Regular Program: Tuition / Fees

Time of Payment and Breakdown

Depending on the student’s time frame and visa status, the Program is split into a「2-year General Course」 and a「Short-term Course」.

Time of Payment Payment Breakdown General Course Short-term Course
Upon applying Selection fee 30,000 yen
Upon admission Admission fee 40,000 yen 40,000 yen
Tuition fee 398,000 yen /First 2 terms
Total for 1 year: 796,000 yen
Total for 2 years: 1,592,000 yen
199,000 yen /term
After classes start Material fee 4,000-10,000 yen /term

Method of payment

You can make a payment online, by bank transfer, or at the JLI counter. Payment must be made in Japanese yen.

1. Online

Please let us know for online payment. We will send you a payment request email.

  • ※We accept Visa/Mastercard only.

2. Bank transfer

We will notify the applicant of our bank account for transfer at a later date.

  • ※We accept Japanese yen only.
  • ※The applicant is to bear the cost of transfer. Please note that, in the case of a money transfer from abroad, the receiving Japanese bank may also charge a fee, in addition to the local bank of origin. (Check with your local bank at the time of transfer.)

3. At the JLI Counter

We accept cash/credit cards.

  • ※Foreign currencies, electronic money, etc. are not acceptable.

Reception hours:
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, as well as the New Year

Refund Policy

1. General Course: Those who require a student visa

  • If the student wishes to withdraw from the class, a written notice must be submitted to the office by 5pm on the Friday of the previous week.
  • The selection fee and admission fee will not be refunded.
  • If the student withdraws before entering Japan, full tuition refund will be made upon returning an admission certificate and the Certificate of Eligibility. Without any written notice by 5pm Friday prior to the term start date, tuition for one term (3 months) will not be refunded for any reason.
  • After entering Japan, tuition for two terms (6 months) will not be refunded regardless of the timing of withdrawal.
  • If the student withdraws after the third term, remaining tuition will be refunded based on a weekly rate after deducting a cancellation fee of 20%. If the student contacts us after 5pm Friday of the previous week of withdrawal date, the tuition for the week will not be refunded.
  • The beneficiary is responsible for all fees associated with refund.
  • If the student is expelled for breaking Japanese laws or school rules and regulations, the student will not be eligible for a refund.

2. Short-term Course: Those who do not require a student visa

  • If the student wishes to withdraw from the class, a written notice must be submitted to the office by 5pm on the Friday of the previous week.
  • The admission fee will not be refunded.
  • Full tuition refund will be made if the notice is received by 5pm Friday prior to the term start date.
  • For withdrawal requests made after 5pm Friday of the previous week of the term start date, remaining tuition will be refunded based on a weekly rate after deducting a cancellation fee of 20%. If the student contacts us after 5pm Friday of the previous week of withdrawal date, the tuition for the week will not be refunded.
  • The beneficiary is responsible for all fees associated with refund.
  • If the student is expelled for breaking Japanese laws or school rules and regulations, the student will not be eligible for a refund.

Referral Policy and tuition fee reduction for limited-time enrollments.

1. Referral Policy

When a past or current Nichibei student* refers a new student to the Regular Program;

  • QUO Card worth 3,000JPY is given to the referrer
  • QUO Card worth 3,000JPY is also given to the referee

*Nichibei student= a past or current student who has studied at Nichibei Japanese Language Institute (Regular, Part-time Programs or private lessons) or Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin (English Programs).

[Notes]
*Delivery of the QUO Card is only within Japan (at the office or by post).
*Please notify the office if you are eligible to apply for the Referral Policy.

2. Reduced Tuition for Incomplete Attendance (For Short-term Course Only)

If, at the time of application, you know in advance which lessons you will be missing and make a request for tuition reduction accordingly, we can arrange for a special reduced tuition for incomplete attendance, prorating it in accordance with the actual period of class sessions you will be taking. It will be calculated on a weekly basis.

  • * There are detailed rules for discount and reduce tuition. Please contact the JLI office for further information.

The Regular Program Overview

Contact Us

  • 03-3359-9600
  • Reception Hours: Mon.-Thu. 9:00-19:30 / Fri.-Sat. 9:00-17:00
  • 5minute walk from Yotsuya Station
  • Relocation to Temporary Building due to Redevelopment of Yotsuya Station Area
  • 1-50 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0004 Nearest Station Yotsuya Station JR Chuo and Sobu Lines/Subway Marunouchi and Namboku Lines

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