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The path to Japanese language mastery starts here

At Matsudo International School, we aim to make the admission process as easy as possible, and keep you up to date with the progress of your application.

Different course levels have different intake dates, please consult the following table for intake start dates and application deadlines.

Please apply via the application form. From there, one of our representatives will contact you to discuss your needs.

2018 – 2019 Application Dates and Details

Please click [ HERE ]  for the latest admission schedule.

Standard Course

If you are resident in Japan, the application process is simple. Just e-mail or call us with the following details:

    • Current Japanese proficiency level
    • Intended date of you would like to begin your study

You will finalise your application and pay tuition fees at the school. Please bring along a Photo ID (passport, driver’s license, resident card) and 2 passport-sized photos.

If you reside outside of Japan and wish to study with us short-term on a tourist visa, please follow the instructions above, as well as your flight details and whether you require assistance with accommodation.

Student Visa Admissions

Before you apply for the Student Visa course, please contact us to determine the best course and entry time for you.

The application process for studying in Japan is quite involved, and can take up to six months to complete, so please be sure to apply in good time. Last dates for entry are on the table shown above.

Student Visa Course Requirements

    • Over 18 years of age
    • Possess a valid passport
    • Provide proof of having enough money to support yourself throughout intended study duration
    • Must be physically and mentally fit and healthy
    • Students of this course must stay in Matsudo International School’s regulated accommodations, or with family members (subjected to approval by Matsudo International School)

There is a non-refundable fee of 21,600 yen per application – this covers the administration costs in submitting the application on your behalf.

Student Visa Application Procedure

    • Step 1: Fill in our application form. From there, one of our representatives will contact you to discuss your study needs.
    • Step 2: Matsudo International School application forms and other related documents will be sent to you via e-mail, fill these in and return them to the school. You will also be asked to provide personal documentation, such as school certificates, passport, details of which are given with the application form.
    • Step 3: We will apply to the Tokyo Immigration Bureau for a Certficate of Eligibility.
    • Step 4: If successful, we will issue you an invoice with the required school and accommodation fees. Please pay via bank transfer to the bank account stated on the invoice.
    • Step 5: After the payment is received, the Certificate of Acceptance and Certificate of Eligibility will be sent to you.
    • Step 6: Apply for the student visa at the Japanese embassy or consulate in your country.
    • Step 7: Prepare for departure to Japan. Inform the school of arrival date and flight schedule at least two weeks in advance.
    • Step 8: Arrival in Japan. Welcome to Matsudo International School!