Enrollment Requirements

Students of Japanese-language schools who are thinking about enrolling

Enrollment RequirementsStudents from outside Japan who are thinking about enrolling [PDF]

Courses Open to Enrollments

Course name Length Number of
new students
Specialist Course Design Course
  ・Graphic Design Course
  ・Illustration Course
Three-year program 40
Specialist Course Creative Course
  ・Living Design Course
  ・Game Creator Course
Three-year program 40
Specialist Course Design Course
  ・Comic Illustrator Course
  ・Comic Course
  ・Movie & Photograph Course
  ・Miscellaneous Goods &
     
Accessories Design Course
Two-year program 120
Enrollment for International Students
Students who participate in one of our Open Campus events from Sunday, April 26, 2000 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020 or in any of our Information Sessions will be exempt from paying the screening fee when they apply.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Start of reception of applications
Screening fee: 20,000 yen
*Exempted in some cases
Screening methods
・Document screening ・Interview test
List of passing students published → Letters issued to passing students
Enrollment procedures (payment of tuition) → Letters of acceptance issued
Start of pre-enrollment program (Start-up Laboratory)
*The start date is subject to change according to application reception date.
Enrollment ceremony

Enrollment for international students

Application Requirements

  • Students who have finished at least 12 years of education in their home country (equivalent to graduating from a high school in Japan).
  • Students who have the clear goal of studying abroad, and who possess a strong desire to acquire knowledge and skills in a specialist field.
  • Any of the following students:
    • Students who have received education in the Japanese language for at least six months at a Japanese language school approved by the Association for Promotion of Japanese Language Education, and students who are enrolled at a university, etc. and who have excellent grades and attendance.
    • Students who have Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Level N2 or higher (or 400 points or higher in the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test), students who have scored 200 points or higher in the Japanese as a Foreign Language section of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), and students who have equivalent Japanese language proficiency.
  • Students who are able to obtain or extend (from a Japanese language school) an entry visa (or student visa) by the end of March 2021.
  • People who are free of designated communicable diseases and other disease symptoms, and who are both physically and mentally healthy.

※Applicants must clearly indicate their current address at the time of submission of the enrollment application, and the address must include the name of the building and the room number.

※Students who would like to enroll directly from their home countries should contact our office.

Application period

First application reception period to sixth application reception period
※Students who would like to enroll directly from their home countries should contact our office.

Screening method

  • Initial screening/document screening (Above items to be submitted are examined in order of applications)
  • Secondary screening/Japanese language written test/interview test
    *The date of the test is notified to the person in question at a later date

Application documents

  • Enrollment application (Provided by our school)
  • International student letter of recommendation (Provided by our school)
  • Admission ticket (Provided by our school)
  • Receipt for payment of screening fee (Provided by our school. A copy of the document can be submitted. Students who are exempted from paying the screening fee do not have to submit this document.)
  • Diploma from last school graduated in home country (Copy of diploma can be submitted)
  • Passport/residence card (Copies of either can be submitted)
  • Certificate of attendance and grades issued by Japanese language school (Document detailing attendance at school) *Invalid if opened
  • Reception form of contact details inside Japan (For international students)

※Students who would like to enroll directly from their home countries should contact our office.

Screening fee

20,000 yen (Exempted in some cases)
※Screening fee exemption: The screening fee exemption form received when applying during an Open Campus event or tour of the school must be enclosed with the application.
※Application period for exemption of screening fee: From Sunday, April 26, 2020 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

The first period will be closed once the designated number of applications has been reached, starting from October 1, 2020.

Application acceptance periods※Period during which
the documents must arrive
Interview
test dates
Sending date of
results notification
Tuition payment
deadlines
Acceptance of
scholarship
students
First Thursday, October 1, 2020 to
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Friday, November
6, 2020
Friday, November
13, 2020
Friday, December
4, 2020
Second Sunday, November 1, 2020 to
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Friday, November
27, 2020
Friday, December
4, 2020
Friday, December
25, 2020
-
Third Sunday, November 22, 2020 to
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Friday, December
18, 2020
Friday, December
25, 2020
Friday, January
15, 2021
-
Fourth Sunday, December 13, 2020 to
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Friday, January
15, 2021
Friday, January
22, 2021
Friday, February
12, 2021
-
Fifth Sunday, January 10, 2021 to
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Friday, February
21, 2021
Friday, February
19, 2021
Friday, March
12, 2021
-
Sixth Sunday, February 7, 2021 to
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Friday, March
5, 2021
Friday, March
12, 2021
Friday, March
19, 2021
-

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※Students who plan to apply with AO enrollment are required to submit an AO entry before their application. For details, please see “Timeline of AO Enrollment Application”.
※Foreign exchange students who would like to enroll directly from their home countries should contact our office.
※Applications submitted during and after the sixth period might not be accepted, depending on the circumstances.
※Students who are delivering their applications in person should note that there are periods/times of day during which we closed.

AO enrollment
acceptance periods※Period during which the AO
enrollment entry sheet must arrive
Sending date of
AO enrollment application
approval notice
AO pre-enrollment
program
(Start-up Laboratory*)
AO Enrollment
Application acceptance
period/interview test date
First Monday, July 6, 2020 to
Friday, July 10, 2020
Wednesday,
July 22, 2020
Starts from Wednesday,
July 22, 2020
<Application period/First period only>Thursday, October 1, 2020 toSaturday, October 31, 2020<Interview test date>Friday, November 6, 2020

【Note】
Submitting an AO entry does not
guarantee enrollment to the school.
Please make sure to submit the necessary
documents and perform the necessary
procedures for the application.

Second Monday July 13, 2020 to
Friday, July 17, 2020
Wednesday,
July 29, 2020
Starts from Wednesday,
July 29, 2020
Third Monday, July 20, 2020 to
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Friday,
August 7, 2020
Starts from Friday,
August 7, 2020
Fourth Monday, July 27, 2020 to
Friday July 31, 2020
Wednesday,
August 12, 2020
Starts from Wednesday,
August 12, 2020
Fifth Monday, August 3, 2020 to
Friday, August 7, 2020
Wednesday,
August 19, 2020
Starts from Wednesday,
August 19, 2020
Sixth Monday, August 10, 2020 to
Friday, August 14, 2020
Wednesday,
August 26, 2020
Starts from Wednesday,
August 26, 2020

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※The Start-up Laboratory is a preliminary program that allows students take classes before enrolling at the school.
※Students who are delivering their applications and AO entry sheets in person should note that there are periods during which we closed.

By Course

Breakdown of Tuition

Three-year programs Two-year programs
●Graphic Design Course
●Illustration Course
●Living Design Course
●Game Creator Course
●Comic Illustrator Course
●Comic Course
●Movie & Photograph Course
●Miscellaneous Goods &
   Accessories Design Course
Enrollment fees
(Paid only at time of enrollment)
180,000 yen 180,000 yen
Course fees (Yearly) 700,000 yen 700,000 yen
Training fees (Yearly) 100,000 yen 100,000 yen
Equipment fees (Yearly) 150,000 yen 150,000 yen
Total paid for first year 1,130,000 yen 1,130,000 yen
Total paid for second year 950,000 yen 950,000 yen
Total paid for third year 950,000 yen

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In addition to the above tuition, students will have to pay the items listed in “Other Expenses”.
※In principle, all of the tuition is to be paid at once during the first year, but only the course fees can be split into two payments over the first year.
※Handling, etc. of tuition is subject to change while students are enrolled at the school.

Study Tour Reserves

Students in three-year and two-year programs go on a study tour abroad during their second year. The participation fee is to be paid in two installment payments. Payments for these reserves are to be paid <1> when enrolling at the school and <2> when paying tuition during the second year. Certain destinations may require payment of additional costs.

Total of Financial Reserves

250,000 yen (<1> 150,000 yen <2> 100,000 yen)

Health Management Expenses

Health management expenses are allocated to medical examinations, student group insurance (insurance benefits for schoolwork expenses, etc.), etc. For the details of the insurance, please request the documents and check the enrollment requirements. With regards to payments, 20,000 yen shall be paid at the time of enrollment, and 15,000 yen shall be paid when paying the tuition for each year.

Graduation-related Expenses (Only during graduation year)

These expenses are allocated to operation expenses for the graduation exhibition, graduation ceremony, etc.
In three-year programs, 30,000 yen is paid during payment of third-year tuition.
In two-year programs, 30,000 yen is paid during payment of second-year tuition.

Alumni Expenses (Only during graduation year)

These expenses are allocated to operation of the Alumni Association (which aims to foster friendship between current students and graduates of our school). Lifelong membership of the Alumni Association is 10,000 yen.
Courses Fees
Three-year
programs
Graphic Design Course 72,000 yen

83,000 yen
Illustration Course
Living Design Course
Game Creator Course
Two-year
programs
Comic Illustrator Course 72,000 yen

83,000 yen
Comic Course
Movie & Photograph Course
Miscellaneous Goods
& Accessories Design Course

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The above amounts are references based on past costs of educational materials. The official costs of educational materials for new students in each course will be decided in February 2021. In addition to the above materials, students will need to purchase a laptop computer and software.
Students in courses with a ★ are recommended to purchase a Mac Book Pro (List price of 220,000 yen to 270,000 yen).
Students in courses with a ☆ are recommended to purchase a Windows laptop (List price of 150,000 yen to 200,000 yen).
※Students who own a laptop computer do not need to purchase another one.

  • Expenses for Studying Outside of School, Study Tours, Drawing Materials, Etc. During Normal Class Hours
    Students will be responsible for expenses for studying outside of school and for transportation to the study tour destination. Monthly expenses, including for drawing materials and transportation, are 2,000 yen to 5,000 yen.

Inquiries

NIPPON DESIGNERS SCHOOL KYUSHU COLLEGE
〒812-0011 4-18-6 Hakata Ekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi
TEL 092-411-6420 FAX 092-441-6965