Information for auditing students

There will be 4 openings in 2020

(April 2020, July 2020, October 2020, January 2021)

Auditing Period

Period One Tuesday April 7th, 2020 - Thursday June 25th, 2020
Period Two Wednesday July 1st, 2020 - Wednesday September 23rd, 2020
Period Three Thursday October 1st, 2020 - Friday December 18th, 2020
Period Four Tuesday January 12th, 2021 - Thursday March 16th, 2021

You can study only in 1~2 month from the class starting date mentioned above. For more information >> click here.

Registration, Orientation, Placement Testing, and the Entrance Ceremony will all occur before the given times.
Lesson times: 9:00 - 12:30, or 13:30 - 17:00 (Saturday, Sundays, Holidays, and school
                     vacation days are exempt).
                     45 minute classes x 4 periods (10 minute breaks in between classes).

  • It is possible to extend your auditing period to the next period (for example, Period One to Period Two), but this will require a reapplication. In addition, you will be required to leave Japan and reobtain a short-term visa.
  • On given circumstances, auditing periods 2 and/or 4 may be temporarily closed.

Application Dates

You must apply at least 2 weeks before the scheduled start of classes.

School Fees

  Period One Period Two Period Three Period Four
School Fees 210,000 JPY 200,000 JPY 220,000 JPY 190,000 JPY
Hours 220h 192h 220h 176h
Required Japanese
None None None JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) N5 or higher

* Textbook fees are included in the school fees.
*On principle, school fees cannot be refunded once paid.

Application Documents

1. Auditing Student Application Form (Excel File)

Microsoft Excel 145.5 KB

2. ID Photo (3cm x 4cm) 2 Copies
 Attach 1 digital copy to the excel application form.
   Submit the other physical copy to the office after arriving in Japan.

3. A copy of your passport (the page with your photograph on it)

4. Other documents (We may ask you to provide additional documents)

Class Registration

  1. Submit your application by email.
  2. If we ask for additional documents, please submit these by email or postal mail.
  3. School Screening Acceptance Letter.
  4. School Fee Payment.
  5. Obtaining a Short-term Visa, Coming to Japan.
  6. Auditing Student Registration and Orientation.
  7. Placement Test.
  8. Auditing Permit.
  9. Entrance Ceremony (Period one & Period Three students)
  10. Class Confirmation, Auditing Commencement.

Please Note

  • Auditors are registered as non-regular students and can take fixed classes only during study period.
  • Auditors must obey class teachers' instructions for ex. attendance of fixed classes, submission of homework and reports, attendance of mini tests and regular tests. In case that an auditor's study condition has any problems, he/she may be not allowed to take classes.
  • Auditors cannot apply for scholarships and recommendation system of university entrance that our institute offers.
  • Auditors cannot apply for student discount bus or train passes. (Commuter's passes are still available).
  • Auditors who hold Temporary Visitor Visa cannot do a part-time jobs in Japan.
  • For those who have admission as a regular student of ABK Japanese Language Institute or ABK COLLEGE, the school shall proceed to change to Student Visa before expiry of Temporary Visitor Visa. In that case the school shall charge JPY 4,000 (service charge of immigration)+ JPY 3,000 (service charge of the school).
  • Short-term students must get accident and medical insurance for overseas tourists etc. by themselves.
  • If those who didn't get overseas travel insurance must get insurance that we introduce after entry into Japan.

For Inquiries

2-12-12, Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0021 
TEL:03-6912-0756 FAX:03-6912-0757