Frequently Asked Questions - Jellyfish Education Consultancy Philippines Inc.

Cebu Office: (032) 231-4434
Manila Office: (02) 570-1290


Frequently Asked Questions

Jellyfish Education Consultancy Philippines, Inc. or JEC - is the Philippine arm of the multinational Japanese company, Jellyfish Inc.
JEC the sister company of Jellyfish Vietnam which has been in operation since 2010 and the recently opened (January 2013), Jellyfish Indonesia.
Our mother company, Jellyfish Inc. started operations last 2007. Its businesses include internet service connections and education programs. Its main office is in Tokyo and operates another office in Osaka. You may check them at:

Jellyfish Education Consultancy (JEC) is your bridge to Japan. Individuals who are interested to study in Japan will under go assessment, interviewe and endorse to a school depending on their background and goals in life. We are partnered with the best language institutions and universities like the Japanese Language School Affiliated with Tokyo International University, Aoyama International Education Institute, Shinwa Foreign Language Academy and more to ensure quality education.If you do not have an idea how the process goes, our friendly consultants will be there to assist and guide you all throughout the application. Details such as tuition fee, school curriculum, accommodation, will be discussed properly with the students and their sponsors.Once the students are already in Japan, staff from our mother company in Tokyo, Jellyfish,Inc., will guide the students with all the adjustments they need to make, and assist them in the training for part-time work, for those who wish to earn a living while studying.

1. Preferably 18-30 years of age (we accept applicants older or younger, so please try)
2. High School Graduate- who wish to study Bachelors Degree
3.College Graduate atleast 2 years

At the end of the day what we check is the goal of the student so age may not matter at the end. Please do not be discouraged and just contact us. Assessment if free and we can do it either via mobile, Skype or personal apperance.

The tuition fee ranges from JPY 640,000 -JPY 760,000 for one (1) year.
The program offers a 60% - 40% tuition fee payment scheme. This should be paid (once all the needed documents are complete, admission letter from the school and Certificate of Eligibility has been received and before applying for a visa) before the student leaves for Japan as down payment. The remaining 40% may be paid within the next 5 months of the student’s stay in Japan.
In summary, once must pay the following:
*Application Fee
*Processing Fee
*Tuition Fee
*Accommodation (optional)
*Arubaito or Part-time job (this is usually bundled with the Accommodation but may be paid separately)
*Visa Application Fee
*Airplane Ticket
NOTE: For specific or estimated costs contact our JEC staff at 02-570-1290 or send us a message.

Based on statistics, 122 million people all over the world speak Nihongo. This only means global opportunity for anyone who speaks the language.
You can use the skill anywhere:

Japan - Based on studies, it is expected that there may be a large chunk of job vacancy in Japan 1-2 years from now. This is because most of their professional employees are retiring soon. The quantity of younger generation who will then take over, will not be able to suffice for the number of jobs that will be left. This means more opportunity for the Filipino's to go to Japan given their advantage as well that they can speak fluent English, from which the Japanese would like to learn.
Philippines - as per DOT, the Japanese are third on tourist arrivals in the country last 2012 with 375,248 arrivals. A portion of that number are investors given that the Philippine economy is rapidly growing as well. This means more opportunity to apply one's Nihongo skills. Besides that, a regular call center employee who knows how to speak fluent Japanese can earn up to Php80,000.00 per month.
So where can you learn Japanese? Of course, Japan is where Nihongo can be best learned and practiced. Not only will you be taught in a good language school, you will also best appreciate the country, the culture, and use Nihongo in your everyday life so you will learn faster and better. As the saying goes, Experience is the best teacher.

Jellyfish Education doesn’t offer any scholarship but in Japan some language schools give scholarship depending on the students’ performance. Scholarship given may be a certain percentage discount in tuition fee or monthly allowance.
For those who are interested to have a scholarship before going to Japan, Tochigi International Education Institution give 20% discount in tuition fee if passed the initial interview.

Student can consult our supports in Japan. We offer a robust support system which can immediately address any concerns or problems students encounter during their day-to-day life as a foreign student. Talk to us and let us work together to discover solutions to any problems you may face so you can enjoy your student life in Japan in peace of mind.

For the Long term program or Study in Japan, the student will have a Student Visa that can be valid for a year or two. For On the Job training program or short term 3 month the visa issued is a short term tourist visa.

On the average, rent is 50,000 - 70,000 yen, electricity, gas and water is 5,000 – 6,000 yen and other living costs are about 50,000 yen. In total, the living costs for one person can total between 120,000 and 150,000 yen monthly or equivalent to 45,000-50,000 pesos monthly. Of course, at the end you will be the one to control your expenses.

Part time work is allowed as long as it is within the restrictions of the regulations set out by the Immigration Bureau. According to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, foreign students can work part time (up to 28 hours per week, or up to 8 hours per day during long breaks) if they get a 'Permit for Deviation of Status' from the Immigration Bureau etc. for their area. As long as it meets all the requirements of Immigration Bureau laws, students are permit to have part-time jobs.

Monday through Friday is the basic schedules however your timetable will vary according to your class assignment. Classes can take up to five (5) to six (6) hours a day. You can have your part time or study independently after the class.

All of the lessons are taught in Japanese but we don’t require any minimum requirement, we can accept students without any back ground in Nihongo but before going to Japan we advise the students to study basic Nihongo as well as Hiragana and Katakana. Just in case the student has a back ground or Japanese level, we administer an equivalent Japanese test upon entry and lesson that will be taught based on the language ability of the student.

No, but we do assist / suggest ways in accomplishing certain documents needed by the student and sponsor. As a consulting firm, JEC will also suggest ways on how one can maximize his learning and opportunity.

Yes. Below is the table that shows that Cost of Living Vs. Part-time job Income:

Definition (Expenses) Cost per month
Food Php 15,000~
Accommodation (After 3 months of stay in Japan) Php 17,000~
Transportation Php 4,000~
Health Insurance Php 1,000~
Mobile Phone Php 3,000~
Utilities (Electricity, Water, Internet, etc.) FREE (included in the accommodation)
TOTAL Php 40, 000~

Minimum Salary in Japan:

Php 450/hour x 112 hours per month = Php 50, 400.00

Estimated Savings: Php10, 400.00 per month

A student may only work part-time for a maximum of 28 hours a week.

NOTE: Above figures may change. Contact JEC staff for the specific and updated details.

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