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Student visa application

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Enrollment procedure

STEP 1

Contact to receive application guide

(Six months before enrollment)

※Requirements may vary depending on the applicants nationality.
※Please contact us for details.
Contact Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute Office (in Shinjuku, Tokyo)
Contact Overseas Offices
Inquiry about the application
Preparations for SNG application guide:
※For more information, contact your regional office. In case there is no office in your region, please contact SNG Tokyo directly.
※Please download application guide from below
SNG Application Guide
※For further information, choose a contact option from below:
Inquiry Form
※SNG regularly holds exhibit in Japanese educational fairs in various countries.
※We also hold orientations regularly in overseas offices.
※If you require more information, don't hesitate to drop by and chat with any of our staff.
Schedule for Japan Education Fair / Orientation

STEP 2

Student screening

Evaluation:
※Contact us with any requests.
※We will answer them via e-mail or by phone.
※Please note in advance, there is a possibility that we may not be able to meet your requests.

STEP 3

Apply to school

(4~5 months before enrollment)
Complete SNG Application Form Submission / Documents Evaluation:
※After carefully reading the SNG application guide, contact your overseas offices or the Tokyo headquarter to submit your documents.
※After submitting the documents, please make the payments for processing and inscription fees.
※If you are unable to submit the documents before deadline, please contact either:
Contact Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute Office (in Shinjuku, Tokyo)
Contact Overseas Offices

STEP 4

We will apply on your behalf for Certificate of Eligibility

(1~4 months before enrollment) Apply for Certificate of Eligibility (COE) at Japanese immigration bureau: ※On your behalf, the SNG Japanese language school office will apply for a COE to the Japanese immigration bureau. ※If your application is accepted by the immigration bureau, the office will receive your COE.

STEP 5

Pay tuition fees

If your COE is issued, please follow these steps:
※Go to your nearest Japanese embassy for an interview to obtain a visa.
※Make payments for tuition and student insurance fees.
※Wire transfer payments to the designated account.
※After we've confirmed your payments of tuition and student insurance fees, we will contact you for the following documents:
Certificate of Eligibility
Certificate of Enrollment

STEP 6

Apply for visa

(1 month before enrollment)
Observe necessary formalities for coming to Japan independently:
※Go to your nearest Japanese embassy for an interview to obtain a visa.
※Be sure to carry the certificate and necessary documents with you.
※Complete Visa application.
※Select accommodations or residency for your stay in Japan. Purchase plane ticket.
Please note that necessary documents to apply for a VISA vary per country. Ask the nearest Japanese embassy for the necessary documents.

STEP 7

Arrive in Japan, enter school

Once in Japan:
※After arrival in Japan, register your address and join the national health insurance at the nearest city hall / ward office.
※Participate in one of our SNG orientations.
※Your class level will be decided after you take a placement test at the orientation.
Congratulations on your school entry!