Support for Part-time Work
TCJ provides a variety of support, such as offering information about part-time work, and running orientation sessions on how to register for part-time work.
Study at TCJ is the main purpose of your stay if you are staying in Japan on a student visa.
As such, part-time work is an activity that doesn’t fall under study, and is not covered by your visa. However, you can engage in part-time work if you apply for an Application for Permission to Engage in Activity Other than That Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted. Please ask your teachers for advice about part-time work!
* Students on a temporary visitor visa are not permitted to engage in part-time in work at all.
Before taking on part-time work
There are a number of scholarship systems that do not require repayment, which you can apply for while at TCJ. With good enough grades and attendance, you might be able to fund your studies without taking on part-time work.
Even if you do decide to search for part-time work, six solid months of Japanese study will still improve your skills and help you to find a good job. Once you’ve arrived in Japan, focus on your Japanese studies before looking for work!
Also refer to the website of Immigration Bureau: http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/tetuduki/kanri/shyorui/09.html
Applying for Permission to Engage in Activity Other than That Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted
You can apply for permission at the entry visa inspection of the airport you land at when you arrive in Japan.
If you choose to apply later, you can prepare the following necessary documents and apply at the Bureau of Immigration.
- Residence card
- Student card
- Application form for Permission to Engage in Activity Other than That Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted
- Total work time must be within 28 hours per week
* During long school vacations, you may work up to 8 hours in a day
(within 40 hours per week).
- You may not work at locations where adult entertainment services operate.
Hourly: 800–1,000 yen (Varies depending on work and time involved)
You can earn around 100,000 yen a month with 28 hours’ work per week.
Example places of work
Convenience stores, fast food outlets, restaurants, hotels—there’s a wide variety based on your Japanese level.
We run occasional informative sessions on finding part-time work. There may also be opportunities to register for part-time work within the school.