Japanese Division Enrolment Process 2018-01-12T17:55:09+00:00

Japanese Division Enrolment Process

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Sydney Japanese International School.

Please note, there are a few legal conditions that prospective students must meet in order to be eligible for enrolment at SJIS.

Children who have Japanese citizenship are eligible to enrol in the SJIS Japanese Division (Japanese Curriculum). If students hold a dual citizenship, they are also eligible to enrol in the Japanese Division, as long as they hold a Japanese citizenship.

Parents are required to have a visa to stay in Australia. Families are eligible for enrolment if they hold Australian citizenship, permanent residency, business visa, researcher visa, or student visas. Families on tourist visas are not eligible for enrolment.

The Enrolment Process

Submit the following required documents by e-mail or mail.

  1. Submit the application form by e-mail or mail.
  2. Complete payment of the application fee for registration to the waiting list. Await notification for an assessment.
  3. Have an assessment with the Deputy Principal.
  4. Following a successful assessment, enrolment forms and Conditions of Entry will be sent. All nominated fees need to be paid at this time.

Please submit the required documents below at the time of initial application.

Please prepare the following documents from the school at which your child is currently enrolled:

  1. Student registration certificate
  2. Student guidance report
  3. School text book benefits report for school students
  4. Medical examination table
  5. Dental examination table

Other Documents Necessary for Admission

  1. Passport
  2. Textbooks


If you are coming from Japan, please ensure you receive textbooks from the Japan Overseas Education Services before coming to Australia. In order to receive the benefit, it is necessary to submit the ‘School Textbooks Benefit Report for School Students’ to Japan Overseas Education Services.


Children who have Japanese citizenship are eligible to apply to the SJIS Japanese Division. Parents MUST have the necessary visa to be able to live and work in Australia. Those on a tourist visa are not considered eligible to apply.

About the assessment

We conduct a simple assessment with the Principal of the Japanese Division. This assessment will observe the language skills and current study ability of the child. It is approximately 15 minutes in duration and there will be a Q&A opportunity for parents after the assessment is complete.


For any new students entering into the Japanese Division, a school orientation day is conducted prior to the commencement of the new school term.

Contact address for the Overseas Child Education Promotion Foundation

Tokyo Office
TEL: 03-4330-1341 FAX: 03-4330-1355
Tokyo Atago 1-3-4 Minato-ku Tokyo Atago Toyo Building 6F

Kansai Branch Office
TEL: 06-6344-4318 FAX: 06-6344-4328
3-4-5 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Mainichi Newspaper Building 3rd Floor

The reception hours are from Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

About Entrance Examination

SJIS adequately prepares those graduating students with the entrance examinations that will need to be undertaken when transitioning into a Japanese high school.