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    What visa will I need to enroll in AIJP?

    The kind of visa that students coming from overseas will need to apply for largely depends on how long they wish to study for. Please refer to the table below to find out the visa that best suits your situation.

    Note: Students who wish to enroll in the course using a student visa will have to lodge the necessary paperwork during the following dates:

    • April Quarter Application Period: September to mid October
    • July Quarter Application Period: January to mid February
    • October Quarter Application Period: March to mid April
    • January Quarter Application Period: July to mid August

    I want to
    study for
    The type of visa you should get is a
    Up to
    90 days
    Short term stay visa* (one term) or working holiday visa
    Please make sure to contact your local Japanese consulate/embassy to see what requirements are needed for either one of these visas as these visas are divided into 15, 30 and 90 day categories depending on the type of passport you have.
    More than
    90 days
    Student visa
    From June 2023, our application has been replaced by a online application. Those who wish to apply to study at Yamasa  Institute must first understand the following in advance and also prepare the required documents. The application is divided into three parts. Please read this explanation carefully.
    • For each part, there are documents to be attached in PDF format.
    • Documents to be attached in PDF format must be in English or Japanese.
    • The original documents to be attached in PDF format should be sent to us depending on the individual circumstances of the applicant. Of the original documents, we will not be able to return any except for the diploma of the last school attended.
    • For all parts, some countries may require additional documents not listed.
    • For documents issued by public institutions, banks, etc., please prepare documents issued within 6 months from the date of application if outside Japan, or within 3 months if in Japan.
    Part 1
    This is the part where you will enter your name, address, history of Japanese language study, etc. Please prepare documents that prove your Japanese language study.
    • Please prepare a photo for your ID taken within the last 3 months. The photo will be used for the ID card "ZAIRYU-CARD" issued by the government upon your arrival in Japan. The photo must be 4 cm (H) x 3 cm (W), above the chest, with no background, and without glasses or hat.
    • If you have a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree, please have documents to prove your Japanese language study, if any. If not, no problem.
    • If you have graduated from a junior college, vocational school, or high school, please be sure to have documents to prove your Japanese language study.
    • If you studied Japanese at a Japanese language school, please have a certificate of Japanese language study issued by the school.
    • If you have passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 or equivalent, please have your passport ready.
    • If you studied at a private school or with a private tutor, please contact the school separately.
    Part 2
    Here you will enter your employment and educational history up to the present.
    • Please have your diploma from your last school attended.
    Part 3
    In this part you will be required to enter your passport information and financial information.
    • Please prepare a valid passport, a bank statement issued within the current period, and if you are employed, a current employment certificate issued within the current period.
    • If you are paying for expenses for someone other than yourself, please have documents to show your relationship to the person who is paying for your expenses. (e.g.) Birth certificate, marriage certificate, certificate of residence, etc. issued by the due date.
    • If you are claiming an expense payer other than yourself as your relative, only a relative by marriage up to the third degree or a blood relative up to the sixth degree can be recognized as your relative. Please also provide a bank balance certificate and proof of employment issued within the time frame of the relative.
    • If your bank deposit balance is less than 1,800,000 yen, your application will be denied. In addition, your course of study will be determined by the results of the Yamasa Online Japanese Proficiency Test, and the minimum bank deposit balance required will depend on that course of study.
      Course Duration Minimum Bank Deposit Balance
      1 year ¥1,800,000
      1.3 years ¥2,200,000
      1.6 years ¥2,600,000
      1.9 years ¥3,000,000
      2 years ¥3,500,000
    • If you plan to receive a scholarship from a vocational school, company, or other organization, please inquire separately.

    Note: In 2014, the Japanese government granted exemptions to a group of 67 countries in regards to applying for short term visas; meaning that residents of these countries are better able to enter Japan.
    For further information regarding whether or not you qualify for any of the two visas listed above or if you currently hold or will apply for a different type of visa to those listed above, please contact the admissions department at YAMASA via e-mail at admissions@yamasa.org or via telephone at 81 (0)564-55-8111.

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