Planning to study in Japan?

This is a collection of links to websites with information about such topics as the Japanese higher education system, living in Japan, and procedures to study in Japan.

Japanese school system

  • Student Guide to Japan (in 16 languages)
    This website has a pamphlet, produced by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), containing basic knowledge about studying in Japan, the Japanese educational system, and the features of different educational institutions, as well as procedures for studying abroad and entrance exams.
  • The Japanese Education System (in English/Japanese)
    This website, produced by the National Information Center for Academic Recognition Japan, contains information on the Japanese education system, higher education qualifications, and the list of recognized Japanese higher education institutions. The Center, established by the National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE), aims to facilitate recognition of higher education qualifications as Japan's official National Information Center (NIC).
  • Information Package (in English/Japanese)
    This website has a pamphlet produced by the National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE) about the Japanese higher education system, the features of different educational institutions, and the quality assurance system.

Studying in Japan

The Japanese education system, procedures for studying abroad, and living in Japan

  • Student Guide to Japan, a pamphlet produced in 16 languages by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), containing basic knowledge on studying in Japan.
  • Study in Japan, produced by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) in 2 languages, contains information about studying in Japan.
  • Lectures for Foreign Students on Disaster Control, produced in 8 languages by Japan Study Support, a website with information for international students, contains information for foreigners about disaster control, including earthquakes, fires, crime prevention, and medical situations.

Scholarships

Testimonials of studying in Japan

  • List of Alumni Associations, a webpage with links to alumni associations on the Study in Japan informational website provided in 2 languages by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
  • Japan Alumni eNews, an email newsletter for international students, provided in English by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).

Job hunting

  • Employment Service Centers for Foreigners
     Tokyo (in 3 languages)
     Osaka (in 5 languages)
     Nagoya (in 5 languages)
  • Employment in Japan, a webpage about job hunting after studying abroad, on the Study in Japan informational website provided in 2 languages by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).

Researchers at Japanese universities and other institutions

Official websites related to studying in Japan

Japanese government and incorporated administrative agency

Other organization