Schedule

These are program start dates and application deadlines for KCP Japanese language study.

KCP Program Dates

KCP Study in Japan

Whether you choose to learn the Japanese language during one of these terms or customize your KCP terms, if you plan to enroll in an extended or academic year program (staying longer than six months), we strongly recommend that you (1) apply for your first term at least six months in advance, and (2) apply for a visa as well.

KCP has started offering many of its classes online, including our popular summer options. For more information on our online options, please click here.

COVID-19 Update: Program participants, click here for more details. Fall single terms arrival on tourist visa’s might open next month. Stay updated by visiting our Covid page for ongoing updates.

Visa

2023 SCHEDULE

SEMESTER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Winter Jan 6, 2023 Mar 24, 2023 Oct 8, 2022 Nov 7, 2022
Spring Apr 4, 2023 Jun 21, 2023 Jan 4, 2023 Feb 3, 2023
Fall Oct 6, 2023 Dec 22, 2023 Jul 8, 2023 Aug 7, 2023
EXTENDED PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Extended Jan 6, 2023 Jun 21, 2023 Aug 20, 2022 Nov 7, 2022
Fall Extended Jul 4, 2023 Dec 22, 2023 Jan 2, 2023 May 5, 2023
Academic Year Oct 6, 2023 Jun 21, 2024 Apr 6, 2023 Aug 7, 2023
SUMMER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul 4, 2023 Sep 17, 2023 Apr 5, 2023 May 5, 2023
Summer Short-Term Jun 21, 2023 Aug 11, 2023 Apr 23, 2023 May 22, 2023

Note: Dates subject to change without prior notice. If a deadline falls on a Sunday or holiday, application/payment is due at the KCP office or sponsor school the workday before the deadline.

Students attending the summer program and who will be continuing for fall (i.e. Fall Extended) will have their summer final exam approximately one week later than the published date above.

Late Application Request

2024 SCHEDULE

SEMESTER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Winter Jan 9, 2024 Mar 27, 2024 Nov 10, 2023 Nov 25, 2023
Spring Apr 4, 2024 Jun 21, 2024 Feb 4, 2024 Feb 19, 2024
Fall Oct 7, 2024 Dec 21, 2024 Aug 8, 2024 Aug 23, 2024
EXTENDED PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Extended Jan 9, 2024 Jun 21, 2024 Aug 10, 2023 Nov 25, 2023
Fall Extended Jul 4, 2024 Dec 21, 2024 Feb 3, 2024 May 20, 2024
Academic Year Oct 7, 2024 Jun 21, 2025 May 8, 2024 Aug 23, 2024
SUMMER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul 4, 2024 Sep 19, 2024 May 5, 2024 May 20, 2024
Summer Short-Term Jun 21, 2024 Aug 14, 2024 Apr 22, 2024 May 7, 2024

Note: Dates subject to change without prior notice. If a deadline falls on a Sunday or holiday, application/payment is due at the KCP office or sponsor school the workday before the deadline.

Students attending the summer program and who will be continuing for fall (i.e. Fall Extended) will have their summer final exam approximately one week later than the published date above.

Late Application Request

2025 SCHEDULE

SEMESTER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Winter Jan 9, 2025 Mar 28, 2025 Nov 10, 2024 Nov 25, 2024
Spring Apr 5, 2025 Jun 21, 2025 Feb 4, 2025 Feb 19, 2025
Fall Oct 4, 2025 Dec 20, 2025 Aug 5, 2025 Aug 20, 2025
EXTENDED PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Extended Jan 9, 2025 Jun 21, 2025 Aug 10, 2024 Nov 25, 2024
Fall Extended Jul 4, 2025 Dec 20, 2025 Feb 2, 2025 May 20, 2025
Academic Year Oct 4, 2025 TBA May 5, 2025 Aug 20, 2025
SUMMER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul 4, 2025 Sep 19, 2025 May 5, 2025 May 20, 2025
Summer Short-Term Jun 21, 2025 Aug 14, 2025 Apr 22, 2025 May 7, 2025

Note: Dates subject to change without prior notice. If a deadline falls on a Sunday or holiday, application/payment is due at the KCP office or sponsor school the workday before the deadline.

Students attending the summer program and who will be continuing for fall (i.e. Fall Extended) will have their summer final exam approximately one week later than the published date above.

Late Application Request

Student Visa open enrollment for Winter 2023 entry!

Choose our Spring Extended, or start your long term studies at KCP beginning January 2023. Apply today! Deadlines August 23!

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Student Life

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

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Testimonials

If you are looking to study Japanese in Japan, I highly recommend KCP International. For starters, it’s in Tokyo! (And who doesn’t want to be in Tokyo?) KCP is in an extremely convenient location and using public transportation you can pretty much get around anywhere.

—Lauren Finley