General information

Available Courses options Japanese Language
Minimum Qualifications Required G.C.E. O/L Sitting ( This will be depending on the course which you have selected)
Age Above 18
Study Time Period Full Time | Part Time (for 6 Months to 2 Years)
Medium All courses will conduct in Japanese medium
Education requirements GCE O/L



  • Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, Fukuoka


Course Duration

Japanese Language Program - JLPT - N5 Level (easiest level) 250 hours to 400 hours of learning
Japanese Language Program - JLPT - N4 Level 575 hours to 1,000 hours of learning
Japanese Language Program - JLPT - N3 Level 950 hours to 1,700 hours of learning
Japanese Language Program - JLPT - N2 Level 1,600 hours to 2,800 hours of learning
Japanese Language Program - JLPT - N1 Level (difficult level) 3,000 hours to 4,800 hours of learning
Beginner level to Advanced level (JLPT N5 Level  to JLPT - N1 Level) Full time course 18 months to 24 months


Available Courses

  • Japanese Language

College Course Fees

Aplication Fee one time fee - JPY 20,000 to JPY 35,000 (depends on the College you selected)
Admission Fee one time fee - JPY 35,000 to JPY 55,000 (depends on the College you selected)
Insurance fee Arround JPY 10,000 per year
Beginner level to Advanced level (JLPT N5 Level  to JLPT - N1 Level) Full time course Full course fee JPY 550,000 to JPY 850,000 (depends on the college you selected)
Insurance fee Arround JPY 10,000 per year
Beginner level to Advanced level (JLPT N5 Level  to JLPT - N1 Level) Full time course Full course fee JPY 550,000 to JPY 850,000 (depends on the college you selected)

*Above amounts will vary from College and the course you are selecting Installment payment option is available.

Payments Required

College Application Fee (Non refundable)  JPY 20,000 to JPY 35,000 (depends on the College you selected) This payment required with the completed documents from the student
College Admission Fee (Non refundable) JPY 35,000 to JPY 55,000 (depends on the College you selected) This payment required after student selcted for admission by the Japanese College
Course Fee  Full course fee JPY 550,000 to JPY 850,000 (depends on the college you selected) This payment required after Visa Eligibility certificate granted by Japanese Immigration
Visa Application Fee

 Double-entry or multiple-entry visa: 6,000 Yen,   (required to pay at the time of application hand over to Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka | VFS)

Documentation Fee / Consulting Fee Documentation Fee LKR 100,000  / Consulting Fee LKR 300,000 (required to pay after visa)
Air Ticket Fee LKR 150,000 upwards



1. Course Fee, School application fee and School Admission fee will differ according to the college and course which you select.

2. Air ticket fee will be differ according to the air line.

3. Exchange Rate :  

Total Cost

  • After receiving the offer letter from Japanese College, you are required to pay college admission fee and then Summerset will submit your visa application to Japanese College
  • Upon receiving successful Visa Eligibility Certificate, you are required to pay course fee (direct payment via bank TT to College)
  • You should have minimum of JPY 100,000 in your hand for your Initial expenses in Japan. This will help to cover the accommodation + Food cost in Japan at least for 2 months.
  • No dependant Visa allowed in Japan.
  • Parents, Dependants can visit Japan (Visa required)

Other Charges

Students must have at least JPY 100,000 in there hand for initial expences when they arrived in Japan.

Accommodation and Cost of living in Japan per month

  • Summerset will be arranging accommodation according to the preference of the student.
  • Single room in a Apartment will cost JPY 50,000 to JPY 70,000  and college hostel JPY 20,000 per month upwards.
  • Average food cost will be JPY 30,000 per month for self-cooking.


January | April | July | October

Enrollment date





Approximate Application Deadline

Early August (previous year)

Late October (previous year)

Early February

Late April

Application Submission at Immigration

Mid September (previous year)

Late November (previous year)

Mid March

Early June

Residency Grant and Payment

Early November (previous year)

Late February

Late May

Late August

Apply to visa at Embassy/Consulate

Early December (previous year)

Early March

Early June

Early September


Financial Sponsor

Yes. Required.

Past 2 years Monthly Bank statements required. avarage Bank balance should be LKR 3 million.

If you dont have above, Then you can deposit LKR 5.5 million to any bank in Sri Lanka & required to show Sourse of fund with Proof of Documents.

Required to submit past 3 years Income Statements with Tax paid receipts. 

Visa Interviews


Visa Type

Student Visa 

Visa Period

Initially you will receive 3 months Entry visa to enter Japan and renewable till end of the full course, Visa renewal - When doing, the visa renewal attendance and the students performance will be considered by College & Japanese Immigration.

Part time or Full time job allowed ?

While you study in Japan, part time jobs are allowed. 

Students that have obtained a work permission are allowed to work part time in Japan. Then you can work 28 hours per week on school weeks and 40 hours per week during semester breaks. Students are not allowed to take any jobs related to night clubs or adult entertainment. This even includes being a DJ or working as a dishwasher in a night club.

Most students work in shops or restaurants where you can earn around 1,000 Yen per hour. However it can be hard to find a job before you speak decent Japanese. The best paid jobs for students is often to work as a teacher in your native language. Either at a school or just give private conversation lessons in a café then it is not unusual to earn up to 3,000 Yen per hour.

The work permit is a sticker in your passport. To obtain it you must be in Japan on a student visa. The easiest way to get the permit is to apply directly at the immigrations in the airport when you first arrive in Japan. Then you can get it immediately. Otherwise you will be stuck in the Japanese bureaucracy where you will need several visits to the Immigration Bureau and at least 3 weeks processing time before you can get your work permit.

Transfer to other countries

Most of colleges offer students to transfer to other countries with their affiliate partner colleges upon successfully completion of the selected course with good marks & good attendance.

Required Documents

For Student

  • A completed Certificate of Eligibility Application Form (downloadable from the website of the Japan Immigration Services Agency)
  • Passport-size picture of yourself, with the following specifications:
    • Dimensions: 4cm x 3cm
    • Taken within the last three months
    • Plain and light-colored background, without any patterns and shadows
    • You must be starting straight ahead, with a neutral facial expression
    • Your face has to be fully visible
    • The picture must be good quality (focused, clear, and sharp)
  • Copy of Passport (Photo page color) Pages 2,3,4,5 (Passport must be valid more than 2 years)
  • Photos : 4.5 x 4.5 cm = 5 - light blue background
  • Birth certificate original Sinhala & English Translated by Department of Registrar.
  • Exam certificate originals G.C.E. O/L (& A/L if you have) Certificate – English Translate (Certified by Foreign Ministry)
  • Other educational certificates originals (if available)
  • Other Qualification certificates without gap
  • ID English Translation (Color copy)
  • School leaving certificate Original & English translation
  • SOP (Statement of Purpose)
  • Name Affidavit (if) any name defferences in passport & other documents.

For Sponsor

  • ID English Translation (Color copy)
  • Birth Certificate  - Original & English translation
  • Business Registration - Original & English translation (or source of fund)
  • Tax Payment receipts for last 3 years
  • Bank Statesments for past 3 years & Bank Balance letter with Min balance equel to JPY 3,000,000 (saving account only) 
  • Sponsor Affidavit / Sponsor Letter

Note :

This document list have made according to latest embassy document check list, Embassy may be change the document checklist any time with out prior notice, Student must provide documents according to new document checklist.  All certificates should be certified by Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka, All documents certified date should be within 3 months and strictly no spelling errors or any other errors

How Long Does it Take to Process an Application for the Japan Certificate of Eligibility?

The process for obtaining a Japan Certificate of Eligibility can take anywhere from one to three months. You cannot apply for the visa until you have received your COE, so make sure you start the application process well in advance.