The Intercultural Institute of Japan is a renowned Japanese language school with schools in the hub of Tokyo. It has schools in Akihabara (Tokyo's discount electronics store district) and Iidabashi (a major interchange station in the middle of Tokyo).
A To Z is proud to be the only official affiliate of the Intercultural Institute of Japan in Malaysia.
Japanese Language Course
JET Academy is located in front of Itabashi Station (near Ikebukuro), Tokyo. It has been appointed as a ‘Preparatory School’ and is able to supervise student who wish to enter universities in Japan. In Japan, students are required to have 12 years of formal education before entering university. JET Academy can provide Malaysian students who receive only 11 years of education after high school with the extra year of preparation before university. Many of JET’s students have passed the JLPT tests and also gone on to study in several universities all over Japan.
College Preparatory Course
Japanese Language Course
Summer Short-term Course
No. Students who have only completed 11 years of primary & secondary education are required to enroll for the College Preparatory Course in order to make up for the remaining 1 year that is required.
Sadly, no. Through our past experiences, most universities in Japan do not accept students who have completed O-Levels although they (students) have also completed the College Preparatory Course. This could be due to the standards that were set by the universities.
Our advise is for students to complete A-Levels prior to enrolling for the College Preparatory Course.
Yes. There is very little we can do about this situation due to the rules set by the university.
The other option is to enroll for a Japanese College （専門学校） instead. However, as the requirements vary among colleges as well, we advise students to enquire with a few colleges pertaining this matter before enrolling the College Preparatory Course.
Yes. This is assuming that you have met the other requirements set by the universities.
However, we encourage students who would like to aim for public universities to enroll the College Preparatory Course as the standards and requirements set by the public universities are much higher.
Being accepted by the university (both public and private institutions) is a decision made solely by the university. Having met all basic requirements does not mean that you will automatically be accepted.
As the competition is very tough (especially for public universities), even having completed the College Preparatory Course does not guarentee getting a place in the university, but our past experiences have shown that doing so will greatly increase your chances of getting accepted.
That being said, taking up the College Preparatory Course is not compulsory (unless stated as a requirement by the university) for those who have completed Form 6 or A-Levels.
The application period varies among schools and prefectures.
A rough estimation for the closing date is 6 months prior to the commencement of the intake for schools in Tokyo.
Yes, the student visa allows students to work up to 28 hours a week.
Please take note that some schools prohibit students from taking up part-time jobs.
JET Academy (Tokyo) prohibits students in the College Preparatory Course from taking up part-time jobs at all times (including weekends & long/short holidays).
Students attending short-term courses in any schools are not allowed to work as they will be going with the short-term stay (visitor) visa.
The student visa can only be applied by those taking the long-term courses (minimun 1 year). Applying for a student visa for the short-term course is not necessary.
It is legal as long as your stay in Japan does not exceed the allowed period given. As such, the maximum period for the short-term courses is set at 3 months or 90 days.