Sendagaya Japanese Institute (SJI)

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Sendagaya Japanese Institute (SJI)
  • Flexible Class Schedule

    You are able to request an AM or PM class schedule based on your needs.

  • 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.

  • Career Support

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

  • Dormitories Available

    This school introduces affordable shared living spaces.

  • Homestay Available

    This school introduces local Japanese families where students can live while studying.

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School Introduction

Sendagaya Institute of Japanese Language is a school that specializes in teaching Japanese to foreign students and training Japanese teachers. It was established in 1975 and has a long history and tradition of more than 40 years. It has taught Japanese to over 22,000 students from more than 100 countries around the worldIt is also accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan as an official preparatory education institution.

Sendagaya Institute of Japanese Language is a school that aims to cultivate international talents and promote international exchange through Japanese language education. It is a school that welcomes students who want to learn Japanese and experience Japanese culture in a friendly and professional environment.

Total Number of Students: 1301
Class Size: Average of 18
School Staff Support Languages: Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Swedish, English, Japanese, Arabic
Enrolment Terms: April, July, October, January
Minimum Course Duration: 1 Year 3 Months

Main Features

Atypical educational methods
From an academic perspective, the school has developed a method of effective teaching that goes beyond memorizing grammar and new words in a mechanical way but rather is designed to get students to think in Japanese naturally through effective repetition. In addition, all of the teachers have completed the Japanese teacher training course at Sendagaya, ensuring consistent quality in teaching. In addition, the school has built a rich lesson schedule, supported by a series of digital textbooks developed over 40 years and specialized for various levels. Additionally, the school has books for practising handwriting, and CDs for listening, and introduces supplementary materials into its curricula such as newspapers, magazines, comics, novels, and movies.
High pass rate in post-graduation studies
The school is constantly updating and diversifing its information about colleges, universities, and technical schools, and organizes seminars to introduce these to students. Every year, about 30% of its students enter professional schools and 65% of its students enter university and graduate programs. Most students at this school are determined to succeed, with students helping each other, thereby creating a warm and encouraging learning environment.
Many opportunities to interact with Japanese students
In the center, there are not only international students attending the school but also Japanese students who are undertaking Japanese teacher training, so students have many opportunities to interact with Japanese students naturally as well as in official school festivals and trial lessons offered by teachers-in-training for as part of their program.

School Location

Sendagaya Japanese Institution has several campuses, but most of them are located in Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, in the center of Tokyo. Students have access to many places from this area. In addition, there are many universities and vocational schools in the surrounding area, making it one of Japan’s leading student towns.

 

Nearest Stations

Takadanobaba Campuses: Takadanobaba Station (3-5 minute walk)
Shimo-Oichai Campus: Shimo-Oichai (1-minute walk) / Takadanobaba Station (10 minute walk)
Komagome Campus: Komagome Station (3-minute walk)

Available Courses

  • University/Vocational School Prep Course - Long Term
  • Graduate School Prep Course - Long Term
  • General Japanese Course - Long Term

University/Vocational School Prep Course - Long Term

Course Description

The University/Vocational School Prep Course is designed for those who want to enter a Japanese University, Grad School or Vocational School.
The course can be taken for 1 year and 6 months or 2 years. During the classes, students will be given the opportunity to participate actively. Students that have reached the lower-intermediate level throughout this course are able to choose elective courses.

 

  • 1

    2-year course

  • 2

    1 year and 6 months course

 

Offered at the Takadanobaba Campus

Enrolment Periods & Duration

 

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

6 months before intake

October 1 Year 6 Months N/A

6 months before intake

 

Morning or afternoon classes:

 

  • Morning classes are held from 8:50 to 13:00 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:30 to 17:40 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • 4 MAIN SKILLS

    Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking

  • JLPT PREPARATORY (OPTIONAL)

    This elective focusses on vocabulary, grammar, listening and reading skills for the JLPT N3~N1

  • EJU PREPARATORY (OPTIONAL)

    This elective prepares you for several subjects of the EJU such as Mathematics, Science, Japan and the World, English and Japanese

  • GRADUATE SCHOOL PREPARATORY (OPTIONAL)

    In this elective students practice writing research a plan, read thesis papers and focus on interview skills

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 Year 6 Months ¥1,035,000
2 Years ¥1,380,000

 

Other fees
Facilities ¥40,000
Screening fee ¥20,000
Enrollment fee ¥60,000
Textbooks ¥3,000 every 3 months
Insurance ¥6,000

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

Graduate School Prep Course - Long Term

Course Description

The Graduate School Prep Course is designed for those who want to enter Japanese Grad school and is offered to Japanese beginners.

 

  • 1

    2-year course

  • 2

    1 year and 9 months course

  • 3

    1 year and 6 months course

  • 4

    1 year and 3 months course

 

Offered at the Shimo-Ochiai/Takadanobaba campus

Enrolment Periods & Duration

 

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

6 months before intake

July 1 Year 9 Months N/A

6 months before intake

October 1 Year 6 Months N/A

6 months before intake

January 1 Year 3 Months N/A

6 months before intake

 

Morning or afternoon classes:

 

  • Morning classes are held from 9:00 to 12:20 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:30 to 16:50 (Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • JLPT PREPARATORY (OPTIONAL)

    This elective class prepares you for the JLPT N2~N1

  • EJU PREPARATORY (OPTIONAL)

    Preparatory class for the university entrance exam

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 Year 3 Months ¥840,000
1 Year 6 Months ¥990,000
1 Year 9 Months ¥1,170,000
2 Years ¥1,320,000

 

Other fees
Facilities ¥33,000
Screening fee ¥22,000
Enrollment fee ¥55,000
Insurance ¥6,000
Textbooks Not included

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

General Japanese Course - Long Term

Course Description

The General Japanese Course can be taken for 1 year and 6 months or 2 years and offers different classes focussing on daily conversation, business, Japanese exams and further electives for students after reaching an intermediate Japanese level, so that students can find the right classes which are matching their interest.

 

  • 1

    2-year course

  • 2

    1 year and 6 months course

 

Offered at the Komagome Campus.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

 

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

6 months before intake

October 1 Year 6 Months N/A

6 months before intake

Course Features & Electives

  • JLPT PREPARATORY (OPTIONAL)

    The focus of this elective class is on vocabulary, grammar, listening and reading skills for the JLPT N3~N1

  • EJU PREPARATORY (OPTIONAL)

    Preparatory class for the university entrance examination

  • BUSINESS JAPANESE (OPTIONAL)

    The focus of this elective class is on business communication

  • JAPANESE CULTURE (OPTIONAL)

    Students learn about Japanese culture and hold presentations in this elective

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 Year 6 Months ¥990,000
2 Years ¥1,320,000

 

Other fees
Facilities ¥33,000
Screening fee ¥22,000
Enrollment fee ¥55,000
Insurance ¥6,000

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

61%

Vietnam

10%

Arab

10%

Thai, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Europe

19%

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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