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 14 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.

Glossary of Quality Assurance in Japanese Higher Education (Japanese/English)
This website, produced by the National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE), contains definitions and explanations of terms related to the Japanese higher education system, quality assurance system, and NIAD-QE’s work. (List of Terms (direct link) )

Information Package (English)
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 14 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 five languages, contains information about studying in Japan.

Lectures for Foreign Students on Disaster Control, produced in five 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.

Immigration Offices and Foreign Residents Information Centers provides consultation services via telephone, email, and direct visits. (Five languages)

Scholarships

Scholarships for Study in Japan, a webpage produced in English by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) about scholarships for study in Japan.

Testimonials of studying in Japan

For Former Foreign Students, a webpage with links to alumni associations on the Study in Japan informational website provided in 10 languages by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).

Japan Alumni eNews, an email newsletter for international students, provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).

Foreign Student Interviews, a webpage about messages and interviews for prospective international students, provided in 4 languages on the Study in Japan website by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Job hunting

Job Hunting Guide for International Students, a pamphlet provided in four languages by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), containing information such as the schedule for job hunting activities in Japan.

Employment Service Centers for Foreigners
 Tokyo (two languages)
 Osaka (four languages)
 Nagoya (four languages)

Working after Graduation, a webpage about job hunting after studying abroad, provided in 10 languages on the Study in Japan website by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Researchers at Japanese universities and other institutions