Long-Term Study in Japan

Study at Genki Japanese School for 6, 9 or 12 months, at big discounts off our standard Japanese tuition costs! These special long-term courses are among our most popular items. Start dates are limited, but we can sometimes be flexible, so it’s always worth asking us!
For information about student visa courses, see our student visa info page.

The Course

Our Standard Japanese course, booked and paid in advance for 6, 9 or 12 months. You'll study 20 class hours per week - two classes focus on grammar, and two classes focus on applying your skills to real-world situations. Classes have a maximum of 9 students, and focus on communication skills for daily life, rather than academic Japanese.

When Does It Start?

Courses start every 3 months, and each term is 10 weeks long.

Term Start Date End Date
Winter 2017 January 2, 2017 March 10, 2017
Holiday: March 13 - March 31, 2017
Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 9, 2017
Holiday: June 12 - June 30, 2017
Summer 2017 July 3, 2017 September 8, 2017
Holiday: September 11 – September 29, 2017
Autumn 2017 October 2, 2017 December 8, 2017
Holiday: December 11 – December 29, 2017
Winter 2018 January 1, 2018 March 9, 2018
Holiday: March 12 – March 30, 2018
Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 8, 2018
*Note that the 12-month course schedule may vary slightly from this, depending on the start date. Contact us for details.


So the 6-month course starting Summer 2017 would run from July 3, 2017 to December 8, 2017, and would have 20 weeks of classes, usually with 3 weeks' holiday between each 10-week term.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible, you must have a valid visa to stay in Japan for the study period. Your options are:

  1. Visa waiver (for stays of up to 6 months for most countries)
  2. Working holiday visa (for citizens 18-30 from Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom).
  3. Student visa
  4. Other long-term visa you already possess (e.g. spouse visa, permanent residency, etc.)

More information on visas is available here.


How Much Does It Cost?

Course Weeks Normal cost Discounted cost Discount
6 months
(Available for most visa waiver countries)
20 671,500 yen 550,000 yen 18%
9 months
(Working holiday or other long-term visas only)
30 996,500 yen 790,000 yen 21%
12 months
(Student visa, working holiday visa, or other long-term visa)
40 1,321,500 yen 990,000 yen 25%

Note: This course is already discounted, and so does not qualify for other discounts.

This includes all costs required to study with us. No other payment is required unless you add other options.


  • As this course is already discounted, other discounts (returner's discount, group discount, etc.) do not apply to this course.
  • Payment must be made in advance for at least 6 months' tuition.
  • In case of cancellation after the start of the program, refunds will be given for any terms that have not yet begun. No refund will be given for terms that have already begun. Please note that these conditions are different from our standard refund conditions.
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