Japan is globally recognized for its world-class education and the exposure it provides to foreign and local students alike.
This makes it every student’s first choice to earn a university degree. Getting into a language school in Japan is quite easy given the fast procedure and the maintenance of transparency throughout the process. We have combined a list of steps that you can follow to secure admission into a Japanese language school of your choice.
Step 1: Finding a Consultancy Company – Reaching out to a consultancy firm is the best approach towards getting a student visa to Japan. Consultancies have tie-ups with Japanese authorities and universities and can speed up the process. Another important fact is that consultancies also have enough knowledge of the procedures so they can help you out with any queries you have regarding the school or accommodation that you wish to opt for. The Consulting firm will share your documents with the Japanese school, which will review your application and then forward it to the immigration authorities for a Background Check and Verification.
Step 2: Obtaining your COE and Fee Payment – Once your documents are verified, the school will issue a COE (Certificate of Eligibility) and you will be required to make the course payment to the school. Now you are all set to secure admission into the school!
Some reminders to keep in mind while applying:
- Duration of Course- Your course maybe for 6 months or even 2 years. Be sure to read up more about student visas and its validity so that it matches your course duration.
- Basic grasp on the Japanese Language– Most Japanese schools mandate a minimum of 100 hours of learning Japanese to secure admission. Be sure to brush up on commonly-used phrases and essential vocabulary.
- Taking the JLPT– The JLPT is a language proficiency test that sets benchmarks on the candidate’s knowledge of Japanese. Securing a decent score on the JLPT is considered extremely important in cities, especially Tokyo. JLPT preparation centres are situated around the world, and can be found in the major cities (Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata) in India.
So there you have the fundamentals behind securing admission into a language school in Japan. We wish you the best of luck in your journey towards joining your dream school!