Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry

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Founded in 1966. A vocational school specializing in items for adorning the body.
Launched as the first accredited vocational school in Japan to focus on the jewelry field. Students specialize in “the items closest to our body that convey who we are”, studying a broad range of subjects from traditional techniques to innovative expression. Located in the fashion and cultural center of Shibuya, Harajuku and Aoyama, the college aims to develop the next generation of industry-leading creators and technicians.

5-29-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Nearest station
Harajuku Station, JR Yamanote Line; Meiji-Jingumae Station, Tokyo Metro; Shibuya Station, JR Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line, Tokyo Metro, Tokyu Toyoko Line, Keio Inokashira Line
Overseas study:http://hikohiko.jp/en
Admission requirements
Applicants must be aged 18 or over on April 1, 2016, and meet any one of the following criteria.
① Regarding Japanese language ability, applicants shall meet one of the following conditions:
 ・Have passed the Level N2 (formerly Level 2) Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) or higher.
 ・Have obtained 200 points or more in the Japanese language section of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU).
 ・Have obtained 400 points or more in the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test.
 ・Have received at least 6 months of Japanese language tuition at a Japanese language school designated by the Ministry of Justice.
 ・Have received at least 1 year of education at a Japanese elementary school, junior or senior high school, university, etc.
② Have foreign nationality and visa status that allows residency in Japan such as Permanent Resident, Long-Term Resident, Spouse of a Japanese National, Dependent, etc.
Selection method
Screening of submitted documents, interview, Japanese written examination and essay (Some qualifications provide exemption from Japanese written examination and essay )
Main home countries of registered international students
China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.
Student quota

Name of program, major and course


Name of major/program Name of course/major/specialty Tuition
(Total up to graduation)
(*Cost of tools & teaching materials extra )
Jewelry Courses
Jewelry Product Course (2 years) About2,797,600
Jewelry Creator Course (3 years) About4,196,400
Advanced Jewelry Course (4 years) About5,595,200
Shoe Courses
Shoemaker Course (2 years) About2,797,600
Shoemaker Master Course (3 years) About4,196,400
Bag Course Bagmaker Course (2 years) About2,797,600
Watch Courses
Watchmaker Course (2 years) About2,997,600
Watchmaker Master Course (3 years) About4,496,400
Name of major/program Jewelry Courses Shoe Courses Bag Course Watch Courses
Name of course/major/specialty Jewelry Product Course (2 years) Jewelry Creator Course (3 years) Advanced Jewelry Course (4 years) Shoemaker Course (2 years) Shoemaker Master Course (3 years) Bagmaker Course (2 years) Watchmaker Course (2 years) Watchmaker Master Course (3 years)
(Total up to graduation)
(*Cost of tools & teaching materials extra )
About2,797,600 About4,196,400 About5,595,200 About2,797,600 About4,196,400 About2,797,600 About2,997,600 About4,496,400
Features of vocational school

The first accredited vocational school in Japan focusing on this field

High level teaching staff

Master skills in small classes

Employment support

We hold job-hunting events and individual consultations all year round. We also arrange various kinds of employment support in the form of resume assistance, mock interviews, and corporate seminars.

Major employment results
95.5% rate of employment for 2014 in Japan (March 2015 graduates)
Enrollment period
In Japan: September 1, 2015 to March 4, 2016
*Each course has its own quota of places and deadline
Outside Japan: September 1 to December 25, 2015
*Each course has its own quota of places and deadline
Scholarship availability

International student scholarship system
International honors student scholarship system

Student housing

(Affiliated dormitories)

Student housing costs
Halal meal availability
Place of worship availability
Part time work support