Schedule

These are program start dates and application deadlines for KCP Japanese language study.

KCP Program Dates

Here are the program dates for KCP study in Japan. Whether you choose to learn the Japanese language during one of these terms or customize your KCP terms, if you plan to enroll in an extended or academic year program (staying longer than six months), we strongly recommend that you (1) apply for your first term at least six months in advance, and (2) apply for a visa as well.

Visa

 

2020 SCHEDULE

SEMESTER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Winter Jan 9, 2020 Mar 28, 2020 Oct 11, 2019 Nov 10, 2019
Spring Apr 4, 2020 Jun 23, 2020 Jan 5, 2020 Feb 4, 2020
Fall Oct 6, 2020 Dec 23, 2020 Jul 8, 2020 Aug 7, 2020
EXTENDED PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Extended Jan 9, 2020 Jun 23, 2020 Jul 10, 2019 Nov 10, 2019
Fall Extended Jul 6, 2020 Dec 23, 2020 Jan 5, 2020 May 7, 2020
Academic Year Oct 6, 2020 Jun 23, 2021 Apr 6, 2020 Aug 7, 2020
SUMMER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul 6, 2020 Sep 20, 2020 Apr 7, 2020 May 7, 2020
Summer Short-Term Jun 23, 2020 Aug 15, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 Apr 24, 2020

Notes: Dates subject to change without prior notice. If a deadline falls on a Sunday or holiday, application/payment is due at the KCP office or sponsor school the workday before the deadline.

Students attending the summer program and who will be continuing for fall (i.e. Fall Extended) will have their summer final exam approximately one week later than the published date above.

Late Application Request

2021 SCHEDULE

SEMESTER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Winter Jan 7, 2021 Mar 25, 2021 Oct 9, 2020 Nov 8, 2020
Spring Apr 5, 2021 Jun 23, 2021 Jan 5, 2021 Feb 4, 2021
Fall Oct 7, 2021 Dec 23, 2021 Jul 9, 2021 Aug 8, 2021
EXTENDED PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Extended Jan 7, 2021 Jun 23, 2021 Jul 8, 2020 Nov 8, 2020
Fall Extended Jul 6, 2021 Dec 23, 2021 Jan 4, 2021 May 7, 2021
Academic Year Oct 7, 2021 Jun 22, 2022 Apr 7, 2021 Aug 8, 2021
SUMMER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul 6, 2021 Sep 19, 2021 Apr 7, 2021 May 7, 2021
Summer Short-Term Jun 23, 2021 Aug 14, 2021 Mar 25, 2021 Apr 24, 2021

Notes: Dates subject to change without prior notice. If a deadline falls on a Sunday or holiday, application/payment is due at the KCP office or sponsor school the workday before the deadline.

Students attending the summer program and who will be continuing for fall (i.e. Fall Extended) will have their summer final exam approximately one week later than the published date above.

Late Application Request

2022 SCHEDULE

SEMESTER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Winter Jan 7, 2022 Mar 26, 2022 Oct 9, 2021 Nov 8, 2021
Spring Apr 4, 2022 Jun 22, 2022 Jan 4, 2022 Feb 3, 2022
Fall Oct 6, 2022 Dec 22, 2022 Jul 8, 2022 Aug 7, 2022
EXTENDED PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Extended Jan 7, 2022 Jun 22, 2022 Jul 8, 2021 Nov 8, 2021
Fall Extended Jul 5, 2022 Dec 22, 2022 Jan 3, 2022 May 6, 2022
Academic Year Oct 6, 2022 Jun 21, 2023 Apr 6, 2022 Aug 7, 2022
SUMMER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul 5, 2022 Sep 18, 2022 Apr 6, 2022 May 6, 2022
Summer Short-Term Jun 22, 2022 Aug 13, 2022 Mar 24, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

Notes: Dates subject to change without prior notice. If a deadline falls on a Sunday or holiday, application/payment is due at the KCP office or sponsor school the workday before the deadline.

Students attending the summer program and who will be continuing for fall (i.e. Fall Extended) will have their summer final exam approximately one week later than the published date above.

Late Application Request

2023 SCHEDULE

SEMESTER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Winter Jan 6, 2023 Mar 24, 2023 Oct 8, 2022 Nov 7, 2022
Spring Apr 4, 2023 Jun 21, 2023 Jan 4, 2023 Feb 3, 2023
Fall Oct 6, 2023 Dec 22, 2023 Jul 8, 2023 Aug 7, 2023
EXTENDED PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Extended Jan 6, 2023 Jun 21, 2023 Jul 7, 2022 Nov 7, 2022
Fall Extended Jul 4, 2023 Dec 22, 2023 Jan 2, 2023 May 5, 2023
Academic Year Oct 6, 2023 Jun 21, 2024 Apr 6, 2023 Aug 7, 2023
SUMMER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul 4, 2023 Sep 17, 2023 Apr 5, 2023 May 5, 2023
Summer Short-Term Jun 21, 2023 Aug 11, 2023 Mar 23, 2023 Apr 22, 2023

Notes: Dates subject to change without prior notice. If a deadline falls on a Sunday or holiday, application/payment is due at the KCP office or sponsor school the workday before the deadline.

Students attending the summer program and who will be continuing for fall (i.e. Fall Extended) will have their summer final exam approximately one week later than the published date above.

Late Application Request

Spring Application Deadline

Join us for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to gain proficiency in the Japanese language while enjoying the culture and lifestyle that only living in Tokyo can provide. Spring applications due January 5.

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Testimonials

Frankly, it seemed like the best. The other programs I looked at were either heavily geared towards Chinese and Korean students or prohibitively expensive. Plus, KCP has a long history and a LOT of alumni who openly praise the program online — and I hope to be among them!

—Dylan Chapin