Due to excellent educational standards and state of art technology used in education, Japan is a highly favored destination of Nepalese students. We are confident that a healthy collaboration with reputed institution in the Japan will help us to spread the awareness effectively and subsequently contribute to increase the number of student willing to be in the Japan.
There are many universities, junior colleges and vocational schools in Japan where students can receive World-class education in different fields. And, interestingly Japan has produced the most non-Western winners of the Nobel Prize, 22 people. 17 of those are in the fields of physics, chemistry and medicine.
Studying abroad in Japan is much cheaper than going to the Americas or Europe. Also, if you study in Japan, students are allowed to work part –time, so students do not worry in order to pay the tuition fee and living expenses. If you work in the field that you’re interested in, it may be useful experience that you can rely on in your future career.
Japanese people are very friendly towards international students. Many events are organized by the universities so that the international students can acclimatize to the Japanese student lifestyle and make friends.
Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. The streets are clean and well organized, so it’s very easy to travel around. There are convenience stores and vending machines within walking distances, so the student can save time and utilize on studies and other activities.
Japanese universities have cafeterias for the students. The students can enjoy delicious Japanese Western, Chinese and occasionally meals from other parts of the world at a very reasonable price. The meals are prepared for maximum nutritional balance, so definitely it is a healthy place for international students, who tend to eat an unbalanced diet.
International students have very easy access to medical care in Japan.And as they are usually required to enroll in the national health insurance program; they are obligated to pay only 30% of the full medical costs as the rest will be covered by the insurance. It’s very cheap, especially in comparison to private healthcare systems like in many other countries. Some universities have health clinics on campus, so students can easily get simple treatments, consultations, and medical tests for free. It gives international students peace of mind
International students can enjoy Japanese culture, the delicious food, and the beautiful seasons in their everyday life. Students will also be able to easily travel and explore the various cities while in japan as it is home to some of the world's most breathtaking natural terrain -- four seasons out of the year. And speaking of diverse and extraordinary, no discussion of Japan is complete without mention of its cuisine. From sushi and sashimi to ramen and soba, life in Japan offers an epicurean adventure like no other.
Japanese cities are full of surprises. Especially, if you are an international student in Tokyo, the capital city, it is full of the leaders of gourmet, fashion, art, and subculture. You can experience the very best that these worlds have to offer. On top of it being a city full of leading businesses, it’s also full of nature such as Yoyogi Park, historical sites such as temples and shrines, as well as sightseeing spots like Skytree and Tokyo Tower.
The Japanese education system is modeled on and heavily influenced bythe American education system. The Fundamental Law of Education, passed in 1947 under American occupation, introduced the 6+3+3+4 structure of Japanese education: six years of elementary education, three years at lower secondary school, and three at upper secondary school followed by four years at university for those in the academic stream.
Tuition fees at Japanese universities depends on what type of university an international student is planning to attend and the programme they are enrolled in.Most students are also required to pay a fee for admission, but this varies by university as well.Be sure to check with your programme for the exact amount you will be required to pay! In Public and National Universities usually charge around ¥540,000 for annual tuition and a ¥280,000 admission fee for both graduate and undergraduate programmes. In Private universities can, at times, be more expensive than Public or National universities. Tuition fees often ranges from ¥875,000 to ¥3,700,000 with an admission fee of ¥235,000 to ¥1,300,000 (£1,500 to £8,200) for an undergraduate degree.Graduate degrees cost a little less, ranging from ¥515,000 to ¥1,250,000 for annual tuition fee and an admission fee of ¥190,000 to ¥225,000.
Since Japan is a developed country, it offers huge number of job opportunities every year. One can get job as they have got their skill or knowledge. In the case of foreign students they are allowed to work 28 hrs legally per week.
Accommodations for international students are diverse. There are accommodations operated by local governments and universities. About 79.5% of international students are staying in private housing. When looking for private housing, you can inquire from your school’s international student office, through Internet, Information Magazines or you may get a real estate agent to look for a place in the area you plan to stay in.
When renting an apartment, a rental contract has to be signed with the landlord or the real estate agent. At the signing of the contract, the “shiki-kin” (returnable deposit), “rei-kin” (non-returnable deposit) are paid. Pre-payment of rent is a norm in Japan. Though the names for “shiki-kin” or “rei-kin” or their amount differs by area, at the signing of the contract, these “shiki-kin” and “rei-kin” amounting to a few months of the rent as well as the first rent have to be paid.
Once you get accepted into a Japanese university, you will be asked to complete a certificate of eligibility form, a copy of unexpired passport, and proof of funds, which demonstrates sufficient funds are available for your studies. Then the international student center at the Japanese university will submit your certificate of eligibility at the immigration authorities in Japan.After you receive a certificate of eligibility from your Japanese university, you will need to visit the Japanese embassy in your home country and bring the following documents:
Application materials for your student visa:
The qualifications for admission differ according to the type of higher educational institution you would like to enroll in. The details are as follows.
A student who has completed his or her secondary education (include high school) and school education for 12 years or more outside of Japan will qualify for admission to a Japanese university. A student educated in a country where primary and secondary education (include high school) lasts for less than 12 years will become qualified for admission if he or she completes a college preparatory course designated by the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and if the student is over 18 years old. Those who have qualifications such as an International Baccalaureate or Abitur and are aged at least 18 years are also qualified for admission to a Japanese university.
A student who has completed prescribed courses at an institute of higher education outside of Japan will qualify for admission to a Japanese graduate school if the student has completed 16 years of school education (18 years for those enrolling in doctor's programs in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science). Those who are recognized as having academic ability equal to or above that of a college graduate and are at least 22 years in age (24 years in the case of doctor's programs in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science) also qualify for admission to a graduate school.
The academic year at a Japanese school normally begins in April and ends the following March. Some classes are run year-round, but classes are usually divided into semesters, lasting through the first semester (April - September) or the second semester (October - March). Students normally enroll in April, but some universities permit students to enter at a different time, such as in October.
There are usually three long vacations at Japanese institutions of higher education during the academic year: the summer break (late July - late August), winter break (late December - early January) and spring break (late February - early April).
A student should submit following documents and certificates to process Student Visa for Japan through Hardford Educare Associates.