Fees

Standard Study Abroad Course

(tax included – textbooks not included)

 
Application fee 30,000JPY
Registration fee70,000 JPY
1st year tuition fee360,000 JPY
2nd year tuition fee
Grand Total460,000 JPY
  6 months 1 year 1 year & 3 months 1 year and a half 1 year and 9 months 2 years
Application fee 30,000 JPY 30,000 JPY 30,000 JPY 30,000 JPY 30,000 JPY 30,000 JPY
Registration fee 70,000 JPY 70,000 JPY 70,000 JPY 70,000 JPY 70,000 JPY 70,000 JPY
1st year tuition fee 360,000 JPY 720,000 JPY 720,000 JPY 720,000 JPY 720,000 JPY 720,000 JPY
2nd year tuition fee 180,000 JPY 360,000 JPY 540,000 JPY 720,000 JPY
Grand Total 460,000 JPY 820,000 JPY 1,000,000 JPY 1,180,000 JPY 1,360,000 JPY 1,540,000 JPY

Above rates are effective since April 2016.

 Standard Study Abroad Course


■Payment methods

  • Through bank transfer or Flywire®

■Refund policy

  • Application fee and Registration fee cannot be refunded.
  • If you wish to cancel your enrollment before entering Japan, please notify it in written form 1 day prior to the entrance ceremony, the latest. ARC Academy will refund the tuition fee after Certificate of Eligibility and Acceptance Certificate have been duly returned. In case your visa application was denied by the Japanese consulate, in addition, you must provide copy of your passport page with the visa denial stamp. Without any written notice by the day before the entrance ceremony, the tuition fee of the on-going school term will not be refunded. Please note that all remittance charges upon refund will be charged to the recipient.
  • Tuition fee corresponding to 2 school terms (6 months) cannot be refunded once you have entered Japan. If you notify your withdrawal after you have entered Japan, ARC Academy will refund tuition fee after deducting a cancellation charge corresponding to 2 school terms tuition fee, and only after duly confirming your return to your country.
  • Concerning withdrawal after entrance (where “entrance” is considered as the first day the student attends classes or takes part in a school event, such as the entrance ceremony), or withdrawal before completing the period you enrolled for, except for a cancellation charge corresponding to 2 school terms tuition fee, ARC Academy, will refund the remaining tuition fees for the school terms not yet attended in instalments of 3 months. Moreover, a 20% cancellation charge will be deducted from the refundable amount. Refund will be bank transferred after you have provided to ARC Academy either proof of your return to your home country, the entrance into higher education in Japan or your visa status change in Japan.
  • No refund is possible in case the student is expelled for violating the law or school regulations.
  • If you wish to extend your enrollment, you must submit an official extension request, the latest, one month before the period you enrolled for ends. Please note that extension might be denied in case your attendance rates are insufficient or applicants’ quota for the next term has been reached. Also note that you are not allowed to take the Study Abroad Course for more than 2 years.
  • Tuition fees must be paid within the deadlines set by the school. Please meet payment deadlines, otherwise you will not be allowed to take classes.
  • ARC Academy is not liable in the event classes are cancelled due to circumstances or conditions beyond its control. This includes, but is not limited to, earthquake, typhoon, accident or infective disease, etc. Refund will not be made in such circumstances.


Intensive Course

(tax included – textbooks not included)

  3 month (48 days of classes)
Registration fee 10,000 JPY
Tuition fee 180,000 JPY
Grand Total 190,000 JPY

Intensive Course


■Payment methods

  • Through bank transfer or Flywire®

■Refund policy

Withdrawal before the beginning of the course

  • Please notify your withdrawal in written form.
  • Below, you will find the list of cancellation charges the school applies for withdrawal before the beginning of classes, regardless of the reason. Registration fee cannot be refunded. All remittance charges upon refund will be charged to the recipient

Cancellation date Cancellation fee
More than 31 days before the course starts Free of charge
From 30 to 15 days before the course starts 10% of tuition fee
From 14 to 6 days before the course starts 20% of tuition fee
From 5 to 1 day before the course starts 50% of tuition fee
On the day the course starts or no-show 100% of tuition fee

Cancellation or modification after the course has started

  • It is not possible to cancel or change the type of course once the course has started.


Business Japanese Class

(tax included – textbooks not included)

  Applicants who need a student visa Applicants who do not need
a student visa
6 months 6 months
Application fee 30,000 JPY
Registration fee 70,000 JPY 10,000 JPY
Tuition fee 360,000 JPY 360,000 JPY
Grand Total 460,000 JPY 370,000 JPY

There is an admission exam to access this class. Please inquire for more details.

Refund policy for those who do not need a student visa

Refund policy for those who applied for a student visa

For details on Business Japanese Class


Special Preparatory Class for Graduate School

(tax included – textbooks not included)

  9 months
Application fee 30,000 JPY
Registration fee 70,000 JPY
Tuition fee (9 months) 570,000 JPY
Grand Total 670,000 JPY

※Given the highly specialized curriculum of this class, tuition fees differ from those of the standard Study Abroad Course.

About refund policy

For more about Special Preparatory Class for Graduate School


Special Preparatory Class for University

(tax included – textbooks not included)

  1 year
Application fee 30,000 JPY
Registration fee 70,000 JPY
Tuition fee 720,000 JPY
Grand Total 820,000 JPY

※Make sure to check prerequisites to apply for Special Preparatory Class for University.

For more about Special Preparatory Class for Graduate School

About refund policy


Optional Course for Exam Preparation

Optional Courses for Exam Preparation are open to ARC students only. It is not possible to apply to the preparation course only. Every school term students receive details on how to apply to the optional courses. Please contact the school for more details.


For information on Optional Course for Exam Preparation


Private Lessons


Cost of Textbooks (sample)

※Textbooks used vary depending on the class.
 Textbooks are available for purchase at school after students have taken the entrance level check test.
※Textbook used might also change without notice according to school curriculum updates.


Beginner・Elementary level Price (tax included)
Minna no Nihongo Shokyu 1 (2nd edition) 2,700 JPY
Minna no Nihongo Shokyu 2, (2nd edition) 2,700 JPY
Kana Master 1,620 JPY
Kanji Master N5 1,944 JPY
Kanji Master N4 1,944 JPY
Kanji Master N3 1,944 JPY

Intermediate・Advanced level Price (VAT included)
Intermediate Japanese, “Watashi no mitsuketa nihon” 2,808 JPY
Revised edition, Japanese Exercises by Topic
(Lower intermediate)
1,620 JPY
Revised edition, Japanese Exercises by Topic
(Upper intermediate)
1,620 JPY
Nihon e no Shotai 2,592 JPY
Kanji Master N2 1,944 JPY
Kanji Master N1 2,160 JPY