Is it okay if I've never cooked or made confectioneries before?
Upon entering Tsujicho Group, you will learn the basics of cooking and confectionery production/ baking. Some may ask, “Can I become a professional even if I’m clumsy?”, but the most important thing is your will and conscience to strive to learn the techniques needed as a professional.
What is the male to female ratio?
It varies between culinary, confectionery/bakery courses.
In the culinary courses, the ratio is male 7 to female 3. In confectionery/bakery courses, male 3 to female 7.
Can foreign students enter the school?
There are a number of foreign students studying at Tsuji Culinary Institute and Tsuji Institute of Patisserie.
For further details, please refer to the section “For foreign students”.
About Open Campus
Is there a fee required to participate in the open campus?
You can even invite your friends and parents to join Open Campus with you.
Is it better to participate in the open campus events? Would there be any inconveniences upon entering the school if I do not participate?
Participation does not effect school admission.
However, we do highly recommend it to potential students, as it is the best way to learn more precisely about the school.
Is it possible to participate in various open campus events at Tsuji Cilinary Institute and Tsuji Institute of Patisserie?
Yes. You may participate in various open campus events.
Especially during the summer vacation period, we have many participants who want to join in more than 1 event. For instance, in Osaka, you can participate in the open campus at Tsuji Culinary in the morning, and Tsuji Patisserie in the afternoon, or on the first day Tsuji Culinary and the next day Tsuji Patisserie.
How do I apply?
You can apply by phone, online through this website, or send in the application post card that comes with the open campus pamphlet.
For online applications, please apply from the OpenCampus.
For application close to the scheduled date, please apply by phone.
Tel: (toll free number within Japan) Osaka 0120-24-2418
Will I be notified from school after applying?
For residents in Japan, a “participation certificate” post card with the venue, event dates, and meeting location information will be sent to you by mail.
When you receive the “participation certificate” please fill it out and bring it with you on the day of event.
Is there a dress code?
For prevention of hazards, please do not wear sandals or high-heeled shoes.
Will there be exams after entering the school?
Throughout the year, there will be 1 set of written and practical skills exams each within the first and the second semesters.
For instance at Tsuji Culinary Institute, the written exam will be on subjects such as nutritional science, bromatology, and cooking theories, while the practical exams will be cooking Western, Eastern, and Chinese cuisines.
Will students be assigned an instructor-in-charge?
Each class will have an instructor-in-charge.
Your instructor-in-charge will be in charge of following up on student life as well. Attendance will be monitored by the teachers and they will also give students guidance with job hunting and student life.
Is it okay if I’ve never held a knife before?
Most students who enter the school have zero experience with cookery and confectionery. The first step in class is learning the basics of cooking instruments, such as how to hold and sharpen knives. Instructors will carefully teach you, so there is no need to worry.
How are the practical training classes conducted?
I’m worried I may not be able to keep up with the practical training.
Our school’s practical training classes are taught by professionals who will thoroughly teach the basic techniques to non-experienced students.
There’s no need to worry.
At first, you will slowly learn the basics, such as how to handle knives and other cooking instruments so there is no need to worry. The style of our school is that you will not immediately start cooking or baking, but will watch your instructors who will cook/bake as they theoretically explain things to you. By teaching this way, students will not only learn how to cook, but will also understand how to cook cuisines with the ideal flavoring. Furthermore, in the practical training facilities, a few well experienced instructors will coach the students at once, so that each student can receive the proper advise according to his/her degree of skill. This will allow students to steadily learn the techniques of professionals.
Are there other costs besides tuition?
Besides tuition, you will be required to spend money on text books, a white robe, a set of knives, Compitum (Tsujicho Group’s alumni association) fee, and an accident insurance. Prices vary according to the school.
Practical training material fees are included in the tuition, so the only costs you will need to bear are tuition and miscellaneous expenses. For further details, please refer to the Tuition page.
How is tuition payment made?
Tuition can be paid in a lump sum, or in two or four installments.
For instance, if you select the Four Installment Method for a one-year program, you will be required to pay 775,000 yen within 10 days of receiving your acceptance letter (for a two-year program 711,500 yen) . Of course paying in installments will not change the total tuition fee.
Can you refer apartments (residencies) for us?
We will refer apartments for you through National Students Information Center (Nasic).
Tsujicho Group will refer students to residencies in alliance with National Students Information Center (Nasic). Nasic has been supporting us for many years and is able to introduce a safe residency for students, such as apartments with reliable landlords or 24hour security support, etc. An application form is included in your admittance letter. For further details, please refer to Apartment Referrals.
How much will a monthly apartment rent cost?
It will depend on the style of the apartment, however, within the Osaka school vicinity, monthly rent for a studio apartment is estimated at around 34,000yen ~ 67,500yen. (reference is from year 2016)
I would like to continue studies with the France School. Can anyone who is interested in the course apply? If we wish to study at Tsujicho Group’s France location, would there be an entrance exam?
As a regulation, all graduates who have completed freshmen and sophomore years and who are interested, are subject to continue onto the France School.
As for exams, only a common knowledge test will be given (the France Studies Course is exempt from examinations)
Is it possible to continue onto the France School even if I do not speak French?
In the France Studies Course, you will study French with the international studies support class right after entering your Freshmen year at the school. (Other students who want to continue onto the France School may start international studies support classes from the second semester.) Also, once in France, you will learn the language from French instructors so there is no need to worry if you do not speak the language beforehand.