ISI Kyoto

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April 2023
Deadline to apply:
Late October
ISI Kyoto
  • Recommended for Westerners

    The school’s curriculum has accounted for students who need more time and support to learn Kanji, etc.

  • 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.

  • 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

ISI's first campus was established in 1992 in Nagano, and over the years ISI has grown to become one of Japan's largest Japanese language schools, opening another 4 schools in Tokyo and one in Kyoto, reaching over 3,000 students from over 110 countries. The ISI group also opened a university in Tokyo (Beijing Language and Culture University), as well as 2 vocational schools, one in Tokyo (Tokyo Business and Language College) and another in Nagano (Nagano Business and Language College). Kyoto campus opened in 2003 and has created a warm, family-like atmosphere, combined with the latest equipment in one of the most culturally rich cities in Japan. Kyoto is considered Japan’s top student city, house of prestigious universities, offering a wide range of fields of study and with one out of ten people being a university student. Kyoto campus is great for those who want to learn Japanese from the beginning, continue to higher education or find employment in Japan while experiencing Japanese culture.
Total Number of Students: 1100
Class Size: 15 - 20
School Staff Support Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Japanese
School Intensity: Medium-High
Enrolment Terms: January, April, July, October
Minimum Course Duration: Short Term: 2 weeks
Long Term: 1 year

Main Features

Unique education system
In a fun atmosphere, with the use of original teaching materials in the beginner classes, and with a communication-oriented approach, the system aims to help students say what they want to say.
Practice Japanese with extracurricular activities
ISI regularly offers a wide range of activities where students not only experience the Japanese culture, but also other cultures at the same time while improving their overall Japanese language skills.
Full support for peace of mind from enrollment to graduation
Professional staff will support students from the start to graduation in multiple languages, as well as providing career guidance according to each student’s needs and progress.
Diverse global learning environment
With students from over 110 countries and regions around the world, students will have the chance to come in contact with multiple different cultures and values.
Certified by external organizations
In 2017 ISI received the grand prize at the Study Star Awards which is said to be the Academy awards for the study abroad industry. Also obtained certification under the international ISO29991: 2014.

School Location

Located in the heart of Kyoto in a quiet residential area, within walking distance from cultural sites like the famous Nijō Castle.

Nearest station: Emmachi Station (7-minute walk)

Available Courses

  • Academic Japanese - Long Term
  • General Japanese - Short Term

Academic Japanese - Long Term

Course Description

This course is aimed at those who wish to enter university or college. The elective classes are tailored to help students achieve their career goals.

Enrolment Periods & Duration


Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 2 years N/A

Late October

July 1 year 9 months N/A

Early February

October 1 year 6 months N/A

Mid May

January 1 Year 3 months N/A

Mid August



Morning or afternoon classes (depending on availability):

  • Morning classes are held from 8:50 to 12:00 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:00 to 16:10 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • JLPT PREPARATION CLASS

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

  • EJU PREPARATION CLASS

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

  • PRACTICAL CONVERSATION CLASS

    Participate in role-play and other activities to improve conversation skills

  • JOB FINDING CLASS

    Students practice for interviews, learn how to write a resume and adquire presentation skills for job hunting. The requirements for this class are:
    1) Intermediate Level III or higher
    2) Graduation from a university or a junior college in their home country.

  • GRADUATE SCHOOL PATHWAY CLASS

    Students learn to write research proposals that are required to apply to graduate schools

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    * Students can choose to take elective classes at the Intermediate II level and above.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
6 Months ¥340,000
1 Year ¥680,000


Other fees
Facilities ¥16,500 (6 months)
¥33,000 (1 year)
Screening fee ¥22,000
Enrollment fee ¥55,000
Textbooks ¥16,500 (6 months)
¥33,000 (1 year)

General Japanese - Short Term

Course Description

This course is one that can be taken for as little as 2 weeks while on a visitor, tourist or short-term stay visa, and is aimed to develop the 4 major skills (“listening”, “reading”, “speaking”, and “writing”), according to your current Japanese level.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

minimum 2 weeks

Intake Application Deadline
January

30 days before intake

April
July
October



Morning or afternoon classes (depending on availability):

  • Morning classes are held from 8:50 to 12:00 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:00 to 16:10 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • JLPT PREPARATION CLASS

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

  • EJU PREPARATION CLASS

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

  • PRACTICAL CONVERSATION CLASS

    Participate in role-play and other activities to improve conversation skills

  • JOB FINDING CLASS

    Students practice for interviews, learn how to write a resume and adquire presentation skills for job hunting. The requirements for this class are:
    1) Intermediate Level III or higher
    2) Graduation from a university or a junior college in their home country.

  • GRADUATE SCHOOL PATHWAY CLASS

    Students learn to write research proposals that are required to apply to graduate schools

  •  
    * Students can choose to take elective classes at the Intermediate II level and above.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
2 Weeks ¥34,000
4 Weeks ¥68,000

-¥10,200 (Special Discount)

10 Weeks ¥170,000

-¥25,500 (Special Discount)

20 Weeks ¥340,000

-¥68,000 (Special Discount)


Other fees
Facilities ¥1,650 (2 weeks)
¥3,300 (4 weeks)
¥8,250 (10 weeks)
¥16,500 (20 weeks)
Enrollment fee ¥15,000
Textbooks ¥8,250 (up to 10 weeks)
¥16,500 (20 weeks)

Student Demographics

China

44%

Europe

10%

South Korea

8%

Taiwan/Hong Kong

8%

North America

5%

Vietnam

3%

Russia

2%

Nepal

2%

Other Countries

18%

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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