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|Japan is a long, narrow chain of islands
located in the Pacific Ocean, and lies at about the same latitude as
Northern Africa and Southern Europe The islands cover a total land area of
about 378,000 square kilometers and stretches 2.500 kilometers From north
to south. Japan's four main islands are Hokkaido. Honshu. Shikoku, and
Kyushu, but there are also many other smaller islands.
About three-quarters of Japans land space
consists of mountains and hills. and the amount of flat land available for
cultivation and urban development is limited. Nearly 130 million people
live in this confined area. Since Japan lies almost in the centre of a
temperate zone, it is generally mild, but the seasonal changes are
distinct Spring and autumn are usually very pleasant, but the summer
months (June - August) are hot and humid, while the winters (December -
February) are quite cold.
In study aspects, Japan is an exciting place where ancient traditions and advanced technologies blend to create a stimulating environment. Japanese universities offer research in a broad spectrum of fields, which range from electronic engineering to international management.
Studying in Japan
|Studying in Japan
The first step towards studying in Japan is
to know about the higher educational institutions over there that
international students can enroll in.
The academic year m higher educational institutions in Japan begins in April and ends in March the following year (some institutions start its academic year in autumn). Some classes are offered year-round, but most universities use a two semester system, namely the first semester (April - September) and the second semester (October - March). Vacations vary according to universities and departments, but they usually offer three vacation periods in the year: summer (late July - mid-September), winter (late December - early January) and spring (mid-February - March).
|The Japanese education system is such that higher education in Japan begins alter the completion of 12 years of schooling, i.e. six years at elementary school, three years at lower secondary school, and three years at upper secondary school. There are (our types of higher educational institution that international students can enter, and they can be divided as according to their administration into national, local public, and private institutions.|
|Universities||Junior Colleges||Professional Training Colleges||Colleges of Technology|
Full-time students: The length of study at universities is 4 years for most undergraduate departments, but 6 years for medicine, dentistry. and veterinary science.
Audit students (non-degree part-time students). Audit students can take certain courses, but universities differ on qualifications awarded and which courses are being offered. Credits are not recognized for completed courses.
Credit-earning students: Almost the same conditions as for audit students, although credits are recognized for completed courses
2 - Graduate Course
Graduate schools have master's and doctor's courses, and some universities also accept research students, audit and credit-earning students.
at junior colleges are for two years, but some departments. such as the
medical technology course or the nursing course, require three years.
About 1/3 of Japan's junior colleges are women's college, offering such
courses as home sciences, humanities, education, and social sciences.
training schools offer vocational-technical education The courses usually
take two years to complete but more than 30% of the students are taking
the 3 and 4 year course, to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for
their chosen vocation and future life.
|Colleges of technology offer five years of education to lower secondary school graduates with the aim of fostering technician who are capable of keeping pace with developments in science and technology. The majority of these schools are in the industrial field but there are also colleges of technology on mercantile marine. International students can only be admitted to colleges of technology starting from the third year of the programme and most of them are sponsored by the r governments Privately-financed international students are rarely accepted into colleges of technology.|
After acquiring a list ol schools and individual school prospectuses and application details, you should select a school bearing in mind your plans for the future. You will also want to consider the curriculum content: research facilities: scholarships; tuition and other necessary expenses: accommodation; entrance examination; Japanese-language programme or other special programmes for international students, and location ol the institute It is advisable to take the entrance examinations of several schools, since the examination results may prevent you from gaining admission to the school ol your choice.
It should also be noted that although international students at present
tend to concentrate in schools in the Tokyo area, other regions offer
various advantages, such as lower prices and rents than Tokyo, fewer
students and unique curricula, and closer ties with the local community.
Therefore. consider schools not only in the Tokyo area but in the
whole of the country
Qualifications that International Students Need
Universities (Undergraduate Level) and Junior Colleges
Students recognized as having equivalent or better academic ability than
upper secondary school graduates in regard to admission into universities.
|Universities (Graduate Level)
|Professional Training Colleges
|Colleges of Technology
Qualifications for admission to colleges of technology are similar to those for admission to universities and junior colleges. As of today, few colleges of technology accept privately-financed international students.
Entrance exam is a combination of several of the following:
|Universities||Professional Training College|
| Application screening
Japanese Language Proficiency Test
| Test on academic ability
Tests on other competence and aptitude
| Examination for Japanese University
Admission for International Students (EJU)
National Center Test for University Admissions (Undergraduate)
Oral test on major field (Postgraduate)
|Cost of Study
The money due for universities, junior colleges, and professional training colleges includes admission and tuition fees, fees for use of facilities and equipment, and other expenses. The estimated average cost for the first year of education at national graduate schools and universities are approximately 817,000 Japanese Yen. For the second year onward, the student will pay approximately 70 percent of these figures, as the admission fee is paid in the first year only.
As an international student, you must observe the following procedures to enter Japan:
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