Why should I study in Japan?

The country of stunning temples and shrines, amazing natural landscapes, food and culture...

How to study in Japan?

Around 300,000 international students are currently studying at universities, junior colleges, professional schools and other educational institutions in Japan. Their numbers have been increasing rapidly since the 1980s, with a majority of the students coming from China and Vietnam. Most university courses in Japan are only available in Japanese. However, a small number of universities offer four-year undergraduate degrees with courses taught entirely in English. Furthermore, several universities offer one or more English courses at a master's and/or doctoral level.

National performance: Japan

Percent of all Universities 100% 80% 60% 40% < below Average above > 40% 60% 80% 100% Teaching & Learning 0% 100% Research 38% 36% Knowledge Transfer 11% 84% International Orientation 53% 23% Regional Engagement 51% 42%

How much does it cost to study in Japan? 

Monthly living expenses (including tuition) in Japan for international students on average nationwide comes to about 138,000 Yen. Regionally, the Shikoku region has the lowest living expenses at 104,000 Yen, while the Kanto region has the highest living expenses at 154,000 Yen.

Do I need a Student Visa for Japan?

International students intending to study for more than three months in Japan will need to apply for a student visa. For this, a Certificate of Eligibility is needed, which will be applied for on your behalf by the Japanese institution.

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Main course

900 ¥


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One-way ticket

210 ¥

Cinema ticket

1,800 ¥

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