CBC, the Japanese language school in Kawasaki (near Tokyo and Yokohama)
School introduction About CBC

What is a Professional Training College (Senmon Gakko)?

What is a Professional Training College (Senmon Gakko) in the Japanese educational system?

In the Japanese educational system, a professional training college is positioned as “a higher education institution,” which is the same as a university or junior college.

A professional training college has taken on an important role in vocational education, on the level of Japanese higher education. Some 8 million graduates have gone on to become active in a variety of ways.

The title of “Diploma” is granted to students who have completed more than a 2-year term of training (more than 1,700 school hours), and the title of “Advanced Diploma” to students who have completed more than a 3-year term of training (more than 3,400 school hours). People earning a “Diploma” are eligible to transfer to universities, and people with an “Advanced Diploma” are eligible to enter graduate schools.

Differences between a Japanese-language school and professional training college

A typical institution for foreigners to learn Japanese in Japan is the Japanese Language Department and Japanese Language School, which are established as specialized courses at vocational schools like this school.

Differences

  • Purchase of commuter passes (Discount rate varies depending on the route and mode of transportation.)
  • Purchase of student discount transportation tickets (If there is more than 101km one-way, discount rate is 20%.)
  • Work student deduction (tax deduction is available when you have a certain amount of salary income or less)
  • Eligibility for Japan Student Services Organization Reservation Program for Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students

*For more information, please visit the scholarship page.