Study In Japan
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Why study in Japan?
Japan is an increasingly popular and attractive destination for students. As of May 1, 2010, there are about 140,000 foreign students in Japan. The Japanese government is expecting that number to increase to 300,000 by the year 2020.
Whether your aim is simply to learn the Japanese language because you are deeply interested in Japanese culture, or you intend to study and/or work in Japan, it is a great idea to learn the language in its country itself. It will be one of the exciting times of your life and a great milestone for your life and your career.
Learn Something Every Day
“Best wishes to you as you progress from one stage in life to another.” –
“Never be afraid to dream big. Learn to count risk. Don’t forget that you’re the designer of your own life”
A common mistake that people do is thinking language learning or studying abroad is something easy peasy to do without efforts. Learning a foreign language might not be a big deal
But gaining 4 language skills, writing, reading, listening, speaking is obviously a huge task.
If you plan to settle down in Japan, what’s most important is your, COMMITMENT, EFFORTS AND DETERMINATION. start from learning the Japanese to settling down in Japan, these three will be the best guide for you all!! Wish you all the best
Student Application Procedure
We have Agreements with Japanese Language Schools in Japan.
Japanese language schools
Japanese language schools offer different type of programs to the students such as, Standard Japanese course; Conversation focused course, Preparation for Higher Education and Language plus Cultural Activity course.
With Japan Language School, students will learn the Japanese language and culture rapidly within months comparing to studying in their own country. Course length varies from few weeks (short term) to maximum of 2 years (long term). This is often called preparatory courses especially for students aiming to enter higher education.
Applying for Japan student visa
Required Basic Qualifications
- Below 30 years old.
- C.E A/L Result [must be at least one subject passed ]
- Must be passed N5 test[ We are conducting N5 course for students who wish to face the N5 exam]
- Sponsor [Your sponsor must have a bank balance above 3 million LKR and must be a blood relation.]
You hand over us the necessary documents.
- Required documents to face to the interview which held by Japanese Language School in Japan.
- passed N5 certificate
- C.E A/L and O/L result sheet [must be certified by Foreign Ministry.]
- Original School Leaving certificate
- Original Birth Certificate[must be received from city office in 3 months]
- National Identity card [photo copy]
- English translations of above 3,4,5
- Colored photo copy of Passport
- Other educational certificate [degree, diploma etc.]
- Service Letter [If you worked or working]
- Ten color photos 3cm 4cm [must be taken in one month]
- National Identity card of sponsor
- Birth Certificate of sponsor
- Bank balance conformation letter
- Bank transactions [3 years]
- Business registration or service letter
- six month Salary sheet or Income Report
We review all documents above and send the scanned documents to the Japanese Language School in Japan by email. Then they review the documents and arrange an interview with applicant. The interview will be face to face or through Skype. After passing the interview, we translate all the documents to Japanese and correct when necessary. Once cleared you might need to send the originals and application fee to the school, though it varies school to school. After your application is sent to the Japanese school in japan, they will submit your documents to the Regional Immigration Bureau in Japan.
The final decision is taken by the Regional Immigration Bureau in Japan about your certificate of Eligibility and it will take about 3 months. If you will be lucky enough ,you will receive the Certificate of Eligibility from Immigration Bureau (Permission from the Japanese Government to be granted a Student visa). The Japanese school will receive your Certificate of Eligibility and they will send us it’s scanned copy, school admission and invoice by e-mail. Then we will give you their print outs and you remit the invoiced fees to the school by a TT transfer. After confirmation of payment, Japanese school in japan will send us the original Certificate of Eligibility and Admission Certificate by DHL. After we receive the DHL we will give it to you and you should submit COE with all other supporting documents at the Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka to apply for your visa. We will arrange an appointment for that and Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka will get 7 days to stamp visa to your passport. Now you have your student visa, you are now ready to fly to Japan.
- Expenses for applying Student Visa
- Japanese Translation fees – 30,000LKR
- Document fees – 42,000LKR
- DHL currier Service fees – 5000LKR
- Expenses after you get Visa
- School fees [one year] – 750,000 to 850,000 JPY
- Hostel fees [one month] – 30,000 to 40,000 JPY
- Air Ticket [one way]
- pocket money 200,000 JPY
- What to do upon arrival?
Upon arrival at the airport, please show your passport with student visa to the officer in charge in Immigration. You might be asked to go a special lane designated for residents. Immigration officer will ask you on the duration of your study as this will also be the validity date indicated in your residence permit.
The residence permit card will be printed at the immigration so please make sure to get it. If you plan to do part-time work, please inform the officer and they will stamp on the back of your residence card about permitting to engage in work for 28 hours a week. You can download the Work Permit Application for work permit here.
If you were not able to get your work stamp in the airport, please check with your school if they can apply on your behalf. Applying through school, might take 2- 4weeks. It’s a must that you carry the residence card at all times when you are in Japan.
- Register in your local city hall
Within 14 days upon arrival, you need to register in your local city hall. Do not forget to bring your residence card, passport and even school ID. Some city hall may have English speaking staff and some may not. Please ask your school if they provide assistance if needed. After registration, you will be given a health insurance card. Just like the residence card, please make sure to always carry it. Present the health card before obtaining any medical treatment. After a month from registration, you will receive your insurance bill from your local ward. The bills are either separated each month or semiannually. It’s up to you if you want to pay the bill for each month or all at once. You can pay in any convenience store.
- Getting a mobile sim in Japan
Big carriers like Softbank and Docomo requires student to have a Japan bank account and sufficient Japanese Language ability. If this is not a possible, you can just get a sim card online like Sakura Mobile. They have affordable rates for students and website is available in English. You can also buy a prepaid sim card upon arrival at the airport and just later decide which cellphone carrier you want to avail. Prices of prepaid sim depends on the length of validity you prefer. Make sure your phone is not locked to your home country’s network.
- Opening a bank account in Japan
Japan Post Bank (ゆうちょ銀行) is the best option for students as they do not require any deposit amount. Make sure you have a Hanko/Inkan (personal seal) prior to opening your bank account as this is required. All you have to do is go to any postal office, and inform the clerk that you will be opening an account. They may have English guide available. In case there are none, you may seek assistance from school or Akiko.
- What to bring on your first day in school?
On your first day, please bring your residence card, passport and if you have already registered to the city hall, bring your health card too.
School will need a copy of these documents. School may conduct a short exam for you to determine your level. After that you are ready to start.