"Nagano School is a vocational school approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan and Nagano Prefecture. Therefore, international students can use public transportation at a discounted rate. In addition, this is a very good Japanese learning environment for Japanese students and international students studying to be able to obtain a certificate at the school.

After graduating from the Japanese language department, student can be given priority to enroll in a specialized course (Faculty of International Communication / Faculty of Global Trade). Our school have student dormitories within walking distance of the campus at a very reasonable cost."

General information

Name ISI日本語学校
Location 3-5-18 Chuo, Ueda-city, Nagano 386-0012
Admission period April/October
capacity 680 student

List of universities/technical school


University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Hitotsubashi University, Ochanomizu Women's University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama National University, Hokkaido University, Nagoya University, Shinshu University, Osaka University, Osaka City University, Kyoto University of Education, Kyoto City University of the Arts, Kobe University, Kyushu University
Waseda University, Keio University, Sophia University, Meiji University, Rikkyo University, Aoyama Gakuin University, Hosei University, Gakuin University, Nihon University, Kansai University, Kansai University Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto University of the Arts, Tama Art University, Musashino University of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of Art and Design, etc.


University of Tokyo, University of Tsukuba, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Yokohama National University, Osaka University, Normal University Osaka, Gunma University, Toyama University, Yamaguchi University, Kagawa University, Utsunomiya University, Kitakyushu City University
Waseda University, Keio University, Sophia University, International Christian University, Meiji University, Rikkyo University, Chuo University, Hosei University, Kansai University, University Kansai Gakuin, Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto University of the Arts, Kyoto Seika University, Musashino Art University, Tama Art University, Joshibi Art University, Osaka University of the Arts, etc.

【Vocational School】

Japanese Electronic School, Bunka Fashion Design School, Japanese Comics and Animation School, Hiko Mizuno Jewelry School, Tsuji Confectionery School, Toho Gakuen Sound School,
Tokyo Business Foreign Language School, Nagano Business Foreign Language School, etc.

Finding employment result

"IT / Software / Information Processing (Rakuten Co., Ltd./NTT Data Aurora Co., Ltd.),
Real Estate (TBS Planning Co., Ltd.), Education (NOVA Co., Ltd.),
Retail (Don Quijote Co., Ltd),
Hotel (Hoshino Resort Company / Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo), etc."


School features

Nagano School is located in Ueda city, thanks to its rich natural resources, it was chosen as the venue for the 1998 Winter Olympics. It takes only 1 hour 30 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen bullet train. Ueda has long been known as an industrial city in Japan, so compared to larger cities like Tokyo and Osaka, with cheaper costs and beautiful natural scenery, it becomes a great environment for learning. Ski resorts are 1 hour away by car, so many students have the opportunity to ski and learn Japanese during the winter.

About Nagano school

4 year study plan

4 year study plan
"Since it's on the same campus as a college, after finishing a 2-year Japanese language course, you can join our college for a 2-year diploma course.
We offer an integrated education to enhance specialization for a total of 4 years. "

Environment you can study with Japanese people

Because there are many Japanese students on the same campus, student will have a lot of opportunities to communicate and interact with them in extracurricular activities and cultural festivals of the school.

Many activities take place in the rich nature

"Ueda is famous as a samurai city, rich nature surrounds the school.
There are many castles and historical sites related to samurai, as well as ski resorts and tourist attractions. "

Special Skills Program - Job Support

"It is a special program that is limited to Nagano campus only, in order to pass the No. 1 Special Skilled Visa for students who have the purpose of working in Japan. (Class opening October 2020) We will support closely for each student who wants to work in Japan, improve Japanese language ability, get No.1 Specified Skilled Visa and provide employment support
Course fee: 60,000 yen"

①Provide learning content towards a specific skills exam

"We offer textbooks, apps, and online learning in each subject's native language.
We will help you pass a specific skills exam by practicing old and mock exams and questions that are likely to appear in the test."

②Support toregister for specific skills test and Japanese language ability test

Professional staff will assist you in applying and preparing the application forms for the specific skills test and the JLPT(N4) or JFT (A2 level) test.

③Job training class

"Once a month, we offer free tutorials to all students to enhance the overall job search process,such as business etiquette, resume writing, and interview guidelines."

Tuition fee

First year fee

Admission fee ¥22,000
Enrolment fee ¥55,000
Tuition ¥620,000
Course material fee ¥33,000
Facility fee ¥33,000
Total fee for the first year ¥763,000


School Principal's Scholarship

Requirement Students with a student visa, studying at ISI for more than a year, have an excellent academic record and attendance rate.
Scholarship amount 50,000 yen

Attendance Scholarship

Requirement "Students with a student visa to study at ISI for more than a year with excellent academic records
and the rate of class is 100%, never being late to class."
Scholarship amount 30,000 yen

Teachers/students' opinion

"Q1 Why did you decide to study in Japan?
A1 In the future, I desire to work for a Japanese company. That is the reason why I went to Japan.

Q2 Please tell us why you chose ISI school.
A2: Since my friend attends Nagano school, I searched the internet. I found Nagano school to be a quiet place with relatively low tuition fees, so I decided to study here.

Q3 When you entered ISI, what do you feel is good about this place?
A3 The teachers are very enthusiastic and the teaching method is easy to understand. Unlike other cities, Ueda city is small and safe, there are many kind people who can help me when I am in trouble. Therefore, I can safely live and study here.

Q4 Tell us your future dream.
A4: My dream is to one day return to Vietnam and become a Japanese language teacher.
To those who want to study at ISI.
Many of you may think that Nagano is a place that doesn't have a lot of part-time jobs, but Ueda has a lot of nice and kind people, so when you get to know each other well, they will tell you that there is a job. work like this. In addition, the school also supports the introduction of part-time jobs for students. In the school's activities, there are many trips, sports festivals, cultural festivals, and I am having a lot of fun. And being able to make many friends from different countries is also attractive.
Female student from Vietnam"

About dormitory

Konyamachi International House (Main Building)

"The new student dormitory opened in April 2019. It's only a 5-minute walk to campus. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, refrigerator, internet, and private study space available in the room. Common spaces allow students to live and study comfortably.
The dormitory has a direct manager and security cameras are installed in the dormitory to help students feel safer and more secure.
International environment living with students from all over the world on admission, you can experience exchanges with different cultures.
1-15-4 Chuonishi, Ueda-city, Nagano"

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