International student

Learn to Thrive in Japan

Master the skills you need for employment in the creative industries in Japan.
Aside from learning the Japanese language skills to get by in everyday life,
acquire industry knowledge, technical training and the skills to handle any on-site demand.


Become an expert in any one of the 17 fields available.

At FUKUOKA TECH, learn the skills to help you succeed in a variety of areas that include games and IT, media design, manga (Japanese comics) and anime, and e-sports. Each field is specialized to provide expert knowledge and techniques necessary to succeed in each industry.


Acquire field adaptability through experience-based education.

At FUKUOKA TECH, we have the experience to take you from a student to a professional. Thanks to our “experience-based education” which corresponds to an actual work situation, you’ll be ready to join in any workplace. Gain the necessary skills to get employed after graduation.


Japanese language skills necessary for everyday life.

When looking for work in Japan, you’ll need more than just conversational Japanese, you’ll need working Japanese, including industry terminology. By being around Japanese students and fellow international students, you’ll be able to master the Japanese language.

Country of origin

The FUKUOKA TECH College of Design and Technology
is certified by the Fukuoka Regional Immigration
Bureau as a Proper School.

In a proper school certified by the Regional Immigration Bureau, the student is permitted 2 years of residence as an exchange student. That means the student is free from renewing their status of residence while studying during those two years, allowing them to concentrate on their studies. A school with proper enrollment control of exchange students receives a Proper School certification. International students who enroll directly from abroad have much less paperwork to submit when applying for a certificate of eligibility (COE) for resident status.

These are the home countries and regions of FUKUOKA TECH exchange students.

  • AustraliaAustralia
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • ChinaChina
  • VietnamVietnam
  • ThailandThailand
  • MongoliaMongolia
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • TaiwanTaiwan
  • BrazilBrazil
  • IndonesiaIndonesia
  • Hong KongHong Kong
  • FranceFrance
  • SwedenSweden


Introduction of Majors

Study a curriculum designed to help you master real life skills over 17 majors across 5 worlds.


Path to Enrollment


Enrollment entries

When applying in Japan, use one of the following to make an entry: Admissions office entry, entry via referral from affiliated schools or designated Japanese language schools, and general entry. When applying from abroad, use the pre-departure enrollment permit system and take the EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission).
*Before applying, please contact us at to discuss your desired major.


Enrollment selection

Once received, an entry is reviewed in the order that it is received. Applicants may take trial classes or attend a briefing on the day of. During face-to-face interviews, you will be asked about your goals and your choice of occupation. This is not intended as a time to review your past grades, or your specific knowledge or skills in connection to the majors offered at the school. As for the selection date, the admissions office will directly call the applicant after the application is received.


Enrollment notification

After about 10 days following the interview, the selected applicant will receive a letter of acceptance.
NOTE: this is to offer proof of selection. (We will not respond to phone calls or emails regarding the selection status of an applicant.)


Submit an application form

Fill out and mail the application form. The form can be brought in person. (If mailing, send as registered mail.)


After receipt of acceptance letter, proceed to enrollment

The letter of acceptance will be mailed about 10 days from the day of selection. Please follow the enrollment procedure outlined in the documents. Applicants who have completed the process will receive an enrollment permit, followed by information for new students, and a guide on educational material expenses.

Dream come true


Make your dreams come true at FUKUOKA TECH!

We will help realize your dreams with access to many job offers and enhanced support. We offer seminars and private sessions on basic conduct in a business setting or during interviews. Our extensive experience and connections to the Jikei group open doors to potential job opportunities in Tokyo and elsewhere in the country.

Joint Briefing

Every year, more than 130 companies, including top-level corporations in the industry, visit our school. Students get a chance to attend any one or several of the informational briefings held by the companies. They can get an evaluation of their portfolio or career advice from creators they admire. These are tremendous opportunities unique to our school, only made possible by our thick school-to-industry pipeline. Students can have multiple meetings with companies in one day.

Career Center

When we support our students in their search for the right job, we consider their personality, how they match up with different companies, and their dreams for the future. In addition to being a resource for job offers, the center offers advice from career counselors, help with exam strategies, and give mock interviews and other types of training. Furthermore, even after students graduate, they can receive job transfer or job opening information, career path counseling, skills development support and other forms of assistance to boost their career.


Our internship system is a collaboration between the industries and the FUKUOKA TECH. If you have any doubts about whether the job you want really suits you, or that you can thrive in the company of your choice, students can spend a month at the company under an internship program. Students experience real work while a student at FUKUOKA TECH, with the goal of acquiring immediately applicable skills for the workplace.

Getting a Diploma

A diploma certifies that you have acquired the skills, capability and knowledge in a particular field. In a state-certified technical school, a diploma is conferred upon students who have completed at least 2 years of study and have put in over 1,700 hours required to complete a course. Graduates will be given a degree at their graduation. If working in Japan after graduating, students can get a working visa for any one of the following areas: education, skill, or humanities/international business.


Unlimited Use of the Latest Facilities

Students have access to professional-grade equipment.
We provide a safe and comfortable environment for students so they can concentrate on their studies and chase their dreams.

IT/AI Programming Room

Game Design Room

Game Programming Room

Kyushu’s First! Dedicated e-sports Room!

CG Visual Room

Modelling Room

Mac Room

Illustration Room

Animation Room

Digital and Comic Illustrator Room

Presentation Room

Drawing Room

Student Lounge


Student Events

An international student cultural exchange is held for international students at the 6 Jikei group schools in Fukuoka. This popular event gives you a chance to meet international students from other schools.

Sister Schools



What type of certification is a diploma?
A diploma certifies that you have acquired the skills, capability and knowledge in a particular field. In a state-certified technical school, a diploma is conferred upon students who have completed at least 2 years of study and have put in over 1,700 hours required to complete a course.
Can I work in Japan?
Foreign students with a diploma who has satisfied all the conditions — such as acquiring skills that correspond to the work at the target company — a work visa can be obtained. However, visas for some types of jobs can be difficult to obtain. Please contact Jikei COM International for more information.
After I graduate, can I transfer to a university?
As long as you complete the 2-year study and 1,700 class hour minimums, satisfy other conditions and pass the entrance exam, you are able to transfer to a university. *Some universities do not accept students who have not completed the 2-year study minimum and not received a diploma.
Is there scholarship?
The following scholarships are available. The private expense foreign students honors scholarship provided by Japan Student Services Organization. Example: ¥48,000/month for fiscal 2010 * Every late April, we make an announcement seeking applicants. For more details, contact academic affairs.
Can I work part-time?
If working part-time, notify the immigration bureau beforehand to obtain a “permit for extra-certificate activity.” Part-time work is limited to no more than 28 hours a week. * Work during long-term breaks (summer and winter vacation) is permissible for up to 8 hours a day.
Is there a dormitory?
Living arrangements have been prepared in areas convenient for commuting to school. They are managed 24 hours a day, which allows for thorough ability to respond to emergencies.
How should we go about looking for an apartment?
Please consult the Jikei COM International Center. They will introduce a reliable real-estate company close to the school.


Application / Tuition

Admission Qualifications

Applicants must be non-Japanese citizens, over 18 years of age, with at least 12 years of education (equivalent to senior high school), and meeting one of the following requirements:

  • Have passed the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) at level 1 or level 2
  • Over 200 points in the “Japanese as a foreign language” portion of the EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission).
  • Over 6 months of study at an Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education recognized institution (Japanese language school)
  • Over 1 year of study at a school ratified under Article 1 of The School Education Act (excepting Kindergarten)
  • Having a score of over 400 on the BJT (Business Japanese Proficiency Test).

People with no obstacle to study

Application Process (for applications from Japan)

Entry via Admissions Office

Register with the Admissions Office from July 1st.
*For more details, please contact the school directly.

Entry via referral

“This system is for students graduating from an affiliated Japanese language school, where FUKUOKA College of Design and Technology is their first choice.
*For more information regarding referrals or whether your school is affiliated, please contact us directly.”

Entry via referral from designatedJapanese language schools

Students who are currently enrolled in a Japanese language school, where Fukuoka College of Design and Technology is their first choice, should apply for a recommendation from their school after confirming the following:
– Attendance is over 80%.
– Be passionate and hard working in the field which you want to enter.
– Japanese ability should not provide an obstacle to attending our school.
*Students applying via referral from designated Japanese language schools, generally cannot apply to more than one college.

General application

For students who are applying with this school as first choice.

Priority system

Applications via referral are exempt from the ¥30,000 application fee.

Application process (for applications from overseas)

Pre-arrival admission using EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission).
This system allows students to complete pre-departure enrollment before entering Japan, based on the results of the JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) administered EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission) exam taken outside of Japan, and submission documents. Once you have permission to enter the college, Jikei COM International Center will act as representative to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status. Please contact Jikei COM International Canter for more details regarding documents needed for application, entrance exams, and anything else relating to your application.
*Please contact Jikai COM International Center for information about advanced placement.

More details

Open campus

School Explanatory Meeting


The FUKUOKA College of Design and Technology is accepting applications from international students.

  • I’m not very good at Japanese, but will I be OK?
  • What courses can I take?
  • How much is tuition?
  • Are there scholarships available?
  • What do I need to do to apply?
  • What is covered on the entrance exam?
  • Can I work in Japan?

We can answer these questions.
We can also accommodate questions from family and friends.



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