Academic Calendar



Academic calendar 2023-2024

Tuition at Joshibi starts in April and ends the following January. It is divided into two terms. Exchange students can study for either one term or one academic year. Shorter study periods may be negotiated if requested. Whatever the study period is, they are advised to start their study on the commencement date of the term. Normally, they attend classes from Monday through Friday although there may be some exceptions. No classes are given on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and designated university holidays (inclusive of Joshibi Art Festival Week) as well as during Vacations.

A set of application materials for admission to the spring term should arrive by 15 November and to the autumn term by 15 April.


April 4-7 2023

Commencement of Spring Term

April 10

End of Spring Term

Late July

Summer (Inter-term) Vacation

Late July – September 10

Commencement of Autumn Term

September 11

Joshibi Art Festival Week (No classes given)

October 17-24

Winter (Mid-term) Vacation

December 26 – January 8, 2024

End of Autumn Term

Late January

Spring Vacation

Late January–Early April