Japanese Language Course beginning in April


Class
Monday through Friday (5 days a week) From 9:10AM to 2:50PM

Number of Students to be Admitted
180 students

Study Period
One year, from April to next year March

Qualifications
Applicant must have completed 12 or more years of conventional education in a country other than Japan and must be eligible to apply for that country’s college or university.

Application Period
October 1 to December 25, if currently without resident or student visa to Japan. October 1 to the end of February next year if holding resident visa for Japan.
※ However, application period will close as soon as course is full.Office hour is basically Monday thru Friday from 9AM to 5PM. But please call before visiting B.I.L.

Application Fee
20,000 yen

Admission Process
Admission to the course is based on screening of documents. If guarantor residing in Japan is required, he/she needs to come for an interview.

Japanese Language Course beginning in October


Class
Monday through Friday (5 days a week) From 9:10AM to 2:50PM

Number of Students to be Admitted
60 students

Study Period
One and a half year, from October to March of the year after next.

Qualifications
Applicant must have completed 12 or more years of conventional education in a country other than Japan and must be eligible to apply for that country’s college or university.

Application Period
April 1 to July 31, if currently without resident or student visa to Japan. April 1 to August 31 if holding resident visa for Japan.
※ However, application period will close as soon as course is full. Office hour is basically Monday thru Friday from 9AM to 5PM. But please call before visiting B.I.L.

Application Fee
20,000 yen

Admission Process
Admission to the course is based on screening of documents. If guarantor residing in Japan is required, he/she needs to come for interview as well.

Japanese Language Teacher Training Course beginning only in April


Class
Monday through Friday (5 days a week) From 9:10AM to 2:50PM

Number of Students to be Admitted
60 students

Study Period
One year, from April to March next year

Qualifications
Applicant must have completed 12 or more years of conventional education in a country other than Japan and must satisfy one of the criteria below.
Applicant has received Japanese language education for a minimum of 6 months at a Japanese language institute accredited by the Minister of Justice. Attendance at which should be 80%or above.
Applicant has passed ‘N2’ or ‘level 2’ or above in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test administered by Japan Educational Exchange and Services and Japan Foundation.
Applicant has received a score of 200 or above in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students administered by Japan Student Services Organization.
Applicant deemed to possess the equivalent Japanese language ability by the president of B.I.L.
※ To work as a teacher at a Japanese language school listed in the Notification of Ministry of Justice in Japan: must meet the Japanese language teacher criteria for the educational institute for Japanese studies set out by the Ministry.

Application Period
Oct 1 to Dec 25, if without resident or student visa to Japan at present. Oct 1 to the end of February next year if holding resident visa for Japan.
※ However, application period will close as soon as the course is full. Office hour is basically Monday thru Friday from 9AM to 5PM.

Application Fee
20,000 yen

Admission Process
◇If applying direct to B.I.L:
After the submission of the necessary application materials, entrance exam and an interview will be conducted. Admission is determined by the result.
◇If applying to our offices overseas:
After the submission of the necessary application materials, entrance exam and an interview by international phone call to Japan will be conducted at the overseas office. Admission is determined by the result.
◇If Applicant has passed ‘N1’ or ‘level 1’ in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test within the past three years, composition and interview only for the entrance exam.

Business Japanese Interpreting Course beginning only in April


Class
Monday through Friday (5 days a week)
From 9:10AM to 2:50PM. (Class ends at 3:50PM if you take Free-Choice)

Number of Students to be Admitted
90 students

Study Period
Two-year program from April to March of the year after next.

Qualifications
Applicant must be a high school, junior college or college graduate, or must have had a minimum of 12 years of education.
Foreign applicant must satisfy one of the criteria listed below.
Applicant has received Japanese language education for a minimum of 6 months at a Japanese language institute accredited by the Minister of Justice. Attendance at which should be 80%or above.
Applicant has passed ‘N2’ or ‘level 2’ or above in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test administered by Japan Educational Exchange and Services and Japan Foundation.
Applicant has received a score of 200 or above in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students administered by Japan Student Services Organization.
Applicant deemed to possess the equivalent Japanese language ability by the president of B.I.L.

Application Period
Oct 1 to Dec 25, if currently without resident or student visa to Japan. Oct 1 to the end of February next year if holding resident visa for Japan.
※ However, application period will close as soon as the course is full. Office hour is basically Monday thru Friday from 9AM to 5PM. But please call before visiting B.I.L.

Application Fee
20,000 yen

Admission Process
◇ If applying direct to B.I.L:
After the submission of the necessary application materials, entrance exam and an interview will be conducted. Admission is determined by the result.
◇If applying to our offices overseas:
After the submission of the necessary application materials, entrance exam and an interview by international phone to Japan will be conducted at the overseas office. Admission is determined by the result.
◇If Applicant has passed ‘N1’ or ‘Level 1’ in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test within the past three years, exam will only be a composition and an interview.

Application Procedure


How to Apply
To apply, a guarantor, Japanese or non-Japanese living and working in Tokyo or nearby, is necessary. For more details, please see “ 7. Guarantor ” on page 10.
The responsibility of the guarantor is to bring all the necessary application documents the applicant prepared to Tokyo Office, B.I.L. Submission by mail is not accepted.
For applicants living in Taiwan, Korea and Thailand without a Tokyo guarantor, please apply from our Taipei, Seoul or Bangkok office.

For applicants living in Indonesia without a Tokyo guarantor, please apply from the following office.
Where to File the Application

[Tokyo]
Bunka Institute of Language Educational Affairs Department (Kyoumu) 3-22-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo JAPAN
TEL(03)3299-2011
Office Hour: 9:10AM – 4:30PM Monday thru Friday Closed on National holidays and school holidays Need to call before visiting B.I.L


[Taipei]
Bunka Gakuen International Communication Center, Taipei Office 4F, #57, Sec 1, CHONG-CHING S ROAD, TAIPEI TAIWAN
TEL(02)2375-1951
Office Hour: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Monday thru Friday Closed on Taiwanese holidays


[Seoul]
Bunka Gakuen International Communication Center, Seoul Office 102dong 204-1,2ho SKHUB BLDG. GYEONGUN-DONG89-4, JONGNO-GU, SEOUL110-776 KOREA
TEL(02)561-6708
Office Hour: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Monday thru Friday Closed on Korean holidays


[Bangkok]
Bunka Gakuen International Communication Center, Bangkok Office 90 Soi Ekamai 12, Sukhumvit 63 Road, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 THAILAND
TEL(083)163-8555
Office Hour: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Monday thru Friday Closed on Thai holidays


[Indonesia]
PT. JELLYFISH EDUCATION INDONESIA
Head Office / Tangerang Serpong Branch - Komplek Ruko Fluorite No. 77, Gading Serpong, Tangerang, Banten 15810
Jakarta Branch - Fuji Biru 3F, Jl. Ciputat Raya 335A, Kebayoran Lama, Jakarta Selatan 12230
TEL 021-2222-5343
E-mail info@jellyfish.co.id


※ Please note that the content of the B.I.L.’s admission process concerning applicant’s acceptance or rejection will not be released in any way.

Application Instructions and Materials

※ If we find any documents, information, signatures, etc missing or incorrect, we cannot accept nor process your application.
※ B.I.L. and Immigration Services Agency will not return or lend you anything once submitted. There is no exception. You should make your own copies.
  What to submit Check Items Application Materials Check List
Japanese Course Japanese Language Teacher Training Course Business Japanese Interpreting Course
Non-Japanese Non-Japanese Japanese Non-Japanese
1 B.I.L. Application Form
(Use the form designated)
  1. Must be completed by applicant.
  2. Your name should be in block. Enter name exactly as it appears on your passport.
2 Letter of Guarantee
(Use the form designated)
  1. Must be written and signed/sealed by each guarantor.
  2. Must provide accurate and detailed information.
  3. Relationship b/w the applicant and the guarantor must be as specific as possible.
3 Self-Assessment of Japanese Ability (NIHONGONOURYOKU JIKO SHINKOKUSHO)
(Use the form designated)
  1. This self-assessment will be used as one of the references for the class placement. Please provide accurate information.
4 Documents verifying Japanese language ability

Please submit all the documents concerned.

[For Japanese Language Course]
  1. Official record or letter certifying study of Japanese language and period of study in your country if you have any.
  2. If you have ever attended schools in Japan with a student visa, please submit official transcript and attendance record from the schools as Immigration Services Agency requires.
  3. Copy of certificate of JLPT ‘N4’ or above if you passed any.
  4. Other standardized Japanese language test results if any.

[For Japanese Language Teacher Training Course、For Business Japanese Interpreting Course]
A)
From all the Japanese language schools attended or currently attending in Japan, please submit the following:
  1. certificate of graduation, completion, expected to graduate, or enrollment.
  2. academic record/transcript.
  3. certificate of attendance.
B)
Standarized Japanese language test results if any. For example:
  1. copy of certificate of JLPT ‘N2’ or above.
  2. copy of record of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students, EJU, score of which should be above 200.
5 Graduation verification from the last school you graduated from
  1. If the applicant entered primary school before the age of 6, or at 8 or older, must submit documents showing the dates of both entry into and graduation from the primary school as well.
6 Official transcript or academic record from the last school you graduated from
7 Graduation verification from the highest education you graduated from

※1 If same as the last school graduated from (#5), #7 is not necessary.

  1. This is for example if you went to vocational school after graduating from university, you will submit the graduation verification from the university.

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8 photos
(40mm long x 30mm wide)
4枚
(One on Personal Data, another on Application for Certificate of Eligibility, and third one on Application for Student House. One loose photo for student ID.)
  1. Do not wear a hat or headgear. Dark glasses are not acceptable unless you have them for medical reasons.
  2. Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background.
  3. Taken within 3 months.
  4. Your name on the back.
  5. Color copies from copy machine not allowed.
  6. To avoid processing delays, we recommend you to use a professional ID photo service.
9 pplication fee

20,000JPY
It is non-refundable in any case.

10 Personal Data
(designated by Immigration Services Agency)(Photo attached in the indicated space)
  1. Must be completed by the applicant.
  2. Must fill out clearly and provide accurate information.
  3. If it has been more than 5 years since the graduation of the last school attended, for “#14 Reason(s) for Studying at BIL,” you should write the reasons in detail and be specific about your plan after the completion of B.I.L. If another sheet is necessary, please attach it.
11 Reasons for studying

About a page.

12 Letter of Financial Support
(designated by Immigration Services Agency)

Must be written by the financial supporter.

13 Certificate of deposit or Certificate of account balance issued by bank where your financial supporter has an account

Certifications issued by a bank and any other supporting documents indicating that the supporter will have sufficient funds to cover tuition, room and board, and living expenses while at B.I.L. Account holder must be of your financial supporter’s.

14 Official document of supporter’s annual income

Issued by government or from the employer.※2 If already living in Japan, not necessary.


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15 Application for Certificate of Eligibility (3-page application form designated by Immigration Services Agency) with a photo attached

※3 If you do not hold a residential status, you must submit.

  1. Do not write in the #29.

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16 Copy of Residence Card

※4 If you have one, must submit.

  1. Need copies for both sides.

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17 Copy of passport

If you have a passport, submit a copy of the page where your photo and personal record are.

18 Application for Student House(Use the form designated) with a photo attached

※5 If you like to apply, submit the application form.

B.I.L. has housing service but for a limited number. Thus, you may not be provided with the choice of your preference or may not be able to register if full. Please note that there are a curfew and other rules in our student houses. They must to be strictly observed.

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Additional Materials necessary
◇Have you ever resided in Japan for a month or longer?
 If yes, submit an explanation for the purpose/ reason and the actual activities while in Japan.
◇Who is your financial supporter?
 If he/she is a resident of Japan or is not your parent, additional documents are required. Please inquire.
◆We may ask you to submit other supporting documents for admission screening purpose and/or upon the request by Immigration Services Agency. Please cooperate and provide them promptly.
Please submit the original documents unless noted. Copies not accepted.
Certificates should be issued within three months; Certificates issued outside Japan, within six months.
Any documents not in English or Japanese, please submit an English or Japanese translation. However, even if English documents and/or translations are submitted, Immigration Services Agency or we may request a Japanese translation. So it will be better to submit Japanese translations from the beginning. To verify the translation is correct, must include the following: date of translation; name and signature of the translator; name of translation company; seal of translation company.
All the documents submitted will be used for screening, Certificate of Eligibility application and management of various student/school records. We will not disclose to a third party without an approval.

Guarantor


Responsibilities
Guarantor will act as a coordinator between B.I.L. and the applicant. Responsibilities include submission of application, payment of application and admission fees, corresponding for us to the applicant and vice verse.
Guarantor shall take full responsibility in the following cases: student’s financial supporter became incapable of making necessary payments such as tuition, living expenses and rent; any change of visa status or of school occurred troubles caused by the student at or outside school.

Qualifications
He/she is a Japanese citizen, permanent or long-term resident, or non-Japanese with working visa.
He/she lives in Tokyo or nearby in order to be able to act as a coordinator between B.I.L. and applicant.
He/she is financially independent.

Certificate of Eligibility


Applicants without Residency Permit
Once a student is given an admission permission from B.I.L., he/she is eligible to apply for “College Student” status issued by the Ministry of Justice to live in Japan. Please check the following procedure for the acquisition of the status.
Applicant and/or guarantor submit all necessary application forms and documents with application fee.
B.I.L. files the Application for Certificate of Eligibility to the Immigration Services Agency on behalf of applicant/guarantor.
Once the Certificate of Eligibility is granted by Immigration Services Agency, B.I.L. will send it to the guarantor, and the guarantor to the applicant.
Applicant will then take the Certificate of Eligibility and other necessary materials to a Japanese embassy or consulate in own country to apply for a visa. Applicant is responsible of inquiring and preparing the necessary materials.

Applicant with Residency Permit
Currently holding “Short-Term Stay” visa for sight-seeing or visit:You cannot change the status to "Student". So you are regarded as an applicant without residency permit. Please consult Immigration Services Agency for further questions. Phone Number for Immigration Services Agency in Tokyo is 03-5796-7111.

From Applying to the Day Coming to Japan

Applicant
Send applications and other necessary documentations to his/her guarantor.
Guarantor
Check all the applications are properly written and all the necessary documentations are prepared.
Submit the above at B.I.L. with the application fee of ¥20,000.
B.I.L.
Screen all the documents within 3 weeks. If any information or the document is missing, or if any question arises from the documents, inform the guarantor. Notify guarantor whether the applicant is accepted or not. If accepted, send guarantor the letter of acceptance and a notice of admission fee deposit.
Guarantor
Make the deposit of admission fee, ¥120,000, as instructed within the designated period. Send a copy of the receipt to B.I.L. by FAX or mail.
B.I.L.
After confirming the remittance of the admission fee, B.I.L. will mail the Certificate of Admission to the guarantor.
・The certificate is issued only once and is necessary when applying for visa. Please do not misplace it. Submit the application for certificate of eligibility to the Immigration Services Agency.
Immigration Services Agency
Examine the application and report the result to B.I.L.
※ Immigration Services Agency may ask for additional documents. In the case, B.I.L. will inform the guarantor. Guarantor should contact the applicant immediately and the requested should be prepared as soon as possible.
Please note that even if the applicant is accepted by B.I.L. for admission, the Immigration Services Agency may reject your application and may not issue the certificate.
B.I.L.
Notify the result from the Immigration Services Agency to the guarantor. Mail or hand the certificate of eligibility, if it is issued, to the guarantor. Will send a notice for tuition payment. This notice may or may not be sent at the same time the certificate of eligibility is given.
Guarantor
Forward the Certificate of Admission issued by B.I.L. and the Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Immigration Services Agency to the applicant.
Applicant
With the certificates of admission and eligibility, and other necessary documents, apply for a visa at a Japanese Embassy or Consulate.
・Applicant is responsible to inquire the Japanese Embassy or Consulate of how to apply and what to prepare regarding visa.
Guarantor
Assist the applicant’s arrival in Japan and admission to B.I.L.Notify B.I.L. for visa issuance situation and arrival information. If any delay beyond the first day of school, notify B.I.L.
If the arrival is more than a month late since the first day of school, applicant has to postpone or cancel the entrance into B.I.L. due to the class management.

Reimbursement of Fees


If the certificate of eligibility not issued by Immigration Services Agency
All the payment, except for the application fee, made to B.I.L. will be reimbursed after the return of the certificate of admission to B.I.L.

The certificate of eligibility issued; visa application not submitted; applicant did not enter Japan
All the payment, excluding the application and admission fees, made to B.I.L. will be reimbursed. Certificate of admission and certificate of eligibility must be returned to B.I.L. before the reimbursement.

The certificate of eligibility issued; application of visa rejected
All the payment, except for the application fee, made to B.I.L. will be reimbursed provided that the certificate of admission is returned and a proof of rejection of visa application is submitted to B.I.L.

Visa obtained but declined the admission prior to the departure of home country
All the payment, excluding the application and admission fees, made to B.I.L. will be reimbursed provided that the certificate of admission and the certificate of eligibility are returned, and a proof of visa void is submitted to B.I.L.

Visa issued; student entered Japan; student not attending classes or withdrew from school
Reimbursement will not be made at all.

Application for visa status change or extension was rejected by the Immigration Services Agency
Admission to B.I.L. will be cancelled. All the payment, except for the application fee, will be reimbursed after the certificate of admission is returned.

Possess Japanese citizenship or other residence status which allows the applicant to study in a school in Japan but decline the admission prior to the entrance into school
All the payment, excluding the application and admission fees, made to B.I.L. will be reimbursed provided that the forms pertaining to the process of decline are submitted to B.I.L.