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Student Visa

Pre-Student visa

When you receive education in Japanese education institution, the visa is Student visa in general. Applicants who wish to study for long-term need to acquire this visa.

Condition of acquisition

Age:18 or over 18
Completed higher education institutions with high school or above


Japan's educational system is consisted of 12 years of 6-3-3 and then students advance to higher education like university. Educational system of some countries doesn't fulfill 12 years before higher education. If applicants from these countries graduated from high school as final educational background, they can't advance to higher education in Japan. If you graduated from high school with grade-skipping, there is no problem about this matter.

Duration of study:

2 years maximum

Time of starting a course

The starting date is only 4 times a year; January, April, July, and October. Also please note the procedure takes long time to acquire the visa. Regarding the necessary documents and procedure, please see here. It is permitted to take on part-time job within 4 hours a day. As the main purpose of this visa is study, your attendance rate should not be below 80%.

When you are going to study over 1 year, you are applied to National Health Insurance. If you acquire this, you can receive medical treatment at hospital with 30% of total cost.

Procedures for applicants who need Student Visa

Procedure Starting dates & deadline
April July October January
Send necessary documents and processing fee to our institute. We will stop recruiting when maximum class numbers are reached Aug ~ Oct Jan ~ Feb Mar ~ Apr July~Aug
We translate and check all the documents you sent to us Oct ~ Nov Feb ~ Mar Apr ~ May Aug ~Sep
We hand your documents into Immigration Office in Japan End of Nov Mid of Mar End of May Mid of Sep.
Immigration Office checks your documents Dec ~ Feb Mar ~ May May ~ Aug Sep ~ Nov
When your documents are confirmed by Immigration Office, a Certificate of Eligibility (Permission from Japanese Government to be granted a Student visa) is issued End of Feb End of May End of Aug. End of Nov.
We invoice the rest of the fees (Registration fee and Tuition for 1 year, Maintenance fee & Social Activity fee) End of Feb End of May End of Aug End of Nov
Applicants remit the invoiced fee to our bank account Beg of Mar Beg of Jun Beg of Sep Beg of Dec
After confirmation of payment, we send the Admission Certificate and the Certificate of Eligibility to you Mid of Mar Beg of Jun Mid of Sep Mid of Dec
Applicants hand in the documents to apply for the visa at Japanese embassy Mid of Mar Mid of Jun Mid of Sep Mid of Dec
depart to Japan Beg of Apr Beg of July Beg of Oct Beg of Jan


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