one-year and two-year courses begin in April,
and 18-month courses begin in October.
The deadline for applications differs according to the school,
but usually it is around October to December of the previous year
for courses beginning in April, and around April to June for courses
beginning in October. Besides these courses, although they are
very few, some schools have courses beginning in July or January.
At the latest you should begin making preparations six to eight
months before the beginning of the course, since applicants have
to obtain the application forms and make preparations for submitting
them before this, and taking into account the time needed for
mailing and so on.