Entrance guide

Tuition Fees

Application Fee
JPY  20,000
Enrollment Fee
JPY100,000
Tuition fee by installments
JPY365,000 (The first semester / 6 months)
JPY365,000 (The second semester / 6 months)
Tuition fee by full payment for one year
JPY730,000 (12 months)
【Reduction system】

There is a reduction of payment depending on the applicant’s Japanese language proficiency.
When meeting the requirement below, an applicant can take advantage of this system.

Those who passed N1 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
 going to study at YMCA for more than 1 year         ・・・A reduction of 100,000JPY

Those who passed N1 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
 going to study at YMCA for more than half an year       ・・・A reduction of 50,000JPY

Those who passed N2 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
 going to study at YMCA for more than 1 year          ・・・A reduction of 50,000JPY

Those who passed N3 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
 going to study at YMCA for more than 1 year and do not use Kanji in daily life.
                                ・・・A reduction of 30,000JPY

※Please apply it before the submission of tuition fee with the proof of Japanese language study.
※If a student dropped out of school for any reasons except going on to the next level of the education or employment, the reduction will be cancelled and we will require a refund for it.

Application Procedure<Application Submission to Enrollment >

Submission of application materials to Kobe YMCA 
Application deadlines → Spring course: until the 20th of November of the year prior to enrollment  / Autumn course: until the 20th of May of the year of enrollment
  
Application screening
  
Notification of acceptance
 Spring course: by mid-December  / Autumn course: by mid-June
  
Enrollment fee submission
  
Issuance of the Certificate of Admission
  
Visa application
  
Issuance of the Certificate of Eligibility
Spring course : early March / Autumn course : early September

  
Tuition fee submission
  
Issuance of visa
  
Arrival in Japan 
The entrance ceremony and school orientation → Spring course : early April  / Autumn course: early October


Application Procedure <Course guide for foreighners already residing in Japan>

Submission of application materials to Kobe YMCA 
Application deadlines → Spring course: until early March   / Autumn course: until early September
  
Placement test
  
Notice of Result
  
Enrollment and Tuition fee submission
  
The entrance ceremony and school orientation 
Spring course : early April  / Autumn course: early October


※For details, please refer to the Application handbook