IAY International Academy Japanese Language School

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April 2024
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IAY International Academy Japanese Language School
  • 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

    Counselors 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 introduces local Japanese families where students can live while studying.

  • 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.

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School Introduction

IAY’s campus was established in 1969 in Sapporo. It became a pioneer among the Japanese language schools in Hokkaido. This school offers students wishing to enter a Japanese higher education institution the support they successfully enroll, but also teaches practical Japanese to students that want to learn the language for their daily life in Hokkaido.

 

IAY International Academy is an educational agency that has gained the trust and reputation from the local people who send their children to receive language instruction, and the international students enjoy the many opportunities to interact with local people in addition to their fellow international students, making for a memorable and conducive Japanese language learning environment.

Total Number of Students: 70
Class Size: Average 10 students
School Staff Support Languages: English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Nepali
Enrolment Terms: April, July, October, January
Minimum Course Duration: Short Term: 1 weekLong Term: 1 year 3 months

Main Features

Student Daily life support system
The Academy provides coordination in several languages such as Chinese, Korean, and English in the Day 1 Orientation Session, in life abroad counselling sessions, and other student-support areas. Both counselors and previous students give detailed explanations and accompany new students as they go through various administrative procedures such as permanent residence registration, various procedures at the Immigration Department, registration of operating permits, as well as during extracurricular activities.
Career and higher education support
The school stands behind students and supports their preparation for entering university, with specialized studying materials available at the library as well as valuable information provided in information sessions, resulting in a high percentage of students succeeding in passing the admission exams and going on to study in the universities of their choice. For those students who are seeking employment post-graduation, the school actively introduces opportunities and companies to students.
Intimate class setting
The school limits the number of students in each class to an average of 10 people. Classes are divided into varying levels so that students are comfortable and the teaching is most effective. This small class allows for many opportunities to communicate and share information between the students and teacher as well as between students. As a result, students demonstrate improved Japanese conversational abilities and the classroom environment is both comfortable and friendly.
Customized electives 
There are many course options for students to match their personal aspirations such as going to college, applying for jobs, preparing for their working holiday with the necessary knowledge such as academic Japanese, business style Japanese, project work, learning kanji, etc. In addition, the school offers Japanese teacher training courses and tutoring courses for all subjects without age restriction.
Many enriched activities
The school provides many opportunities to practice everyday Japanese through practical shopping activities, interviewing local people, visiting farms, breweries and fire fighting centers, participating in the Lilac Sapporo Festival, Kimono events, giving presentations, picnics at the park, and other activities where students interact directly with local people.

School Location

This school is located in center district and close to Susukino area, which is known as one of Japanese famous amusement district. Additionally, you also have a nice access to not only daily convenient facilities such as 7-11, McDonald’s , and other fast food places, but also a botanical garden and Cultural Arts Theater. The nearest station of the IAY Ischool is the Odori Station, which is located near many famous attractions of Sapporo such as the TV Tower, Clock Tower and the large Odori park.

The location is also only a 1-minute walk to the park where the annual Snow Festival is held in February every year, where students can enjoy the wonderful scenery of the snow country with the indigenous people of the land.

 

Nearest Train Station: Odori Station (2-minute walk)
Nearest Bus Stop: Sapporo Odori Bus Stop (2-minute walk)

Available Courses

  • Student Visa course
  • Transfer Course

Student Visa course

Course Description

This course is for students wishing to proceed to a higher education institution such as a university, a graduate school or a technical school in Japan. Students also have cultural activities and field trips so they can become accustomed to Japanese society through the activities.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

 

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 2 years Early November

Late November

July 1 year 9 months Early February

Late February

October 1 year 6 months Early May

Late May

January 1 Year 3 months Early August

Late August

 

Morning or afternoon classes (depending on Japanese level):

 

  • Morning classes are held from 8:50 to 12:10 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 12:50 to 16:10 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • PREPARATION FOR THE JLPT

    Classes for those who wish to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

  • PREPARATION FOR THE EJU

    Classes for those who wish to pass the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students test

  • COLLEGE GUIDANCE

    Guidance staff will consult with you about colleges and universities for your further studies and will give you advice for exams

  • REGULAR EXAMS

    Regular exams to monitor your Japanese level

  • FIELD TRIPS

    Enjoy exciting Field Trips and Workshops such as visiting Sapporo Snow Festival

Tuition Fees

 

Tuition fees
1 Year 3 months ¥693,000
1 year 6 months ¥831,600
1 year 9 months ¥970,200
2 years ¥1,108,800

 

Other fees
Screening fee ¥22,000
Enrollment fee ¥77,000
Student Insurance ¥12,500 (1 year 3 months)
¥15,000 (1 year 6 months)
¥17,000 (1 year 9 months)
¥20,000 (2 years)
Extra Expenses ¥90,750 (1 year 3 months)
¥108,900 (1 year 6 months)
¥127,050 (1 year 9 months)
¥145,200 (2 years)

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

Transfer Course

Course Description

Students can transfer classes which suit them by taking placement tests. It offers three different Japanese language levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Students that possess one of the following visas can pursue their studies up to 2 years: Dependent’s Visa/Spouse of a Japanese National visa/Permanent Residents.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

 

Intake

Duration

Application Start Date

Application Deadline
January

10 weeks – 2 years

8 weeks before intake

4 weeks before intake

April
July
October

 

Morning or afternoon classes (depending on Japanese level):

 

  • Morning classes are held from 8:50-12:10 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 12:50 to 16:10 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • PREPARATION FOR THE JLPT

    Classes for those who wish to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

  • PREPARATION FOR THE EJU

    Classes for those who wish to pass the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students test

  • DIFFERENT LEVELS

    This course offers different levels for beginner, intermediate and advanced students

  • AVAILABLE FROM 10 WEEKS

    Able to extend the course up to 2 years

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
10 weeks ¥185,000
20 weeks ¥370,000

 
* 20% discount on the tuition fee for:

  • Dependent
  • Permanent Resident
  • Spouse or Child of Japanese National
  • Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident
  • Long-Term Resident

 

Other fees
Enrollment fee ¥10,000
Textbooks approx. ¥5,000

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

Student Demographics

China

30%

Nepal

20%

Taiwan

15%

South Korea

10%

Russia

8%

USA

5%

Others

12%

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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