Visa

You may study Japanese for a short term (maximum 6 months) with a short-stay visa. Requirements for obtaining a short-stay visa vary depending on your nationality. Please contact the Japanese embassy in your country for details. If you wish to learn Japanese for a longer period of time (3 months to 2 years), you need to obtain a College Student Visa.

College Student Visa

The College Student Visa is for students who study at Japanese language schools in Japan. It is valid for 6 months or 1 year from the day of your arrival in Japan. It can be extended to maximum 2 years (excluding the preparation period of 3 months for your departure). If you want to apply for a College Student Visa, please prepare necessary documents (a certificate of graduation, proof that you have sufficient financial resources, etc.). KAI will then make submission to the Tokyo Immigration Office.

Time of entry and application deadline

 WinterSpringSummerAutumn
Registrationlate Jul. 
previous year
late Oct.
previous year
late Jan.late Apr.
Submit to the Immigration Officelate Sep. 
previous year
late Nov.
previous year
late Mar.late May
Result will be known by
Paying registration fee and tuition
Sending the Certificate of 
Eligibility issued by the immigration 
office
late Nov. 
previous year
late Feb.late Maylate Sep.
Going to the Japanese Embassy 
for interview to obtain visa
late Dec. 
previous year
late Mar.late Jun.late Sep.
  • Visa application fee should be paid upon the submission of the visa application document.
  • When number of applicants is full, we will close application.

Enrollment Procedures

Enrollment Inquiry

Please feel free to make inquiries.

KAI reviews your documents – upon acceptance of application documents, KAI applies to the Immigration Authorities

20,000 JPY for visa application fee required.

Eligibility is confirmed (sending you a Certificate of Eligibility)

Immigration Authorities advises us of your eligibility- we inform you the result. KAI sends you the all the necessary documents for obtaining a visa.

Level Check Test

After a level check test, the school assigns you to a suitable class.


You go to a Japanese Embassy for an interview to obtain a visa.

Enter Japan

You should enter Japan about a week before the course begins.

Orientation

We have school orientation one day before the course begins.

Class Sessions Begin

Finally your class starts. Please enjoy studying Japanese at KAI.

Before you make an inquiry

We accept college student visa application with conditions attached with academic background and student’s finances. Kindly note not all applications are accepted. All personal information is kept at the school for internal use. Fill out the following form (*necessary information) and click to send.

Other visas

We start registration one month before the starting date of each term. If the classes are full with students who started from previous term, we will not accept future enrollments.

TermTime of entryStart of Registration
WinterJanuarylate Nov. previous year
SpringAprillate Feburary
SummerJulylate May
AutumunOctoberLate August

Enrollment Procedures from Overseas

Request for an Application Form

Contact form is here.

Send back required documents by mail

Please send back Application Form, 4 photos (4cmX3cm),a copy of your passport by mail.

Level Check Test

Writing test and interview test over the phone. If you have not learned Japanese before, Level Check not necessary.

We inform you the result of your application.

After we have reviewed level check test, we will inform you the result within 2 business days. Students are assigned only when vacancy is available.

Payment of Tuition

You pay the required school fees (registration fee+ tuition )to our bank account by bank transfer.
*You are responsible for any money transfer charges.

Mailing you a certificate and confirmation of your payment and schedule of classes

We will send a certificate of payment and schedule of classes as soon as we confirm receipt of your payment.

Orientation

You should enter Japan before the course begins. We have our school orientation one day before the starting date of the term.(please bring your passport)

Starting of Class

Finally your class starts. Please enjoy studying Japanese at KAI.

  • If you have any records of entry into Japan, you might be asked to show certificate regarding ability to pay living expenses etc. in Japan at the airport.
  • In case you cancel your enrollment, we will ask you to show receipt of your payment
  • Application procedures for tourist visa students depends on each country. Please confirm at embassy in your country

Enrollment Procedures in Japan

Request for an Application Form

Contact form is here.

Send back required documents by mail

Please send back Application Form, 4 photos (4cmX3cm),a copy of your passport by mail.

Level Check Test

Writing test and interview test over the phone.If you have not learned Japanese before, Level Check not necessary.

Free Trial Lesson

We welcome you to our free trial lesson to see how the class goes and atmosphere of the school. This trial lesson is free. Please bring your Application Form, 4 photos (4cmX3cm), passport.

Payment of Tuition
  • You are responsible for any bank charge.
  • Payment with credit card is acceptable (VISA/MASTER/JCB).
Orientation

You should enter Japan before the course begins. We have our school orientation one day before the starting date of the term.

Starting of Class

Finally your class starts. Please enjoy studying Japanese at KAI.

  • You cannot extend your tourist visa even if you want to continue studying Japanese.
  • After taking a level check test, we will see if there is any vacancy for your level. If that class is full, we will not be able to accept your enrollment.