FAQs

What are the prerequisites for the summer program?
Do we need to submit an official transcript, or can it be unofficial?
Will the students travel together or separately? Can I travel in Japan and/or to other countries after the program?
Do I need to be immunized before going to Japan?
Do I need a Visa to go Japan? What are the procedures?
If I withdraw from the program will I receive a refund?

What are the prerequisites for the summer program?

Please see the 'Eligibility' section.

Do we need to submit an official transcript, or can it be unofficial?

University transcripts must be official ones. The transcript from high school may be unofficial if official ones are hard to obtain.

Will the students travel together or separately? Can I travel in Japan and/or to other countries after the program?

Students are free to book their own flights according to their desired personal schedules. The Prince Takamado Japan Centre can offer help in booking a flight if required.

You are free to travel within Japan during your free time while you are participating in the program. However, students who require a visa to be in Japan will not be allowed to enter Japan prior to the start of the program, and must also leave immediately after the end of the program.

All students are free to travel to other countries before or after the program.

Do I need to be immunized before going to Japan?

No special vaccinations are required for travel to Japan.

Do I need a Visa to go Japan? What are the procedures?

If you are a Canadian citizen, a Visa is not required.
If you are in Canada on a Student Visa, a Visa MAY be required. If you are a citizen of any country on the following list, you will not require a Visa: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/02.html.
Any student that requires a Visa to enter Japan MUST make arrangements to get one before they depart from Canada. Arrangement procedures and all fees required for getting a Visa are the student's responsibility.

If I withdraw from the program will I receive a refund?
No guarantees are made, but if you withdraw before the start of the program we will try to arrange a refund of the program and accommodation fees. However, we will keep the administrative fee to cover the financial cost of taking care of the cancellation.