Introduction of Edogawa International Japanese School

Shinwa Foreign Language Academy is very well located, in the heart of Tokyo, with three buildings in Takadanobaba, near the renowned Waseda University. This school is the epitome of the Japanese language school. High quality courses adapted to student’s levels and goals, various events and activities, staff are devoted to helping students to adjust to their new life, regular counseling sessions to guide students, various accommodation options offered to students, as well as part-time job positions.


Information about Edogawa International Japanese School

Location Tokyo Accommodation Residence
Foundation 1990 Membership Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education
Capacity 660 Number of teachers 50


Features of Edogawa International Japanese School

1. Many teachers, which means more personalized guidance for students, one-on-one reviews, translations and assistance to explain difficult lessons.

2. Daily and weekly tests to assess and improve each student’s weaknesses.

3. Ongoing personal counseling with teachers and staff to prepare students for life after Shinwa, be it higher education or job hunting.

4. Free EJU preparation course.

5. Partnership with a catering company to place students for arubaito.

A quick look at some of the facilities


Conditions of Admission

None for OECD country nationals. Contact us to learn more.


( Course info

Enrollment period Number of students


University preparation course 1.6-year University preparation course 2 years University preparation course  1 year
Number of students to be admitted 40 40 20
Admission qualification ・Applicants who have completed 12 years of school education in their home country or abroad

・Applicants who have certificate in Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)  above N5 level.

Selection criterion Document’s examination
Enrollment period

Document’s examination period


Examination period from February till the end of April


Examination period from mid-October till mid-November

Study period 1.6 years 2 years 1 year
Status of residence College student


・Graduation period is March

・Students are grouped into classes by school

・For those students who are going to go on to university, school provides special additional  mathematics and other general education disciplines’ preliminary courses.

・School equipped with up-to-date equipment


Class Hours


Morning Class 09:00-09:45 Afternoon Class 13:00-13:45
09:55-10:40 13:55-14.40
10:50-11:35 14:50-15:35
11:45-12:30 15-45-16:30


*There is 10 minutes break between each lesson.




After the submitted documents have been reviewed, school will carry out the necessary procedures required by the Immigration Bureau to acquire visa.

Applicants are required to pay processing and registration fees directly to the school or through a wire transfer. The processing fee is non-refundable.

When the school notifies the applicant that the application process is successful, the applicant is required to pay the tuition and student insurance fee. Upon the confirmation of payment, the school will forward the necessary documents, which are required by the overseas Japanese Consulate to grant the visa.

*Upon the confirmation of payment, the school will send student a transfer certificate and Certificate of Eligibility for a Status of Residence.

University preparation course 1.6-year (Month of Entrance October)

Content Enrollment period

(1 year)

Second semester

(6 months)

Processing fee 20.000yen 21.000yen
Registration fee 50.000yen 54.000yen
Tuition fee 565.000yen 282.000yen 915.300yen
Other fees 59.444 29.722yen 96.300yen
Total 750.000yen 337.200yen 1.087.200yen


University preparation course 2 years (Month of Entrance April)

Content Enrollment period

(1 year)

Second semester

(1 year)

Processing fee 20.000yen 21.600yen
Registration fee 50.000yen 54.000yen
Tuition fee 565.000yen 565.000yen 1.220.400yen
Other fees 59.444yen 59.444yen 128.400yen
Total 750.000yen 647.400yen 1.424.400yen


University preparation course 1 year (Month of Entrance April)

Content Enrollment period(1 year) Total
Processing fee 20.000yen 21.600yen
Registration fee 50.000yen 54.00yen
Tuition fee 565.000yen 610.200yen
Other fees 59.444yen 64.200yen
Total 750.000yen 750.000yen


Consumption tax included

*Method of payment after you enter Japan / enter school


  1. 1.6-year students are required to pay the tuition fee for the last 6 months by the due date set by the school.
  2. In principle, fees are non-refundable. In particular, processing fee is under no circumstances refundable. Furthermore, fees are non-refundable in the case of cancellation due to natural disasters or wars regardless of whether the student is in the country or not.
  3. 2-year students are required to pay the tuition fee for the second year by the due date set by the school. Students can choose between installed payment or a lump-sum payment.


*If the student has not arrived in Japan: A refund will be given if the applicant provides a reasonable explanation.

*If the student has already arrived in Japan: There is no refund. )

Activities offered by Edogawa International Japanese School

Various field trips, activities and seasonal events are organized by the school. Culture, entertainment, festivals … there is always something going on. Visit museums and temples, spend a day in theme parks, attend school parties and barbecues, and try to wear a kimono … Learning Japanese is also about learning the history, culture and way of life.

Accommodations offered

The school has its own dormitory located a short wlak (10 minutes) from the school. In the event the dormitory being full, Shinwa can introduce students to various residences nearby the school. Some will be about 5 minutes by foot from the school. The farthest won’t be more than 30 minutes by train. Easy commute to make students’ life easier.

All dormitories are fully equipped. So, again, students don’t have to worry about those things.

Important: for leases of 3 months or more.

Fees are between 140,000 and 160,000 Yen for 3 months. After this, rooms are from 30,000 YEN to 40,000 YEN per month.

Example of costs for 1 year of studies at Edogawa International Japanese School (including housing) – 2017

Here is an estimate of the costs to study for one year at Shinwa Foreign Language Academy. It includes the accommodation fees. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Application fee 20,000 Yen
Entrance fee 50,000 Yen
Tuition fee 660,000 Yen
Facilities, Equipment 30,000 Yen
Textbooks 10,000 Yen
Accommodation (Shared room) 510,000 Yen
Total 1,280,000 Yen

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