Study in Japan

More than 100,000 international students study in Japan every year. Japanese Universities offer excellent academic standards and high-tech resources and facilities for students.

Many courses are taught in English, but studying in Japan also gives you the opportunity to become fluent in another language. Japanese is a valuable language skill for international business, research, and for understanding their vibrant culture.

You can study a degree in Japan at one of five different types of colleges: Colleges of Technology, Professional Training Colleges (‘senmom gakko’), Junior Colleges, Colleges and Universities and Graduate Schools. There is a wide range of courses in Japan to choose from, from language and undergraduate degrees in Japan to post-graduate, MBAs and research study.


Why study in Japan?

There are over 700 universities in Japan, most of which are private. Education is highly regarded in Japan – it has a near-perfect literacy rate and English is a compulsory part of study in Japan.

Japanese Universities have an excellent reputation around Asia and the world – 11 Japanese universities are ranked in the Times Higher Education Supplement Top 200 universities. Most universities in Japan offer many scholarships for international students – which can help with the higher cost of living and tuition fees.

When you study in Japan, you will discover both a high-tech world of the future and an ancient culture – from the bustling 24-hour streets of Tokyo to peaceful Zen gardens and the gentle art of flower arranging. You’ll also meet fellow students from all over the world through your course in Japan – friends who will be a great network for your future international career.


Important information about study in Japan

Learn more about intake dates, application deadlines, student visas and English language requirements before applying to a Japanese University or College.

* Main intake in April each year, but some universities permit students to enter at a different time, such as in October

* Some classes are run year-round, but classes are usually divided into semesters, lasting through the first semester (April – September) or the second semester (October – March).

* There are usually three long vacations at Japanese institutions of higher education during the academic year: the summer break (late July – late August), winter break (late December – early January) and spring break (late February – early April).

* The procedures that need to be taken to enter Japan as a foreign student are as follows: > Gain admission to a higher educational institution > Acquire a passport > Acquire a visa Please inquire at an overseas Japanese embassy or consular officefor details regarding visas. Please note that a “temporary visitor” visa is normally needed to enter Japan in order to take an entrance examination.

* The qualifications for admission differ according to the type of higher educational institution you would like to enroll in. Contact a StudyLink counsellor for more information.

* The preferred tests for entrance into Japanese universities and colleges include: – Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU )Japanese Language Proficiency Test , TOEFL, Written Examination, Short Essay in Japanese, Interview.


Important information about Scholarships

Government scholarships list all over the japan

Japanese government scholarship, monbukagakusho

Scholarshi list of private foundation

Scholarships by jasso

Scholarships to study in japan for the applicants residing abroad