PROCESS

Admissions Process for students living in Japan

Courses, maximum capacity

You can obtain a diploma upon graduation from the following courses.

Comprehensive Japanese Course
Course name
Specialized Course in Culture and General Education
The program starts in
April
Program duration
2 years
Maximum capacity
30
Total Design Department
Course name
Specialized Course in Culture and General Education
The program starts in
April
Program duration
2 years
Maximum capacity
20
Manga Department
Course name
Specialized Course in Culture and General Education
The program starts in
April
Program duration
2 years
Maximum capacity
20
Fashion Department
Course name
Specialized Course in Fashion and Home Economics
The program starts in
April
Program duration
2 years
Maximum capacity
20

Requirements for admission

The admission requirements for each course are as follows.

  1. Those who have completed 12 years of school curriculum in foreign countries (or the equivalent curriculum in Japan).
    Or those who have a qualification to enter university in their countries.
    Or those who are at least 18 years of age and are recognized by Yokohama Design College as having academic abilities equivalent to the above qualification.
  2. Those who meet at least one of the following qualifications:
    ・Those who have undergone Japanese language education for at least 6 months at institutions accredited by the Minister of Justice, with the attendance rate (the number of hours) of at least 90%.
    ・Those who have passed Level N2 or above of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) conducted by Japan Educational Exchanges and Services and the Japan Foundation.
    ・Those who have scored at least 200 points for the subject “Japanese as a Foreign Language” in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), conducted by Japan Student Services Organization.
  3. 3. Those who can commit to the constant attendance rate (the number of hours) of at least 90%.

From application to enrollment

  • 1. Submit application

  • 2. Take screening tests: written test (Japanese) and interview

  • 3. Receive the notification of acceptance

  • 4. Complete the admissions process (pay the tuition and fees)

  • 5. Attend the entrance ceremony

Application periods

Application periods are as follows.

For the April enrollment (all courses) From early October of the year before the program starts to mid-March

The application periods may change without prior notice.
Please check the vacancy beforehand as applications will be closed once we reach the maximum capacity.

Required application documents

International students are required to submit the following documents and materials for application.

Application Documents A

(1) Application for admission …The specified form is to be filled out by the applicant.
(2) Personal record …The specified form is to be filled out by the applicant.
(3) Certificate of enrollment in a Japanese language school …Or a certificate of expected graduation, a certificate of attendance or an academic transcript
(4) Certificate of graduation from the last educational institution you attended …Or a certificate of graduation (original) or an academic transcript (please also bring a translated version as well)
(5) Remittance certificate and a bank book …Please bring the originals. We will make copies and return them to you.
(6) Passport …Please bring the original. We will make a copy and return it to you.
(7) Residence card …Please bring the original. We will make a copy and return it to you.
(8) photos (4cm x 3cm) …Please write down your name and date of birth on the back.
(9) Screening fee: 20,000 yen …Please bring cash or a remittance advice.

Application Documents B

(1) Japanese language proficiency certificate …The original or a copy.
(2) Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students score report …The original or a copy.

Submission of the documents

Please submit your application documents to the following address. Please also contact the admission office indicated below if you have questions or concerns.

Admission Office, Yokohama Design College
1-33-6 Chuo, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0051
Phone:045-323-0300
Email:ic@ydc.ac.jp
HP:https://www.jpn.ydc.ac.jp/eng/

Tuition and fees

The following shows the tuition and fees.
Please note that some courses may require additional costs for materials (about 200,000 yen) over the 2 years of the programs.

Payment for the first year (full payment upon enrollment)

Comprehensive Japanese Course
Entrance fee
150,000 yen
Tuition (including educational materials, off-campus activities, etc.)
896,000 yen
Special scholarship for international students
-150,000 yen
Total
896,000 yen
Total Design Department
Entrance fee
150,000 yen
Tuition (including educational materials, off-campus activities, etc.)
923,000 yen
Special scholarship for international students
-150,000 yen
Total
923,000 yen
Manga Department
Entrance fee
150,000 yen
Tuition (including educational materials, off-campus activities, etc.)
923,000 yen
Special scholarship for international students
-150,000 yen
Total
923,000 yen
Fashion Department
Entrance fee
150,000 yen
Tuition (including educational materials, off-campus activities, etc.)
923,000 yen
Special scholarship for international students
-150,000 yen
Total
923,000 yen

Payment for the second year (full payment at the start of the second year)

Comprehensive Japanese Course
Advancement fee
25,000 yen
Tuition (including educational materials, off-campus activities, etc.)
891,000 yen
Total
916,000 yen
Total Design Department
Advancement fee
25,000 yen
Tuition (including educational materials, off-campus activities, etc.)
898,000 yen
Total
923,000 yen
Manga Department
Advancement fee
25,000 yen
Tuition (including educational materials, off-campus activities, etc.)
898,000 yen
Total
923,000 yen
Fashion Department
Advancement fee
25,000 yen
Tuition (including educational materials, off-campus activities, etc.)
898,000 yen
Total
923,000 yen

Payment for the second year (in installments)

If you would like to pay the tuition and fees for the second year in installments, please make the second payment within 6 months and the third payment within 9 months from the start of the second year.

Comprehensive Japanese Course
First payment (at the start of the second year)
596,000 yen
Second payment
160,000 yen
Third payment
160,000 yen
Total
916,000 yen
Total Design Department
First payment (at the start of the second year)
603,000 yen
Second payment
160,000 yen
Third payment
160,000 yen
Total
923,000 yen
Manga Department
First payment (at the start of the second year)
603,000 yen
Second payment
160,000 yen
Third payment
160,000 yen
Total
923,000 yen
Fashion Department
First payment (at the start of the second year)
603,000 yen
Second payment
160,000 yen
Third payment
160,000 yen
Total
923,000 yen