Admission to the School

The process up to admission varies depending on your course (class period/visa type).

Long-term international student course (1–2 years): You must acquire a student visa.

There are four admission periods per year in January, April, July, and October.

You will receive residence permit of “student” (for a year or a year and three months) when you get a student visa* and arrive in Japan. By extending your period of stay, you can stay and study in Japan for a maximum of two years. An attendance rate of at least 80% is required to extend your period of stay.
If you have student status, you are essentially not allowed to work, but by applying for and receiving Permission to Engage in Activity Other than That Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted, you can work a part-time job for up to 28 hours per week.

※You will need to receive a certificate of eligibility from the Japanese Bureau of Immigration in order to apply for a student visa. TCJ will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

You will need to have completed 12 years of education in your home country, or an equivalent to this, in order to qualify for admission. You will be required to undergo a TCJ-designated screening process.

If you wish to apply, you must prepare your application documents roughly half a year before the admission date.


> List of Necessary Documents

International student procedure

Parts in bold are to be carried out by the applicant.

STEP 1. (6 months before)
Consultation with school staff and start of document preparation
STEP 2. (5 months before)
Completion of documents and submission to TCJ
TCJ considers application and approves/declines. Payment of Application fee.
STEP 3. (4 months before)
TCJ applies for certificate of eligibility from the Immigration Bureau. Immigration Bureau carries out examination.
STEP 4. (1 months before)
Immigration Bureau issues certificate of eligibility to TCJ
Payment of tuition fees
TCJ sends admission permit and certificate of eligibility to the applicant
Applicant applies for and receives student visa from Japanese embassy or consulate in their home country
Preparation to go to Japan
STEP 5. (Month of admission)
Arrival in Japan, admission, and start of Japanese classes!

Timing of Procedures by Enrollment Term


Application Document Deadline: End of October of preceding year

Issuance of Certificate of Eligibility:End of February

Visa Application:Early March



Application Document Deadline: Mid-February

Issuance of Certificate of Eligibility:Mid-May

Visa Application:Early June



Application Document Deadline: Early May

Issuance of Certificate of Eligibility:End of August

Visa Application:Early September



Application Document Deadline:Mid-August of preceding year

Issuance of Certificate of Eligibility:Mid-November

Visa Application:Early December


Other courses: You can take the course with your current visa.

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Bank Transfer

※You must pay any bank processing fees.
※We cannot refund costs and expenses under any circumstances.


By utilizing Flywire, a global payment system for school fees,
you will be able to make a transaction to bank accounts at your own country by bank transfer and credit card.
Please go to the Flywire’s dedicated page for TCJ, and pay after creating an account.
Flywire’s website is available in English, Chinese and Japanese.



Payments sent from within Japan

Name of Bank
MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Name of Branch
Shinjuku-chuo branch
Account Number
0881384 (Ordinal)
Name of Account
Tokyo Central Japanese Language School


Payments sent from overseas

Name of Bank
MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Swift code
Name of Branch
Shinjuku-chuo branch (469)
Branch Address
1-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo JAPAN
Branch Tel
Account Number
0881384 (Ordinal)
Name of Account
Tokyo Central Japanese Language School