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The curriculum of BIL's Japanese Language Course is centered on our own original textbooks, and classes are held according to students’ level of Japanese. The teachers who give the classes are full-time qualified Japanese language instructors, and they also offer non-academic lifestyle guidance and individual counseling.

Student houses directly managed by BIL are available, so students can lead a comfortable life in Japan.

Accredited by Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education.

3-22-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8521, Japan
Nearest station
10-minute walk from South Exit, JR Shinjuku Station
Admission requirements
Completed 12-year education program or higher
Selection method
Admission decisions are made by document screening
Main home countries of registered international students
Taiwan / 58, China / 42, Thailand / 17, Korea / 14, Indonesia / 8, Swedish / 4, Singapore / 2, Mongolia / 2, Canada / 2, Philippines / 2, Vietnamese / 2, Peru / 2, Malaysia / 1, America / 1, UK / 1, Kenya / 1, Colombia / 1 , Paraguay / 1, Brazil / 1, Belarus / 1, Myanmar / 1, Laos / 1, Russia / 1, Macao / 1.

Program Information

Japanese Language Course


  First year Second year Total
Application fee 20,000 0 20,000
Registration fee 120,000 0 120,000
Tuition 680,000 340,000 1,020,000
Others 180,100 86,000 266,100
Total 1,000,100 426,000 1,426,100

Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Results

  N1 N2 N3 N4
Number of examinees 38 112 22 4
Number of successful examinees 17 53 7 0
Japanese language education features

A direct method based on team-teaching centered on full-time teachers.

Instruction methods utilizing BIL's own original textbooks and audiovisual materials.

Thorough career guidance provided by careers committee and homeroom classes.

Major academic results
Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School, Keio University Graduate School, The University of Tokyo Graduate School, Tokyo University and Graduate School of Social Welfare, Tohoku University Graduate School, Bunka Gakuen University Graduate School・ University・Junior College, Bunka Fashion Graduate University, Musashino Art University Graduate School, Waseda University Graduate School, J.F Obirin University, Kunitachi College of Music, Tama Art University, Tokyo College of Music, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nihon University, Japan University of Health Sciences, Matsumoto Dental University, Musashino Art University, Tsuji Culinary Institute, Tokyo Technical College, Nippon Engineering College, Hattori Nutrition College, Bunka Institute of Language (Japanese Language Teacher Training Course・Business Japanese Interpreting Course), Bunka Fashion College, Hospitality Tourism College.
Enrollment period
April entry: October 1 to December 25, October entry: April 1 to July 31
Results announcement period
Class type (afternoon/evening)
Scholarship availability
Employment support
Student housing
Student housing costs
35,000~67,000 yen (per month)
Course capacity
Halal meal availability
Place of worship availability
Part time work support