Study in Japan

An incredibly diverse country with a high quality education system, Japan is a great choice for an international student. As well as being well developed in the fields of technology and education, it is also a beautiful and vibrant country. The Japanese government is extremely keen to attract more international students, so you will be more than welcome.



What you need to know about the Japan?

An island country in East Asia, Japan is located in the Pacific Ocean. Often called the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, Japan is home to almost 126.7 million people, making it the 10th most populous country in the world. Japan has a highly skilled workforce, and has one of the most highly educated populations in the world. In 1947, after World War II, Japan renounced their right to declare war. Despite this, they maintain a modern military for self-defense and peacekeeping purposes. Citizens of Japan enjoy the highest life expectancy in the world, but has a low birthrate and aging population.

The country’s nearest neighbours are China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia. Japan is an archipelago, and is made up of almost 7,000 separate islands. The country is known for its beauty and modernity, with majestic landscapes, including Mount Fuji. The diverse geography of Japan means that the climate differs across the country. It experiences four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cool winters.

The culture of Japan is diverse, and a blend of ancient traditions with modern western values. There is a wide range of cultural expression, with Buddhist temples dating back many centuries and ancient wood prints. As well as this, Japan is known for its poetry, dance, music and unique animation styles all over the world.

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Хүн ам: 126 сая
Гадаад оюутнууд: 300 мянга
Хэл: Япон
Цагийн бүс: UTC+09:00 (JST)
Валют: Иень (¥)
Талбай: 377 975 км²
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Education system

Japan has an increasingly fast-paced economy, and its social system has advanced at an incredible rate because of this. The educational system is relatively new and streamlined, and you will get a modern and relevant higher education. The government has set a target of welcoming 300,000 international students by 2020. This has led to the universities making the application process much easier for students. You will find both public and private institutions in Japan, offering a wide range of courses in a variety of fields.

There are over 700 higher education institutions in Japan, with a large majority of them being private. You will find 17 of Japan’s institutions in the 2019 QS World University Rankings top 500. The highest ranked of these is the University of Tokyo, which is placed at 23rd. The next highest ranked is Kyoto University, which is placed at 35th. Of these 17 top 500 ranked institutions, 5 are also in the top 100.

The fantastic education system is complemented by the uber-modern cities and beautiful countryside. The deep traditions and fascinating history offer exploration opportunities to tourists and students alike, with the intrigue of the Japanese culture drawing people in. Japan is a multi-faceted country, with something to offer everyone.

Visa Information

International students who wish to study in Japan will need a student visa. In order to obtain a visa, you will first need a Certificate of Eligibility. This will be applied for on your behalf by the Japanese university you are accepted at. After this has been issued, you can apply for your visa at the Japanese embassy or consulate in your home country. To get a visa, you will need to provide the certificate of eligibility, a photocopy of the certificate, a valid passport, a completed application form and a recent passport sized photograph.

Work Rights

You will be able to work whilst you study, but you will need to get a ‘Permission to Engage in Activity Other than that Permitted by the Status of Residence Previously Granted’. This can be applied for at an immigration bureau after you arrive in Japan. Generally, this allows you to work up to 28 hours per week during term-time and eight hours a day during official holiday periods.

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