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Japan Centre of Excellence ( Jaceex) will make your aim to study in Japan a reality with our counselling and guidance at every step.

Japanese Language

Mastering Japanese in Japan

Higher educational institutions in Japan, in principle, conduct all their classes in Japanese with only a limited number offering classes in English . It is extremely important, therefore, that international students wishing to study in Japan have an adequate knowledge of the Japanese language. For this reason many international students study the language in Japan for six months to two years before applying to higher educational institutions for admission. In almost all cases, the qualification for entering an institute providing Japanese-language education is to have completed at least 12 years of school education or to have attained an equivalent level of academic ability.

Japanese Colleges and University

Higher Studies in Japanese Institutions

There are many good reasons to study in Japan. Some students are attracted by Japan's high educational standards, while for others the attraction is Japan's rich cultural heritage. Nearly 5 million students study abroad annually, with that number projected to continue increasing. With over 150,000 international students, Japan is one of the most popular destinations for international students.

  • High educational standards.

  • Low tuition fees and generous scholarships

  • See the world, develop as a person

  • Learn Japanese while earning a degree

  • Discover Japan's rich cultural heritage.

  • Japan is a safe, peaceful place to study.

  • Martial arts and culture.

  • Improving your employ ability

Vocational Schools -Senmongakko

Gain Vocational Excellence in Japan

 In the Japanese educational system, a professional training college is positioned as “a higher education institution,” which is the same as a university or junior college.

A professional training college, or senmon gakko, has taken on an important role in vocational education, on the level of Japanese higher education.About a sixth of secondary school graduates go on to attend senmon gakko – it is definitely a large part of the Japanese education system. Some 7.7 million graduates have gone on to become active in a variety of ways. The title of “Diploma” is granted to students who have completed more than a two-year term of training (more than 1,700 school hours), and the title of “Advanced Diploma” to students who have completed more than a 3-year term of training (more than 3,400 school hours). People earning a “Diploma” are eligible to transfer to universities, and people with an “Advanced Diploma” are eligible to enter graduate schools.

A senmon gakko runs courses that last on average two to three years rather than the four years associated with standard Japanese universities. About a sixth of secondary school graduates go on to attend senmon gakko – it is definitely a large part of the Japanese education system.

There are eight different fields of study available at senmon gakko: industry, agriculture, medical care, health, education and social welfare, business practices, apparel and homemaking, and culture and the liberal arts. These are obviously large parts of what make up a society and therefore and integral to Japan and its social and cultural standing. Graduates from senmon gakko are viewed accordingly; Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) survey showed that about 80 per cent of senmon gakko graduates find jobs post graduation. Senmon gakko is arguably quite similar to the vocational education and training system, which combines theoretical and practical teaching system that exists in Germany, Switzerland, Austria…

Financially, senmon gakko is not really any different to attending a standard university or college in Japan, bar the lesser amount of time it takes to complete the course and gain a qualification. It costs on average about 1.2 million yen  a year to attend senmon gakko, about the same as the annual tuition fee of a private university. Again, there are scholarships to look out for, which can significantly reduce this cost.

There has reportedly been very high student satisfaction as well at senmon gakko in comparison with at regular universities and colleges in Japan, perhaps as a result of greater social and academic flexibility.

At the end of the day, it can be hard to imagine something like a senmon gakko if this system is not in place in your own country. However, there are many perks associated with senmon gakko, and particularly for those with vocational goals or who already have a profession in mind, it can almost be argued that senmon gakko is a fast track path to success.

Scholarships in Japan

Details coming shortly

Money, money, money. As an international student, you’ll want to cut costs as much as possible especially if you plan to study in a country with a stronger currency than yours. So what if we told you the Japanese government offers a number of scholarships for students from abroad?

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