Guide for International Students

TOHO GAKUEN International Students Support Center

A lot of international students from around the world are studying at TOHO GAKUEN. International student advisors and International Students Support Center staff, who are always available at each school, help international students adjust to school life in Japan. All kinds of consultation is available from entrance until after graduation.The International Students Support Center provides students from abroad with various kinds of support, including help with Japanese-language skills and everyday life issues such as finding an apartment or dormitory. It also sponsors friendly exchange gatherings with graduates and helps international students with legal procedures, such as changing their visas from student visas to working visas.


TOHO GAKUEN is a professional training college accredited by the Tokyo metropolitan government. Upon completion of the school’s two-year course, a diploma is awarded, which gives students a huge advantage when seeking employment in Japan.

About Tokyo

The school buildings of TOHO GAKUEN are concentrated in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo. Shinjuku is a convenient location that provides easy access to other areas in Tokyo. Students can go to Shibuya, Harajuku, Odaiba, Roppongi, Akihabara, and Ikebukuro by train, subway, or other means of transportation.

Student Dormitories

TOHO GAKUEN offers student dorms together with Kyoritsu Maintenance Co., Ltd., which manages and operates student dorms. Dorm rooms are appointed with furniture, and both breakfast and dinner are offered. Dorm rooms with breakfast and dinner cost 74,190 yen~ per month.
* We recommend applying early.

Apartment / condominium

TOHO GAKUEN will help you find an apartment or condominium to rent. A guarantor is usually required to live in an apartment or condominium; TOHO GAKUEN serves as the guarantor for international students who have completed the enrollment procedure and have been accepted using the "International Student Housing Compensation System" .The rent for living by yourself is approximately JPY60,000 to 70,000 per month.

Student Commuter Passes

International students of TOHO GAKUEN can purchase commuter passes for trains and busses (at a discount off regular fares).

Part-Time Work

By acquiring permission to engage in activities other than those permitted under the status of residence previously granted, an international student can engage in part-time work up to 28 hours per week. However, because our school offers a lot of practical training, it may be difficult to balance work with school, depending on the department. Please consult your advisor.

Japanese-Language Support

TOHO GAKUEN has a Japanese-language class in which students can study business Japanese. The class aims to teach conversational Japanese and business etiquette that are needed to find employment in Japan. These classes are recommended to those who would like to improve their Japanese skills.

Network of graduates

“TOHOKAI” is an alumni association for TOHO GAKUEN. There are jobs and audition information only offered to TOHO GAKUEN from the graduates who are successful in the front line of the entertainment industry. It makes your chances increase.

TOHO GAKUEN Admission Office, Students Recruitment Center for International students

Address4-5-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,160-0023 Japan

TEL +81-3-3378-7531+81-3-3378-7531
Free dial 0120-343-2610120-343-261(in Japan Only)


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