For Courses starting in: April 2018

Eligibility

Eligibility
Entrance examination for overseas students An applicant must satisfy the requirements in both (1) and (2) below. (* For (2), an applicant must satisfy only one of the requirements in a. to e.)
(1) Has completed 12 years or more of school education in a country other than Japan.
(2) a.Has attained N1 or N2 in the Japanese Language Aptitude Test (former Level 1 or Level 2);
b. Has scored 200 points or more in the subject of Japanese as a Foreign Language in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students;
c. Has scored 400 points or more in the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test;
d. Has studied in a certified Japanese language school for six months or longer (only in a certified course); or
e. Has received education in a Japanese school provided in Article 1 of the School Education
Act (excluding kindergartens) for one year or longer. (This includes studying in a special Japanese language course offered by 2-year colleges or universities for one year or longer.)

1 Please contact YAMANOTE for details.

Application Period / Documents for Submission

Application period Friday, September 1, 2017 to Saturday, March 31, 2018 * We will accept applications postmarked on March 31, 2018.
Necessary Documents
①Admission Application Form Tear off the Admission Application Form for the school of your choice from Admissions Procedures 2018, fill in necessary information on the front page, and write an essay on the back page.
(Admissions Procedures 2018 is available on request. We can mail it to overseas addresses.)

Click the “Request Information” button.

②Photos 3 photos (3 cm x 3 cm) (Write your name on the back of the photos. Attach one of the photos to the Admission Application Form.)
③Application Fee

Application fee: 20,000 yen

[If you live overseas] Send the application fee from a financial institution in your country to a financial institution designated by the Yamanote Cooking & Confectionery College (check the bank name, account number and other details on page 32 of the Admissions Procedures), make a photocopy of the confirmation of your payment, and submit it together with your Admission Application Form.

[If you live in Japan] By mail: Use the fund transfer form on page 32 of the Admissions Procedures to make payment in a financial institution near you.
In person: You may pay the admission fee in cash only if you deliver your admission documents in person.

④Diploma (original) or graduation certificate (copy) A diploma or graduation certificate from a high school or university (either in the local language or in English)
(This is used as a documentary evidence of the completion of school education for a period of 12 years or longer in a foreign country. It can also be any document that falls under Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Notice No. 153.)
* Attach the Japanese translation for a graduation certificate written in a language other than English.
⑤Documents that certify Japanese language proficiency (all the qualifications/test results you have)

a. Japanese language aptitude certificate or test results (N1 or N2 (former Level 1 or 2) from the Japanese Language Aptitude Test issued by the Japan Foundation or Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES)

b. Results of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (the total score of reading comprehension, listening, and listening and reading comprehension tests in the subject of Japanese as a Foreign Language must be 200 points or greater) issued by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

c. Certificate of results from the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test (400 points or more) issued by the Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation

d. Graduation certificate (or a certificate of prospective graduation) or academic results (stating the number of days of attendance) issued by a Japanese language school

* If you are currently enrolled in or have been enrolled in a Japanese language school, you must submit this document.

* This only applies to a certified course for a period of six months or longer at a school certified by the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education.

e. Proof that the applicant has received education in a Japanese school provided in Article 1 of the School Education Act (excluding kindergartens) for one year or longer.

Where to Submit Your Application

Place a set of application documents in the attached envelope provided by our school and mail it or bring it to the following address:

  • Admissions Office, Yamanote Cooking & Confectionery College
    28-5 Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0044 Japan

* Please check the office hours (9:00 to 19:00 except for school holidays) if you plan to deliver your application documents in person.

* We will not return your application documents and admission fee once they are submitted to us.

Entrance Examination for Overseas Students

  • 1.Application: Submit required documents to YAMANOTE. Application period: Friday, September 1, 2017 to Saturday, March 31, 2018 * We will accept applications postmarked on March 31, 2018.
  • 2.Screening test: Interview + essay After we receive your application, we will set an interview date. You may submit your application while participating in our Open Campus event.
  • 3.Issuance of results Upon the completion of our screening process, we will mail the result of your application within two weeks.
    * We will mail the result of your application by mail (we will not disclose application results by email or telephone).
    * If you do not receive your result within three weeks after the completion of the screening test, please contact our Admissions Office.
  • 4.Admissions procedures If you have been offered a place at our school, please complete the admissions procedures by the stipulated due date.
    ・Submit documents required by our school such as a Letter of Confirmation (the required documents will be attached to an offer of place).
    ・Payment of the admission fee (within approximately 10 days after the issuance of an offer of a place)
  • 5.Admission for enrolment Once the admission fee is paid and the submitted documents are checked, you will be officially admitted to our school as a student.
    You will later be asked to take procedures for paying various expenses and your tuition fee.
  • Enrolment