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Begin your application process here, and learn of possible financial aid sources for Japanese language training.

Take steps now to learn Japanese

Thank you for your interest in Japanese language and cultural immersion, new friends, invigorating challenges, and fun in Tokyo. Get ready to ramp up your Japanese language proficiency!

Before applying, please use our Need Academic Credit? infographic to determine which school you should apply through. Generally, if you want transferable academic credit, apply through one of our sponsor schools.

A KCP partner school (often called sponsor, or school of record) provide college transcripts for courses taken at KCP. Attending through a sponsor school may help facilitate the transfer of credit. These schools include:

If you are an adult or student who is simply looking to gain Japanese language fluency and don’t need academic credit, you are in the right place: apply through KCP Direct.

Note: This program requires a $350 deposit at the time of submitting an application. This non-refundable application deposit is not an additional fee, but rather a deposit that is deducted from the total program cost.

For more KCP program requirements, please see Eligibility. For step-by-step instructions for our online application, visit here.

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Did you:

  • find out about the KCP program after our application deadline?
  • just now realize you want Japanese immersion in Tokyo?
  • very recently change your academic goals to include studying abroad?
  • experience a sudden improvement in your financial situation?

You are not alone. KCP understands these important life issues. If you have to submit a late application, for whatever reason, we will do our best to make space for you.

KCP LATE APPLICATION POLICY

    • KCP charges a late application penalty of $150.
    • We consider late applications on a case-by-case basis.

Fill out the Late Application Request.

 

We will tell you, usually within 24 hours, whether we can register you or not. Then it’s up to you to submit your application within 48 hours to be guaranteed a spot in our program.

Once you have applied and been accepted, please also accept our congratulations! You have a great experience ahead of you.

Your next steps:

Complete the Application process. The entire application and registration process is online. We ask students to complete the registration within two to three weeks of submitting an accepted application. However, the absolute deadline is the payment deadline posted on our Schedules page.

Obtain the legal documents for entry into Japan. See Passport and Visa.

Plan your journey. Our FAQ and Blog sections may be of help to you. For help with the registration or application process, see Applying FAQs.

Learn Japanese Online with KCP!

KCP has partnered with Japan Fuji Online to offer online courses! Learn more about our exciting new offering. Classes begin this Fall!

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Student Life

Past and present students share their thoughts and experiences on studying in Japan.

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Testimonials

KCP is a wonderful program for those looking to, 1) see their Japanese abilities exponentially grow, and 2) to experience the culture hands-on. It’s also a program for those who don’t simply seek to party either. The program’s rigorous and demands attention to your school work, health, and managing time in between. Basically, you live, eat, and breathe a Japanese lifestyle. It’s great.

—Valerie Taylor