Y IN JAPAN
Japan is an incredibly diverse country with an education system that rivals the West in terms of quality and research output. Not only is Japan highly developed in technological and educational terms, it’s also a beautiful, vibrant country that anyone would enjoy living in.
The greatest appeal of studying in Japan is its academic environment where one can study state-of-the-art technology and acquire the knowledge that enabled Japan’s phenomenal postwar economic growth. Whether it is electronics, Japanese literature, medicine or international business administration, Japanese universities and other institutes of higher education can offer course studies or research programs of virtually any field.
The ratio of students who go on to universities (undergraduate level) and junior colleges (regular courses) is also very high in Japan at 56.2%. This figure is indicative of the high standard of education in Japan. Many institutions of higher education, such as universities and junior colleges, are well equipped with fine research, computer, and library facilities and enable students to carry out their research in an excellent environment.
Why study in Japan?
World-class universities, cutting-edge research and an unrivalled cultural experience, all in an incomparable setting; Japan makes for a perfect study abroad destination. Here are our top 5 reasons to choose Japan.
World-class education offered on increasingly international campuses
Japanese universities have a global reputation for excellence and innovation, with 10 institutions ranked in the world top 200 by the QS World University Rankings 2020. High quality education and cutting-edge research make Japan an appealing study abroad destination, and Japanese Universities are increasing access for international students as part of efforts to meet the government’s target to internationalize university campuses by welcoming 300,000 overseas students annually by 2020.
Life-changing cultural experiences
Japan has it all — bustling cities with cutting-edge fashion and technology, serene snow- capped peaks, tropical beaches, 23 World Heritage Sites, not to mention the world-renowned cuisine, hot springs, cherry blossoms and summer festivals. If you want an extraordinary experience in an incomparable setting, then Japan is the country for you. And with excitement building for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games, there really is no better time to head out to the “Land of the Rising Sun.”
Degrees and short-term programmed offered entirely in English
You may ask, “But I don’t speak Japanese, so how can I study in Japan?” Not a problem! Even if you don’t speak a word of the lingo, there are still hundreds of study options available as Japanese universities now offer short-term programs and full-time degrees delivered entirely in English — and the number of courses grows every year.
You will of course have the opportunity to take Japanese classes on the side, and, with a little effort, you can acquire a good level of proficiency by the time you leave Japan. Many international students acquire level N2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) before they graduate.
Boost your career prospects
Studying in Japan not only provides a chance to broaden your horizons and experience a new culture, it will also boost your career prospects. Reports consistently show that candidates with study abroad experience are highly valued by employers, as they develop key soft skills such as cultural awareness, adaptability, determination and patience — all attributes that are transferable into the workplace. And if you can acquire Japanese language skills while studying abroad, you’ll further boost your career opportunities and earning potential.
If you want to stay in Japan to gain work experience, the good news is that Japanese companies from small-scale start-ups to world famous brands are looking to recruit internationally to support their global strategies, meaning there are more work opportunities for international graduates than ever before!
Relatively low tuition fees and a variety of scholarships
Tuition fees in Japan compare favorably to those in the UK, as well as in most other study abroad destinations. And despite what you might think, living expenses are comparatively low in Japan. According to the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), average monthly spending for international students comes out to ¥146,000 including tuition fees, which is less than £1,100! Also, there is a wide range of scholarship opportunities available to international students, including full or partial tuition fee waivers or a monthly stipend. For instance, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has some fantastic scholarships at all levels that offer a generous monthly stipend.
- Level: at least +2 passed
- Subject/faculty: any
- Percentage : flexible (higher percentage is better)
- Gaps accepted
Language proficiency requirement
- NAT, JLPT not mandatory
- Bank balance of above 20 lakhs Nepalese rupees