and Fees



 Full-time Course

  Each course has 4 classes a day from Monday through Friday (1class=50min)
  The Course aims to equip the students with over-all skills in Japanese as well
  as related background knowledge which helps the students' understanding of
  Japanese culture.

  Those who plan to study in Japanese colleges and/or vocational schools will
  find the course very beneficial.

 Outline of the course

Period of Study : One year (800 class hours)



    2020 Spring Course : April 2, 2020 - March 22, 2021 

       Summer Vacation:  August 3 - August 31, 2020

       Winter Vacation:   December 21, 2020 - January 5, 2021


    2019 Autumn Course : October 10, 2019 - September 29, 2020 

Winter Vacation:   December 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020
      Summer Vacation:  August 1 - August 31, 2020


Days & Hours : Monday - Friday   

            Morning course 9:00-12:35 / Afternoon course 1:30-5:05

Admission : April, October

Qualification for Admission : Completion of 12 or more years of formal school
                     education or equivalent.

Tuition and fees : 758,000yen (one year)
               *Fees can be paid in two parts.


Class Level Class hours Descriptions
JT Elementary 400
(6 months)

This level is designed for students to acquire basic Japanese skills for speaking, listening, reading and writing, so that students may be able to use sentence structures accurately, to engage themselves in daily conversations, and also to master as many as 300 kanji.

JU Intermediate
(6 months)

This level aims at enabling students to have a good grip on grammar and its function, so that they can have a solid foundation for advanced Japanese.

In this level students are taught to appropriately use Japanese by situational conversation practices, intensive reading and aural comprehension.

Students are expected to learn as many as 800 kanji.

JV Pre-Advanced 400
(6 months)

In this level students are taught to expand vocabulary and expressions in longer and more complex sentence structures through various types of reading materials, so that students may be able to appropriately speak and write, and they are expected to learn as many as 1500 kanji.

JW Advanced 400
(6 months)

This level aims at enabling students to develop their better-balanced language skills, so that students are expected to use Japanese flexibly and properly in a variety of situations.

Students are trained to read various kinds of materials such as essays, short stories and newspaper articles, and to make speeches and oral presentations.

Extracurricular activities
A speech contest, presentation by students on their cultures, interviews with Japanese, a day-trip and a Christmas party

 Period of Application


2020 Spring Course : April 2, 2020 - March 22, 2021

2020 Spring Course Applicants from Abroad Applicants in Japan
Sep.17 - Nov. 15, 2019  Sep.17,2019 - Mar.17, 2020


2019 Autumn Course : Oct. 10, 2019 - Sep,29, 2020

2019 Autumn Course Applicants from Abroad Applicants in Japan
Apr.1 - May.31, 2019  Apr.1 - Sep.27, 2019

 * Visitors in Japan whose visa status is that of "Temporary visitor"
   or those who have no visa status (Visa Exemption Agreement) also
   can only apply during the same period as applicants from abroad.

* The number of applicants is limited and if the applications reach
   the limit, the application period will be closed.

 Admission procedure

Admission procedure (Applicants from abroad)  

Application Documents (Applicants from abroad) 

  Application Documents (Applicants in Japan) 


Admission information for print



  『2019年度秋季招募事項』(中文)PDF (412KB)

 "COURSE INFORMATION / ADMISSION - 2020 Spring Course" PDF (303KB)

  『2020年度春季招募事項』(中文)PDF (412KB)



For the applicants from abroad the screening will be conducted on the basis
  of the documents submitted.

For the applicants in Japan the documents submitted and a personal interview
  will be required.

 Other Information

Health Insurance

  YWCA recommends that students join the National Health Insurance Program
  to cover medical costs. The application can be made at the Ward Office of
  his/her residence.

Student discount on transportation

  Student discount is applicable for Nagoya City Bus & Subway, Meitetsu-line,
  Kintetsu-line and JR.

Living Accommodation

  Since the NAGOYA YWCA dose not have a student's dormitory, students
  should ask the guarantor or a frined to assist them in finding suitable housing.

 Extracurricular Activities

Outdoor Picnics

  A good occasion for all students to get acquainted with one another
   in a pleasant outdoor atmosphere.

Speech Contest

   All students are encouraged to participate in the contest and reveal
   the fruit of their everyday effort.  It is also a good occasion to express
   your own ideas before an audience

Friendship party

   Each student, either individually or in a group performs, dances, sings or
  does whatever represents the culture of his/her country.

Other Activities

    Bazaars, Jpananese Home Visits and some of the Japanese traditional
    seasonal events are also scheduled.

2019 Annual activities 

 Making Friends

 The NAGOYA YWCA has more than 300 members who are willing to help you
 in various ways.

 Through seasonal programs and events such as the Christmas party, bazaars,
 outdoor picnics and other daily activities such as "Oshaberi Hiroba", we hope
 that we may have a fruitful exchange which enriches your
stay in Japan.


  "Oshaberi Hiroba"



  "Oshaberi Hiroba" is held by the Nagoya YWCA International Friendship Group
   every Monday in the lobby.


  YWCA Bazaar