Japan Student Visa
You will need a Japan Student Visa, a long-term visa that allows you study in a Japanese educational institution. The visa is accepted by Japanese universities, schools, and vocational institutions. You must apply for this visa if you are studying in Japan for more than three months.
Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
This certificate serves as a pre-requisite for your Japan Student Visa. It shows that you have the approval of the Japanese Immigration Services, and that you have met the entry requirements for international students. Your school in Japan will help you obtain this certificate. Keep in mind that you must still apply for a Japan Student Visa from your home country.