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Explaining the methods and procedures for studying abroad in Japan! What should I do to study abroad in Japan?

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  • There are many foreigners who wish to study abroad, such as wanting to work in Japan, improving their Japanese language skills, or having an interest in Japan.

    However, there are many schools that accept international students, and the procedures are complicated, which can be confusing.

    Therefore, this time we will explain the schools and procedures that allow you to study abroad in Japan.

    Introducing Japanese schools that accept international students

    We will introduce popular high schools, universities, and vocational schools that accept international students.

    high school

    Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School

    Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School is one of the top high schools in Tokyo.

    With an emphasis on foreign languages ​​and international understanding, international students can take classes tailored to their level.

    Reference: Course of International Studies – Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School

    Tokyo Metropolitan Asuka High School

    Tokyo Metropolitan Asuka High School offers small class classes and a highly satisfactory support system.

    There are many events and club activities, so you can have a fulfilling study abroad life.

    Reference: Tokyo Metropolitan Asuka High School

    Kanto International High School

    Kanto Kokusai High School has seven foreign language courses, so all students have excellent language skills and a high level of international understanding.

    We have 21 partner schools around the world, and long-term exchange programs are also possible.

    Reference: Message from the Principal


    Waseda University

    Waseda University is the school that accepts the most international students in Japan.

    We have a rich multilingual curriculum and can study a wide range of fields. The school also focuses on exchange students.

    Reference: Waseda University

    Nihon Keizai University

    Nihon Keizai University has many affiliated schools around the world and accepts many international students.

    We cultivate truly international business leaders who are familiar with the "world standards" of all things.

    Reference: Japan University of Economics | English

    University of Tokyo

    The University of Tokyo is a national university in Japan that accepts many international students every year.

    There is a lot of support for international students, and the international student support site has detailed information about life in Japan. You can also consult with the International Student Support Office about any problems or concerns you may have.

    Reference: The University of Tokyo
    International student support site html

    Vocational school

    Japan Hotel School

    Japan Hotel School is a popular vocational school for those who want to work in the hotel industry after graduation.

    You will learn natural Japanese because you will be studying in the same class as Japanese students, and you will also gain practical skills because you will have practical training at a hotel.

    As the school is also accredited by the Tokyo Immigration Bureau, in principle there is no renewal of residence status during the two years of enrollment.

    Reference: The Japan Hotel School


    At HAL, you can learn about games, animation, CG, music, design, etc., so it is popular among people who want to work as creators or engineers after graduation.

    Graduating from a 2-year course (daytime) will receive the title of ``Diploma,'' and graduating from a 4-year course (daytime) will receive the title ``Advanced Diploma.'' It will also be easier to acquire qualifications such as "Technology / Humanities / International Affairs".

    Reference: HAL

    Ohara Gakuen Vocational School

    Ohara Gakuen College has many fields and campuses, so you can study the field of your interest in the ideal location.

    Reference: Ohara Gakuen Vocational School

    What should I do to study abroad in Japan?

    We will actually explain the things and documents required to study abroad in Japan.

    Conditions for studying abroad

    Higher education institutions in Japan can be divided into six types: graduate schools, universities, professional colleges, junior colleges, vocational schools, and technical colleges. For the four programs other than graduate schools and technical colleges, applicants must have completed 12 years of primary and secondary education in their home country.

    Required documents

    The documents required for studying abroad vary depending on the school. First, please request an application form from the school where you have decided to take the entrance exam.

    Once you have received the documents, make sure you have all the required documents, including the application form, ready and submit them by the deadline. Also, payment of the examination fee must be made by the deadline.

    Most schools will ask you to submit your JLPT score to confirm your language proficiency, so please take the test if necessary.

    Also, regarding the location of the test, be sure to check whether it is possible to take the test locally or whether you need to come to Japan.

    If you do not have a passport, you should apply for one as soon as possible.

    After passing

    Once you pass the entrance exam and receive your admission letter, you will prepare for admission and immigration.

    First of all, please proceed with preparations for admission, such as paying tuition fees and entering the dormitory. If you are unsure, please check directly with the school you will be attending.

    In addition, you must obtain a "Student" residence status before enrolling.

    To do so, you must obtain a "Certificate of Eligibility for Residence". (The school you entered may do this on your behalf.)

    The Certificate of Eligibility is obtained from the Japanese Immigration Bureau.

    Once your Certificate of Eligibility is ready, apply for a visa at the embassy.

    Scholarships for studying abroad in Japan

    We will introduce scholarships for international students studying in Japan.

    Types of scholarships

    • International Student Acceptance Promotion Program (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Foreign Student Study Encouragement Fund)
    • Overseas study support system (agreement acceptance) scholarship
    • Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology MEXT) Scholarship
    • Scholarships from local governments, international exchange organizations, etc.
    • School-specific scholarship/tuition fee reduction/exemption system, etc.

    There are various types of scholarships, each with different conditions, period, and amount of money provided.

    Once you find a scholarship system that suits you, be proactive.

    Scholarship notes

    There are very few scholarships that cover the entire cost of studying abroad.

    It is important to have a solid financial plan as most of the money will be used to cover living expenses and tuition fees in Japan.

    In addition, scholarships can be either grant-type (no repayment required) or loan-type (repayment required). Additionally, there are cases where you are required to do some work or assignments.

    Therefore, when using a scholarship, be sure to check the conditions and purpose carefully.

    Scholarship applications have a fixed period, so it is important to act early.

    Flow of studying abroad in Japan

    The flow of studying abroad in Japan is as follows.

    1Information gatheringGather materials and information about various schools and decide which school to study abroad at.
    2school selectionDecide which school you want to enroll in and request an application form.
    3I take a testIf there are any tests required as a condition for admission, you will take them. (JLPT etc.)
    4applicationGather and submit the required documents to the school of your choice. You can also pay the exam fee.
    5ExaminationAfter document screening, applicants will undergo an entrance exam and an interview.
    6Preparation for admissionIf you pass, you will receive a letter of admission and pay the tuition fee.
    7Preparing for travelVisa application, plane ticket preparation
    8entry into the countryRegistration of residence card, resident registration, enrollment in National Health Insurance, etc.

    Points to note when studying abroad in Japan

    Know the rules and etiquette

    Many Japanese people are picky about manners.

    You don't need to know everything, but you should have learned some manners, such as not being late for your scheduled appointment, taking off your shoes indoors, and adding "san" after your name when approaching teachers and other superiors. is safe.

    Many people can't speak English

    At schools that accept international students, many teachers and students can speak English, but when you go out into the city, there are many people who cannot speak English.

    Some Japanese people try to force themselves to speak English and are rude, but they don't mean any harm, so please don't worry about it.

    part-time job

    If you wish to work part-time, you will need to obtain a "permission to engage in activities other than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted" from the Ministry of Justice.

    In addition, working hours are generally 28 hours a week. However, during long vacations such as summer vacation and winter vacation, you can work up to 8 hours and 40 hours a day.


    This time, I explained about studying abroad in Japan.

    Japan is a safe country and has good lifelines, so you can concentrate on your studies.

    In fact, studies have shown that more than 90% of foreigners who have studied in Japan have such a positive impression that they are glad they chose to study in Japan.

    Why not try studying abroad in Japan and make your dreams come true?

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