Schedule

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

KCP Program Dates

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

2024 SCHEDULE

SEMESTER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Winter Jan 9, 2024 Mar 27, 2024 Oct 11, 2023 Nov 10, 2023
Spring Apr 4, 2024 Jun 20, 2024 Feb 4, 2024 Feb 17, 2024
Fall Oct 7, 2024 Dec 20, 2024 Jul 9, 2024 Aug 8, 2024
EXTENDED PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Extended Jan 9, 2024 Jun 20, 2024 Aug 9, 2023 Nov 10, 2023
Fall Extended Jul 4, 2024 Dec 20, 2024 Feb 4, 2024 May 5, 2024
Academic Year Oct 7, 2024 Jun 20, 2025 May 7, 2024 Aug 8, 2024
SUMMER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul 4, 2024 Sep 19, 2024 Apr 5, 2024 May 5, 2024
Summer Short-Term Jun 20, 2024 Aug 14, 2024 Apr 5, 2024 Apr 25, 2024

Note: 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

2025 SCHEDULE

SEMESTER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Winter Jan 8, 2025 Mar 27, 2025 Oct 11, 2024 Nov 10, 2024
Spring Apr 5, 2025 Jun 20, 2025 Jan 5, 2025 Feb 4, 2025
Fall Oct 6, 2025 Dec 20, 2025 Jul 6, 2025 Aug 5, 2025
EXTENDED PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Extended Jan 8, 2025 Jun 20, 2025 Aug 9, 2024 Nov 10, 2024
Fall Extended Jul 4, 2025 Dec 20, 2025 Feb 4, 2025 May 5, 2025
Academic Year Oct 6, 2025 Jun 20, 2026 May 4, 2025 Aug 5, 2025
SUMMER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul 4, 2025 Sep 18, 2025 Apr 5, 2025 May 5, 2025
Summer Short-Term Jun 20, 2025 Aug 13, 2025 Mar 23, 2025 Apr 22, 2025

Note: 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

2026 SCHEDULE

SEMESTER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Winter Jan 9, 2026 Mar 27, 2026 Oct 11, 2025 Nov 10, 2025
Spring Apr 4, 2026 Jun 20, 2026 Jan 4, 2026 Feb 3, 2026
Fall Oct 6, 2026 Dec 22, 2026 Jul 8, 2026 Aug 7, 2026
EXTENDED PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Extended Jan 9, 2026 Jun 20, 2026 Aug 9, 2025 Nov 9, 2025
Fall Extended Jul 3, 2026 Dec 22, 2026 Feb 3, 2026 May 3, 2026
Academic Year Oct 6, 2026 Jun 19, 2027 May 6, 2026 Aug 7, 2026
SUMMER PROGRAMS
KCP Term Beginning Date Ending Date Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul 3, 2026 Sep 16, 2026 Apr 4, 2026 May 4, 2026
Summer Short-Term Jun 22, 2026 Aug 11, 2026 Mar 24, 2026 Apr 23, 2026

Note: 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

Summer 8-week program: Apply before March 23!

See the beauty of Japan this Summer and learn the Japanese language in the heart of Tokyo. Apply today!

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Student Life

Past and present students share their thoughts and experiences on studying in Japan.

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Testimonials

The most important reason why I selected the program was for its affordability. As a graduate, I am paying for the program through my own personal funds without the help of any university financial aid or scholarships. Affordability and value of the program were essential in my decision, and KCP has exceeded my expectations.

—Cristina Cano