Apply for visa

It is necessary to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility for Status of Residence in order to enter Japan as a student. In order to obtain the certificate, you need to take either of the following two procedures after receiving an official "Letter of Admission" issued by the University of Tokushima.

(1) Direct application at a Japanese Embassy or Consulate in the applicant's country.

*This takes considerable time to complete.

(2) Proxy application by a Deputy Living in Japan can apply at a Local Immigration Bureau (Ministry of Justice) in Japan.

*This is more preferable when the time is limited.


Status Activities permitted in Japan Duration
College Student Activities to receive education at a college or an equivalent educational institution, specialized courses of study at an advanced vocational school (senshugakko), educational institutions designated for preparing persons who have completed 12 years of education at a school in a foreign country to enter a college, or a college of technology (kotosenmongakko). 1 year or 2 years