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OVERVIEW OF YOKOHAMA DESIGN COLLEGE

Yokohama Design College history starts back in 1948, when “Tobe Women’s Dressmaker’s School” was established. Approved by the government of Kanagawa in 1964, the college became the “Educational Corporation of Ishikawa Institute of Women’s Dressmaker’s School”.

In 2001 the school was renamed as the “Yokohama Institute of Design”, and since then started to welcome international students to attend Japanese courses as well. The school offers Media Design, Manga (Japanese animation), International Communication and other courses.

In 2014 the school was approved by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as professional post-secondary educational institution.

 

YOKOHAMA DESIGN COLLEGE SCHOOL DATA

School Data
Location Yokohoma, Kanagawa pref. Accommodations Dormitory/Residence
Establishment 1948 Membership Nisshinkyo、JaLSA、JLIC
Student capacity 240(double shift) Number of Teachers 31

 

BENEFITS OF STUDYING AT YOKOHAMA DESIGN COLLEGE

  1. Short and Long Term college preparation or language programs
  2. Free examination preparation classes at College Preparation Course (take as many as you want!)
    1. EJU : Social studies, English, Physics, Mathematics
    2. Art University (and Graduate School) : Drawings, Color Construction, Making Portfolio
  3. Optional classes (manga/illustration classes)
  4. Average Class 15~20 students
  5. Various activities and culture classes
  6. Ability to Use College Utilities
  7. Career and further Education Support
  8. Open Classes – exchange lessons with Japanese college students
  9. Fun Environment

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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 YOKOHAMA DESIGN COLLEGE JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSES

Yokohama Design College provides Japanese language education for international students and offers several types of courses.

  1. Japanese Language Course (Beginner ~ Advanced levels)
  2. College Preparatory Course (Beginner ~ Proficiency levels)
  3. Short-Term Course (1~3 months, or up to 6 months depending on visa)
  4. Private One-on-One course (10 lesson package)

1. JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE

Japanese Language Courses are for students, with or without kanji background, who would like to improve their overall Japanese language proficiency level and learn conversational and written Japanese for daily life and professional purposes. This course is divided into 5 levels, from N5 (Beginner) to N1 (Advanced).

In addition to regular classes, students can choose from various options, such as manga seminars, career support, preparation for study abroad exam, classes to prepare for an Art University, etc.

Class for Students with Kanji Background

Class for Students with Non-Kanji Background

Class for Non-Kanji Background Students

 

2. COLLEGE PREPARATORY COURSE

This is a long-term college preparation program for students who plan to prepare for studying at Japanese Universities, Specialized Schools or Postgraduate Programs. In this course students will learn all four basics skills, such as “reading”, “writing”, “speaking” and “listening” to be prepared for using the language for academic purposes and in a daily and work environments.

Here is a simple chart that shows language proficiency by levels and what you can expect by finishing each level. If you are a manga fan, you can also see what level you need to achieve in order to understand your favorite manga.

The duration of the course: Beginner (6 months) / Intermediate (6 months) / Advanced (12 months).

 

3. SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS

The school offers short-term programs for students who already have legal rights to stay in Japan (have a visa) and who would like to improve their Japanese language proficiency. Students can join regular classes for 1~3 months or take private one-on-one lessons.

Each course runs from Monday to Friday, morning/afternoon shifts, and has 20 lessons per week.

 

TUITION AND FEES

Long-Term Programs:

Contents 1-Year Course 1.5-Year Course 2-Year Course
Application Fee 25,000 25,000 25,000
Admission 70,000 70,000 70,000
Tuition 600,000 900,000 1,200,000
Facility 25,000 35,000 50,000
Material Fee 20,000 25,000 30,000
Activity Fee 18,000 24,000 33,000
Insurance 12,000 17,000 22,000
Miscellaneous 15,000 20,000 25,000
TOTAL 785,000 1,116,000 1,455,000

Short-Term or Private Programs:

Contents Short Term One-on-One
Duration 1~3 months 1.5hours x 10 lessons
Tuition 49,000/month 45,000/package

 

 

ACTIVITIES AT YOKOHAMA DESIGN COLLEGE

 

Yokohama Design College offers various classes and activities. International students can participate in cultural open classes, where they can enjoy Japanese culture through tea ceremony, martial arts, kimono wearing, communication with college students and such. Also students can join different college sport and culture clubs, take part in short trips around Japan, seasonal festivals or language speech contests.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS AT YOKOHAMA DESIGN COLLEGE 

School provides direct management of dormitories for students, which are located within walk distance. Please apply one month before the Certificate of Eligibility is issued.
The rooms are basically twin rooms. The school take care of the room arrangement depending on nationality, area of origin. Other options (guesthouse, monthly apartments, etc) are also available – please contact us if you are interested.

Accommodation Type Ryugakusei Kaikan Residence
Capacity 20 Boys/20 Girls 10 Boys/10 Girls
Access 15 min walk from school 12 min walk from school
Room Layout Twin Room Twin Room in a 2-3 room appartment
Room Equipment Desk, Chair, Closet, Bed, Air-conditioner Desk, Chair, Closet, Bed, Air-conditioner
Common Use Facilities Kitchen, Laundry, Shower room, Toilet Kitchen, Bathroom, Toilet, washing machine
Contract Fee Move In ¥20,000/Deposit ¥20,000 Move In ¥20,000/Deposit ¥20,000
Rent (Wi-Fi included) 6 months contract ¥35,000/month + Utility ¥5,000/month ¥35,000/month + Utility (share with roommates)

Single rooms are available upon request (¥51,000/month ).

 

ONE ACADEMIC YEAR STUDY COST ESTIMATE

1 Year Long Term Program
Application Fee ¥25,000
Admission Fee ¥70,000
Tuition Fee ¥600,000
Material Fee ¥20,000
Facility ¥25,000
Activity Fee ¥18,000
Insurance ¥12,000
Miscellaneous ¥15,000
School Dormitory entrance fee ¥20,000
School Dormitory deposit ¥20,000
Dormitory ¥480,000
TOTAL ¥1,305,000

 

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