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17th Ceramics Lab [ International Student Admissions ]
Application requirements


This year's International Student Admission 2019 has ended.

Next year, it will be released around June 2019.


▶︎▶︎▶Application Requirements →︎ □PDF document

  1. Training period / 1 year [April 2019 – March 2020]
    Student can extend the term up to one year in a case of the Mayor approvement from.

  2. Admission quota / Around 3 persons

  3. Entrance qualification
    (1) Age: from 20 to 40 [A person who was born between 2 April 1978 and 1 April 1999]

    (2) A person who has already finished a basic study of making ceramics, or some equivalent qualifications.

    (3) A person who will continue to work in the pottery making even after graduation.

    (4) A person who is well-conducted and eager to study.

    (5) A person who has foreign nationality, and has been lived in Japan less than 7 years.

    * A person who is able to communicate in Japanese or English.

  4. Application method
    The screening for "International Student Admissions" applicants will be based on submission of
    application documents by post.

  5. Training fee
      Training fee / 308,300 yen (per year) 

     Admission fee / 122,800 yen(A person who live in out of Tajimi City)

     Material fee / about 40,000 yen (actual cost)

    * Training fee and admission fee once paid cannot be returned.
    * Training fee and admission fee should be paid after entrance ceremony.
    * Material fee is the expense such as tools or the text purchased by each person.

    - Other expenses required by each person -

    [Living expense]
    ・House rent : 20,000yen to 60,000yen / month. 
    ・Light,heating, and water utility costs : around 10,000yen / month.
    ・Food budget : around 20,000yen / month.     
    ・Communication expenses : around 10,000yen / month.

    [Health insurance ]
    Please make sure to take out the health insurance on your own.

Dates for Priority Applications 2019/20


  1. Timeline
    Start of Applications – 1 September 2018 (Japan Time 8:30)
    Deadline for Applications – 31 October 2018 (Japan Time 17:00) 
    Announcement of Results – 30 November 2018 

  2. Application Documents
    < Application Documents to be Submitted by Postal Mail> 
    Deadline / 31 October 2018 (Japan Time 17:00)
    *All documents must be written in English or Japanese.

1. Application for admission to ishoken → □PDF document

2. Certificate of Graduation or Statement of Expected Graduation (Final Education)

3. Academic transcript (Final Education)

4. Medical certificate (Issue within 3 months from the time from submission) 
 Please follow under the list.

1. Eyesight test (naked eye, corrected eyesight)
2. Color perception test
3. Hearing test
4. The past medical history of an applicant
 Please list the disease that has been treated in the past, a disease treated now, a disease following up
 (1)Age (2)Disease name (3)Heal or Under going treatment or Under follow-up
5. Overall assessment
 Please fill in the diagnosis of the doctor
6. Date of diagnosis, Medical institution name, Medical institution address, Doctor's name


5. Recommendation letter
 (By applicant's research supervisor at his or her university or teacher of ceramic art/designer.)
 *Descriptions of the recommender's career should be included.

6. Curriculum vitae / It has to be written in only one sheet of A4 size.

7. Copy of your passport (Including "ID" and "all records of immigration" page.)

8. Documentary examination documents
 (1) Essay / *It has to be written in only one sheet of A4 size for each theme.
    Theme 1 "What do you consider important when you are working ceramics"
    Theme 2 "Your Rsearch themes in Ishoken"
 (2) List of Wroks Photo → □PDF document
 (3) Works Photos / 5 works (3 cuts per 1 work)
   *It should print A4 size.



 Procedure after the pass


"Ishoken" is not a school according to the Japanese School Education Law. For that reason during the training period successful applicants will stay with "cultural activities visa" rather than the "student visa". They are required to get "cultural activities visa" before coming to Japan.

*Successful applicants need a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to get a VISA. Therefore Ishoken will apply for a COE as applicant's proxy. Prepare required documentation and submit them by the deadline.
*If successful applicants don't apply for the visa with a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) nearby Japan Consulate, they cannot enter to Japan.
*With "cultural activities visa", working is forbidden in Japan. Please prepare one year of cost and training cost.(around 1,650,000 yen/ around 16000 USD at least.)
*We will provide support for any procedure concerning about living in Japan.


 Procedure and Schedule for obtain a Visa


  1. Announcement of Results – 30 November 2018
    Ishoken will send a document of a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to obtain a visa with an acceptance letter via e- mail and post mail.

  2. Sending back of the written document for application of Certificate of Eligibility (COE).
    Deadline / 28 December 2018 (Japan Time 17:00)

    < The documents for Submission via Postal Mail >
    (1) A “30 mm × 40 mm” photograph
    (2) A bank balance certificate or a receipt of scholarship is required (must be original and written in English or Japanese)
    * Working with cultural visa is forbidden in Japan. Submit either of them that will cover training cost and cost of living for one year. If this proof is not submitted, Ishoken cannot apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) on the applicant's behalf.
    (3) A copy of a passport (all pages which are stamped)

    <The document for submission via e-mail >
    (1) Application for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) (For applicant, part1,2)

  3. Ishoken will apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the Immigration Bureau of Japan on the applicant's behalf.

  4. The Immigration Bureau of Japan will examine the materials and issue a certificate. They will send back the certificate to ishoken.If you do not receive a Certificate of Eligibility(COE), you cannot enter to Japan.

  5. Ishoken will send a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) via EMS to the successful applicants. They should go to a nearby Japanese Consulate or Japanese Embassy with a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to apply for the visa.

  6. Japanese Consulate or Japanese Embassy will issue the visa.


All correspondence concerning admissions to "ishoken" should be addressed to:


Postal Address >> 2-77, Misaka-cho, Tajimi-shi, Gifu, 507-0803 Japan

Email >> ishoken-jinzai@city.tajimi.lg.jp 



セラミックスラボ(第17期生)/ 外国人特別選考
平成31年度 多治見市陶磁器意匠研究所 研修課程 募集要項


  1. 研修期間/1年間 (2019.4~2020.3)

  2. 定員/3名程度

  3. 入所資格
    (1) 年齢満20歳以上満40歳以下の者 
    (2) デザインコースを修了した者又は技術コースを修了した者若しくはこれらの者と同等程度の知識及び技能があると認められる者
    (3) 養成科目に関する業務に従事し、又は従事しようとする者
    (4) 品行方正であって、研究に熱意を有する者
    (5) 外国籍を有する者であって、日本滞在歴が概ね通算7年以下である者

  4. 出願方法 

  5. 研修費 
    (1) 実習料/308,300円(年額)
    (2) 入所料/122,800円 (市外在住者)
    (3) 教材費/40,000円程度(実費)

    - 各自がその他必要となる費用 -

    ・家賃 : 20,000円から60,000円/1ヶ月
    ・光熱費 : 約10,000円/1ヶ月
    ・食費 : 約20,000円/1ヶ月
    ・通信費 : 約10,000円/1ヶ月





  1. スケジュール 募集開始 2018. 9. 1.  (日本時間 8:30)
           募集締切 2018.10.31. (日本時間17:00)
           合格発表 2018.11.30.

  2. 出願書類 
    <郵送での提出> 提出締切2018.10.31. (日本時間17:00)
    1. 入所願書 → □PDF document
    2. 卒業証明書又は卒業見込証明書 (最終学歴)
    3. 成績証明書(最終学歴)
    4. 健康診断書 (出願時より3ヶ月以内の発行のもの)
    1. 視力検査 (裸眼、矯正視力)
    2. 色覚検査
    3. 聴覚検査
    4. 既往歴
     (1)疾患年齢 (2)疾患名(3)治癒、治療中、または経過観察中
    5. 総合所見
    6. 診断日、医療機関名、医療機関住所、医師名が記載されていること

    5. 推薦書(大学の担当教授、師匠など) ※推薦者の経歴を記載すること
    6. 業績一覧  ※A4用紙1枚以内
    7. パスポートのコピー(身分証明と出入国の全記録)
    8. 書類審査提出書類 
     (1) 小論文 ①「自身の制作姿勢について」 ※A4用紙1枚以内 
          ②「陶磁器意匠研究所で取り組む研究テーマ」 ※A4用紙1枚以内  
     (2) 作品写真一覧 → □PDF document
     (3) 作品写真5作品(1作品につき3カット)





* ビザを取得するための在留資格認定証明書(COE)が必要です。在留資格認定証明書を意匠研究所が代理申請しますので、必要書類を準備し期限までに提出してください。
* 在留資格認定証明書を近隣の日本領事館に持参し、ビザを申請しないと入国できません。
* 「文化活動ビザ」では日本国内での就労が認められていません。研修費のほかに1年分の生活費を準備してください。(少なくとも165万円は必要になります。)
* 来日後の生活に関する各種手続きや滞在先の確保の支援を行います。





〒507-0803 岐阜県多治見市美坂町2−77

Email:  ishoken-jinzai@city.tajimi.lg.jp