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Tsuji Culinary Institute

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Course
Term
Course Course
Description
Lesson Hours
and Holidays
3 years
Early April 2020 – early March 2023
Advanced Culinary Arts and Management Course
Capacity: 40 persons
The aim of the three-year Advanced Culinary Arts and Management Course is to train students to become chefs who will shake society and the world by maximizing the power of cooking. You will learn how to express your ideas through creating dishes and how to collaborate with specialists in other areas, contributing to the creation of new cultures and businesses. This is why, in addition to the normal skills in advanced cooking techniques, the curriculum places a thorough emphasis on developing students with the skills to think, so that you can seek to understand the relationship among people, society, and food and express your own personal themes in your cooking. This is a new course developed for students with high ambitions.
【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 2020 – early March 2022
Culinary Arts and Management Course
Capacity: 400 persons
The aim of the Culinary Arts and Management Course is to increase levels of specialization over its two-year period, and allow you to make your dreams come true. During the first year, you will be trained in basic skills in all genres. In your second year, you will specialize in the cooking genre you want to practice in the future, deepening your specialization through repetition and application of techniques. The curriculum is designed to develop management and communication skills in addition to culinary expertise. It is for students who want to help develop the cooking industry while learning comprehensively about cooking.
* Specialist classes in the second year will be determined based on a comprehensive evaluation of your performance and attendance during your first year.
1 year
Early April 2020 – early March 2021
Regular Course
Capacity: 400 persons
The main feature of the Regular Course is that students can learn French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and confectionary and master their basic techniques, all within just one year. The skills and knowledge learned here, and your attitude towards continuing to learn on your own, form the foundations for your future, and are a treasure that will be vital in your cooking career. Our aim is to train people who have a diverse range of perspectives as well as a strong desire to have a long and active career in the cooking industry.
  • Culinary Class
    From the cuisines of France, Italy, Japan, and China to confectionary, you will master basic skills as you learn about a wide range of cooking genres. This course provides you with the basics for being a chef.
  • Culinary Class (France Studies Course)
    After learning the basics in the Regular Course for one year, you will head to the Tsujicho Group's satellite campus in France. Students choosing this course when they enroll can take advantage of special support classes during their studies.
  • Culinary Class (Double License Course)
    The Double License Course allows you to master the two skills of cooking and confectionery-making in two years. After mastering cooking skills in your first year, you will advance to the Regular Course at the Tsuji Institute of Patisserie to learn confectionery-making skills.
  • Career Class
    This class is for adults. The contents of the class are the same as the Culinary Class.

Tsuji Culinary Institute

Tsuji Institute of Patisserie

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Course
Term
Course Course
Description
Lesson
Hours and Holidays
2 years
Early April 2020 – early March 2022
Confectionery Arts and Management Course
Capacity: 360 persons
The aim of the Confectionery Arts and Management Course is to increase the precision of your techniques through learning over the two-year period, and develop a wealth of knowledge and an artisan's sensibilities. The first year is for training in basic skills and techniques. In your second year, you will decide your specialty, and polish your skills through repeated use of the basics. In addition to a wealth of practical lessons, links to theoretical and general education classes will train students to be able to consider and understand why things are the way they are, learning to be able to work independently.
* Specialist classes in the second year will be determined based on a comprehensive evaluation of your performance and attendance during your first year.
【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 2020 – early March 2021
Regular Course
Capacity: 144 persons
The Regular Course is a short-term course for people who aim to become pâtissiers, boulangers, or traditional Japanese confectionery artisans. You will be taught about the wide world of confectionery, both European and Japanese, as well as bakery, learn about their deliciousness, and master the basic techniques and knowledge during this intensive one-year course. In addition to basic skills like how to use the equipment and how to pipe or apply cream, you will learn the mindset and attitude required for the work. You will master the strength of will and the basic skills needed to remain an active part of the industry while having a wide range of perspectives.
  • Confectionery Class
    In a wide-ranging curriculum that covers European and Japanese confectionary, as well as bakery, you will learn the basic techniques and knowledge of each and develop the firm foundation to grow as a pâtissier.
  • Confectionery Class (France Studies Course)
    After learning the basics of making confectionery in Japan, you will head to the Tsujicho Group’s satellite campus in France. Students choosing this course when they enroll can take advantage of special support classes during their studies.
  • Confectionery Class (Double License Course)
    The Double License Course allows you to master the two skills of cooking and confectionery-making in two years. After mastering confectionery-making skills in your first year, you will advance to the Regular Course at the Tsuji Culinary Institute to learn cooking skills.

Tsuji Institute of Patisserie

ApplicationAdmission Period April 2020

Eligibility

Applicants who satisfy the conditions listed under A and at least one condition listed under B (B-1 to B-5)

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Eligibility
A Have completed at least 12 years of school education outside Japan (as a general rule, applicants are required to have completed 12 years of formal education) or have completed an equivalent course of preparatory education for entrance into a university in Japan as specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.
B 1 Those who 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.”
2 Those who have passed the N1 or N2 level of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT):
Administered in Japan by Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) and in overseas countries through cooperation between the Japan Foundation and local organizations.
3 Have scored at least 200 points in the subject “Japanese as a foreign language” of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students.
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU):
Administered in Japan and overseas countries by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
4 Have passed the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test with a score of at least 400 points.
Administered in Japan by the Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation.
5 Have attended a school in Japan recognized by Section 1 of the Japan School Education Act (excluding kindergarten) for at least one year.
(Includes independent Japanese courses of at least one year in duration at junior college and university.)

Application Period

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  Application
Period
Candidates Submission Method
First Application
Period
Applications must arrive between Sunday September 1 and Monday September 9. All international students who meet the application requirements are eligible (including both applicants residing outside Japan and applicants residing in Japan). Application forms accepted during the application period.
Second Application
Period
Applications must arrive between Monday October 7 and Friday October 11.
Third Application
Period
Applications must arrive between Tuesday October 15 and Friday December 13. Applicants who meet the application requirements residing outside Japan or those whose status of residence in Japan is “designated activities (working holiday).” Applications will no longer be accepted even during the application period once the maximum num ber of applicants has been reached.
Applications must arrive between Tuesday October 15 and Friday February 21. Applicants who meet the application requirements residing in Japan (excluding those whose status of residence is “designated activities (working holiday)”).

* Applications must arrive by 17:00 on the final day of each application period.

Documents for Application

* Note that applications cannot be accepted if documentation is incomplete.

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  Required
Documents
Notes
1 Application Form Fill out completely. (Please refer to the sample form in the Enrollment Guide PDF.)
* The application must be filled out in black ink or with a ballpoint pen. Erasable ballpoint pens may not be used.
2 Essay  
3 Examination Fee Payment Certificate Please refer to the sample form in the Enrollment Guide PDF (Japanese language only)
* Please inquire if you reside outside Japan.
4 Graduation Certificate (Original) or Diploma (Copy) High school or university graduation certificate or diploma (written in either English or your native language)
* Attach a Japanese translation if the graduation certificate or diploma provided is written in a language other than English.
(Documentation which proves that the applicant has completed at least 12 years of school education outside Japan or documentation equivalent to that set forth in the Ministry of Education notification No.153 of 1981)
5 Proof of Japanese Language Ability
(All items listed on the right which are held by the applicant)
* Applicants who are enrolled or have enrolled in a Japanese language institution must submit “a.”
  • a. Certificates (1) and (2) issued by a Japanese language institution
    (1) Academic transcript which lists the number of days of attendance
    (2) Graduation certificate (or certificate of expected graduation)
  • b. Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Certificate
    (either N1 or N2, known as 1st or 2nd level before 2009) or Pass/Fail Notification
    * Depending on the timing, a JLPT Score Report may be submitted earlier than the Test Certificate.
  • c. Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) Score Report (score of at least 200 points total in the “Listening and Listening-Reading” and “Reading” sections of the subject “Japanese as a foreign language”)
  • d. BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test Score Certificate (score of at least 400 points)
  • e. Proof of having attended a school in Japan recognized by Section 1 of the Japan School Education Act (excluding kindergarten)
6 Foreign Student Personal Information Form Please refer to the sample form in the Enrollment Guide PDF.
7 Examination Admission Postcard Please refer to the sample form in the Enrollment Guide PDF.

Process from Application to Pass/Fail Notification

Application Screening Phase Written and Oral Examination (Osaka)* Pass /
Fail Notification Admission ProceduresApplication Screening Phase Written and Oral Examination (Osaka)* Pass /
Fail Notification Admission Procedures

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Application Period Entrance Examination Schedule Tuition Payment Deadline
First Application Period
[September 1 to 9]
  • (1) Monday, September 23 (public holiday): Those residing in Japan
  • (2) Saturday, September 28: Those residing outside Japan
  • (3) Sunday, September 29: Those residing in Japan
One day from the above three as specified by the school. Thursday, October 31 (Final Deadline)
Second Application Period
[October 7 to 11]
Sunday, October 27   Wednesday, November 20 (Final Deadline)
Third Application Period
[October 15 to each scheduled date]
Held every month starting in November. You will be notified of your examination date after your application has been received. Within two weeks following receipt of your acceptance letter (Final Deadline)

Notes: Applications are accepted only once per year per applicant.

  • You will be notified of your examination date in your examination postcard. The postcard will be sent around the middle of September for the First Application Period.
  • If there are any problems or omissions in your application documents, you may not be allowed to sit the examination on the scheduled date.
  • If you require a visa to enter Japan to take the examination, you must arrange this yourself.
  • Tuition Payment Deadline refers to the date for each application period by which you must have paid the specified tuition.

Pass/Fail Notification

You will be notified of your examination results within two weeks following the selection. (This cannot be issued if there are any problems or omissions in your application documents.)

General Selections Q&A

Admission Procedures

1 Submission of “Student Identification Card Information Confirmation Slip”
Submit this within two weeks after receipt of your acceptance letter.
  • The document will be sent together with your acceptance letter.
  • Check the information, fill out all of the necessary items, and then send the document back to the school.
2 Tuition Payment Please pay the tuition by your preferred means (number of payments) by the tuition payment deadline specified for each application period.
3 Extension or Change of Period of Stay, Acquisition of Status of Residence
A certificate of admission is issued to persons who have completed tuition payment.
If you reside in Japan:
  • If your current status of residence will expire before entering school, apply on your own (or through your Japanese school) to extend your period of stay or change your status of resident to “student.” The Tsujicho Group will create documents in the “For organization” sections which are necessary for the Application for Certificate of Eligibility, and send them around mid-January. The latest certificate from your Japanese school (grades, attendance record, etc.) is needed for application.
  • If your current status of residence will not expire before entering school, depending on the timing of extension, the Tsujicho Group may be able to apply on your behalf.
If you reside outside Japan:
The Tsujicho Group will apply for Certificate of Eligibility at the Immigration Office on your behalf (around December).
If a Certificate of Eligibility is issued, it will be sent to you by post together with your certificate of admission. Take the Certificate of Eligibility and your passport to apply for a study visa at the Japanese embassy or consulate in your home country.
4 Pre-Admission Study Program The objective of this program is to study basic concepts prior to entering the school.
5 Provision of Information Before School Entry Detailed documentation, including information on the entrance ceremony and how to purchase chefwear, educational materials, knife sets, and other items, will be sent by post (around early February).

Admission Withdrawal

If you must withdraw from enrolling for unavoidable reasons after your application, please follow the procedure below.

  • Procedures

    (1) Contact the Tsujicho Group Admissions Office at ☎0120-24-2418

    (2) An Admission Withdrawal Form will be sent to you.

    (3) Fill out the required items in (2), affix your seal, and send it together with your acceptance letter to

    the address below.
    Address : 〒545-0053
    大阪市阿倍野区松崎町3-16-11 
    辻調グループ 入学事務室宛
    Deadline : March 16 (Mon.), 2020
    * Reception will close at 5 p.m. on the final day

  • Tuition Refund

    • Your admission fee (250,000 yen) will not be refunded.

    • Tuition that has been paid will be reimbursed, excluding the enrolguylment fee, when specified procedures for admission withdrawal have been completed within the designated time frame.
    * Tuition that has been paid will be reimbursed in full, including the enrollment fee, only when admission is withdrawn because student status of residence could not be acquired. (This does not include the entrance examination fee.)