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TOKYO JAPANESE ACADEMYThis page contains frequently asked questions regarding admission to the university, taking the coding test, and applying for a student visa.Please check before contacting us.

About TJA

Do you have a dormitory?

We do not have dormitories, but we can introduce condominiums and share houses that can be used by international students through our affiliated real estate agents.

How many years will it take to graduate?

We offer 1 year, 1 year 6 months and 2 year courses.

Is it possible to take classes online?

As a general rule, you have to come to the school.However, if it becomes difficult to attend school / danger to learners, as represented by the new coronavirus, we may switch to online attendance (There is past experience).

Can I work part-time in Japan after coming to Japan?

You can work part-time within 28 hours a week.Remuneration varies depending on the type of work, but it seems that students in the higher education course often earn around 10 yen each month. In the case of IT Job Hunting Program, the hourly wage at the internship destination is high, so some students earn about 35 yen depending on their skills.
* If you work 3125 hours with an hourly wage of 112 yen

How many hours a day do you study at school?

There are morning classes (9:00 to 12:10) and afternoon classes (13:00 to 16:10), which will be assigned according to the results of the entrance examination.In the remaining half day, you can participate in programs such as internships, and study will proceed on a reasonable schedule.Classes are from Monday to Friday, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays, and school-designated holidays are good nights.

About IT Job Hunting Program

Can I learn a programming language?

IT Job Hunting Program does not teach programming languages.However, in order to resolve questions during the learning stage and anxieties at the internship destination, an engineer who is currently working at a domestic IT company will be the mentor, and you can consult online at any time.

Please tell me about the timing and contents of the entrance examination.

You can take the entrance exam for the IT Job Hunting Program online at any time.First of all, please contact us from this website and consult with the staff in charge.

About admission fee

Please check here for the fees required for admission.In addition, if you get excellent grades in the coding test at the time of admission, the full tuition fee will be lent.Scholarship systemThere is also.

What kind of company can I do an internship?

There are many companies with which TJA has partnerships, mainly in Tokyo.The companies that can apply are narrowed down depending on your technical level and Japanese level, but as a general rule, you can participate in the program "Development work at an IT system development company for a long period of about 3 months".

I haven't graduated from college, can I still enroll?

The goal of the IT Job Hunting Program is to get a job at a Japanese company after graduation.Since it is necessary to graduate from a university or junior college in order to obtain a work visa in Japan, as a general rule, "university or junior college graduate or above" is a condition for admission.However, if you are an IT engineer, you can get a work visa if you pass the following exams, so you can enroll.

This test is not conducted in Japan.If you are taking the test in your country, you can take the test in your native language, so it is easiest to take and pass the test before coming to Japan.If you do not do so in your country of residence, you will need to take and pass the exam in your country of origin by the time you graduate.You can take the exam in English.

I have no work experience in an IT company, can I enroll?

Is possible.However, in the coding test taken before admission, it is necessary to leave a grade of passing standard score (100 points or more out of 30 points).

I haven't studied Japanese, can I enroll?

You can apply even if you do not speak Japanese, but you must have a certain amount of learning experience by the deadline for submitting the application for study abroad grant.

Learning certificate example

  1. Proof of taking Japanese at high school or university
  2. Certificate of passing various Japanese Language Proficiency Test grades equivalent to JLPT N5
  3. Proof that you have studied at a Japanese language school in your area for more than 150 hours

 * If the above three are difficult, you may be able to prove it in an online course.Please contact us for details.

Do you have an internship or employment only in Tokyo?

Most of the companies are in Tokyo, which are easy to move from school, but since there are many inquiries from local companies, we can also introduce internships and employment places at local companies that took long vacations.

About admission procedure

What is the flow of admission procedures?

In order to obtain a student visa, you must complete the visa procedure four months before the class begins.Please see here for details.

Is there a case where the procedure for coming to Japan is denied?

Depending on the situation of the applicant, there may be cases where permission is denied.Since it is judged by the Immigration Bureau, we cannot answer the specific reason for the disapproval from our school, but it may be disapproved in the following cases.

  • If you do not have the necessary documents by the submission deadline
  • If the person who bears the cost of studying abroad cannot afford it and it is difficult to provide financial assistance while attending school
  • If you have had trouble after coming to Japan and have been forced to leave Japan
  • When it is determined that the submitted documents are false or counterfeit
  • If you have a criminal record in your home country

What if I can't collect the necessary documents for the procedure?

You may be able to apply using alternative documents, so please consult with the staff in charge.

When is the time to pay the tuition?

Payment is required when the student visa examination result is obtained. Payment deadlines are early March for April enrollment and early September for October enrollment.