2-year April 1,600 hours Morning course     9:00~12:30
Afternoon course 13:00~16:30
1-year & 9 months July 1,400 hours
1-year & 6 months October 1,200 hours
1-year & 3 months January 1,000 hours

Term

Term Dates (year/month/day) Remarks
Winter 2017/1/5 ~ 2017/3/16  
Spring 2017/4/10 ~ 2017/6/23 No classes 4/29~5/7 
Summer 2017/7/5 ~ 2017/9/28 No classes 8/6~8/20
Fall 2017/10/12 ~ 2017/12/22  
Winter 2018/1/9 ~ 2018/3/19  

Program

Beginner

Ability to communicate the student’s ideas by practicing in talking, listening, reading and writing. JLPT N5~N4 level
Program:Conversation,  Grammar, Reading and Writing, Kana, Kanji, Pronunciation】

1st semester of Intermediate level

Ability to understand various topics and reading material, and develop skills in writing the student’s thoughts in natural Japanese. JLPT N3~N2 level
ProgramReading,  Grammar, Conversation,  Listening,  Composition,  Kanji】

2nd semester of Intermediate level

Ability to accurately grasp and assess information in Japanese in preparation for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students. JLPT N2~N1 level
ProgramReading,  Grammar, Listening,  Composition, Kanji】

1st semester of Advanced level

Ability to recognize social issues through videotapes and newspapers and write your ideas down in essay form, and develop skills to pass the college entrance exam. JLPT N1 level
ProgramReading,  Grammar,  Video, Listening,  Newspaper,  Short essays,  Examination preparation】

2nd semester of Advanced level

Ability to accurately understand academic content, and develop skills to state your opinion and write them down in essay form in preparation for studying at universities.
ProgramReading,  Grammar,  Video, Listening,  Newspapers, Novels,  Interpretive reading, Speech】

Weekly schedule

Beginner

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
Conversation Conversation Conversation Conversation Conversation
Reading Composition Grammar Listening Grammar

Intermediate level

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
Textbook Textbook Textbook Textbook Textbook
Listening Reading Japan and  the World Writing Read Listening

Advanced level

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
Textbook Reading Novels Textbook Reading Novels Textbook
Newspaper Speech Essay Listening Video

Course material

Material used:  “Select Editions of Textbooks”

TIJ using textbooksBeginners’ course

Intermediate course

Advanced course

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Annual schedule

Month 2-year course 1-year
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9Months
1-year
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6Months
1-year
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3Months
April Orientation and class placement/Spring semester starts/Field trips (studying outside of school)   -  
May Sports event
June  
July Final exam/Summer semester starts Orientation and class placement/Summer semester starts
August Summer vacation
September Final exam
October Fall semester starts Orientation and class placement/Fall semester starts/Field trips(studying outside of school)
November Health checkup・Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students(students who wish to take the test) Health checkup
December The Japanese Language Proficiency Test(students who wish to take the test)・Final exam/Christmas party Final exam/Christmas party
January Winter semester starts Orientation and class placement/Winter semester starts
February Cultural exchange festival with local community
March Speech Contest/Final exam
April Spring semester starts/Field trips(studying outside of school)
May Sports event
June Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students
July The Japanese Language Proficiency Test /Final exam /Summer semester starts
August Summer vacation
Septembe Final exam
October Fall semester starts
November Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students
Health checkup
December The Japanese Language Proficiency Test /Final exam /Christmas party
January Winter semester starts
February Cultural exchange festival with local community
March Speech Contest・Final exam /Create a collection of writings by graduates /Graduation

Admission qualification・Admission process

Admission qualification

Students who have completed 12 years of school education and have qualification for admission to college in their home country

Admission process

TIJ: Admission process until entrance to school

*Download first screening documents and other documents here.

Application documents

* The required documents are different depending upon the applicant’s country.  Please contact us in order to confirm which documents are required in your country.

Documents about the sponsor

In the case the sponsor lives in the student’s country

In the case the sponsor lives in Japan

※Please attach Japanese translation for the documents written in red.

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Fee

School expenses

Please check Tuition fees list.

Other required fees when you enter TIJ

①National Health Insurance

All foreign residents living in Japan more than three months are required by law to enroll in the National Health Insurance system.The monthly premium for the National Health Insurance is about 1,000 yen. With this insurance, the amount that a patient must pay for consultation, treatment, operation, and hospital charges is 30% of the actual fee.

②Insurance for Foreign Students

All students at TIJ must enroll in the disaster compensation system. The system covers costs including injuries caused by various accidents in daily life, illnesses, and rescue expenses. For treatment costs, 30% of the fee of the National Health Insurance will be defrayed. The insurance premium is 15,800 yen for 1-year&6month, or 20,000 yen for 2 years. The school will apply for insurance in one batch so please send the premium together with the entrance fee.

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Guidance for higher education

Information on the student’s choice of school, guidance on writing essays and taking interviews will be provided based on their preference and grade.

Month 2-year course 1-year&9Months 1-year&6Months 1-year&3Months
April Entrance ceremony      
May Orientation for higher education
June  
July First individual counseling on studies and career Entrance ceremony
August    
September    
October     Entrance ceremony
November Exam for Japanese University Admission
(students who wish to take the test)
  Orientation for higher education
First individual counseling on studies and career
Decembe Japanese Language Proficiency Test
(for students who wish to take the test)
   
January Preparation for Japanese University Admission exam Entrance ceremony
February Second individual counseling on studies and career. Preparation for Japanese University Admission exam Orientation for higher education
First individual counseling on studies and career
March Preparation for Japanese University Admission exam
April Preparation for Japanese University Admission exam
May Preparation for Japanese University Admission exam. Practice test for Japanese University Admission exam
June Exam for Japanese University Admission
July Check choice of schools. Meeting with each student. Japanese Language Proficiency Test
August  
September Meeting with each student. Finalize choice of school. Preparation for Japanese Language Proficiency Test
October Submit application, and take exam for private university.     Guidance on writing essays and practicing interviews. Preparation for Japanese Language Proficiency Test
November Exam for Japanese University Admission. Submit application, and take exam for private university. Guidance on writing essays and practicing interviews.
Preparation for Japanese Language Proficiency Test
December Japanese Language Proficiency Test   Submit application, and take exam for private university. Guidance on writing essays and practicing interviews.
January Submit application and take exam for private, national and public universities, and professional schools.    Guidance for writing essays and practicing interviews
February Submit application and take exam for private, national and public universities, and professional schools.    Guidance for writing essays and practicing interviews
March Graduation

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Next stage of education after TIJ

Graduate school

Public Universities
Tokyo University・Hitotsubashi University・Tokyo University of Technology・Tokyo University of the Arts・Tohoku University・Nagoya University・Tsukuba University・Chiba University・Saitama University・Yokohama National University・Tokyo Metropolitan University, etc.

Private Universities
Keio University・Waseda University・Chuo University・Rikkyo University・Hosei University・Nihon University・Toyo University,   etc.

University

Public Universities
Chiba University・Yokohama National University・Ochanomizu University・Tokyo University of Foreign Studies・Tokyo Gakugei University・The University of Electro-Communications・Saitama University・Yokohama City University ・Shizuoka University ・Shinshu University ・Fukushima University, etc.

Private Universities
Waseda University・Sophia University・Meiji University・Rikkyo University・Aoyama Gakuin University・Ritsumeikan University ・Tokyo Women’s Christian University・Nihon University・Toyo University・Komazawa University・Dokkyo University・Kanagawa University・Takushoku University・Bunri Universty of Hospitality・Kyoritsu Women’s Universty・Chiba Institute of Technology・Chiba Universty of Commerce  etc.

Professional Schools

Toyota Technical College Tokyo・Yomiuri College of Car Mechanic・Nihon Kenko Iryo Senmon Gakko・International School of Business・Tokyo IT Kaikei Senmongakko・Nihon Kogakuin College・Ecoles de patisserie et de Cuisine KOKUSAI・Yamano Beauty College, etc.

 

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