Go from ZERO to PRO! If you’re looking for employment, head to MODE GAKUEN!

To All International Students

There are no boundaries in the desire to learn.

There are 786 international students from 31 countries and regions studying at MODE GAKUEN (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya)*.

MODE GAKUEN has a variety of support systems so that international students can have a safe and enjoyable school life.

As a school, we actively support everything from residence and daily life in Japan to employment at a Japanese company and acquisition of your visa.

At MODE GAKUEN we will do all we can do to help those who have a desire to learn.

* The achievements of 3 MODE GAKUEN campuses (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya) as of the end of January 2021.

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Welcome to MODE GAKUEN

Turn your individuality into talent.
A school where you can learn about cutting-edge creation business, from fashion to makeup.

MODE GAKUEN opened in Nagoya in 1966. Currently, it is one of the largest vocational schools in Japan with school buildings situated in front of terminal stations in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. It is a school accredited by the Minister of Education, Culture,
Sports, Science and Technology "vocational practical specialized course" for practical education recognized by Japan.

Starting with curriculum development that is made considering the needs of the times, special lectures are given by specialists who are active in the forefront of the industry. We provide a state-of-the-art learning environment.

At MODE GAKUEN, around 4,700 students are currently studying fashion, design, business, stylists, interiors, graphics, makeup, and beauty. Graduates are rated highly due to their practical skills and employment guidance they received based on the needs of human resources in each industry.

Additionally, we have introduced an study abroad system at the Paris campus "CREAPOLE", creating an environment for nurturing creators who will become active around the world.






One-on-one guidance is provided by employment guidance instructors who understand the human resources needs of companies.

"Make what you love a vocation" this phrase has nothing to do with whether you’re Japanese or an international student.
For those who desire to get a job, the employment guidance instructors will give thorough individual guidance from how to write a resume to interviews, production and presentation of your employment portfolio.
Thorough support for qualification acquisition and certification exam strategy, will become powerful weapons when looking a job.
We also provide full support for employment in Japan, such as job hunting strategies and acquisition of your visa.

Impressive "contest achievements".
Students have swept the competition in various contests and Grand Prix. Next, it's your turn!

Industry-academic case study.
Gain "authentic skills" by working with businesses and creators from planning to creating the project.

Classes are taught directly by top instructors such as global creators
in the "T.O.L. lectures" and currently active professionals.

International Student Support System

  1. MODE GAKUEN is a “licensed school”, “proper school", and “certified school".
  2. Upon graduation, you will receive a diploma and the title of "Advanced Diploma" or "Diploma".
  3. There is a special course available to improve your Japanese proficiency.
  4. There is an international student support system so you will feel at ease during both your academic studies and daily life.
  5. We will provide a living environment where you can study with peace of mind.
  6. We will take responsibility for supporting both employment and qualification acquisition in Japan.

There are many other support systems available too.

Employment Achievements of International Students

MODE GAKUEN is a powerful ally for international students trying to find employment in the industry too!

Comme des Garçons / GIVENCHY / L'Oréal JAPAN / LVMH Fragrance Brands / M.A.C / ONWARD / Shiki Theatre Company / Shiseido / TOMORROWLAND / Yohji Yamamoto and many others

※ Sample from the achievements of graduates of 3 MODE GAKUEN (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya)

Subjects / Courses

Subjects / Courses


Fashion Design/Fashion Technique/Fashion Business/Stylist/Interior/Graphic/ Makeup & Nail/Hairdressing & Makeup/Beauty

Every road you take is directly connected to a pro. No matter who you are, the possibilities are endless.

In the basic course, we teach the basics of creation and technology from scratch. In the specialized course, experienced instructors guide you to becoming professionals.

Upon graduation, you will obtain a diploma and the title of "advanced diploma" / "diploma". With this, it will be easier for you to re-enter the country and get a job in Japan.

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Global Size Education Network

Global Size Education Network


MODE GAKUEN has an environment where you can learn the latest techniques from around the world, not just in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Paris.
Creators who play an active role worldwide are born at MODE GAKUEN.


Shinjuku station (West Exit), 3 minutes on foot.
The main school building is 50 storeys above ground, MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower.

3 minutes on foot from Osaka Station.
21 storeys above ground and 3 storeys below ground, OSAKA MODE GAKUEN General School Building.

3 minutes on foot from Nagoya station.
The main school building is 36 storeys above ground, MODE GAKUEN Spiral Towers.


MODE GAKUEN Overseas Offices

MODE GAKUEN has five offices around the world, including its sister school in Paris.
Each office supports global learning, from overseas research / training and support when studying abroad, to collaborations with companies and educational institutions overseas as well as admission consultation when enrolling directly from overseas.

  • Paris office (Paris campus CREAPOLE)
  • Milan office
  • New York office
  • Shanghai office
  • Taiwan office

Facilities / Equipment

The environment nurtures people. All training rooms are recreations of those of the PROs.

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Campus Life

Campus Life


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Voices of the International Students

Voices of the International Students


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  • What courses do you offer?

    4-year Integrated Course
    ※ You will receive the title of "Advanced Diploma" as a graduation qualification which is the same graduation qualification as that of a Japanese 4-year university course.
    Fashion Design Department Advanced Diploma Course
    Fashion Business & Technology Department Advanced Diploma Course*

    Comprehensive Basic Course
    Comprehensive Basic Department
    Fashion Major
    Makeup and Beauty Major

    Specialized Course 
    ※ You will receive the title of "Diploma" as a graduation qualification which is the same as that of a Japanese junior college.

    Fashion Design Department
    Brand Designer Major
    Apparel Designer Major
    Mens Designer Major
    Kids Designer Major
    Stage / Stage Costume Major

    Department of Fashion Technology
    Pattern Maker Major
    Apparel Technology Major

    Fashion Business Department
    Brand Producer Major
    Buyer / Shop Management Major
    Internet Business Major
    Fashion Coordinator Major

    Stylist Department
    Top Stylist Major
    Fashion Stylist Major

    Makeup and Nail Department
    Makeup / Nail Artist Major
    Video / Stage Makeup Major
    Cosmetic Beauty Advisor Major

    3-year Integrated Course 
    ※ You will receive the title of "Diploma" as a graduation qualification which is the same as that of a Japanese junior college.

    Department of Interior
    Interior Designer Major
    Interior / Architect Major (newly established in 2022 installation planned)
    Space / Shop Designer Major
    Interior Coordinator Major

    Department of Graphic Design
    Graphic Designer Major
    WEB Video / Designer major
    Illustration Major

    Beauticians Course
    ※ You will receive the title of "Diploma" as a graduation qualification which is the same as that of a Japanese junior college.

    Hair and Makeup Artist Department
    International Cosmetology Major
    Hair and Makeup Artist Major
    Bridal Artist Major
    Salon Owner Major

    Department of Cosmetology
    Hair Stylist Major
    Hair Colour List Major

    Paris School Study Abroad Course

    Night Course
    Fashion Design Department
    Department of Fashion Technology
    Fashion Business Department
    ※ Student visa cannot be obtained by those attending Night Course. If you wish to enroll, please contact the Admissions Office.

  • What are the features of education at MODE GAKUEN?

    We have made an industry-academic collaboration, which is ideal in specialized education, a reality. We thoroughly provide practical education so students can learn from the professionals by interacting with companies.

    We also train students in unique subjects such as "creativity development", "self-development", and "thinking skills". Maximize your creativity and train your communication skills needed in Japanese society.

  • What kind of achievements do you have?

    Impressive contest results. Dominate the Grand Prix in a number of contests.

    Additionally, it is an industry-academic project "case study" that has evolved into an actual corporate project. At the request of the companies, we practice marketing, concept makeup, MD, design, production, and commercialization together with the company in class. Professional skills along with the students' free thinking skills are producing results.

    ・Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) x All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) Designing space suits
    ・Toyota Motor Corporation "Design Prius For Smile" actual vehicle
    ・Fuji Television Network TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION
    ・Shiseido Japan Co., Ltd. Introducing the students’ original Halloween makeup
    And many more.

    Toyota Motor Corporation "Design Prius For Smile" actual vehicle

    Fuji Television Network TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION

    Shiseido Japan Co., Ltd. Introducing the students’ original Halloween makeup
  • Can beginners study here too?

    Go from ZERO to PRO.

    With detailed guidance from instructors who have experience as professionals in the industry, we cultivate imagination, rich sensibility, and authentic skills starting from the basics.

    Additionally, the world's leading instructors give direct guidance at "T.O.L. Lectures". Top Opinion Leader (T.O.L.) lectures are given by inviting world-famous creators such as Paul Smith, Anna Sui, and Michiko Koshino. You can directly experience the world-class sensibility and creative techniques.

    Moreover, we hold a "special seminar" inspired by the industry's top class. Each department welcomes instructors who are active on the front lines of the industry and offers unique and practical lessons. By learning directly from the currently leading creators who give birth trends and viral topics, you can always catch the latest industry trends.

    Paul Smith

    Paul Smith


    Anna Sui


    Michiko Koshino

  • I'm worried if I can keep up with the classes.

    Please don't worry. Passing the school's admissions screening that places importance "motivation” and “sense of purpose” will help you to keep up with the classes. Since there is a complete homeroom system that continues even after enrolment, we will support each and every one of you closely. Please rest assured that we also offer individual supplementary classes.

    In addition, we have dedicated international student guidance staff members to provide guidance. Japanese students who have the same dream as you will also be there to assist. There is also a special course to help improve your Japanese proficiency, and an instructor who can teach the Japanese language school’s N1 (1st grade) level will give advice on preparing for the exam. We have created a learning environment where you can not only acquire Japanese language skills as well as specialized knowledge and skills, but also receive advice on daily life.

How to enrol

  • I would like some more detailed information about the school.

    We will send you the latest information regarding Mode Gakuen for free.
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    ※ Overseas dispatch is not available.

  • I would like to know about the enrolment requirements.

    Students who meet all of the conditions in 1.2.3 below, assuming that the purpose of studying abroad is clear and that they have a strong desire to acquire knowledge and skills in their specialized fields.

    1.Those who have completed or are soon to complete the regular 12-year curriculum and will reach the age of 18 at the time of admission.
    ※ If the regular curriculum is less than 12 years, or if you are under the age of 18 at the time of admission, please contact the admissions counseling office.

    2.Students who meet one of the following conditions for Japanese proficiency:
    ・Students who have studied for over 6 months at a Japanese language education institution specified by the Minister of Justice of Japan.
    ・Students who have passed the N1 (1st grade) or N2 (2nd grade) in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
    ・Students who have obtained 200 points or more in the Japanese language subjects of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) (total of reading comprehension, listening comprehension and listening comprehension excluding description)
    ・Students who got 400 points or more in the BJT business Japanese proficiency test.
    ・Students who have studied for over one year at elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, colleges of technology, junior colleges, universities, and graduate schools in Japan.
    ※ Please contact admissions counseling if you do not have Japanese proficiency above but can fully understand the content of the class and have a status of residence that allows you to stay in Japan without any problems from admission to graduation.

  • I would like to ask about how to enrol.

    ●If the applicant is a resident in Japan
    Please contact the Admissions Office or visit the school directly to obtain the "International Student Admission Guidelines".

    ●If the applicant lives in his / her own country
    There are two systems that allow admission without needing to come to Japan to take the examination, one system is document screening * and the other system is where a representative of the applicant can complete the application procedure. Mode Gakuen will apply for your residency permission on your behalf.

    1.Overseas special admission system
    This is a system that accepts and selects applications directly from overseas for those who have passed the N1 (1st grade) or N2 (2nd grade) of the "Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)" and submits them to admissions *.

    2.Admission system before arrival in Japan
    This is a system that allows you to take the examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) outside Japan and submit it before you arrive in Japan, based on your grades and document screening *. The target applicants are those who have obtained 200 points or more in Japanese subjects (reading comprehension + listening comprehension excluding description or total of reading comprehension + listening comprehension).

    3.Representative system
    Please ask a representative living in Japan to apply for you on your behalf. We will contact the representative regarding the selection date.

    * If necessary, we may conduct an interview via video call or telephone.

    Please contact us by telephone or E-mail.
    Admission consultations available every day. (10: 00-20: 00, except Sundays and Japan public holidays, 12 / 26 -1 / 5)

    TOKYO MODE GAKUEN:TEL. 03-3344-6000 E-mail:nyugaku.tokyo@mode.ac.jp
    OSAKA MODE GAKUEN:TEL. 06-6345-2222 E-mail:nyugaku.osaka@mode.ac.jp
    NAGOYA MODE GAKUEN:TEL. 052-582-0001 E-mail:nyugaku.nagoya@mode.ac.jp

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