About enrollment


  When can I enroll?


The academic courses in AOI Japanese Language School begin twice a year, in April and October. In order to be admitted, you must comply with the application due dates set by the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau, so early contact and preparation of documents are necessary. If you wish to enroll to AOI Japanese Language School, please contact us at least in 6 months prior the beginning of desired course.


  Is there an age limit?


In general there is no age limit, but there might be some exceptions, so please consult with our staff for more information.


  How can I apply?


Please contact the school office if you wish to enroll to AOI Japanese Language School. (Tel:04-7179-1500/ Please prepare and apply necessary documents by the due dates set by AOI Japanese Language School. The school’s staff will check the documents and after that apply to Tokyo Regional Immigration Services Bureau. Please check out the details in “Procedure from application to enrollment” section of the site.


About entering Japan


  Is there anything I must bring with me when I enter Japan?


Valid passport with the valid Japanese visa, Letter of Acceptance, living expenses (in amount for about 3 months) are the minimum requirements.


  Is there a meeting service from the airport?


There is a meeting service in AOI Japanese Language School. If you would like to use this service, please contact the school staff in advance.


About the lessons


  How many hours per day are the lessons?


There are 4 lessons per day, 50 minutes each with 10 minutes breaks between them. The classes are divided by the student’s level to morning classes and afternoon classes. The morning classes are held from 8:50 to 12:40, the afternoon classes are held from 13:00 to 16:50.


  How will late arrivals be handled?


If you are late within 10 minutes after the school bell rings announcing the lesson start, it will be counted for you as a late arrival and you will be allowed to attend the lesson. If you are late 3 times in the same month, it will be marked as an absence of one lesson.


About life in Japan


  Is there a dormitory accommodation available?


There are 2 dormitories belong to the AOI Japanese Language School. The prices and equipment differ depending on the facility so please kindly check the “Student Accommodation” section for the details. If you would like to apply for the school dormitory before arriving to Japan, please contact the school office to complete necessary procedures.


  Can I do a part time job?


Holders of student visa, after obtaining a “Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted” from the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau, are allowed to work part-time up to 28 hours per week. (During the long holidays, after obtaining “Long Vacation Certificate” from the school office, it is allowed to work part time up to 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week in total)


  How much are the living expenses per month?

JPSS (JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT)によると外国人留学生の1カ月の生活費(学費を含む)は全国平均で138,000円となっています。最も高いのは関東地方の154,000円です。関東地方の中には東京が含まれており、東京の生活費を見ると158,000円になります。AOI日本語学院がある千葉の場合東京より安いです。

According to JPSS (JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT) monthly living expenses (including tuition) in Japan for international students on average nationwide comes to about 138,000 yen. The Kanto region has the highest living expenses at 154,000 yen. Tokyo is even more expensive, 158,000 JPY per month. AOI Japanese Language School is located in Chiba prefecture which is close to Tokyo but the living costs here are lower in comparison to Tokyo.