Application Process

From 6 months to 2 years (Student visa is required)

  • Those studying at a Japanese school for more than 6 months usually require a Student Visa.
  • To obtain a Student Visa it is necessary to acquire a “Certificate of Eligibility” issued by the Immigration Bureau of Japan.
  • We will apply for the “Certificate of Eligibility” on your behalf.
  • It takes time to verify the documentation and about 6 months to obtain the Student Visa. Please, contact us as soon as possible.

Less than 6 months (min. 2 weeks) (Student Visa is not necessary)

  • You can study in our school for a short period (less than 6 months) with a temporary visa.
  • Temporary Visa is issued at a Japanese Embassy or Consulate and conditions of acquisition varies depending on the country of origin, so please, verify them at your country’s Japanese Embassy or Consulate.
  • Please, refer to Ministry of Foreign Affairs: VISA/Residing in Japan 
  • Depending on your nationality extension of a short-term visa is possible up to 6 months in Japan.

From 2 weeks up to desired period
(Working-Holiday Visa, Family Visa, Working Visa, etc.)

  • If you already have a status of residence in Japan you can study Japanese.
  • We accept any desired period of study from 2 weeks onward.
  • In addition to group lessons, private lessons are also available. Please, contact us for further information.
  • There are 4 available dates* per year for enrollment with Student Visa: January, April, July and October. (*Nagano Campus only in April and October.)
  • If you are applying for a Student Visa an application date is set so, please, contact us as soon as possible.
Enrollment date January April July October
Approximate Application Deadline Early August (previous year) Late October (previous year) Early February Late April
Application Submission at Immigration Mid September (previous year) Late November (previous year) Mid March Early June
Residency Grant and Payment Early November (previous year) Late February Late May Late August
Apply to visa at Embassy/Consulate Early December (previous year) Early March Early June Early September
  • Application deadline is 30 days before the course starting date, and 30 days before the month’s course starting date in the case of mid-term applications.
  • You may be able to enroll mid-term if there is any suitable class with available seats for your level after taking a level check test.
  1. As soon as we reach the full capacity of each campus we won’t accept any more applications, so please, apply as soon as possible.
  2. Those students who need documentation from our school for invitation to apply for short-term visa or those who wish to arrange accommodation, need to apply earlier.
  3. Please, note that depending on the result of the level check test admission may not be possible if the respective class level has reached its total capacity.
Enrollment date January April July October
Enrollment deadline Early December Early March Early June Early September

ISI’s Summer Course focuses on increasing the communication skills in Japanese in a short period and, at the same time, on learning about Japanese culture. Studying in your corresponding level class and using what you have learnt in class during the cultural activities, you can improve your Japanese rapidly.  Let’s make a lot of memories with friends from all over the world! This program offers more experiences than you can imagine.

Those students who want their accommodation, such as student dorm or homestay, arranged by ISI, please, apply at the same time of the school application.



Weekly Mansion

Student House

  • Airport pick-up service is available from the airport to the dorm or school.
  • Please, inform us a week ahead of your arrival about your flight information (date, time, airport name and flight number).
  • Pick-up staff will be waiting for you at the airport arrival gate.