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TSUJI Culinary Institute

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Course
Term
Course Course
Description
Lesson Hours
and Holidays
3 years
Early April 2018 through early March 2021
Advanced Culinary Arts and Management Course Through the long curriculum of this three-year course, students will acquire advanced culinary skills and a broad, deep education. Through select education, we cultivate human resources capable of contributing to people and society through food.
【Lesson Hours】
Monday through Friday
Homeroom: 9:00
Lessons: 9:10 to 16:20
【Holidays】
Sat./Sun./national holidays,
summer/winter/spring vacation
(Lessons may at times be held on Saturdays.)
2 years
Early April 2018 through early March 2020
Culinary Arts and Management Course In the first year of this course, students will study a wide range of different culinary genres and learn about the basics of cooking. In the second year, students will select a genre to major in and acquire advanced specialized techniques through restaurant simulations.
1 year
Early April 2018 through early March 2019
Regular Course During this one-year program, students will acquire basic skills and knowledge of various culinary genres. In addition to thoroughly learning the skills necessary for the workplace, students will also acquire chef knowledge. The Regular Course has the following four classes. Any of these can be selected.
  • Culinary Class
    For students wanting to obtain a Chef’s License after one year.
  • Culinary Class/France Studies Course
    For students wanting to study at the Tsujicho Group’s France location after completing the Culinary Class (students are not required to take a separate entrance examination for France-based studies).
  • Double Masters Class
    For students wanting to study at the TSUJI Institute of Patisserie after completing the Regular Course.
  • Career Class
    For students with careers

TSUJI Culinary Institute

TSUJI Institute of Patisserie

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Course
Term
Course Course
Description
Lesson
Hours and Holidays
2 years
Early April 2018 through early March 2020
Confectionery Arts and Management Course Through two years of study, students will increase the precision of their techniques, and cultivate extensive knowledge and the sensibilities of a professional craftsperson.
The first year of study consists of training with regard to basic techniques. The second year of study involves selecting a genre to major in, further practicing techniques, and enhancing the quality of techniques. This course thus nurtures human resources who can work independently at the workplace while understanding matters and thinking from a scientific perspective, and incorporating their extensive practical training and the theories and cultural aspects that they have learned through their lessons.
【Lesson Hours】
Monday through Friday
Homeroom: 9:00
Lessons: 9:10 to 16:20
【Holidays】
Sat./Sun./national holidays,
summer/winter/spring vacation
(Lessons may at times be held on Saturdays.)
1 year
Early April 2018 through early March 2019
Regular Course From Western and Japanese confectioneries to baking, students will focus on acquiring fundamental skills for each of these confectionery genres during a short, one-year program. Students will become thoroughly versed in confectionery basics and learn the skills which will allow them to continue in the field.The Regular Course has the following three classes. Any of these can be selected.
  • Confectionery Class
    For students wanting to acquire the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to become a Confectionery Hygiene Master in one year.
  • Confectionery Class/France Studies Course
    For students wanting to study at the Tsujicho Group’s France location after completing the Culinary Class (students are not required to take a separate entrance examination for France-based studies).
  • Double License Class
    For students wanting to study at the TSUJI Culinary Institute after completing the Regular Course.

TSUJI Institute of Patisserie

Application

Application Period

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  Application
Period
Examination
Dates
Notes
First Application
Period
(All qualified applicants)
Applications must arrive between September 1 (Fri.) 2017 and September 7 (Thu.) 2017 September 16 (Sat.) 2017
September 30 (Sat.) 2017
* The school will assign one of the two dates above.
Applications will no longer be accepted even during the application period once the maximum number of applicants has been reached.
Second Application Period
(All qualified applicants)
Applications must arrive between October 2 (Mon.) 2017 and October 6 (Fri.) 2017 October 28 (Sat.) 2017 Applications will no longer be accepted even during the application period once the maximum number of applicants has been reached.
Third Application Period
(applicants residing in Japan)
Applications must arrive between October 10 (Tue.) 2017 and February 20 (Tue.) 2018 * Notification of the date will be given after the application. If the school has reached full capacity in the Second Application Period, there will be no Third Application Period.
Third Application Period
(applicants reside abroad or working holiday in Japan)
Applications must arrive between October 10 (Tue.) 2017 and December 15 (Fri.) 2017

* It shall only be possible to apply once per year.

Eligibility

Applicants must satisfy the conditions listed under item A and at least one of the other conditions listed under item B (B-1 to B-5).

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Selection
Category
Eligibility
General
Selection
A Have completed at least 12 years of school education overseas (as a general rule, applicants are required to have completed 12 years of formal education) or equivalent as specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.
B 1 Have passed either the N1 or N2 level (1st level or 2nd level before 2009) of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
Japanese-Language Proficiency Test:
Administered in Japan each July and December by Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) and in overseas countries through cooperation between the Japan Foundation and local organizations.
* Persons who take the test overseas are allowed to submit the JLPT passing notification (score sheet) before submitting their JLPT certification if necessary due to timing issues.
2 Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (with a score of at least 200 points for the Japanese language section)
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students:
Administered in Japan and overseas countries in June and November by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
3 Have passed the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test with a score of at least 400 points.
4 Have attended a Japanese language institution for at least six months (certified courses only)
Japanese language institution:
Educational institutions set forth in “Specification of Japanese Language Learning Facilities based on Regulations of Standards Related to Residence Status Ministerial Ordinance to Provide for Criteria Pursuant to Article 7, Paragraph (1), Item (ii) of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act”
5 Have attended a school in Japan recognized by Section 1 of the Japan School Education Act (excluding kindergartens) for at least 1 year. (Includes independent Japanese courses of at least one year in duration at junior colleges and universities.)

Documents for Application

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  Required
Documents
Notes
1 Application form Please attach a 3×3 cm photo of yourself. * The application must be filled out with a black ink or ballpoint pen. Erasable ball pens cannot be used.
2 Essay  
3 Application Fee Transfer Certificate Please transfer 20,000 yen for the entrance examination fee via post office, and then paste the payment certificate on the back of your application.
*We ask that applicants residing outside of Japan consult with us regarding the money transfer.
4 Original Graduation Certificate or Copy of Diploma High school or university graduation certificate or diploma (written in either your native language or in English) (Documentation which proves that the applicant has completed at least 12 years of formal education abroad or documentation equivalent to that set forth in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology Notice No. 153 of 1981)
*Please attach a Japanese translation if the graduation certificate or diploma provided is written in a language other than English.
5 Proof of Japanese Language Ability
(all items listed on the right which are held by the applicant)
  • a. Japanese-Language Proficiency Test “Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Certificate” (either N1 or N2, formerly known as 1st level, 2nd level) or Score Report issued by either the Japan Foundation or Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES)
  • b. Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students Score Report (must score at least 200 points total for the “Listening and Listening-Reading” and “Reading” sections of the Japanese as a Foreign Language portion of the examination).
    *Issued by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
  • c. BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test Score Certificate (score of at least 400 points). Issued by the Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation
  • d. Japanese language school graduation certificate (or certificate of expected graduation) and academic transcript (which lists the number of days of attendance)
    * Please be sure to submit these documents if you are currently studying or have studied at a Japanese language school.
    * Limited to Japanese language education courses at least six months in duration designated in a public notice by the Minister of Justice.
  • e. Proof of having attended a school in Japan recognized by Section 1 of the Japan School Education Act (excluding kindergartens)
6 Foreign Student Personal Information Form Please refer to the sample form in the Enrollment Guide PDF
7 Examination admission postcard

Process from Application to Pass/Fail Notification

1 Application
Please prepare and submit the documents for application during the application period.
2 Screening Phase
Applications are screened in the order they are received. After screening, applicants will be provided with an examination date via an examination admission postcard.
3 Entrance Examination
Both a written and an oral examination are given in Osaka.
*If you require a visa to enter Japan, please acquire it on your own.
4 Pass/Fail Notification
Applicants will be informed of the results by letter within 2 weeks after the entrance examination.

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Admission Procedures

Applicants who have passed the entrance exam are asked to complete the procedures outlined in steps 1 and 2 below within the designated time frames.

1 Submission of “Written Oath and Guarantee” and “Student Identification Card Information Confirmation Slip”
Submit these within 2 weeks after receipt of acceptance letter.
  • These will be sent together with the acceptance letter.
  • Please check the information, fill out all of the necessary items, and then send these documents back to the school.
* For changes and updates to residence status (for foreign students), a certificate of admission issued after tuition has been paid rather than the acceptance letter is required.
2 Tuition Payment
Tuition is to be paid within 2 weeks after receipt of acceptance letter.
  • As for payment methods, tuition can be paid in a lump sum, or in 2 or 4 installments. (Paying in installments does not change the total price of tuition.)
  • When remitting money for tuition payment from overseas, please include any fees charged by the intermediary bank and recipient bank.
  • In the section for the sender’s name, please write the full name of the enrolling student and the remitter number that is shown on the bank transfer form.

Note: If you withdraw from entering the school for any reason, the tuition that has been paid will be reimbursed, but the entrance/enrollment fee (250,000 yen) will not be returned.

3 Update or Change of Period of Residence, Certificate of Eligibility
A certificate of admission is issued to persons who have made a tuition payment.
If you reside in Japan:
If your current residence status will expire while you are enrolled at the school, after confirming that the school has received your tuition payment, a certificate of admission will be sent to you by simple registered mail.
If your current residence status will expire before entering the school, please apply on your own (or through your Japanese school) to make any necessary changes or updates.
This school will create and send the “For organization” sections which are necessary for the Application for Certificate of Eligibility.
The latest certificate of your Japanese school (grades and attendance record, etc.) is needed for the above-mentioned application.
If you reside outside of Japan:
After confirming that the school has received your tuition payment, this school will issue a certificate of admission and apply at the Immigration Office on behalf of the successful candidate for Application for Certificate of Eligibility.
If a Certificate of Eligibility is issued, it will be sent to you by post together with your certificate of admission. Once you receive it, please apply for a study visa at the Japanese Embassy or consulate in your home country, bringing with you your Certificate of Eligibility and your passport.
4 Pre-Admission Study Program The objective of this program is studying basic concepts prior to entering the school.
5 Provision of Information before School Entry Detailed documentation, including entrance ceremony information and information on how to purchase chefwear, educational materials, knife sets, and other items, will be sent by post (starting in early February).

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