Types of School

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A purpose of studying abroad differs depending on the person. Let’s find the right school for you.

What is your aim for studying overseas? There are many different reasons such as improve your Japanese language skills, gain expertise, or work at a Japanese-affiliated Company. You need to decide what type of school to enroll in depending on your aiming goals.

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Universities (Undergraduate and Graduate Course)

There are about 780 Universities (undergraduate and graduate) which are national, public and private universities.
The almost universities from April or September.
The length of study in an undergraduate course is four years with the exception of medicine and specific science departments which require 6 years of study. For graduate course, it takes 1 to 5 years of study depending on your course. There are some Universities at which you can earn a degree in English.

In University, you can choose some courses which are not only aiming for a degree, but also short- term stay or exchange programs.

In Graduate courses, you can extend your interests which you have learned in your country and a person who has changed his or her major is welcomed.

After graduation, you have a chance of getting employed at a Japanese-affiliated Company.

Entrance examination
Undergraduate: Take a National Center Test for University Admissions or with respect to each universities exam. There are special admission quotas for overseas students.
Gradate: : Submit a research plan and take exams from their department. There are special admission quotas for overseas students.

*Required Japanese language skill over N2 in JLPT (some courses require N1)

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Special Training Colleges (Post-Secondary Courses)

There are about 2,800 colleges which provide vocational education as well as education in the skills, technology and knowledge. The length of study is 2 years or more depending on what you study. Their vocational education courses cover, Information Technology, Architecture Automobile Maintenance, Medical care, Business, Education, Human services, Agriculture, Cooking, Confectionery production, Music, Fashion, Games, Animation and more.

After graduation, you have a chance of getting employed at a Japanese-affiliated Company.

*entrance exam: documentary examination, interview, exams, and skill test. There are special admission quotas for overseas students.
*Required Japanese language skill over N2 in JLPT (some courses require N1)

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Japanese Language School

There are about 450 Japanese language school in Japan.
The length of course is 1 year to 2 years. Their enrollment time is April, July, October and January.
Requirement for entrance are documentary examination, interview, and exams.
You need Japanese language skill over N5 in JLPT to enroll in a school.

You will learn Japanese and other related subjects at the language school as a preparation for your entrance in Japanese schools such as University and special training college. After graduation, there are choices of aiming for higher education or if you have an undergraduate degree, you can look for work at a company in Japan.

There are various types of schools which overseas students can enter, University, Graduate School, Special Training College, Junior College, and higher professional school. You need to consider your goal and decide your school carefully.

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