Leaving one’s homeland to study in a specialist field like design or art is by no means an easy challenge. Toyo Institute of Art & Design has prepared the best environment and support in order to provide backing to all international students who are encountering this challenge. Toyo Institute of Art & Design, which in 2016 will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its establishment, has to date sent out great numbers of creators into society, and these creators are flourishing both in Japan and in their homelands. At present, international students from around 13 countries are enrolled here, including many government-sponsored international students mainly from Asian and European countries. We hope that you will give your best at Toyo as you work towards realizing your dream.

 

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International Student Guide

No. of applicants sought

Capacity 30People

Length of study course

Advanced Diploma in Creative Design
Communication Design Course
Graphic Art Course
Product Design Course

4 yaers

Diploma in Graphic Design
Graphic Designer Course
Web Designer Course
2 years
Diploma in Industrial Design
Industrial Designer Course
Craft Furniture Course
2 years Diploma in Illustration
Comic Illustration Course
Illustrator Course
2 years
Diploma in Manga 2 years Advanced Diploma in Conservation and Restoration 4 years
Diploma in Painting 2 years Diploma in Chinese Painting 2 years

Matriculation requirements

Requirements for matriculation are that the requirements outlined below under A) as well as satisfying one of the requirements ① through ③ under B).

Conditions”A” Persons with an academic background of at least graduation from senior high school, who have graduated after at least 12 years from a higher educational institution established in School Education Law.
Conditions”B”
  1. Persons who have spent at least six months at a Japanese language school in Japan and have received Japanese-language education.
  2. Persons who have passed at “N1” or “N2” in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
  3. Persons who have achieved a score of 200 points or higher (total across listening comprehension and reading comprehension) in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students.

Transfer admission

Course name
  • Advanced Diploma in Creative Design (For 3 years)
  • Advanced Diploma in Conservation and Restoration (For 3 years)
Length of study course 2 years
No. of applicants sought Several people
Matriculation requirements When a person meets the A requirements outlined above as well as the two requirements described below, he/she may be admitted by transfer into the third year of a 4-year study course at Toyo Institute of Art & Design.

  • Persons who have graduated from a technical school or junior college in the same field (art/design) as Toyo Institute of Art & Design. Or: persons who have completed at least two years at a university in the same field (art/design) as Toyo Institute of Art & Design.
  • Only persons who have passed at “N1” or “N2” , or who have achieved a score of 200 points or higher (total across listening comprehension and reading comprehension) in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students.

Necessary documents

Persons applying from within japan
Documents
  • Application for admittance
  • Examination admission card(from within Japan)
  • Personal statement
  • Certificate of final academic graduation from home country(written in English or Japanese text)
  • Certificate of final academic transcript from home country(written in English or Japanese text)
  • Academic record transcript from Japanese language school
  • Attendance certificate from Japanese language school
  • Proof of Japanese language ability (copy of pass notification)
    ※ Only persons who have passed at “N1” or “N2”, or who have achieved a score of 200 points or higher in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students
  • Proof of bank balance of person paying school fees
    ※English text
    ※Amount at least covering school fees for desired course through to graduation, converted into Japanese yen
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of resident’s card
Persons applying from overseas
Documents
  • Application for admittance
  • Examination admission card(from overseas)
  • Personal statement
  • Certificate of final academic graduation from homeland※English or Japanese text
  • CCertificate of final academic transcript from homeland※English or Japanese text
  • Proof of Japanese language ability (copy of pass notification)
    ※Only persons who have passed at “N1” or “N2”, or who have achieved a score of 200 points or higher in the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students
  • Proof of bank balance of person paying school fees
    ※English text
    ※Amount at least covering school fees for desired course through to graduation, converted into Japanese yen
  • Copy of passport

Admission Procedure

Persons applying from within japan
  • icon-file Acceptance of applications will commence from September 1st, 2018
  • icon-file Application(September〜)
  • Document screening / Interview examination
  • Notification of result (by mail)
  • Matriculation procedure
  • icon-bookmar April Admission
Persons applying from overseas
  • icon-file Acceptance of applications will commence from September 1st, 2018
  • icon-fileApplication(September〜)
  • Document screening/interview examination
  • Notification of result (by mail)
  • Matriculation procedure
  • April Admission