Studying in Japan is an increasingly appealing option for many international students - and for good reason.
While there are vibrant and vital study hubs across the Asian continent, Japan is often particularly enticing. With many highly ranked universities, a world-leading technological sector, and a unique culture, it's a strong bet for higher education.
Of course, COVID-19 has thrown up some difficulties, with Japan imposing tight entry restrictions. Nevertheless, those with a visa to study in Japan are currently allowed to enter the country.
And it's clear that despite these challenges, the Japanese government has been keen to attract international students over the past few years. In fact, it explicitly set a target to increase the number of foreign students in the country, which now stands at around 300,000.
Universities themselves have also introduced a variety of initiatives to be more accessible to international students, including:
- An easier, more online, application process
- An increase in the number of English-taught courses available
- Additional financial aid options
- Help finding a job after graduation
Nevertheless, for many counsellors the Japanese university system is new and unfamiliar territory. With no central application platform, the process can be even more confusing!
So in this blog post, we'll look at the types of universities and courses on offer to your students, and how they can apply.