Yokohama Design College

About Yokohama Design College

The Yokohama Design Institute was established in 1948 and specializes in business industry training. The school offers a variety of courses for art, design, and fashion, making it the ideal spot for those wishing to learn Japanese while also preparing for their career. Yokohama Design also has Japanese enrolled in its business classes, allowing language students to practice their Japanese with native speakers. The school was recognized by the Japanese MEXT in 2014 and is still the head of specialized schools in Japan.

Information updated on 2020/2/21

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This is the ideal school if you are looking for

  • Shared Space

    Cooperative learning experience with Japanese students

  • Variety of Courses

    Practical Japanese, College Prop, Design, Manga, and Fashion

  • Employment

    Support for finding full-time/part-time employment in Tokyo or throughout Japan

  • Class intensity

    Medium-intensive courses

  • Accommodation

    Offers student accommodation in Tokyo

"Now let me tell you, it's been really great! You can learn a lot of Japanese, but it's not only that but Yokohama Design College is also a high school with Japanese students. So if you're looking for a chance to practice your Japanese on Japanese people, Yokohama Design is a very great place to come to. It's also a vocational school, there are lots of teachers who are willing to help you with extracurricular activities after your Japanese lessons. If you had any worries about coming to Japan, the teachers are great and willing to help you."-Satisfied Student

Specifics

Japanese Course Style

Focus is on giving students an advantage in the Japanese business world, not just through Japanese lessons, but also through relevant workplace skills.

Lesson Focus

40% of lesson time is focused on various business skills

30% of lesson time is Japanese literacy and translation and interpretation skills

30% of lesson time is focused on IT and computer skills

Location

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Yokohama Design College Campus

1 Chome-33-6 Central, Nishi Ward

Yokohama, Kanagawa

Opening hours: 9AM-6PM

045-323-0300

YOKOHAMA CITY, KANAGAWA 

Tobe Station

  • JR Hamakaze Line
  • JR Super Hakuto Line
  • Tokaido-Sanyo Line

Course Information

Long-term Study
Short-Term Study

Those who are interested in studying and living in Tokyo for more than 3 months, the school will sponsor you a student visa in order to go through the application process. The school reviews your documents and will apply for the visa to the Immigration Bureau as your proxy.

 

Japanese Language Course

 

Preparatory Course for College and Graduate School

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Long-Term Study Courses

Japanese Language Course

This course in Yokohama Design College consists of not only practical Japanese, but also a wide range of training in basic work skills such as translation, interpreting, bookkeeping, trade, and PC skills to ensure their employment in Japan. This is a medium intensive course, meaning that students improve their Japanese at a moderate rate that allows for enough free time to explore Yokohama, Tokyo, or anywhere else in Japan.

24 months - 1,455,000¥ (Total amount)

April

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:30

Afternoon - 13:10 - 16:40

Course hours: 20h/week

Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa 

Preparatory Course for College and Graduate School

This course at Yokohama Design College consists of various lessons centered around the four basic linguistic skills needed in proficiency; reading, writing, speaking and listening to prepare them for using the language in an academic setting including university, specialized school, and postgraduate programs. This is a middle intensive course, meaning that students improve their Japanese at a moderate rate that allows for the exploration of Yokohama, Tokyo, or anywhere else in Japan.

12 months - 785,000¥ (Total amount)

18 months - 1,116,000¥(Total amount)

24 months - 1,455,000¥ (Total amount)

April intake (1 & 2 Year), and October intake (1 Year 6 Months).

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:30

Afternoon - 13:10 - 16:40

Course hours: 20h/week

Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa

Short-Term Study Courses

Japanese Language Course

This course in Yokohama Design College consists of not only practical Japanese, but also a wide range of training in basic work skills such as translation, interpreting, bookkeeping, trade, and PC skills to ensure their employment in Japan. This is a medium intensive course, meaning that students improve their Japanese at a moderate rate that allows for enough free time to explore Yokohama, Tokyo, or anywhere else in Japan.

1 month - 66,000¥ (Total amount)

2 months - 117,000¥ (Total amount)

3 months - 168,000¥ (Total amount)

April and October

Depending on your level, you can enroll in the middle of the semester

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:30

Afternoon - 13:10 - 16:40

Course hours: 20h/week

Location: Yokahama, Kanagawa

Course time varies depending on term

Satisfied Student

"There's so many international people here and you can make lots of friends from all around the world. The senseis here are really good. You can learn Japanese grammar and vocabulary and be able to speak like the Japanese speak. I recommend Yokohama Design College."

Course Cost Breakdown

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Japanese Course (Long-Term)

24 months 1,455,000¥

Preparatory Course for College and Graduate School

12 months 785,000¥
18 months 1,116,000¥
24 months 1,455,000¥

Japanese Language Course (Short-Term)

1 month 66,000¥
2 months 117,000¥
3 months 168,000¥

Reviews - Yokohama Design College

Google Review

"This is the best choice for the location of the school, the price of the courses, and help from the staff. Their English-speaking staff can give assistance and advice for the school's programs."

Academic Courses

"Yokohama is a bayside city with a fusion of multi-culture and exclusive interpretations of the world and has been evolving functionally every year, filled with adequate environmental sites to study design."

Google Review

"I compared this school to 3 other Japanese language schools in Yokohama, and decided this is the best choice in terms of price, location, and staff helpfulness. They have an english-speaking staff who can assist and explain really well about the school program etc."

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