GRADUATE SCHOOL COURSE

FOR STUDY ABROAD

This course is designed for students who aim to enter graduate school. In addition to a high level of Japanese language proficiency, the ability to read, think, analyze, and express oneself objectively and critically is required for admission to graduate schools in Japan. At TCJ, students will learn the four skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing in a well-balanced manner, while at the same time using TCJ’s unique methods to improve their Japanese communication skills and social skills to prepare them for post-graduate study. We support students in formulating an application schedule, helping them to choose a graduate school that suits them best, providing guidance in writing a research plan, contacting professors in their laboratories, and preparing for entrance interviews. Students from TCJ’s graduate courses have been accepted into many top national and private graduate schools, including many fine arts schools.

Qualifications for Admission

Applicants must have completed 12 years of education in their home country or equivalent. After a written interview and examination conducted by TCJ’s Student Affairs staff, students who have passed the prescribed screening process are eligible for admission.

School Hours

Morning Class (4 sessions, 3 hours)
1st Period, 2nd Period 9:00~10:30 / 3rd Period, 4th Period 10:50~12:20

Afternoon Class (4 sessions, 3 hours)
5th Period, 6th Period 13:20~14:50 / 7th Period, 8th Period 15:10~16:40

- There are two types of classes: morning and afternoon classes, and students will study at one of these times depending on their year and class level.

- Classes are held from Monday to Friday. There are no classes on Japanese national holidays or school holidays.

School Fee

  First Year Second Year
April Enrollment
(1 year)
Jul Enrollment
(9 month)
Oct Enrollment
(6 month)
Jan Enrollment
(3 month)
Entrance examination Fee 22,000 JPY        
Enrollment Fee 44,000 JPY
For Study Abroad Insurance 10,000 JPY 10,000 JPY 7,800 JPY 5,500 JPY 3,200 JPY
Tuition Fee 693,000 JPY 693,000 JPY 519,750 JPY 346,500 JPY 173,250 JPY
Equipment / Text Fee 44,000 JPY 44,000 JPY 33,000 JPY 22,000 JPY 11,000 JPY
Total 813,000 JPY 747,000 JPY 560,550 JPY 374,000 JPY 187,450 JPY

*All prices include 10% tax.
*For more information on “International Student Insurance”, please click here.
*TCJ’s original high-level private lessons are available for those who want to improve their Japanese language skills and enter a high-level school.

Process for Admission

Enrollment is available four times a year, in April, July, October and January.
If you start in April, you can study abroad for up to two years. Please select an entrance period that allows you to develop your Japanese language skills enough to prepare for your desired higher education or employment.
1) Please fill out the inquiry form and send it to us.
2) You will be interviewed in person or online with a TCJ Student Affairs staff member. Tell us as specific a goal as possible about your desired career path.
3) Complete and submit all necessary documents to TCJ and transfer the application fee to the school. 
4) TCJ will apply for a “Certificate of Eligibility” on behalf of the applicant to the Immigration Bureau.
5) After examination by the Immigration Bureau, TCJ will receive the applicant’s Certificate of Eligibility.
6) We will issue an invoice for tuition fees.
7) After confirming the payment, TCJ will send the applicant a Certificate of Entrance and a Certificate of Eligibility.
8) Applicants are required to apply for and obtain a student visa at the Japanese embassy or consulate in their home country.
9) Before coming to Japan, you will prepare for your life and proceed with the booking of your airplane ticket.
10) Your study abroad life has begun!

You will come to Japan with a student visa and will be granted “student” visa status when you enter the country. You can work part-time for up to 28 hours per week if you get a permit to engage in part-time work. At the time of visa renewal, a certain level of attendance is required.

Document

Documents about the applicant
Required Document Remarks
Application form and pledge In student’s handwriting
Curriculum Vitae
Six pieces of photographs
Original copy of your most recent graduation certificate, Original copy of your academic transcript
Certificate of student status, Certificate of employment In student’s handwriting You must write your name as it appears on your passport. You must write a clear and detailed explanation of why you want to study at TCJ. *If you have graduated for more than 5 years from the final academic background, you need a explanation of your career.
Japanese proficiency certificates (If any) 1) If you want to prove it in the test, a pass letter of N5 or higher 2) Certificate of over 150 hours for Japanese language”
Copy of passport Displaying photograph page *If you have entered Japan previously, please also attach pages with your Japanese immigration stamps
Documents of financial supporter
Required Document Remarks
Expense statement and family list If the sponsor is in Japan or self-supported, some of the submitted materials will be different.
Documents certifying the relationship with the applicant Birth certificate, notary certificate, etc.
Documents that prove the family structure of the sponsor Doorbook, copy of family register
Deposit balance certificate Documents proving the deposit balance of supporter
Documents that prove the occupation of the sponsor Proof of employment
Demonstration materials for the funding process of the last three years Copy of bank balance statement, statement of payment, etc.
Documents that prove income for the past three years Income certificate/tax payment certificate
[Precautions]
*All documents must be issued within three months of the date of application. (In case of overseas issuance, a special exception is possible within 6 months.)
*All non-Japanese documents must have a Japanese or English translation.
*You may be asked to submit additional documents during the admission selection process or during the review of the Certificate of Eligibility by the Immigration Bureau.

Required documents vary depending on your personal situation, country or region, so please consult with us in advance.
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