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Admissions

Application guidelines

Application contents

Course Commencement Application period Capacity Qualifications
1.6-year course
October
February to mid April
40

Those who have fulfilled 12 years+ of education outside Japan

High school graduates are required Japanese language skills similar to N5 level or more of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test", or 150 hours of Japanese language learning

2-year course
April
August to mid October (previous year)
60

Steps towards entry

  Applicants VPL/Immigration Bureau Scheduled time period
1.6-year course
(October enrollment)
2-year course
(April enrollment)
STEP1

Contact

Please contact us for questions regarding classes, visa and/or living support.
Contact:info-vpl@vantan.co.jp

Class information

Steps for obtaining a visa

At all times
At all times
STEP2

Preparation for application and student visa

Download available through VPL website

Application documents handed out

February to mid April
August to mid October (previous year)
STEP3

Submission of application and student visa; payment of application fee

Applications will be processed by VPL once all documents and payments are confirmed.

Documents will be screened by VPL

*Application acceptance will terminate once we reach capacity.
We recommend applying early.
STEP4

Screening process at Immigration Bureau

Documents will be handed to Immigration Bureau from VPL

Screening process at Immigration Bureau

Early June
Late November
STEP5

School entry and student visa procedures #1

VPL will send necessary docments

Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status issued

Issue and payment notifications sent

Late August
Late February
STEP6

School entry procedures #2

Payment of entry fee and tuition

After payments are confirmed, Letter of Acceptance will be sent

Early September (Deadline for tuition payments)
Early March (Deadline for tuition payments)
STEP7

Student visa procedures #2

Apply for visa at your nearest Embassy or Consulate General of Japan (Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status and other documents necessary)

Embassy or Consulate General of Japan issues student visa

September
March
STEP8 Entry to Japan October 2nd and 3rd
April 2nd and 3rd
STEP9 Entrance ceremony Early October
Early April

Tuition

Tuition and fees necessary for enrollment

Screening fees

21,000 yen(tax included)

Entrance fee

52,500 yen(tax included)

Other fees(Annual)

Learning materials

Textbooks: approx. 26,500 yen (only for the first year)

Annual

Health examination fee: approx. 8,000 yen / Health insurance: approx. 20,000 yen

* Fees may be subject to change depending on the time of year. Please contact us for more .

Tuition

Course Year Details of fee Total fee (tax included)
Facility usage fee
Tuition
Training fee
1.5-year course (Enrollment in October)
First year
¥36,000
¥630,000
¥24,000 ¥690,000
The following year
¥18,000
¥315,000
¥12,000
¥345,000
Total
¥54,000
¥945,000
¥36,000 ¥1,035,000
2-year course (Enrollment in April)
First year
¥36,000
¥630,000
¥24,000 ¥690,000
The following year
¥36,000
¥630,000
¥24,000 ¥690,000
Total
¥72,000
¥1,260,000
¥48,000 ¥1,380,000

Example. Tuition and fees necessary before employment

Other Japanese language school

Japanese language school
(approx. 1,500,000 yen)

Vocational school
(approx. 2,000,000 yen)

Approx.
3,500,000 yen

Japanese language school
(approx. 1,500,000 yen)

University
(approx. 5,000,000 yen)

Approx.
6,500,000 yen

Vantan(VPL)

* For those who graduated from a university

Japanese language school

Approx. 1,430,000yen

* Those who have graduated high school must attend a vocational school after language school.

* The fees stated above for other schools is simply the general amount found based on our research. Actual fees may vary.

Part-time job

Vantan can recommend part-time jobs to students studying from abroad. We encourage everyone to use this opportunity as it is the perfect chance to improve language skills and learn more about Japan’s culture and traditions. Please note that students must submit the “Permission for other activity” permit to the Immigration office in order to work part-time in Japan. Once issued, students can work up to 28 hours a week.

If not competent enough in Japanese

we will suggest jobs that do not require high-level language skills.
Example: sorting jobs/kitchen helper at delicatessen/ stock clerk at retail stores etc.

If competent in Japanese

we will suggest/introduce jobs that require language skills.
Example: restaurant waiter/staff at duty‐free shops/ convenience store staff etc.

Accommodation support

Vantan provides accommodation selections to ensure students to have a satisfying and fulfilling school life. Feel free to ask for support anytime.

Accommodation list (excerpt)

* Please ask for more recommendations.
* Prices are as of December 2018.

Shared house  ❶Dormitory type Shared house
❶Dormitory type

Monthly fee39,800yen

(Rent: 29,800 yen + common area charges: 10,000 yen)

[Service charge]30,000 yen

* A handling fee of 10,000 yen will be charged at the end of the contract.

Compared to living alone, save up to
600,000 yen a year!

[Facilities] Bed, washing machine, kitchen appliances, security box, storage space for luggage bags, shower, detergent, cooking utensils, seasonings/condiments

* Located within walking distance of school in Ebisu

Shared house  ❷Semi-private Shared house
❷Semi-private

Monthly fee49,800yen

(Rent: 39,800 yen + common area charges: 10,000 yen)

[Service charge]30,000 yen

* A handling fee of 10,000 yen will be charged at the end of the contract.

Compared to living alone, save up to
480,000 yen a year!

[Facilities] Bed, washing machine, kitchen appliances, storage space for luggage bags, shower, cooking utensils, seasonings/condiments

Shared house ❸Single room Shared house
❸Single room

Monthly fee65,000yen

(Rent: 55,000 yen + common area charges: 10,000 yen)

[Service charge] 30,000 yen

* A handling fee of 10,000 yen will be charged at the end of the contract.

Compared to living alone, save up to
300,000 yen a year!

[Facilities]Bed, washing machine, kitchen appliances, storage space for luggage bags, shower, cooking utensils, seasonings/condiments

Shared house ❹Studio Shared house
❹Studio

Monthly fee93,000yen

(Rent: 78,000 yen + utility charges costs, internet etc.: 15,000 yen)

[Service charge] 30,000 yen

* A handling fee of 10,000 yen will be charged at the end of the contract.

[Facilities] Bed, washing machine, TV, microwave, A/C unit

Apartment  Bran Tour Ebisu Apartment  Bran Tour Ebisu

Monthly fee

48,250 yen -
50,500 yen
(per person)

3 minute walk to school
Commuter pass: 0 yen

[Security deposit] N/A [Service charge] N/A [Furniture] Closet, shoe cabinet [Appliances] A/C unit, electric kitchen stove

Apartment Promenade Sangenjaya Apartment
Promenade Sangenjaya

Monthly fee

40,500 yen - 42,500 yen (per person)

10 minute subway ride to school 
Commuter pass: 9,730 yen per person

[Security deposit] N/A [Service charge] N/A [Furniture] Closet, shoe cabinet [Appliances] A/C unit, electric kitchen stove, washing machine, refrigerator, microwave, room lights

Frequently asked questions

Q1.I am not sure if I can follow the Japanese classes…
Not only the great lecturers, there are also staffs who support your daily student life at Vantan professional Language School. We understand your anxiety, however, we have supportive environment for all students to build up Japanese language skills. We also recommend to study JLPT N5 level of Japanese in advance for those who especially feeling uneasy.
Q2.Is Vantan Professional Language School a vocational school?
No, it is a Japanese language school. We provide classes to learn Japanese language skills. Besides that Japanese language study, you can also add Japanese professional skill classes at extra cost at VPL.
Q3.Is it possible to advance my education to universities/vocational schools in Japan?
Yes, it is possible. The entrance fee exemption is available for those who wish to enroll Vantan Design Institute and Vantan Game Academy after graduating from VPL, it is valuable for students specialized in fashion, hair and makeup, game, Anime, and Manga.
Q4.How can I apply to a student visa?
Please start preparing all the documents required to apply to a student visa. There are study abroad agents to support your visa application. If you are not sure about the agents, please contact us for further information.
Q5.What do I do with my prepared visa application form?
Vantan Professional Language School will take charge of applying your student visa to Immigration Bureau. Please submit your completed visa application form to us.
Q6.By when do I need to submit my visa application to VPL?
An examination takes time, please file it to us 5 months before your desired month of enrollment. In particular, if October admission: by May, if April admission: by previous year November to submit the application to us.
Q7.Will you introduce me a place to live?
Yes. We have a cooperating company that support your new life in various ways, such as introducing an accommodation, rental furniture and electronic appliance (at extra cost), picking up at the airport (at extra cost), and so on. Those services are available in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
Q8.Can I have a part-time job in Japan?
Yes, you can. You can also have an introducing support of part-time jobs by a cooperating company if you wish. However, please note that there is a limitations to work hours, student visa holders cannot work more than 28 hours per week. Please contact us for further information.
Q9How much a living cost would be in a month?
Living cost differs widely depending on where you live, however, around 100,000yen ~ 150,000yen would be a standard expenses for a month including rents, food expenses, utilities, mobile bills, transportation fees, and spending money.

Materials

The following documents are available for download.

  • School pamphlet
  • Application form
  • Student visa application form
  • Application form check list