First Study Japanese Language School

First Study Japanese Language School
  • Recommended for Westerners

    The school’s curriculum has accounted for students who need more time and support to learn Kanji, etc. Not a feature of this school.

  • Flexible Class Schedule

    You are able to request an AM or PM class schedule based on your needs. Not a feature of this school.

  • Wifi Available

    Rest assured that this school has wifi available.

  • Part-time Job Support

    This school introduces part-time job opportunities so you can work while studying.

  • Higher Education Counselling

    This school provides specialized counseling to prepare and apply to colleges and universities after graduation.

  • Career Support

    counsellors are available to provide specialized support for full-time employment after graduation.

  • Dormitories Available

    This school introduces affordable shared living spaces.

  • Apartments Available

    This school introduces private apartments.

  • Homestay Available

    This school introduceslocal Japanese families where students can live while studying. Not a feature of this school.

  • In-School Activities

    This school organizes regular interactive & cultural activities in the school.

  • Out-of-School Activities

    This school organizes out-of-school day-trips, excursions and events throughout the year.

  • Student Lounge

    Space outside of the classroom is available for students to interact casually and/or study. Not a feature of this school.

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School Introduction

The First Study and Nikkyoken Seminar education centers of Infinite Growth have been developing for over 15 years with the mission of helping to train, improve knowledge, and provide examination preparation for Japanese students to enter high school and university. The school is proud of the success of thousands of its Japanese students who passed and were admitted into famous high schools and universities throughout Japan. Following that goal, the First Study Japanese Language School in Osaka has developed to specialize in the teaching of Japanese to international students with programs taught by highly experienced Japanese instructors. To this aim, the school has been successfully training international students for admission into college & university, as well as to find jobs and develop their career. Another highlight of FDJLS is the comprehensive student support, affordable costs, and flexible tuition payment policy.
Total Number of Students: 550
Class Size: 8~9
School Staff Support Languages: English, Vietnamese
Enrolment Terms: April, July, October, January
Minimum Course Duration: Long Term: 1 Year

Main Features

Multi-faceted student support system
Unlike the usual rules in Japanese language schools, First Study students have 3 options for paying tuition every 6 months, every 3 months, or monthly. In addition, the school has a graduation policy that includes a fee reduction for higher education, and job placement opportunities at reputable companies in Japan.
Professional teachers and dedicated staff
A variety of post-graduate-oriented courses such as finding a job or seeking higher education; Students can participate in additional study of subjects including mathematics, physics, and chemistry free of charge alongside their normal curricula; enthusiastic and devoted staff provide guidance for international students in their daily lives, from accommodation, eating, living, etc.
Student pass rate
For many consecutive years, the number of their students who enter & eventually graduate universities and graduate schools is a pride of the school, and a testament to the quality and prestige of the teaching.

School Location

It takes only 15 minutes from Osaka Station to get to school. Osaka is the second largest city in Japan! Living expenses are cheaper than Tokyo! Best place to live in!

Nearest Stations:
Tamatsukuri station (4-minute walk)
Morinomiya station (5-minute walk)

Available Courses

  • University, Junior college (Diploma) Course

University, Junior college (Diploma) Course

Course Description

This course is designed for students that want to enter a Japanese university, junior college or masters program. The focus of this course is on JLPT N1 and N2 preparatory and students can choose EJU preparation classes as electives.

  • 1

    2-year course

  • 2

    1 year and 9 months course

  • 3

    1 year and 6 months course

  • 4

    1-year course (To enroll in this course an intermediate level of Japanese is required)

Enrolment Periods & Duration


Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 1 year / 2 years 9 Months before intake

6 Months before intake

July 1 year 9 months 9 Months before intake

6 Months before intake

October 1 year 6 months 9 Months before intake

6 Months before intake



Morning or afternoon classes (depending on availability):

  • Morning classes are held from 9:00 to 12:50 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:30 to 17:20 (Monday to Friday)

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 Year ¥684,000
1 Year 6 Months ¥1,026,000
1 Year 9 Months ¥1,197,000
2 Years ¥1,368,000


Other fees
Screening fee ¥31,000
Enrollment fee ¥56,000
Insurance ¥32,000 (1 year)
¥48,800 (1 year 6 months)
¥56,400 (1 year 9 months)
¥102,200 (2 years)
Textbooks ¥40,120 (1 year)
¥52,280 (1 year 6 months)
¥60,280 (1 year 9 months)
¥64,700 (2 years)
Health Check-Up ¥7,500 (1 year)
¥15,000 (1 year 6 months)
¥15,000 (1 year 9 months)
¥15,000 (2 years)

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Student Demographics

Vietnam

52.9%

Indonesia

13.3%

India

10.5%

China

7.5%

Sri Lanka

2.7%

Uzbekistan

2.5%

Mongolia

2.2%

Bangladesh

1.6%

Brazil, Poland, Myanmar

1.1%

Philippines

0.9%

Laos, Canada, Cameron

0.2%

Our Free Services

We aim to support all students who are interested in coming to Japan to study & live.
For this reason, we provide all of these services at not cost to you.
  • School & Visa
    Application Support

  • Free Japanese
    Language Lessons

  • Accommodation
    Setup

  • 24-Hour
    Emergency Assistance

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