You Want to Study in Japan but Don't Know Where to Start?

Written by Dhani

July 2015




Are you interested about studying in Japan?


Japan has always been an attractive choice for foreign students to study because its rich culture and advance technology. Studying in Japan would also give good prospects as their economic continues to develop, therefore there will be a lot of job opportunities for especially for those who have experienced Japanese education.


However, there are things that you need to know before studying in Japan.





First, you need to choose a school that is the most suitable for you. There are many universities in Japan, public and private, and each university has their own strength. Without adequate research about these universities, students might end up not enjoying their study because it does not accommodate their wish. This is not a rare case.


Then, you must know about Japanese university entrance procedure in advance. There is test called The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) that is used to evaluate whether international students who wish to study at the undergraduate level at universities or other higher educational institutions in Japan capable of Japanese language skills and the basic academic abilities needed to study at those institutions. There are some periods in which you can take the test. Knowing when the test is held and what you need to prepare will benefit you a lot.


Don’t forget that you need to learn Japanese before coming to Japan. It is crucial if you want to pass EJU for undergraduate study (note that EJU score is also important if you want to receive scholarship). But even if you are planning to take only English-language classes, having Japanese basic will help you adjust to life in Japan. Japanese language has distinct features compared to English so you cannot expect Japanese people to be fluent in English.


Another thing is about learning Japanese culture before you come. For example, Japanese people value respect. It is not a strange sight to see people bowing at each other repeatedly in Japan. Japanese people also stress the importance of punctuality. Everything seems to happen very fast in this country, and you have to prepare yourself before you live in this country.


Studying in Japan sounds like a headache?


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