Study in Japan

Japan is an island in the Pacific Ocean with high-rise-filled cities, imperial palaces, mountainous, national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. Tokyo, the crowded capital, is known for its neon skyscrapers and pop culture. In contrast, Kyoto offers Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, gardens and cherry blossoms. Sushi, the national dish, is served everywhere from casual pubs to gourmet restaurants.

The number of students studying abroad is constantly growing, and near about 1.5 million foreign students studying in Japan from the entire world. For example: As of May 2012, 138,075 international students were enrolled for study in Japan. Students considering studying in Japan are drawn by its quality education and affordable tuition fees.

International students in Japan do receive the benefits of some of the highest educational standards in the world. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has ranked Japanese high school students number one in the world for mathematics, and similarly for scientific literacy. In addition, Japan has the highest number of Nobel Prize winners than rest of other Asian countries. Several Japanese universities fall under top Universities are the most common form of higher education in Japan. 49% of Japanese high school graduates get admitted to universities. An undergraduate degree at a university generally takes four years to complete, but degrees in medicine, dentistry, and occasionally pharmacy and veterinary science take six years.

Another option for students studying in Japan is junior college. The standard term to study in junior college is two years, three in the case of nursing courses and some others. Half of the course subjects at junior colleges are art, home economics, education, or social studies-related and about one third of junior colleges are women-only.

Technical colleges are meant for junior high graduates to acquire practical and specialized knowledge and skills required for a specific vocation. Many of these colleges specialize in engineering, but there are maritime colleges are also options. A degree at a technical college takes five years to complete.

Vocational schools aim to teach the skills required for a specific vocation. A course is generally two years, but there are also three and four-year courses.

Application processes

  • Counselling.
  • Selection of cities and language schools.
  • Interview.
  • Document preparation/Language study.
  • Issuing COE from immigration.
  • Appliction for Visa
  • Visa from embassy.