School Introduction

YDC is a language school for foreigners and a vocational school also attended by Japanese students.

Studying at this school will offer you numerous opportunities to chat and make friends with local students.

Yokohama Design College Building


English-Speaking Staff

The school can provide assistance in English

Part-time job support

The schools posts and updates available part-time job opportunities and prepares the studentes for the interviews

Japanese Students

You will have numerous opportunities to meet Japanese students attending courses at the same facility.

Also for Beginners

You can study at this school even if you have never studied Japanese before.

Full-Time job support

From interview preparation to business Japanese classes, this school assists those who are ready to find a full-time job

Students' lounge

The area where the students gather to eat, chat or do their homework. Free Wi-Fi for all students.


General Japanese Course

Course for students with different needs. Available for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Private courses, Japanese Business courses or JLPT and EJU exam preparation are also available. Designed to improve the four language skills in a balanced way: Conversation, Writing, Reading and Listening. It is the Japanese course par excellence. Ideal for those who want to study in Japan for an extended period of at least 6 months, therefore with the Student Visa. Regardless of what your goal is once you finish the course, if you want to learn Japanese without giving up the opportunity to work part-time or enjoy the experience in Japan, this is the right course for you.

Do you want to know more about this school?

Contact us to find all the answers you are looking for, it's free!
Yokohama design college logo


Why is intensity essential?

The intensity of the course determines your free time.  It reflects your progress in learning the japanese language and the amount of time you can spend working or enjoying your life in Japan.

School Location


Elective Classes and Other Courses

Open Classes

Students of the language course can freely take part in the lessons of the vocational school courses. It will be an excellent opportunity to practice Japanese and become familiar with the arts.

JLPT Preparation CLasses

These classes focus on the recurring questions and exercises used in the previous years' JLPT N1 and N2 exams.

Term starts and length

Long-term Course

Duration: 6 months / 12 months / 18 months / 24 months
Entrance Months: April, October

Short-term Course

Duration: 3 months
Entrance Months: April, October

* Usually lessons begin on the first or the second week of the month


Choose the mode that suits you!

3 Months

Without Student Visa
¥ 168,000 In Total
  • Registration Fee ¥15,000
  • Tuition Fee ¥153,000

6 Months

With Student Visa
¥ 485,000 In Total
  • Application Fee ¥25,000
  • Registration Fee ¥70,000
  • Tuition Fee ¥300,000
  • Other Fees ¥90,000

12 Months

With Student Visa
¥ 1,116,000 In Total
  • Application Fee ¥25,000
  • Registration Fee ¥70,000
  • Tuition Fee ¥600,000
  • Other Fees ¥90,000

18 Months

With Student Visa
¥ 1,116,000 In Total
  • Application Fee ¥25,000
  • Registration Fee ¥70,000
  • Tuition Fee ¥900,000
  • Other Fees ¥121,000

24 Months

With Student Visa
¥ 1,455,000 In Total
  • Application Fee ¥25,000
  • Registration Fee ¥70,000
  • Tuition Fee ¥1,200,000
  • Other Fees ¥160,000

Note: The total cost reported includes tuition, staff support and some school activities. For the long-term course (6 months or more), student health insurance and textbooks are also included.

That's it!

We assume you might have more questions to ask us,  meanwhile we invite you to check our FAQ

Achieve your goals with us!

The cookies on this site are used by us and our partners for various purposes, including customized content, targeted advertising on your interests and measurement of site performance. To manage or disable these cookies, change the cookie settings of your browser. For more information, please read our Cookie Policy.