The school’s curriculum has accounted for students who need more time and support to learn Kanji, etc.
Rest assured that this school has wifi available.
This school introduces part-time job opportunities so you can work while studying.
This school provides specialized counseling to prepare and apply to colleges and universities after graduation.
Counselors are available to provide specialized support for full-time employment after graduation.
This school introduces affordable shared living spaces.
This school organizes regular interactive & cultural activities in the school.
This school organizes out-of-school day-trips, excursions and events throughout the year.
Space outside of the classroom is available for students to interact casually and/or study.
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At the unique Yokohama Design College students can learn a great variety of things apart from Japanese Language in an international environment. The Yokohama Design College gives students the opportunity to also learn about design, art, manga and fashion while it assists students to join a higher education institution in Japan. Moreover, this school prepares students for long-term employment in Japan. The YDC is located in Yokohama. In this area you can find many shops, restaurants, cafes, and sightseeing spots like the Minatomirai area. It has a good transportation environment so you can easily go to many places.
|Total Number of Students:||240|
|Class Size:||20 students max|
|School Staff Support Languages:||English, Chinese, English|
|Enrolment Terms:||April, October|
The three nearest stations around the YDC Tobe Station, Hiranuma Bashi Station and Takashimacho Station are located about 2 km apart from the popular Sakuragicho area.
Sakuragicho offers many shops, restaurants and bars. Besides Sakuragicho, Minatomirai with its stunning night view and the famous Red Brick Warehouse are located nearby. Furthermore, you can explore the harbor of Yokohama and Japan’s largest China Town which are just a few kilometers apart from the language school.
Tobe Station (1-minute walk)
Hiranuma Bashi Station (5-minute walk)
Takashimacho Station (7-minute walk)
YDC designed the curriculum and support system of the preparatory course in order to help students gain the necessary abilities and skills to successfully reach their goal of going onto university or finding a job in Japan.
1 year and 6 months course
|Intake||Duration||Application Start Date||Application Deadline|
|April||1 Year / 2 Years||Early September||
|October||1 Year/ 1 Year 6 Months||Early March||
Morning or afternoon classes:
LEARN 4 BASIC SKILLS
The classes focus on reading, writing listening and speaking
EJU PREPARATION CLASS (OPTIONAL)
Students can learn EJU subjects in English, Art, Physics/Math and Social Studies
ART CLASS (OPTIONAL)
Students can take drawing lessons and learn how to prepare a PortFolio
MANGA ILLUSTRATION CLASS (OPTIONAL)
Students can can learn illustration with COPIC
|1 Year 6 Months||¥900,000|
|Facilities||¥25,000 (1 year)
¥35,000 (1 year 6 months)
¥50,000 (2 years)
|Activities||¥18,000 (1 year)
¥24,000 (1 year 6 months)
¥33,000 (2 years)
|Insurance fee||¥12,000 (1 year)
¥17,000 (1 year 6 months)
¥22,000 (2 years)
|Miscellaneous||¥15,000 (1 year)
¥20,000 (1 year 6 months)
¥25,000 (2 years)
|Textbooks||¥20,000 (1 year)
¥25,000 (1 year 6 months)
¥30,000 (2 years)
Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.
This course is designed for students that are currently not college students.
Students can choose to take this course for a period of 1 to 3 months and can also choose how many classes they wish to take a week. Taking 5 classes a week is recommended for all students from beginner to intermediate, while taking 3 classes a week is recommended for students who wish to take the JLPT and therefore want to focus on their grammar. For students that would like to mainly study kanji and conversation, 2 classes a week are recommended. Furthermore, this course offers open class events.
Morning or afternoon classes:
FLEXIBLE CLASS SCHEDULE
Students can choose morning/afternoon classes or even class days for the 2-3 day courses
SET YOUR FOCUS
Depending on the class number per week students can set their own focus on Kanji & Conversation, JLPT & Grammar or General Skills (beginner to advanced)
|1 month: 5 lessons per week||¥51,000|
|1 month: 3 lessons per week||¥33,000|
|1 month: 2 lessons per week||¥22,000|
-¥15,000 (Special Discount)*
* ¥15,000 special discount for registering 3 months program or 10 classes at once
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