YOKOHAMA DESIGN COLLEGE JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE

CONPREHENSIVE DEPARTMENT

Course Description

DepartmentCapacityDuration
Fashion Design Department
20 students
2 years
Visual Design Department
30 students
2 years
Manga Department
30 students
2 years
Comprehensive Japanese Department
50 students
2 years
* Diploma of “Specialist” will be granted at graduation.

Qualifications

A) Applicant must have completed a standard 12 year curriculum at accredited schools outside of Japan and have obtained the International Baccalaureate Diploma (the International Baccalaureate Diploma).

B) Applicant must fulfill at least one of the conditions below.
  • Have studied more than 6 months at the Japanese language school in Japan qualified by Association for the promotion of Japanese Language Education. Also to be able to submit the Certificate of Graduation or the Certificate of details of study.
  • To pass JLPT(Japanese Language Proficiency Test) N2 by Japan Foundation.
  • To obtain more than 200 points of Education at EJU(Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) held JASSO(Japan Student Services Organization).

C) To be able to keep more than 90% of attendance rate until graduation.

Application procedure

Please submit the documents required to Admission office by deadline. After examination of the documents and screening, we will submit them to Immigration. After passing Immigration, the applicant will complete the payment, then we will send the original documents to the applicant. Applicant will get the College Visa and come to Japan as our student.

A) Documents from Applicant
1)Application Form (AA-1, 2)
2)Personal Record (BB-1, 2)
3)Declaration (DD-1)
4)Certificate of Graduation (from last school attended) in Original
5)Photographs (4cm x 3cm) 8 pcs (Write the name on the back of each picture)
6)Certificate of Japanese Language
7)Passport Copy *To be submitted the copies of Visas who have been to Japan before
8)Certificate of Occupation *In case applicant is currently working.
9)Dormitory application *In case you need to apply for school dormitory.

B) Documents from sponsor
1)Letter of Support (CC-1)
2)Certificate of relationship to the Applicant / ex) Birth Certificate, Resident Certificate
3)Certificate of the balance of the bank under the name of financial sponsor
4)Copy of a Bankbook or statements from the bank of above account
5)Certificate of sponsor’s Occupation, one of below
Certificate of Employment from the company
Copy of company registeration
Copy of Business License
6)Certificate of Annual Income for the latest 3 years
7)Tax payment certificate for the latest 3 years if it's not included in above.
8)(In case sponsor resides in Japan) Juminhyo (Certificate of residence)
* As to above documents, application forms must be filled out and signed by the applicant / sponsor's own hand.
* Please attach Japanese translation if the document is not in Japanese or in English.

Period of Application

Beginning of October 2013 to Beginning of December, 2013 The Application period may be changed slightly by the Immigration Office.

Application Fee

JPY20,000 ( Twenty thousand Japanese Yen)
Application fee should be paid when documents are submitted.
Please be noted that application fee is not refundable regardless of any result.

Screening

Japanese Language (Written Test) and Interview
  • As a rule, screening takes place in Japan, but we will send our staff for screening to applicant's country if it's impossible to come to Japan with a good reason. In this case Admission office will tell you the date and time, the details of screening.
  • In case sponsor resides in Japan, interview with the sponsor is essential. Also, relative of the applicant resides in Japan and the relative takes responsibility as guarantor, interview with the guarantor is essential. We may ask the guarantor to submit the same kinds of documents as sponsor, these documents will be used for screening.

School Expenses (Common in all departments)


First year
ContentsAmount(JPY)
Admission
150,000
Tuition Fee
560,000
Facility
100,000
Training Expense
120,000
Miscellaneous
25,000
Scholarship for foreign students
-100,000
TOTAL
855,000

Second year
Contents(Deadline)1st payment(The end of March, 2015)2nd payment(August 31, 2015)3rd payment(December 11, 2015)Payment in one time
Tuition Fee
240,000
160,000
160,000
560,000
Promotion charge
25,000
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25,000
Facility
100,000
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100,000
Practical Subject
120,000
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120,000
Miscellaneous
25,000
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25,000
TOTAL
510,000
160,000
160,000
830,000


Textbooks, Materials


First year
DepartmentTextbooksMaterialsTotal
Fashion Design Department
20,000
35,000
55,000
Visual Design Department
10,000
45,000
55,000
Manga Department
10,000
45,000
55,000


    Second year
    DepartmentTextbooksMaterialsTotal
    Fashion Design Department
    10,000
    20,000
    30,000
    Visual Design Department
    10,000
    20,000
    30,000
    Manga Department
    10,000
    20,000
    30,000
    Comprehensive Japanese
    10,000
    13,000
    23,000

    * Additional JPY100,000 of material fee will be needed in case taking the subject of Nail, Hair and Make up in Fashion Design Department.

    Other


    School Member Association FeeActivity FeeInsurance Total
    5,000 (per year)
    35,000 (per year)
    9,00049,000
    • School Member Association Fee is used as part of budget of School Festival or Fashion Show. Please pay this each year with Tuition.
    • Activity fee is for School trip and other school activities. Please pay this each year.
    • Insurance covers two years’ enrollment in case of injury or other accident while students are in class or school activities.

    How to pay fees

    Please pay total Fees of first year to school account of Yokohama Design College. We will send the original documents at the confirmation of bank transfer.
    Certificate of bank transfer of living expense and course fees will be needed to submit at change of visa status or extension. Please do make bank transfer at the payment of living expense or course fees.
    In case of Visa issue is rejected at Japan Embassy, we will refund the rest of the total fees after deducting Application fee and admission fee and bank Charge.