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Degrees in Japan

Degrees in Japan

Japan is a country with many densely populated cities, a very distinct culture and a rich history. In addition, Japan has a very high percentage of highly educated people, with over 48% of students continuing on to university and junior college education. This figure is indicative of high standard of education in Japan. Many universities and junior colleges are well equipped with fine research, computer, and library facilities and enable students to carry out their research in an excellent environment.

Take a look at the list below to learn more about education in Japan and study abroad opportunities.

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EF Executive - Immersive Japanese language abroad
EF - Education First
Language course
Tokyo, Japan
This Immersive Japanese language course has been designed to address professionals' need to learn language quickly and within the contexts...
School of Advanced Science and Engineering
WASEDA University
Bachelor's degree
Tokyo, Japan
The School of Advanced Science and Engineering operates around the keywords ‘materials’, ‘life’, and ‘systems’, and provides a multifaceted curriculum...
School of Creative Science and Engineering
WASEDA University
Bachelor's degree
Tokyo, Japan
The School of Creative Science and Engineering covers global issues such as the environment, energy and disaster prevention, and collaborates...
School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
WASEDA University
Bachelor's degree
Tokyo, Japan
The School of Fundamental Science and Engineering's cutting-edge programs integrate science and engineering in the Waseda tradition. First-year students enter...
Doctor of Business Administration
United International Business Schools
Doctorate / PhD
Multiple (6)
Doctor of Business Administration Postgraduate courses are divided into program-specific courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled...
Doctor of Philosophy in Management
United International Business Schools
Doctorate / PhD
Multiple (6)
Doctor of Philosophy in Management Postgraduate courses are divided into program-specific courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the...
Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies
United International Business Schools
Graduate certificate
Multiple (6)
Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies Postgraduate courses are divided into program-specific courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the...
School of Culture, Media and Society (Global Studies in Japanese Cultures Program)
WASEDA University
Bachelor's degree
Tokyo, Japan
The School of Culture, Media and Society has created the “Global Studies in Japanese Cultures Program” to benefit students from...
Postgraduate Certificate in Business Education
United International Business Schools
Graduate certificate
Multiple (6)
Postgraduate Certificate in Business Education Postgraduate courses are divided into program-specific courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the...
School of International Liberal Studies
WASEDA University
Bachelor's degree
Tokyo, Japan
Founded in 2004, The School of International Liberal Studies (SILS) offers a liberal arts curriculum taught in English. The aim...
School of Political Science and Economics
WASEDA University
Bachelor's degree
Tokyo, Japan
In 2012, the School of Political Science and Economics commemorated the l30th anniversary of its founding and marked the start...
School of Social Sciences (Social Innovation Program)
WASEDA University
Bachelor's degree
Tokyo, Japan
The TAISI (Transnational and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Innovation) program, offered by the School of Social Sciences is an English-based...
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System of Education in Japan

Undertaking education in Japan is definitely an investment in your career and a brilliant opportunity to gain industry contacts, experience and, not least, learn the Japanese language. If you are considering studying in Japan, there are many different ways to go about it. Regardless of the course you choose, from Japanese-language training to postgraduate studies, you will come in touch with Japanese culture and lifestyles that will prove to be an invaluable experience. Foreign students can enroll in one of five types of institutions of higher education in Japan:

  • Universities - undergraduate courses (generally four years of study)
  • Graduate schools - offer both master (2 years) and doctorate/PhD programs (5 years)
  • Junior colleges - most related to home economics, humanities and education (2-3 years)
  • Special training colleges - post-secondary vocational courses (1+ years)
  • Colleges of technology - courses in engineering, merchant shipping etc (5 years)

Requirements For Undertaking Education in Japan

Besides a secondary school diploma equivalent to Japanese requirements, studying higher education in Japan generally also requires a good grasp of the Japanese language.  This is why many foreign students in Japan, start their academic career with one to two years of study at a Japanese language institute. Entry requirements for education in Japan will differ depending on the university so make sure to contact them directly to see which specific requirements they have.

Cost of Education in Japan

Typically, you can expect to pay between ¥500,000 (USD$4,140) and ¥1,000,000 (USD$8,280) a year for tuition fees in Japan. While this is one of the more expensive places to study in Asia, the cost is still lower in comparison to education in the US or UK. Other fees to consider with education in Japan include application fees or entrance examination fees and maintenance fees. Contact the university directly to learn about costs involved in undertaking education in Japan.

Accommodation in Japan

The average monthly living expenses for international students is around ¥138,000 (USD$1,200), but will depend on the region. There a wide variety of accommodation options for international students undertaking education in Japan, ranging from government- and university-operated accommodation to private housing. Around 77% of international students studying abroad in Japan stay in private housing, which can be organized via the university's international student office, the internet, magazines or real estate agents.

To learn more about undertaking education in Japan, make sure to check out our Japan Study Guide.