Usually the student visa processing for Japanese language course in Japan takes around 6 months for the whole procedure staring from Documents verification, Form writing, Translations, Essay writing in both the languages, Guarantor verification, Bank statement verification, POS approval, ID Number generation, COE issuance, Visa application and Tickets confirmation. This procedure starts with applying to Japanese university and being accepted by them after interview including a number of visa related documents approval. Also the regular co-ordination with the processing school and Japanese embassy is required. There are many other points the student applicant must be careful like the name spelling and the essays matching your future vision and with past experience or education, while applying for the Japan visa from your Home country. There are many other things to be taken care of like why is not your education ample enough to be able to study in Japan, or why not the amount in your guarantor bank is not enough that shows he is capable enough to sponsor you for the whole tenure, or what about the recommendation letter, that Japanese embassy is particular about. For all these matters the processing institute in India must be capable enough to answer.
There are mostly two intakes, April and October for most Japanese school in Japan. Some schools often have starting dates in January and July as well, but they don’t offer the cheap courses.
For long term courses on student visa you need to apply approximately 6 months in advance to most language schools due to the lengthy visa application procedure. If you want to study in Senmon Gakko or Technical course in Japan you will usually need to take a Japanese language exam to show that you can fulfill their requirements. The fee is higher as compared to language study in Japan through a Senmon Gakko and it usually demands N2 with particular experience in the field you are going to apply in.
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