Academic Calendar



Academic calendar 2024-2025

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 some exceptions may exist. No classes are given on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and designated university holidays (including Joshibi Art Festival Week) and 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 10-12 2024

Commencement of Spring Term

April 15

End of Spring Term

Late July

Summer (Inter-term) Vacation

Late July – September 8

Commencement of Autumn Term

September 9

Joshibi Art Festival Week (No classes given)

October 15-22

Winter (Mid-term) Vacation

December 24 – January 5, 2025

End of Autumn Term

Late January

Spring Vacation

Late January–Early April