Yokohama International Education Academy

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School Highlights

  • Provides support and guidance for students transitioning to higher education institutes with regular updates and seminars throughout the school year
  • Learn Japanese with a solid curriculum that has been refined and perfected over the course of several decades
  • Enjoy the benefits of living near Tokyo with affordable cost of living and less crowded city
  • Offers a wide range of elective classes, from N1 prep to EJU and Business Japanese
@Gaijinpot: "Yokohama International Education Academy offers an excellent location in the vibrant port city of Yokohama, along with a proven teaching curriculum spanning over a decade, making it an ideal choice for anyone looking to excel in their Japanese studies."

If you're considering pursuing Japanese studies, look no further than Yokohama International Education Academy. Their reputation for excellence and experience make them an ideal choice for anyone seeking a high-quality education.


Yokohama International Education Academy, located in the diverse and bustling port city of Yokohama, offers top-notch Japanese language education to students from all over the world. With over 35 years of experience in direct method language learning, they provide classes of all levels, from beginner to advanced and business Japanese. The school is dedicated to providing the best possible service and has successfully obtained international standards ISO 21001 and ISO 29991 related to language-learning institutions.

Located in a charming area 

Studying in the city of Yokohama is a truly unique and exciting experience due to its dynamic and diverse atmosphere. As one of Japan’s largest cities, Yokohama offers a fascinating blend of traditional Japanese culture and modern urban life. Located near Tokyo and boasting an international port, Yokohama is a hub for business, culture and education. 

Collaborative learning approach

Throughout your course, you will be actively involved in classroom activities by working in small groups. You will have the chance to engage in meaningful conversations, share your ideas and learn from different perspectives – all in Japanese! 

Elective classes

Once you have reached the appropriate level, you will have the opportunity to customize your studies according to your personal goals with elective classes twice a week. The school provides a range of classes such as Business Japanese, Project Work, JLPT N1 and N2, EJU preparation, Current Events, Culture and more.

Graduate School Preparation Class

Yokohama International Education Academy is committed to helping international students achieve their dreams in Japan. The academy offers an excellent program to help you with writing your research project proposal and prepare for graduate school entrance examinations.

Individual guidance

If you are considering furthering your education or pursuing employment opportunities in Japan after achieving your language goals, their team is here to offer support and guidance every step of the way. They are available to answer any questions you may have, assist with university entrance applications, help you polish your resume and provide valuable tips for job interviews. The school is committed to ensuring that you have all the resources you need to achieve your goals!

GaijinPot Recommends:
Standard Japanese Course With Student Visa

If you are a serious student looking to take your Japanese skills to the next level, then the Standard Course is the perfect fit for you! This comprehensive curriculum is designed to prepare you for the highest level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in Japan. With the Standard Course, you can expect a well-rounded education that covers all aspects of the Japanese language, including reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will learn from experienced instructors who are passionate about teaching and dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.


Standard Japanese Course With Student Visa

In this course, you will develop a solid foundation in the Japanese language and gain natural conversation abilities. The school places a strong emphasis on preparing students for the JLPT and EJU exams and you will have plenty of opportunities to take mock exams. Additionally, complimentary review lessons in grammar and Kanji are available to students in elementary classes on an as-needed basis to ensure they build their level on solid ground. The school also provides support for essay and interview writing. Beyond language learning, the course offers insights into Japanese manners and customs and how to prepare to work in Japan.

Enrollment Period: January*, April, July, October
Class Schedule: Monday-Friday
Class Duration: 9:10-12:30 or 13:10-16:30


One-Year Tuition: ¥860,000**
Tuition includes textbooks, scheduled school events and student insurance.
*Applicants for the January term must be at JLPT N4 level before enrolling.

**Inclusive of application and admission fees.

Graduate School Preparation Class (9 months)

This course is ideal for international students who wish to pursue graduate studies in Japan. The course offers assistance with the school enrollment process, guidance in drafting an impressive research project proposal and training to pass the oral examinations. It is an intensive course that includes mock tests based on past exams, as well as strategies for passing the N1, which is the highest level of the JLPT.

Enrollment Period: July
Class Schedule: Monday-Friday
Class Duration: 9:10-12:30 or 13:10-16:30
Requirements: JLPT N2 level, Bachelor’s degree and a clearly defined field of study


9-Month Tuition: ¥670,000*
*Inclusive of application and admission fees.

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