ADMISSION INFORMATION

For International Students

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

Applicants must fulfill at least one of the three following conditions:

  1. 1. Applicant must have completed 12 years of education, or graduated from high school overseas or the equivalent as approved by the Japanese Ministry of Education, or is expected to graduate by March 2020.
  2. 2. Applicant must hold a certificate (issued in their country) equivalent to or higher than the “Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates” as issued by the Japanese Ministry of Education, or is expected to receive it by end of March 2020 and be at least 18 years old as of April 1, 2020.
  3. 3. Applicant must be certified as a high school graduate equivalent and at least 18 years old as of April 1, 2020.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Applicants must fulfill all the following conditions:

  1. 1. The applicant must fulfill admission requirements, pass the entrance examinations and complete all required entrance procedures before the given deadline.
  2. 2. The applicant must demonstrate a fluency in the Japanese language sufficient for studying at SHOBI in one of following ways:
    1. A. Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 or N2 (Past JLPT Level 1 or 2 is also accepted)
    2. B. Score above 200 on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) Japanese as a foreign language subject component
    3. C. Score above 400 on the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test
    4. D. Proof of attendance at a Japanese language school (limited to the courses predetermined by the Minister of Justice) for a period of not less than 6 months or attendance at a school (other than kindergarten) as approved by the first condition of the School Education Act of Japan for a period of not less than one year, AND pass SHOBI’s Japanese language examination.
  3. 3. The applicant must have sufficient funds for expenses during the entire period of study, including living costs.

APPLICATION PERIOD/EXAMINATION DATE

Entrance
Exam
Period
Type Application Submission Period Entrance Exam Date Exam Results Announcement Deadline for Entrance Procedures
October* AO Application
Recommendation
October 1 - 24, 2019 October 28 October 30 November 15
November General Recommendation November 1 -20, 2019 November 25 November 27 December 16
December General Recommendation December 1-20, 2019 December 24 December 25 January 15
January General Recommendation January 6 - 21, 2020 January 24 January 27 February 17
February General Recommendation February 1 -20, 2020 February 25 February 27 March 16
March General Recommendation March 1 - 17, 2020 March 19 March 23 March 30

*October’s Entrance Exams are only for AO applications and applicants who have a recommendation
Note: Only applicants who have received approval through advance screenings utilizing the AO Entrance Entry Sheet may apply through AO Application.

SCREENING FEE: 12,000 yen

Please transfer the screening fee before handing in your application and attach a photocopy of the bank remittance receipt or ATM receipt to the designated space in your application form.
Prospective students who have attended the Open Campus and received authorization to forego the interview are exempt from the screening fee. Refer to ‘OPEN CAMPUS PARTICIPATION INCENTIVES’ for more details.

[Bank Account for Screening Fee] For International Bank Transfer
Bank Name Sumitomo-Mitsui Bank Bank No. Bank Swift Code 0009 / SMBCJPJT
Branch Name Koishikawa Branch Branch No. Branch Swift Code 813
Bank Account No. Saving Account No. 2530810 Bank Address 1-15-17 Koishikawa, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0002
Payee SHOBI COLLEGE OF MUSIC Bank Phone No. +81-3-3813-2781

Note: Bank handling charges are not included, but must be added in the total bill.

NOTIFICATION OF EXAM RESULTS

  • The exam result notification will be sent by registered mail to the applicant’s home address.
  • Please verify your name and address to ensure that documents are sent to the correct address.
  • Results will not be posted on school bulletins.
  • As the exam results will be dispatched on the “Exam Results Announcement” date mentioned above, please note that it may take several days for the results to be delivered.

SCHOOL ENTRANCE PROCEDURES

For successful applicants, please complete the entrance application procedure using the documents enclosed with the Notification of Exam Results by the specified date.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED DURING APPLICATION

*For documents in languages other than Japanese or English, please attach a translation in either Japanese or English.

Documents to be Submitted Details
1 Entrance Application 2020 International Student Application Forms’ booklet P.5. For October screening, the Recommendation Form on P.9 is also required. For AO Applications, please use the ‘AO Application Form’ (refer to the 2020 AO Application Guidelines for more information)
2 Application for International Students 2020 International Student Application Forms’ booklet P.7-8. Includes the application form for the International Students Scholarship.
3 Proof of Last School Attended Submit a copy of your transcript and diploma from the last academic institution attended.
For applicants holding certifications equivalent to or higher than the “Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates” issued by the Japanese Ministry of Education, please submit the relevant proofs.
4 Proof of Japanese Language Ability Please submit any one of the following:
  1. A. Proof that you have passed the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 or N2.
  2. B. Proof that you have scored 200 points or higher on the Japanese language section of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU).
  3. C. Proof that you have scored 400 or higher on the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test.
  4. D. Attendance record, transcript, and proof of enrollment in a Japanese language school (limited to the courses predetermined by the Minister of Justice) that you have attended or are currently attending.*
  5. E. Proof of attendance over a period of not less than one year at a school (other than kindergarten) as approved by the first condition of the School Education Act of Japan.*

*For ‘D’ or ‘E’, you are also required to take SHOBI’s Japanese Language Exam (at no cost).

5 Schools in Japan Certification For those currently enrolled at or have been enrolled at a school in Japan (e.g. Japanese language school, professional training college, university), please submit one of each of the following: (1) attendance record, (2) transcript, and (3) proof of graduation, imminent graduation, or proof of enrollment.
6 Copy of Passport Copies of all pages with photos, visas, seals and stamps.
7 Copy of Residence Card Copies of both sides. Only required from applicants who hold a Residence Card.
8 Five Photos Five photos with dimensions of 3cm×4cm.
9 Proof of Ability to Pay Expenses Please submit any one of the following: a notice of remittance form, a copy of your (parent/guardian’s) bank book, a copy of your (parent/guardian’s) bank balance statement, or any other form of proof confirming your financial ability to pay for tuition and living expenses.
10 Proof of Family Relationship A copy of your certificate of residence in your country or an official copy of the family register.

SHOBI’S JAPANESE LANGUAGE EXAMINATION

Prospective students applying with documents as listed in Section 4 (D or E) are required to take SHOBI’s Japanese language examination (written examination and interview) via the International Exchange Center in addition to the standard screening process for their desired department.
However, applicants who have passed the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 or N2, scored 200 points or more on the Japanese language section of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), or 400 points or more on the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test and provided the relevant documents are exempt from the SHOBI’s Japanese language examination.

CONTENTS OF ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

  1. 1. Document Screening
  2. 2. Interview
    Applicants who have received the authorization are exempt from this interview.
    Please refer to ‘OPEN CAMPUS PARTICIPATION INCENTIVES’ for more details.
  3. 3. Practical Examination (Jazz & Popular Department, Wind, String & Percussion Department, Comprehensive Music Department) Applicants who have received the authorization are exempt from the practical examination. Please refer to ‘OPEN CAMPUS PARTICIPATION INCENTIVES’ for more details.

Note: For AO applicants, please refer to the ‘2020 AO Application Guidelines’.

EXAMINATION CONTENTS

Department Major/Course Contents Practical Examination
Jazz & Popular All Majors
  1. 1) Document Screening
  2. 2) Interview
  3. 3) Practical Examination
■ Guitar/Bass/Keyboard Major
Perform a piece of your choice. Please bring the accompaniment music in audio CD or USB/Smartphone form.
■ Drum & Percussion Major
4-beat or, 8-beat rhythm patterns. In addition, perform a piece of your choice (drum solos are allowed).
■ Saxophone/Trumpet/Trombone Major
Perform a piece of your choice. Please bring the accompaniment music (without the main melody) in audio CD or USB/Smartphone form.
■ Jazz Vocal Major
Sing one song of your choice. Please bring the backing track (without the main melody) in audio CD or USB/Smartphone form.
Wind, String & Percussion Wind, String & Percussion Major
  1. 1) Document Screening
  2. 2) Interview
  3. 3) Practical Examination
■ Woodwind, Brass & String Instruments
Play the scale listed in ‘PRACTICAL EXAMINATION QUESTION EXAMPLES’ in the key specified at the examination, selected from the major keys with up to three ♯s or♭s (referenced in the concert keys). In addition, perform one piece of your choice.
■ Percussion
Perform on the marimba the scale listed in ‘PRACTICAL EXAMINATION QUESTION EXAMPLES’ in the key specified at the examination, selected from majors keys with up the three ♯s or♭s followed by basic patterns (single, double or five stroke roll) with accelerating and decelerating techniques on the snare drum, in addition to a piece of your choice.
*Playing without an accompanist is permitted.
Wind Instrument & Marching Band Major
  1. 1) Document Screening
  2. 2) Interview
  3. 3) Practical Examination
Perform one piece of your choice.
*Playing without an accompaniment is permitted.
Comprehensive Music Vocal Course
  1. 1) Document Screening
  2. 2) Interview
  3. 3) Practical Examination
Perform one piece of your choice. No specified genre, original pieces are accepted.
Arrangement & Composition Course Submit an original piece of music.
*Please submit one original work in the form of audio data (CD) or music score with your application documents.
*Please note that submitted work will not be returned.
Piano Course Perform one piece of your choice. No specified genre, original pieces are accepted.
*Available Instruments: Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano
Electronic Organ Course Perform one piece of your choice. No specified genre, original pieces are accepted.
*Available Instrument: ELS-02 C
Jazz & Popular Course Same as the test contents of each major in the Jazz & Popular Department.
Wind, String & Percussion Course ■ Wind, String & Percussion Major
Same as the test contents of the Wind, String & Percussion Department
■ Wind Instrument & Marching Band Major
Perform one piece of your choice. Playing without an accompaniment is permitted.
All Other Departments
  1. 1) Document Screening
  2. 2) Interview
No Practical Examination Required

[NOTE] The Wind, String & Percussion Department (Wind, String & Percussion Major) and Comprehensive Music Department (Wind, String & Percussion Course) instruments are further separated into the following:

  • Woodwind Instruments: Flute/Oboe/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Bassoon/Saxophone
  • Brass Instruments: Trumpet/Horn/Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba
  • String Instruments: Violin/Viola/Cello/Contrabass/Harp

PRACTICAL EXAMINATION QUESTION EXAMPLES

Wind, String & Percussion Department (Wind, String & Percussion Major) / Comprehensive Music Department (Wind, String & Percussion Course)
Be able to perform scales and broken chords according to the examples below.
(Please adjust the range according to your instrument’s register.)

  • Violin and Viola exercises are in C major, spanning three octaves.
  • Exercises for Wind Instruments, Cello, Contrabass, and Marimba will be chosen from keys with up to three #s or ♭s, to be specified at the examination.
  • Aim to play exercises at an Andante tempo.

Violin, Viola


Flute, Oboe, Bassoon


Clarinet, Bass Clarinet


Saxophone (using the full register of the instrument)


Harp (E flat major only)


Trumpet, Horn


Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba (an octave below), Cello, Contrabass


Snare Drum
Single stroke roll, double stroke roll, and five stroke roll in acceleration/deceleration


Marimba
 (Major Scales with up to three ♯ s or♭s)

3rd YEAR TRANSFER TO THE COMPREHENSIVE MUSIC DEPARTMENT (4-YEAR COURSE)

COURSES

COURSES MAJORS
Vocal Vocal
Arrangement & Composition Arrangement & Composition
Piano Piano
Electronic Organ Electronic Organ
Wind, String & Percussion Flute / Oboe / Clarinet / Bass Clarinet / Bassoon / Saxophone / Trumpet / Horn / Trombone / Euphonium / Tuba / Violin / Viola / Cello / Contrabass / Harp / Percussion / Wind Instruments & Marching Band
Jazz & Popular Guitar / Bass / Drums & Percussion / Piano & Keyboard / Saxophone / Trumpet / Trombone / Jazz Vocal

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

Applicants must fulfill at least one of the following requirements:

  1. 1. Applicant must have graduated from a university or junior college, or will graduate by March 2020.
  2. 2. Applicant must have graduated from a professional training college, or will graduate by March 2020 with a diploma (postsecondary course).
  3. 3. Applicant must have graduated from a college of technology, or will graduate by March 2020.
  4. 4. Applicant must have completed the second year or above in a university or college, or will complete by March 2020.
  5. 5. Applicant must have attained a level of education equivalent to any of the above requirements (1-4) and be above the age of 20 at the time of entrance.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Applicants must fulfill all the following conditions:

  1. 1. The applicant must fulfill admission requirements, pass the entrance examinations and complete all required entrance procedures before the given deadline.
  2. 2. The applicant must demonstrate a fluency in the Japanese language sufficient for studying at SHOBI in one of following ways:
  3. 3. The applicant must have sufficient funds for expenses during the entire period of study, including living costs.

TRANSFER SCHOOL YEAR

Comprehensive Music Department Year 3

APPLICATION PERIOD AND EXAMINATION DATE

Application Term Application Period Examination Date Date of Announcement Deadline of
Entrance Procedure
Term I October 1 (Tue) -
December 20 (Fri), 2019
December 24, 2019 (Tue) December 25, 2019 (Wed) January 15, 2020 (Wed)
Term II January 6 (Mon) -
February 20 (Thu), 2020
February 25, 2020 (Tue) February 27, 2020 (Thu) March 16, 2020 (Mon)
Term III March 1 (Sun) -
March 17 (Tue), 2020
March 19, 2020 (Thu) March 23, 2020 (Mon) March 30, 2020 (Mon)

TRANSFER APPLICATION FEE

12,000 yen

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please submit the transfer application form and transfer examination slip enclosed in the ‘‘2020 Comprehensive Music Department Transfer Guide ’ alongside the required documents listed in ‘DOCUMENTS REQUIRED DURING APPLICATION ’ directly to the Applications Office or the International Exchange Center or by mail.

  1. ✓ For applicants to the Arrangement & Composition course, please enclose your original work with your application documents.

SCREENING PROCEDURE

Document screening, practical examination, interview, written examination

TUITION & FEES:

Currency: Japanese yen

Year Entrance Fee Annual Tuition School Facility Fee Total
Third Year 100,000 780,000 390,000 1,270,000
Fourth Year 780,000 390,000 1,170,000
  • Student Accident Insurance: 1,610 yen for 2 years (fees for 2018)
  • Study Materials Fee: 10,000 – 30,000 yen (depending on course)
  • Graduation Events Fee: 27,000 yen in Year 4 (fees for 2018)
  • Alumni Association Fee: 30,000 yen annually

SHOBI SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICABLE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS

  1. ■ International Students Entrance Scholarship
    International Students can receive a 100,000 yen exemption from their entrance fee at the time of registration. Applicants wishing to apply for this scholarship must submit the “Application for International Student” on P.7-8 of the ‘2020 International Student Application Forms ’ booklet alongside the general application form.
    • Application Period: October 1, 2019 (Tue) – March 17, 2020 (Tue)
    • Amount Awarded: 100,000 yen
  2. ■ Japanese Study Grant*
    Students that have attained a sufficient level of Japanese language ability, consequently enriching their future studies in SHOBI, before entering SHOBI can be supported with this grant. Depending on the grades or scores attained in designated Japanese language tests, the amount awarded will be deducted from the tuition fees or returned. Please refer to P.17 of the ‘2020 International Student Application Forms ’ for more information.
  3. ■ Honor Student Transfer Scholarship
    This scholarship is awarded to applicants whom, through the practical examinations for each individual course, are recognized to have a certain level of technical skill and are expected to be able to display said skills while enrolled at SHOBI.
    Please refer to the ‘2020 Comprehensive Music Department Transfer Guide ’ for more information.
    • Screening Method: Practical examination, question-and-answer section and interview (for each course)
      For more information regarding the practical examination for each individual course, please refer to the ‘Honor Student Transfer Scholarship Individual Course Practical Examination Details’ leaflet or inquire during open campus.
    • Recognition Types and Scholarship Amount:
      ‘SA’ Recognition = Amount equivalent to the Full tuition will be exempted for transfer year)
      ‘A’ Recognition = Amount equivalent to Half of your tuition will be exempted for transfer year)

FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS

TUITION & FEES OVERVIEW

1ST YEAR

Currency: Japanese yen 

Department Entrance
Fee
Annual
Tuition
School Facility
Fee
Total Fee with Scholarship Applied
Vocal 200,000 820,000 370,000 1,390,000 1,090,000
Professional Musicians 200,000 820,000 370,000 1,390,000 1,090,000
Arrangement & Composition 200,000 890,000 420,000 1,510,000 1,210,000
Music Business 200,000 810,000 410,000 1,420,000 1,120,000
Sound, Visual, & Lighting Production 200,000 810,000 460,000 1,470,000 1,170,000
Voice Actor 200,000 810,000 410,000 1,420,000 1,120,000
Dance 200,000 800,000 420,000 1,420,000 1,120,000
Musical 200,000 850,000 420,000 1,470,000 1,170,000
Jazz & Popular 200,000 890,000 470,000 1,560,000 1,260,000
Wind, Strings & Percussion 200,000 890,000 470,000 1,560,000 1,260,000
Comprehensive Music 200,000 800,000 390,000 1,390,000 1,090,000

2ND YEAR

Currency: Japanese yen 

Department Annual Tuition Facility Fee Total Fee
Vocal 820,000 370,000 1,190,000
Professional Musician 820,000 370,000 1,190,000
Arrangement & Composition 890,000 420,000 1,310,000
Music Business 810,000 410,000 1,220,000
Sound, Visual, & Lighting Production 810,000 460,000 1,270,000
Voice Actor 810,000 410,000 1,220,000
Dance 800,000 420,000 1,220,000
Musical 850,000 420,000 1,270,000
Jazz & Popular 890,000 470,000 1,360,000
Wind, Strings & Percussion 890,000 470,000 1,360,000
Comprehensive Music 800,000 390,000 1,190,000

3RD YEAR

Currency: Japanese yen 

Department Annual Tuition Facility Fee Total Fee
Comprehensive Music 800,000 390,000 1,190,000

4TH YEAR

Currency: Japanese yen 

Department Annual Tuition Facility Fee Total Fee
Comprehensive Music 800,000 390,000 1,190,000

MISCELLANEOUS FEES

  • Student Accident Insurance: Please pay for the length of your course at the time of entrance procedure.
    1. Two Year Departments: 1,610 yen
    2. Four Year Department: 2,970 yen (Fees for 2018)
  • Study Materials Fee: Students are required to buy their textbooks and study materials as required by their individual department/major/course every year.
    1. Approximate study materials fee for First Years: From 10,000 to 40,000 yen
    2. Approximate annual study materials fee for Second to Fourth Year students: From 10,000 to 30,000 yen
  • Supporters Association fee:
    Initial fee: 20,000 yen to be paid only in the 1st Year. Annual fee: 30,000yen
  • Alumni Association Fee: 50,000 yen to be paid by graduating students to become lifetime members of the SHOBI Alumni Association.
  • A portion of the Public Performance Fee:Students may be required to pay for a portion of the performance costs.
  • Graduation Events Fee: 27,000 yen

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

SHOBI SCHOLARSHIPS

*Scholarships marked by the asterisk sign (*) are offered only to international students.

  1. ■ International Students Entrance Scholarship*
    International Students can receive a 100,000 yen exemption from their entrance fee at the time of registration. Applicants wishing to apply for this scholarship must submit the “Application for International Student” on P.7-8 of the ‘2020 International Student Application Forms ’ booklet alongside the general application form.
    • Application Period: October 1, 2019 (Tue) – March 17, 2020 (Tue)
    • Amount Awarded: 100,000 yen
    • Scholarships that can be applied for in combination: All
  2. ■ ‘Living with Music’ Entrance Scholarship (AO Entrance Scholarship)
    Applicants entering SHOBI through the AO Admission Application are eligible to receive this scholarship. For further information please refer to the ‘2020 AO Application Guidelines’.
    • Screening method: Review of their essays written on the AO entrance entry sheet
    • Amount Awarded: 200,000 yen to be deducted from the tuition fees paid during entrance procedures
    • Scholarships that can be applied for in combination: International Students Entrance Scholarship
  3. ■ International Student Support Scholarship*
    This scholarship is awarded to prospective international students with a certain level of experience to ease the economic burden of tuition fees. Depending on the review results, the amount awarded will be deducted from the tuition fees paid during the entrance procedures. Please refer to P.11 of the ‘2020 International Student Application Forms ’ booklet for more information.
    • Application Period:
      June 1, 2019 (Sat) – March 17, 2020 (Tue)*MUST BE RECEIVED BY THIS DEADLINE
    • Screening method: Overall review of submissions of the form provided on P.13-14 of the ‘2020 International Student Application Forms ’ booklet.
    • Recognition Types and Scholarship Amount:
      1. Recognition Type I (150,000 yen exemption from 1st year tuition fees)
      2. Recognition Type II (100,000 yen exemption from 1st year tuition fees)
    • Scholarships that can be applied for in combination: International Students Entrance Scholarship and Japanese Study Grant
  4. ■ Japanese Study Grant*
    Students that have attained a sufficient level of Japanese language ability, consequently enriching their future studies in SHOBI, before entering SHOBI can be supported with this grant. Depending on the grades or scores attained in designated Japanese language tests, the amount awarded will be deducted from the tuition fees or returned. Please refer to P.17 of the ‘2020 International Student Application Forms ’ for more information.
  5. ■ Honor Student Entrance Scholarship
    Applicants who have had experience, knowledge, or technical training in their major fields and are recognized to have the potential to perform as a representative of the school are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants should be able to provide evidence that they have won prizes in competitions or auditions, received official certification, and/or have exceptional skills and knowledge. Please refer to P.12 of the ‘2020 International Student Application Forms ’ for more information.
    • Application and Screening Days
      Screening Day December 1, 2019 (Sun)
      Application Period June 1 (Sat) – November 15 (Fri), 2019
      Eligible Admission Type AO Admission, Recommendation Admission, General Admission
      Eligible Departments All Departments
      1. ✓ You are eligible to apply for the Honor Student Scholarship before or after you apply for admission to SHOBI. However, application for admission to SHOBI must be completed by the December Application Period.
    • Screening Method:
      A practical examination and interview conducted by the respective department to determine the results of your application.
    • Recognition Types and Scholarship Amount:
      1. ‘SA’ Recognition = Amount equivalent to the Full tuition will be exempted for entrance year)
      2. ‘A’ Recognition = Amount equivalent to Half of your tuition will be exempted for entrance year)
    • Scholarships that can be applied for in combination:
      1. ‘SA’ Recognition - International Students Entrance Scholarship
      2. ‘A’ Recognition - International Students Entrance Scholarship and Japanese Study Grant
  6. ■ Honor Student Transfer Scholarship (Only applicable to students transferring at the 3rd year into the Comprehensive Music Department)
    This scholarship is awarded to applicants whom, through the practical examinations for each individual course, are recognized to have a certain level of technical skill and are expected to be able to display said skills while enrolled at SHOBI.
    Please refer to the ‘2020 Comprehensive Music Department Transfer Guide ’ for more information.
    • Screening Method:
      Practical examination, question-and-answer section and interview (for each course)
      For more information regarding the practical examination for each individual course, please refer to the ‘Honor Student Transfer Scholarship Individual Course Practical Examination Details’ leaflet or inquire during open campus.
    • Recognition Types and Scholarship Amount:
      1. ‘SA’ Recognition = Amount equivalent to the Full tuition will be exempted for transfer year)
      2. ‘A’ Recognition = Amount equivalent to Half of your tuition will be exempted for transfer year)
    • Scholarships that can be applied for in combination: International Students Entrance Scholarship
  7. ■ Advancement Scholarship
    Upon recommendation by their department heads, students with superior grades are eligible for a tuition reduction when they move into the next grade.

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS(example)

  1. ■ Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students*
  2. ■ Kyoritsu International Foundation Scholarship
  3. ■ Kyoritsu Maintenance Scholarship
  4. ■ Hashiya Scholarship
  5. ■ Tokyo YWCA "Japanese Mothers for International Students" Movement Scholarship

*If an international student achieves a superior score in the Japanese language portion of the EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) prior to entering SHOBI, they are eligible to receive a study incentive grant scholarship (48,000 yen per month for 1 year.). EJU’s past examination questions and study materials are available at SHOBI International Exchange Center.
Eligibility for this scholarship is determined by the requirements of the “Monbukagakusho Honours Scholarship for Privately Funded International Students” which is provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).

OPEN CAMPUS (FREE)

For a better understanding of the school, the school’s educational principles, environment, potential career paths after graduation, and past achievements, SHOBI offers open campuses for prospective students.

  • Time: Registration 10.00 a.m. Start 10.30 a.m. - End 3.30 p.m. (estimate) *Lunch is provided.
  • Content: School Overview, Department/Course/Major Introductions, Sample Classes, Trial Lessons, Individual Lessons, Group Lessons Lessons, Individual Counseling, Individual Entrance Consultations.

OPEN CAMPUS PARTICIPATION INCENTIVES

  1. 1) Exemption from the Interview (All departments)
    Prospective students who have participated in the Open Campus, have undergone a personal consultation session and received authorization from the respective teacher-in-charge are exempted from the interview section of the application examination. Note that this only applies if the applicant applies to the department (entrance in 2020) that he/she has received the authorization from.
  2. 2) Exemption from the entrance examination fee (All departments)
    Prospective students who have participated in the Open Campus and are exempted from the interview examination are also exempt from paying the entrance examination fee of 12,000 yen. Note that this only applies if the applicant applies to the department (entrance in 2020) that he/she has received the exemption from.
  3. 3) Exemption from the Practical Examination (Jazz & Popular Department/ Wind, String & Percussion Department/ Comprehensive Music Department)
    Prospective students who have participated in the Open Campus and been evaluated to have a level of musical skill, performance and musical knowledge during the Individual Lessons, are eligible to receive authorization from the respective teacher-in-charge to be exempted from the practical examination. Note that this only applies if the applicant applies to the department/course/major (entrance in 2020) that he/she has received the authorization from.
Department Menu (planned) Remarks
Vocal Department
  • Voice Training
  • Recording Experience
  • Individual Lessons (by reservation)
Please participate in clothing that does not restrict movement.
Professional Musician Department
  • Lessons (separated by instrument) & Band Session
<To bring>
Instrument
(Drummers only need to bring their drum sticks.)
Arrangement & Composition Department
  • DTM/DAW Introductory Lecture
  • Arrangement & Composition Lecture
  • Individual Lessons (by reservation)
Music Business Department
  • Concert/Live Event Production Lecture
  • Working in the Music Industry Lecture
 
Sound, Visual & Lighting Department
  • Sound, Visual and Lighting Staff Training
 
Voice Actor Department
  • Voice Acting/Acting Basics Lesson & Voice-over Experience
Please participate in clothing that does not restrict movement.
Dance Department
  • Learn from a Professional Dancer! Exclusive Dance Lesson
<To bring>
Lesson wear (jerseys OK), Dance shoes (indoor shoes OK)
Musical Department
  • Musical Vocal Lesson
  • Theater Dance Lesson
<To bring>
Lesson wear (jerseys OK), Dance shoes (indoor shoes OK)
Jazz & Popular Department
  • Jam Session
  • Individual Lessons (separated by instrument)
<To bring>
Instrument (Performers of larger instruments, please feel free to consult us.)
Wind, String & Percussion Department
  • All Instruments Individual Lessons
<To bring>
Instrument (Performers of larger instruments, please feel free to consult us.)
Comprehensive Music Department
  • Respective Course/Major Lectures
  • Respective Course/Instrument Lessons
  • Individual Lessons (by reservation)
<To bring>
[Wind, String & Percussion Course/Jazz & Popular Course]
Instrument (Performers of larger instruments, please feel free to consult us.)
[Piano Course/Electronic Organ Course]
Music Score (Compulsory for students wishing to forgo the practical examination during application procedures)
Year Month Date
2019 April 10 (Sun) ・24 (Sun) ・31 (Sun)
May 12 (Sun)・19 (Sun)・26 (Sun)
June 2 (Sun)・9 (Sun) ・16 (Sun)・23 (Sun)
July 7 (Sun)・14 (Sun)・21 (Sun)・28 (Sun)
August 2 (Fri)・3 (Sat)・4 (Sun) ・17 (Sat)・18 (Sun)・25 (Sun)
September 1 (Sun)・15 (Sun)
October 6 (Sun)・27 (Sun)
November 10 (Sun)・24 (Sun)
December 15 (Sun)
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