18 Months Course with Genki Japanese and Culture School
If you are looking to concentrate on studying in Japan for 18 months without applying for a visa extension, this course is for you. Since 2020 GenkiJACS` Fukuoka School has been accredited by the Japanese government to offer student visas for 18 months. The courses start in January, April, July and October, so if you want a chance to stay in Japan for a longer period, bring your Japanese to an even higher level and see what can be achieved in 1.5 years, then this is the right choice.
If you are a holder of a Working Holiday Visa or hold another type of visa which allows you to stay in Japan for a year or longer, this course may be for you. The Japanese student visa application is a complex process, but it doesn't have to be. We will guide you through the whole process and provide full support in English. Every visa application that had no issues was approved by the government.
Much like our 1-year Student Visa course, there are strict government rules students must follow to keep their student visas. Attendance will be taken and regular tests conducted, so we recommend only those who are very serious about studying Japanese should apply.
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Mandatory test during your study with us!View information about the J.Test
Please note that we are reaching full capacity, so seats are now limited
The core Japanese course is booked and paid in advance for a year. You'll have 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 8* students, and focus on communication skills for daily life, rather than academic Japanese. We offer 60 weeks of classes with a 30% discount!
*may be 9 students during peak season for a max of 1 week
The specific documents you need to provide depend on your situation, but in general you will need:
Proof of identification
Proof of employment (if working).
Proof of bank balance and income (either yours or your financial sponsor’s)
Proof of graduation from school (junior high or higher)
When we receive your confirmed application, we will send you the student visa application form, and a list of required documents, along with detailed instructions.
During your year of study with us, you will need to take the J.Test. It is an external test, and the Japanese government requires our students to take it. No choice, but to take it!
We focus on teaching communicative Japanese and the J.Test tests one's ability to communicate in Japanese. There are no coincidences in this world, but then again, sometimes there are!
We all like free things. We will cover the test fee for you.
The test takes place six times per year! So, if you love taking tests, technically you could take the test every other month. We can't claim to understand this hobby, but it is way more frequent than the twice a year JLPT schedule
If you study with us on the 18-month course, you are eligible for the so-called MEXT scholarship through JASSO. Let us know if you are interested during your first year of classes, and we will contact JASSO for you! To qualify for the scholarship, your performance in class and attendance must be exemplary. Every year 7800 people get approved for the scholarship, and if you are one of them, you will receive 30,000 Yen per month for the last 6 months of your course!
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 990,000.
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.
In short YES, you will need to take this test at least once during your study with us.
Of course, working in Japan could be fun and if you would like to try, due to our scheduling we ask our students to find a part-time job that will allow you to work on weekends and after 18:00 on weekdays.
Check out our list of vocational colleges and their requirements here to get a head start.