International Academy IAY Japanese Language Courses
  • Regular Courses
  • Student visa course
  • Studying in Sapporo
  • Scenes at IAY
  • Life / careers after graduation
  • Dormitory / accommodation
  • Graduates / current students
  • Greetings from president
  • History of IAY
  • Links
  • Corporate customers
  • What's new

Student Visa Course 

This course is for foreign students who have a student visa and wish to proceed to a higher education institution after learning Japanese language for from 15 months to 2 years in IAY. Although this course is for those proceeding to a higher education institution, persons who have no plan to go these institutions will be also welcome. Please contact us for details.

Student Visa Course is for foreign students wishing to proceed to a higher education institution such as a university, a graduate school or a technical school in Japan. Lesson contents meet students’ needs such as improving communication ability, preparation for JLPT or corrections and instructions for a short essay for an exam. The experienced teachers give instructions in a kind and detailed manner to develop students’ ability of practical Japanese language.

クラスの休憩時間 やさしい担任の先生

クラスの仲間と ルスツ高原ピクニック

Through cultural activities and staff-supervised field trips, students blend into Japanese society and experience different things. Students can also have contact with students of our Japanese language teachers training course. We will provide assistance so that you can enjoy your time at IAY.

IAY is located in the center of Sapporo, and three subway lines intersect at the nearest subway station, and large underground shopping malls are also located nearby IAY. These will make your life in Sapporo convenient.
As the school, dormitory and working place are easily accessible by bicycle, no need to prepare extra transportation fees.
Sapporo is a livable city for foreign students because prices of commodities and land are cheaper than those of Tokyo, and local people speak almost standard Japanese with little characteristic accents or local dialects.

クラスの仲間とジンギスカン バス旅行

開拓村への研修旅行 仲間と雪像つくり

卒業式集合写真 ヤッター、喜びの卒業式

Qualifications for application

  1. Those who have completed a formal education of 12 or more years or equivalent education.
  2. Those who have ability for payment of tuition and living expenses while he/she is studying in Japan.
  3. Those who are sound in mind and body, abide Japanese law and are willing to study Japanese language.

Time for enrollment / study period

Timing for entrance is 4 times a year, April, July, October and January.

Course Time for enrollment Learning period Application deadline Notification of Immigration Bureau result
Pre-college 2-year course April 2 years Nov. 20 in the previous year of enrollment Late February
Pre-college 21-month course July 1 year and 9 months Feb. 20 in the year of enrollment Late May
Pre-college 18-month course October 1 year and 6 months May. 20 in the year of enrollment Late August
Pre-college 15-month course January 1 year and 3 months Aug. 20 in the previous year of enrollment Late November

Date and time

Date 4 lessons per day from Monday to Friday
(One lesson is 45 minutes) (No classes on national holidays)
Time Morning class  8:50-9:35, 9:40-10:25, 10:35-11:20, 11:25-12:10
Afternoon class  12:50-13:35, 13:40-14:25, 14:35-15:20, 15:25-16:10
・The class is decided by the level of your skill.

Expenses

At the time of application Application fee :22,000yen
After the issuance of the
authorization of resident eligibility
Admission:77,000yen
Tuition (for one year) :554,400yen
Extra expenses :72,600yen
Total :726,000yen

※Students must purchase health insurance and accident insurance in case of any disease or accident.

Orientation

We provide you with an orientation on the opening day of the course with Chinese, Korean and English languages so that you can avoid little troubles caused by differences of living habits or misunderstandings, and live in Japan safely. We give clear and detailed explanation about annual schedules and regulations that you must follow in this school. We also explain about Japanese laws, traffic rules, procedure of immigration authorities and engaging in activities outside scope permitted. Lifestyle guidance staff will answer your questions, so you can concentrate on studying Japanese language.

Guidance for going to college

Many graduates realize their dreams of getting a job or going to a institution of higher education with our kind and detailed career guidance and advice for exams.

Courses

2022年度クラス編成表(日本語・専4なし).pdf

Month 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3
2-year
course
Beginner I Beginner II intermediate Intermediate Intermediate
/Prep for EJU
Advanced Advanced /
Prep for EJU, Prep for JLPT
Advanced
21-month
course
Beginner I Beginner II Intermediate Intermediate
/Prep for EJU
Pre-advanced Intermediate / Prep for EJU, Prep for JLPT Advanced
18-month
course
Beginner I Beginner II Intermediate
/Prep for EJU
Intermediate Intermediate / Prep for EJU, Prep for JLPT Pre-advanced
15-month
course
Beginner II Intermediate
/Prep for EJU
Intermediate Intermediate / Prep for EJU, Prep for JLPT Pre-advanced

Annual schedules of each course

2-year course

Month Level
(JLPT)
Textbooks Exams, events and others
First
year
4 Beginner I
(N5)
『Minna no Nihongo Beginner I』 This textbook and supplementary materials
『Ichinichi Jugofun no Kanji Renshu: Vol. 1』『Wakuwaku Bunpo Listening 99』
Regular exam, ability test (JLPT)
Speech presentation
Field workshop (Odori Park)
5
6
7 Beginner II
(N4)
『Ichinichi Jugofun no Kanji Renshu: Vol. 2』
『Wakuwaku Bunpo Listening 99』
『Minna no Nihongo Beginner II』This textbook and supplementary materials
Field trips (Bus trip)
Regular exam, ability test (JLPT)
Speech presentation
8
9
10 Pre-intermediate
(N3)
『Manabou! Nihongo: Pre-Intermediate』
『Mainichi no Kikitori: Intermediate』
『Manabou! Nihongo Japanese Kanji Workbook: Pre-Intermediate』
Regular exam
Speech presentation
11
12
1 Intermediate
(N3)
『Manabou! Nihongo: Intermediate』
『Mainichi no Kikitori: Intermediate』
『Manabou! Nihongo Japanese Kanji Workbook: Intermediate』
Firld trips(Sapporo Snow Festival)
Regular exam
Speech presentation
2
3
Second
year
4 Intermediate
(N2)
『Manabou! Nihongo: Pre-Advanced』
『Mainichi no Kikitori: Intermediate』
Kanji practice sheet
Workbook for EJU
Prep for EJU
Mock test (for EJU, JLPT)
5
6
7 Advanced
(N2)
『Manabou! Nihongo: Pre-Advanced』
『Mainichi no Kikitori Plus 40』
『Sokudoku no Nihongo』
Field trips (Bus trip)
Regular exam for first period
Career guidance
8
9
10 Advanced
(N1)
『Manabou! Nihongo: Advanced』
『Mainichi no Kikitori Plus 40』
Workbooks for EJU and JLPT
Prep for EJU and JLPT
Mock test (for EJU, JLPT)
Regular exam for second period/
career guidance
11
12
1 Advanced
(N1)
『Manabou! Nihongo: Advanced』
Authentic materials
(Newspapers, magazines, novels, radio, etc.)
Creation of graduation writings
Graduation speech
Graduation ceremony/
career guidance
2
3

18-month course

Month
Level
(JLPT)
Textbooks Exams, events and others
First
year
10 Beginner I
(N5)
『Minna no Nihongo Beginner ?』
This textbook and supplementary materials
『Ichinichi Jugofun no Kanji Renshu: Vol. 1』
『Wakuwaku Bunpo Listening 99』
Field workshop (Odori Park)
Regular exam, ability test (JLPT)
Speech presentation
11
12
1 Beginner II
(N4)
『Minna no Nihongo Beginner II』
This textbook and supplementary materials
『Ichinichi Jugofun no Kanji Renshu: Vol. 2』
『Wakuwaku Bunpo Listening 99』
Firld trips(Sapporo Snow Festival)
Regular exam, ability test (JLPT)
Speech presentation
2
3
Second
year
4 Intermediate
(N3)
『Manabou! Nihongo: Pre-Intermediate』
『Mainichi no Kikitori: Intermediate』
『Manabou! Nihongo Japanese Kanji Workbook: Pre-Intermediate』
Workbook for EJU
Prep for EJU
Mock test (for EJU)
5
6
7 Intermediate
(N2)
『Manabou! Nihongo: Intermediate』
『Mainichi no Kikitori: Intermediate』
『Manabou! Nihongo Japanese Kanji Workbook: Intermediate』
Field trips (Bus trip)
Regular exam, ability test (JLPT)
Career guidance
8
9
10 Pre-advanced
(N2)
『Manabou! Nihongo: Pre-Advanced』
『Mainichi no Kikitori Plus 40』
Workbooks for EJU and JLPT
Prep for EJU and JLPT
Mock test (for EJU and JLPT)
Regular exam for second period/
career guidance
11
12
1 Pre-advanced
(N1)
『Manabou! Nihongo: Pre-Advanced』
『Mainichi no Kikitori Plus 40』
『Sokudoku no Nihongo』/
Authentic materials (newspaper etc.)
Creation of graduation writings
Graduation speech
Graduation ceremony/
career guidance
2
3

※Schedule subject to change

 

Admission procedure

  1. Send IAY a preliminary examination form by e-mail, fax. In addition, pay application fee.  To ensure a smooth process, please send them a month before the deadline.
  2. Receive the application guideline from IAY by e-mail, fax or mail within a week.
  3. Send documents required for admission.
  4. IAY applies for issuance of student visa at Sapporo Regional Immigration Bureau.
  5. Issuance of the authorization of resident eligibility by Sapporo Regional Immigration Bureau.
  6. IAY sends a copy of the authorization of resident eligibility and an invoice to the applicant.
  7. Pay full amount necessary for enrollment to IAY.
  8. IAY sends the letter of acceptance and the original authorization of resident eligibility to the applicant.
  9. Submit your authorization of resident eligibility for a Japanese entry visa to Japanese embassy or consulate.

Documents for application

※Please input letters or characters on the computer after downloading.
Click here to download preliminary examination form.

Please input letters or characters on the computer after downloading.
Click here to download other application documents.

(Documents for application differ depending on nationality. The details are explained after the application has been made.)

I. Preliminary examination form

Name of documents Notices
1 Preliminary examination form Fill out the necessary items and send the form by fax, e-mail or mail One

II.Documents on the applicant

Name of documents Notices
1 Application forms for school enrollment A designated sheet form in the applicant’s own handwriting One
2 Written statement of entering school A designated form in the applicant’s own handwriting. Purposes of studying Japanese language and goals upon graduation from IAY, etc. must be written. One
3 Photo A 4-by-3 centimeter photo, showing the face (without a hat or cap), against a neutral background taken within three months prior to application Six
4 Family Register Applicant’s own family register One
5 Graduation diploma An official graduation diploma or a graduation certificate of the school that the applicant has last finished One
6 Certificate of Japanese learning experience Certificate to certify the applicant has studied Japanese for a minimum of 150 hours, or the applicant has an ability in Japanese equivalent of JLPT level 4. One
7 Certificate of employment Only if the applicant has working experience. One
8 Health certificate Obtain a certificate at a medical institution on a form designated by IAY. One
9 Copy of passport A holder only. Make a copy of items to describe your identity and history of arrival in and departure from Japan) One

III.Data on the financial sponsor

※When the applicant has two or more sponsors, documents for each sponsor are needed.

When the applicant pays on his/her own

Name of documents Notices
1 Payment form The self-sponsored person must fill out and sign a designated form by him/herself One
2 Certificate of deposit balance A certificate of the applicant’s own deposit balance issued by the bank One
3 Employment certificate Employment certificate, copy of corporate registration, operating license, etc. One
4 Income certificate Income certificate or tax certificate in which gross income is written. One

When the financial sponsor is the applicant’s relatives (parents) by remittance from his/her country

Name of documents Notices
1 Payment form The guarantor must fill out and sign a designated form by him/herself. One
2 Family register A document that certifies the kinship between the applicant and the guarantor. One
3 Certificate of deposit balance A certificate of the sponsor’s own deposit balance issued by the bank One
4 Employment certificate Employment certificate, copy of corporate registration, operating license, etc. One
5 Income certificate Income certificate or tax certificate in which gross income is written. One
6 Letter of Guarantee The guarantor (sponsor) must individually fill out and sign a designated form. One

When the financial sponsor lives in Japan

Name of documents Notices
1 Payment form The guarantor must fill out and sign a designated form by him/herself. One
2 Family register A document that certifies the kinship between the applicant and the guarantor. One
3 Certificate of resident registration

All family members should be included.

In the event that the sponsor is a foreign resident in Japan, he/she must submit a certificate of Information Recorded on Foreign Resident Registration File or a copy of foreign resident registration card.

One
4 Certificate of deposit balance A certificate of the sponsor’s own deposit balance issued by the bank One
5 Employment certificate Employment certificate (for employees)
Corporate registration (for business manager and executives)
Operating license and a copy of a income-tax return (self-employed workers)
One
6 Income certificate Tax certificate issued by the local government in which gross income is written. One
7 Letter of Guarantee The guarantor (sponsor) must individually fill out and sign a designated form. One

Points to remember

  1. Documents for application differ depending on nationality.
  2. Please note that if IAY considers additional documents are needed for application, you may have to submit additional documents other than those above.
  3. Translate these documents in Japanese and attach them.
  4. These certificates and photos should be issued (taken) within three months prior to the application date for Immigration Bureau.
  5. All the documents submitted to Immigration Bureau will not be returned. (except original diploma)

Inquiry

Copyright IAY Sapporo. All Rights Reserved. International Academy Japanese Language School.