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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

Fill the application out completely. We will notify you via email of your acceptance status two to three weeks after receiving your application. This email will direct you to the next steps in the process.

Before starting to apply, please:
Review your Eligibility.


Take the first step, and look forward to Japanese language and cultural immersion, new friends, invigorating challenges, and fun in Tokyo. Get ready to ramp up your Japanese language proficiency!

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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?
  • very recently find funds to make study abroad possible?

You are not alone. KCP understands these important life issues. You are not alone. 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. We will do our best to explain your options and get you placed in the program of your choice.
  • The registration deadline can usually slip, but late applicants might not be able to arrange academic credit through our sponsor universities, and KCP might not be able to arrange housing for you.

Fill out the Late Application Request. We will tell you, usually within 24 hours, whether we can register you or not. Then, to be guaranteed a spot in our program, it’s up to you to submit your application within seven days.

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 Registration process—some online forms as well as some printed material, including student agreement, self-assessed medial history, a physician’s evaluation, and logistics like arrival and departure information and ID photos. You’ll receive a registration email from us about this.

If attending for credit, verify transferability of credit by your home institution: Academic Credit.

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

Plan your journey.  Our Blog and FAQ sections may be of help to you.

Spring in Japan

Join us for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to gain serious proficiency in the Japanese language while enjoying the culture and lifestyle that only living in Tokyo can provide.

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Student Life

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

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Going to class every day, and the workload, gave me a sense of what living in Japan would be like. I was able to learn Japanese daily, as well as have enough time in the day to study and explore the country.

—Shannon Lynch