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20th Ceramics Lab [ International Student Admissions ]
Application requirements

 

Application Requirements →PDF document

  1. Training period / 1 year [April 2022 – March 2023]
    If the Mayor approve, students can stay an extra year.

  2. Admission quota / Around 3 persons

  3. Entrance qualification
    (1) Age: from 20 to 40 *Applicants who are born between 2 April 1981 and 1 April 2002.

    (2) Basic understanding of ceramics or some equivalent qualifications.

    (3) Must show interest and dedication to participate in the ceramics industry in the future.

    (4) Must be well-conducted and eager to study.

    (5) Foreign nationality, and have been living in Japan for less than 7 years.

    *Communication skills in English or Japanese.

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

  5. Training fee
    *We are considering to reduce training/admission fees. The fees will be updated on our website at a later date.

    ・Training fee / 314,000 yen (per year)

    ・Admission fee / 125,000 yen(Persons who do not live in Tajimi City)

    ・Material fee / about 30,000 yen

    * Training fee and admission fee once paid cannot be returned.
    * Training fee and admission fee should be paid after the entrance ceremony.
    * Material fee includes expenses such as tools, textbooks, etc.

    - 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 2022/23

 

  1. Timeline
    Start of Applications – 1 September 2021 (Japan Time 8:30)
    Deadline for Applications – 15 October 2021 (Japan Time 17:00) 

  2. Application Documents
    < Application Documents to be Submitted by Email(PDF file) > 
    Deadline / 15 October 2021 (Japan Time 17:00)
    *All documents must be written in English or Japanese.

1. Application for form 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. Hearing test
3. 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
4. Overall assessment
 Please fill in the diagnosis of the doctor
5. 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) Short 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) Photos of Work(5 pieces, 3 angles) On one A4 Paper (This form is attached to the end of this file)
   *Please reference the numbers corresponding to the file in ⑵.
  

 

 

 Procedure after the pass

 

"Ishoken" is not a school according to the Japanese School Education Law. For such 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) near by Japan Consulate, they cannot enter to Japan.
*With "cultural activities visa", working is forbidden in Japan. Please prepare one year's living and training cost. (around 1,650,000 yen at least.)
*We will provide support for any procedure concerning living in Japan.

 

 Voices of international graduates


This is an interview with Ishoken's Ceramics Lab international graduates last year. We asked them why they came to Ishoken, what they learned, and what goals they had after graduation.


vol.1 Kimie Ino 【class 2017,2018】

ino


vol.2 Fiona Tong【class 2018】

fiona

 



 

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

ishoken

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

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