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Program Schedule & Estimated Costs

Schedule
※The information of 2020-2021 Program is posted now.   NEW!!

Senshu University offers the JLC Program four times a year. Please refer to the following information for details regarding specific dates and details.

2020 4-Week Spring Term [May 8 – June 6]
2020 4-Week Summer Term [June 19 – July 23]
2020 12-Week Fall Term [September 25 – December 18]
2021 7-Week Winter Term [January 8 – February 27]

2020 Four-Week Spring Term

Tuesday, March 3Application Deadline (Applications must be received on or before this date.)
Monday, March 23Payment Deadline
Friday, May 8Arrival in Japan
Saturday, May 9General Orientation (campus tour & tour of the surrounding area)
Monday, May 11Placement Test / Opening Ceremony & Welcome Party
Tuesday, May 12Classes Begin
-Classes typically meet from 9:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
 (4 periods comprised of 4 successive 50 min. sessions)
-Monday through Friday
-Either field trips to places of cultural interest, etc. or task assignments are scheduled for certain afternoons during the program period
Friday, May 22 – Sunday, May 24Three-day Home Visit (optional)
-Suitable host families are actively recruited with home visits arranged according to availability
Monday, June 1Final Presentation (conducted by participants in Japanese)
Friday, June 5Certificate Award and Farewell Party
Saturday, June 6Departure from Japan
If participants would like to extend their stay at the Senshu International House (dormitory) outside of the course period (from the night of June 6), we permit participants to stay until June 8, 2020 for ¥1,400 JPN-yen a night per person. Participants will have to leave Senshu University on June 9, 2020 at the latest. Any additional accommodation fees will be charged separately before the program concludes, so please notify the Senshu University International Academic Affairs Office if you wish to extend your stay.
 

Costs 

TotalTotal ¥196,800 JPN-yen
Breakdown of CostsApplication Fee ¥12,000 JPN-yen
Tuition (Other Related Fees) ¥117,000 JPN-yen
University & Facility Fee ¥3,000 JPN-yen
Accommodation Fee ¥42,000 JPN-yen
Home Visit Fee [optional] ¥22,800 JPN-yen*
Bank ChargesYou are responsible for paying all bank charges. When transferring payments, you should add ¥2,500 JPN-yen to cover the charge made by the Japanese recipient bank.
*Applicants who do not wish to participate in the Home Visit are not required to pay the “Home Visit Fee” (¥22,800 JPN-yen).

2020 Four-Week Summer Term

IMPORTANT: The Summer Term course is normally 7 weeks long, however this years program has been schedule to conclude before 2020 Tokyo Olympics commence. Therefore, the 2020 Summer Term will only last 4 weeks.

Friday, March 27Application Deadline (Applications must be received on or before this date.)
Friday, April 17Payment Deadline
Friday, June 19Arrival in Japan
Saturday, June 20General Orientation (campus tour & tour of the surrounding area)
Monday, June 22Placement Test / Opening Ceremony & Welcome Party
Tuesday, June 23Classes Begin
-Classes typically meet from 9:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
 (4 periods comprised of 4 successive 50 min. sessions)
-Monday through Friday
-Either field trips to places of cultural interest, etc. or task assignments are scheduled for certain afternoons during the program period
Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12Three-day Home Visit (optional)
-Suitable host families are actively recruited with home visits arranged according to availability
Thursday, July 16Final Presentation (conducted by participants in Japanese)
Wednesday, July 22Certificate Award and Farewell Party
Thursday, July 23Departure from Japan
If participants would like to extend their stay at the Senshu International House (dormitory) outside of the course period (from the night of July 23), we permit participants to stay until July 25, 2020 for ¥1,400 JPN-yen a night per person. Participants will have to leave Senshu University on July 26, 2020 at the latest. Any additional accommodation fees will be charged separately before the program concludes, so please notify the Senshu University International Academic Affairs Office if you wish to extend your stay.

Costs 

Total¥204,800 JPN-yen
Breakdown of CostsApplication Fee ¥12,000 JPN-yen
Tuition (Other Related Fees) ¥117,000 JPN-yen
University & Facility Fee ¥4,000 JPN-yen
Accommodation Fee ¥49,000 JPN-yen
Home Visit Fee [optional] ¥22,800 JPN-yen*
Bank ChargesYou are responsible for paying all bank charges. When transferring payments, you should add \2,500 JPN-yen to cover the charge made by the Japanese recipient bank.

*Applicants who do not wish to participate in the Home Visit are not required to pay the “Home Visit Fee” (¥22,800 JPN-yen).

2020 Twelve-Week Fall Term (includes a 5 day break)

Friday, June 12Application Deadline (Applications must be received on or before this date.)
Friday, July 3Payment Deadline
Friday, September 25Arrival in Japan
Saturday, September 26General Orientation (campus tour & tour of the surrounding area)
Monday, September 28Placement Test / Opening Ceremony & Welcome Party
Tuesday, September 29Classes Begin
-Classes typically meet from 9:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
 (4 periods comprised of 4 successive 50 min. sessions)
-Monday through Friday
-Either field trips to places of cultural interest, etc. or task assignments are scheduled for certain afternoons during the program period
Friday, October 9–Sunday, October 11Three-day Home Visit (optional)
-Suitable host families are actively recruited with home visits arranged according to availability
Friday, October 305 day break begins
Tuesday, November 35 day break ends
Friday, December 11Final Presentation (conducted by participants in Japanese)
Thursday, December 17Certificate Award and Farewell Party
Friday, December 18Departure from Japan
If participants would like to extend their stay at the Senshu International House (dormitory) outside of the course period (from the night of December 18), we permit participants to stay until December 20, 2020 for ¥1,400 JPN-yen a night per person. Participants will have to leave Senshu University on December 21, 2020 at the latest. Any additional accommodation fees will be charged separately before the program concludes, so please notify the Senshu University International Academic Affairs Office if you wish to extend your stay.

Costs 

Total¥446,000 JPN-yen
Breakdown of CostsBreakdown of Costs
Application Fee ¥12,000 JPN-yen
Tuition (Other Related Fees) ¥300,000 JPN-yen
University & Facility Fee ¥4,200 JPN-yen
Accommodation Fee ¥107,000 JPN-yen
Home Visit Fee [optional] ¥22,800 JPN-yen*
Bank ChargesYou are responsible for paying all bank charges. When transferring payments, you should add \2,500 JPN-yen to cover the charge made by the Japanese recipient bank.

*Applicants who do not wish to participate in the Home Visit are not required to pay the “Home Visit Fee” (¥22,800 JPN-yen).

2021 Seven-Week Winter Term

Friday, October 16Application Deadline (Applications must be received on or before this date.)
Friday, November 13Payment Deadline
2021
Friday, January 8
Arrival in Japan
Saturday, January 9General Orientation (campus tour & tour of the surrounding area)
Tuesday, January 12Placement Test / Opening Ceremony & Welcome Party
Wednesday, January 13Classes Begin
-Classes typically meet from 9:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
 (4 periods comprised of 4 successive 50 min. sessions)
-Monday through Friday
-Either field trips to places of cultural interest, etc. or task assignments are scheduled for certain afternoons during the program period
Friday, January 22 – Sunday, January 24Three-day Home Visit (optional)
-Suitable host families are actively recruited with home visits arranged according to availability
Friday, February 19Final Presentation (conducted by participants in Japanese)
Friday, February 26Certificate Award and Farewell Party
Saturday, February 27Departure from Japan
If participants would like to extend their stay at the Senshu International House (dormitory) outside of the course period (from the night of February 27), we permit participants to stay until March 1, 2021 for ¥1,400 JPN-yen a night per person. Participants will have to leave Senshu University on March 2, 2021 at the latest. Any additional accommodation fees will be charged separately before the program concludes, so please notify the Senshu University International Academic Affairs Office if you wish to extend your stay.

Costs 

Total ¥293,300 JPN-yen
Breakdown of CostsBreakdown of Costs
Application Fee ¥12,000 JPN-yen
Tuition (Other Related Fees) ¥183,000 JPN-yen
University & Facility Fee ¥4,000 JPN-yen
Accommodation Fee ¥71,500 JPN-yen
Home Visit Fee [optional] ¥22,800 JPN-yen*
Bank ChargesYou are responsible for paying all bank charges. When transferring payments, you should add 2,500 JPN-yen to cover the charge made by the Japanese recipient bank.

*Applicants who do not wish to participate in the Home Visit are not required to pay the “Home Visit Fee” (¥22,800 JPN-yen).

Payment Method

Telegraphic/Wire transfer of payments should be made to the bank account designated on the “Notice of Acceptance” letter. Unfortunately, credit card or personal checks cannot be accepted. Please note that you do not have to pay the application fee (¥10,000 JPN-yen) prior to receiving your “Notice of Acceptance”.
Amounts paid are non-refundable.

 

Program costs include the following:

  1. Tuition, textbooks, and materials
  2. University & Facility Fee (access to the on-campus gymnasium, etc.)
  3. Transportation and admission fees for field trips to places of cultural interest, etc., and expenses for task assignments including, but not limited to, visits to museums, attending a Kabuki play, a Japanese calligraphy class, a one-day trip to Kamakura, company visits, experiencing a tea ceremony (Fall and Winter terms only), and an overnight trip to Hakone (Fall term only)
  4. Accommodation Fee (includes utilities and internet access but excludes washing machines & driers)

If you stay in the Senshu International House (dormitory), program costs do not include following:

  1. Expenses for meals (however, meals are served by respective host families during the home visit)
  2. Transportation to and from the dormitory or the airport (e.g. bus fare, train fare, air fare, etc.)
  3. Luggage delivery service fees (if applicable)
  4. Expenses for medical care and insurance
  5. Expenses for coin-operated washing machines and dryers inside the dormitory
  6. Personal miscellaneous costs such as entertainment or additional travel expenses
  7. Accommodation fees (if you request housing before or after the program dates)
  8. Travel expenses during the Home Visit (pertaining only to home visit participants)
If you can make your own arrangements for accommodations, such as staying with a family you know in Japan for the entire program period, you will not have to pay the accommodation fee. In this case, please note that you will have to pay any necessary expenses for the home stay and transportation fees for the commute between the university and your chosen place of residence.

Scholarships

Senshu University does not offer any scholarships or financial aid for the Japanese Language and Culture Program.
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