Study in Japan – Guide for international students

newsonjapan.com -- Jul 23
Many high school seniors choose the US or Europe to study in college: these countries give a great level of education, and you can travel a lot during your summer vacations.

Even though studying can be quite hard and you may refer to your groupmates with the question -- Can you do my homework for me -- it is still worth it. However, there are many other interesting countries to be considered for studying abroad, and one of them is Japan (although not the most frequent choice).

There are many reasons to choose Japan, actually. First, you can receive a wonderful cultural experience, not resembling anything else. Secondly, this country is home to such famous brands as Canon, Nikon, Honda, Toyota, Sony, and Nissan. Even visiting a toilet in Japan can be a great tech experience, not talking about opportunities you may receive graduating from one of the local colleges. This country can be proud of its safety, polite people, and tasty food. What else do you need to hear to apply for a place at one of Japan's universities?

Top things to know about studying in Japan

Many freshmen are afraid to apply for studying abroad because they are not sure they can cope with the workload. In the era of digitalization, you don`t have such a problem anymore as you can always ask for homework help for college students at such services as papercoach.net. We don`t say that studying in Japan will be easy, but at least you will get some support once you need it. Once you know the language better, there is so much to do in Japan that you will forget about your difficulties and dive into a new magical world of cultural experiences exchange and making new friends.

Meanwhile, there is something you should know about education in Japan. Many young people here attend two schools during the day to prepare for college, as its admissions process is considered one of the most complicated and competitive. In Japan, you can apply for both public and private institutions: each of them has different requirements, exams, and the general admission process (some even have the limit of applicants). The most popular universities are located in Tokyo, but this city is also known for a high cost of living, so you should think about it before applying.

Exams in Japan are the main reason for your sleepless nights in case you decide you really need this. Even being well-prepared, 40% of students fail to pass the exams and should wait for the following year to try again. The good thing is that once you enroll, you may relax a little bit (but not for a long) because studying is easier than applying. For foreign students, there are certain rules to match:


• Have a legal passport;
• Provide school diploma proving that you completed 12 years of studying;
• Prove that you are able to cover current expenses and tuition fees;
• Provide references from your teachers;
• Prove the knowledge of Japanese as courses are taught in this language.

In fact, it is easier for foreigners to get into Japanese institutions than Japanese students, as the government encourages colleges to diversify the population. In addition, there is a decrease in young Japanese people, which makes many places available for international students. Even though you have such an advantage, you still have to pass an entrance exam, language testing (both English and Japanese), and fight for a place at one of the best universities.

Attending a university in Japan will cost you from 500K to 1 million yen, and compared to other countries, Japan doesn`t associate the cost with quality. When choosing a university, pay attention to the number of credits and all scholarships available, which sometimes can cover all tuition fees. Contact the university in the required city to find out more specific information about their admissions process and key requirements for international students.