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How to Enrol

If you haven’t studied Japanese before, you are considered an ‘absolute beginner’. If you have studied Japanese previously, please see the information for New Students.

To enrol in our courses for the first time, follow the steps below.

1. Application

Please submit an online application form (see below) for the 10 Week Taster Course or the Starter Mid-Year Course.

You can find more information on our 10 Week Taster Course here.
You can find more information on our Starter Mid-Year Course here.

Notes:

  • The Starter Mid-Year (A1) Course is available for members of The Japan Foundation, Sydney (JPF). If you are currently not a JPF member, please submit this application form first. The J-Course team will send you an email to confirm your place. Please register and pay for membership after receiving this email from the J-Course team.
    Library membership is not the JPF membership. To learn more about JPF membership, please visit our website here.
  • The 10 Week Taster Course does not require JPF membership to join the course.

2. Payment 

You will receive an invoice via email. Please follow the payment instructions in the email.

3. Confirmation 

You will receive an email confirming your enrolment.

Application form for Absolute Beginners

Apply for 10 Week Taster Course (Applications open 27 August) Apply for Starter Mid-Year Course (Waiting List)

If you have studied Japanese previously, please follow the steps below to enrol in our course.

1. Application for the waiting list

Submit an online application for the course you would like to join through our “Marugoto” Self-Level Checker and you will be added to the waiting list until we confirm that a place has become available to you.

Not sure which course to apply for? Use our “Marugoto” Self-Level Checker! You can find information on our courses on the course overview page. If you have not studied Japanese before, you are not required to take the test. Please see enrolment information for absolute beginners.

Note:

  • To enrol in our standard language courses, you will need to become a Member of The Japan Foundation, Sydney which is a fee of $25 for a 12-months and includes other benefits. You will only need to provide a membership number when your place has been confirmed.

2. Level check test 

Once your place for the course you applied for has been confirmed, we will arrange an in person level check test which consists of a written test and a mini-interview to determine which course suits you best.

Note: Applicants for the 10 Week Taster Course and Term 1 of the Starter Course are NOT required to take the test.

3. Enrolment and Payment 

Once your course to enrol has been determined after the level check test, we will send you a course fee invoice via email. Please follow payment instructions in the email. (Payment is also possible at the reception after the level check test interview.)

Note: Your Japan Foundation, Sydney membership number will be required at the payment.

4. Confirmation 

You will receive an email confirming your enrolment.

Enrolment for the Next Term

1. Application

You will receive an email from the J-Course team at the beginning of Week 8 of each term. You must submit this online application by Thursday of Week 9. Your seat for the class you are enrolled in will be secured until this date. After this deadline, your place may be offered to the next wait-listed applicant.

Note:

  • A course fee of $350 will apply for the following term.
  • This schedule applies from Term 2 to Term 4. Term 1 will follow a different schedule which current students will receive via email.

2. Payment

You will receive an email from the J-Course team regarding payment details and method after Thursday of Week 9. Please pay the term fees by Saturday of Week 10.

3. Confirmation 

You will receive an email confirming your payment and enrolment after Tuesday of Week 11.

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