Study In Japan - Requirements,Tuition Fees,Cost of Living & Universities


This is a comprehensive guide on studying in Japan as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in Japan as an international student. It will answer most frequently asked questions such as

 

How to study in Japan

Why study in Japan

Cost of studying in Japan

Universities in Japan for international students

Cost of living in Japan for international students

How to get a visa to study in Japan

How to apply and study in Japan

Tuition fees to study in Japan

Applying to study in Japan

 


Rather than submitting a GPA (grade point average) or other assessment grades, students applying to universities in Japan are required to take entrance examinations. The ‘Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)’ is the standardized test for foreign students, designed to test basic academic skill in areas of science, mathematics and ‘Japan and the world’. Some 95% of national universities, 65% of public universities and 44% of private institutions require the EJU for entrance.

Many universities also require incoming students to take an additional examination. Although the EJU can be completed at test centers across Asia, prospective students must often travel to Japan to take these institution-specific tests. Fees for the tests range between US$57-$107 and test-takers have just one chance to pass each academic year.

In addition to the entrance examinations, applicants are likely to be asked to provide a completed application form, academic transcripts, proof of sufficient finances to cover tuition fees, academic references, a valid passport and a couple of passport-sized photographs.

If you want to work in Japan while studying, you’ll need to obtain ‘Permission to Engage in Activity Other than that Permitted by the Status of Residence Previously Granted’, which you can apply for at an immigration bureau once you arrive in Japan. As a general rule, this permission will entitle you to work up to 28 hours a week during term-time and eight hours a day during official holiday periods.

Applying to universities in Japan

 

Selecting Universities:

Selecting universities is a very time consuming and important process not only from the admission point of view but also because applying to universities is very expensive. Hence it has to be restricted to around 6 or 8 universities which are best matched for your requirements.

The best university for you may not be the famous ones, but those that offer you your field of study as well as meet the other criteria important to you.

Requesting Application Forms:

There are two ways to get application forms:

1. Requesting Application Forms via email : You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.

2. Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.

Application Requirements:

Once you start receiving application forms and material, go through the material in detail and check the application deadline, minimum scores required in the standardized tests, recommendation letters needed and other such information.

Tabulate all these requirements and compare them with your objectives and group the universities under three categories :

1. Schools that seem to match your requirements

2. Schools that are not suited to your needs

3. Schools that do not completely fit in any of the above two categories

Recommendation letters:

Many universities have their own format and questions that have to be answered by the person who is giving the letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters, which do not give enough information, can jeopardize a candidate’s chances of selection.

School records/Academic transcript:

The transcripts of your academic record are absolutely essential to the evaluation of your academic abilities. Your official transcript or academic record is the objective part of your application. Academic records greatly vary from one education system to the other. Systems of evaluation or grading and the formats used to present this information also differ widely.

Undergraduate : Students who are applying for a Bachelor program or any other undergraduate course would be required to submit a secondary school report and transcripts (report cards) of the final exams. The report form should be filled out by a school official like the principal, counselor or headmaster. This form should introduce you in the context of your whole school experience in relationship to the other students in your class. Admission committees will be interested in learning how you have performed in your own educational system. The school report should talk about your accomplishments and provide a statement of your chances for success in university-level studies.

Graduate : Students applying for Graduate courses (MBA, MS etc) are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. Most universities ask for the transcript to be sealed in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask for more than one transcripts but most require only one.

 

Japanese universities tuition fees for international students.

 

 

The cost of studying in Japan actually depends on the specific school you attend. All the universities and colleges in Japan have different tuition fees.

 

 

Japanese universities have the most expensive tuition fees in Asia. Tuition fees to study in Japan as an international student is about  US$4,140-8,280 per year. This is cheaper than most universities in the US and the UK and the cost has really attracted a lot of international students to want to come and study in Japan.

 

The tuition fees in Japanese universities varies and also the tuition fees also depends on the course you want to study. Like other countries,courses such as medicine and dentistry are the most expensive compared to other art courses.

 

One thing about Japanese universities is that you need to take a test in order to be admitted to any university. This is because Japan have a different academic requirement from other countries. The cost or fees for the test is about  US$57-$107 and you need to pass the test just ones.

You will also need to submit your academic records and qualifications as a proof that you are qualified for university education in Japan.

You also need to learn how to speak Japanese which is very important for anybody intending to study in Japan.

 

Cost of living in Japan according to expatistan

 

Japan

Housing           [Edit]


            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area

¥285,651

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area

¥183,228

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat

¥19,733

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area

¥235,986

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area

¥122,818

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio

¥11,525

            Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)

¥3,864

            40” flat screen TV

¥79,149

            Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)

¥24,283

            Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)

¥870

            Hourly rate for cleaning help

¥3,664

Clothes            [Edit]


            1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)

¥7,662

            1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)

¥3,650

            1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)

¥8,881

            1 pair of men’s leather business shoes

¥12,700

Transportation [Edit]


            Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new

¥2,646,380

            1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas

¥125

            Monthly ticket public transport

¥10,589

            Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)

¥3,665

Personal Care  [Edit]


            Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)

¥1,213

            1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)

¥1,526

            Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)

¥3,332

            1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)

¥881

            Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)

¥612

            Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)

¥572

            4 rolls of toilet paper

¥134

            Tube of toothpaste

¥219

 

Visa to study in Japan

 

To study in Japan as an international student, you need a visa, so below are the requirements needed to apply for a visa to study in Japan.

 

What documents will be required?
The following documents must be submitted whatever the purpose of the visit:
passport
Two 45mm x 45mm passport-type photos taken within the previous six months (stateless persons must submit three photos)
Two official visa application forms, available at the embassy or consulate
documents certifying the purpose of the visit (see the accompanying table)
A copy of a certificate of admission from the educational institution where the person concerned intends to study.
documents certifying that the person concerned can defray all expenses incurred during the stay in Japan.

Time required to issue visa:
The period required from the visa application to the issuance of the visa is approximately 5 working days.

Note: In the case of applications that require inquiries to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for example, applications for work or study visas that are not accompanied by a Certificate of Eligibility), it usually takes two to three months or even longer, so in such cases please allow plenty of leeway

What is the cost of a visa?
Single-entry: 3,000 yen / US$25
Double or multiple-entry: 6,000 yen / US$50

Note: Visa fees vary depending on nationality. Check with the nearest Consulate for further information

How long is the visa valid for?
Depending on Nationality, students usually receive a 1 year visa. This is usually determined by the course duration. Extension for student visa's are usually possible.

Temporary Visitor visas for tourism purposes are normally valid for a stay of up to 3 months (extensions for another 3 months granted at the discretion of Immigration Department in Japan), and Employment/Working visas (including intra-company transfer visas) for a period of up to 3 years.
Multiple-entry visas can be issued to business travelers, etc. The period of validity of these visas is from 1 to 5 years, and these visas can be used on any number of occasions during their period of validity.

Double-entry visa for transit valid up to 4 months.

Who requires a visa?
Depending on the length of stay and nationality, either a tourist or student visa may be required:

Nationals of the following countries may not require visas for stays up to 6 months:
Austria, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Mexico.

No visa may be required for stays of 90 days or less:
Singapore, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Canada, U.S.A., Argentina, Bahamas, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Suriname, Uruguay, Barbados, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Andorra, Czech Rep., Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Monaco, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Turkey, Lesotho, Mauritius, Tunisia.

14 days or less:
Brunei.

Visas are highly recommended for nationals of Malaysia and Peru.

Temporarily suspended:
Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran.

Note: Nationals of countries that have concluded visa exemption arrangements with Japan for stays of up to six months in principle are granted permission to stay in Japan for 90 days at the time of landing. Nationals of these countries who wish to stay in Japan for more than 90 days must apply at their nearest immigration authority in Japan for an extension of their period of stay.
Whether or not they hold a visa, visitors who do not possess visible means of support for their stay, onward or return tickets and other documents for their next destination may be refused entry.

 

List and ranking of all the universities in Japan

 

This is the list and ranking of all the universities in Japan. The ranking is based on the quality of education each of the university provides and also the available academic and social facilities in the university. So below is the list of the of all the universities in Japan and their ranking

 

 

Rank    University        Location

1          The University of Tokyo

Tokyo ...

2          Keio University

Tokyo ...

3          Kyoto University

Kyoto

4          Osaka University

Suita

5          Tohoku University

Sendai

6          University of Tsukuba

Tsukuba ...

7          Kyushu University

Fukuoka

8          Nagoya University

Nagoya

9          Waseda University

Tokyo

10        Hokkaido University

Sapporo ...

11        Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo

12        Ritsumeikan University

Kyoto

13        Hiroshima University

Hiroshima ...

14        Kobe University

Kobe

15        Nihon University

Tokyo

16        Meiji University

Tokyo

17        Doshisha University

Kyoto

18        Okayama University

Okayama

19        Tokai University

Tokyo

20        Hosei University

Tokyo

21        Tokyo University of Science

Tokyo ...

22        Shinshu University

Matsumoto ...

23        Kindai University

Higashiosaka ...

24        Niigata University

Niigata

25        Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Nomi

26        Gunma University

Maebashi

27        The University of Electro-Communications

Chofu

28        Chuo University

Hachioji ...

29        Rikkyo University

Tokyo

30        Sophia University

Tokyo

31        Nagasaki University

Nagasaki

32        Chiba University

Chiba ...

33        Ryukoku University

Kyoto ...

34        Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Fuchu

35        Kansai University

Suita

36        Mie University

Tsu

37        Kanazawa University

Kanazawa

38        Toyo University

Tokyo ...

39        Yamagata University

Yamagata ...

40        Aoyama Gakuin University

Tokyo

41        Kagoshima University

Kagoshima

42        Shizuoka University

Shizuoka ...

43        Kumamoto University

Kumamoto

44        Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Fuchu ...

45        Gifu University

Gifu

46        Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Tokyo ...

47        Fukuoka University

Fukuoka

48        Osaka City University

Osaka

49        Hitotsubashi University

Kunitachi

50        Yokohama National University

Yokohama

51        Ehime University

Matsuyama ...

52        Tokyo University of the Arts

Tokyo ...

53        Kyoto Sangyo University

Kyoto

54        University of the Ryukyus

Nishihara ...

55        Yamaguchi University

Yamaguchi ...

56        The University of Tokushima

Tokushima

57        Kwansei Gakuin University

Nishinomiya ...

58        University of Toyama

Toyama

59        Nagoya Institute of Technology

Nagoya ...

60        Kyushu Institute of Technology

Kitakyushu ...

61        Kitasato University

Tokyo

62        Tokyo Women's Medical University

Tokyo

63        Toyohashi University of Technology

Toyohashi

64        Tokyo Metropolitan University

Hachioji

65        Saitama University

Saitama

66        Nanzan University

Nagoya ...

67        Hirosaki University

Hirosaki

68        Gakushuin University

Tokyo

69        Osaka Prefecture University

Sakai

70        University of Yamanashi

Kofu ...

71        Tokyo Gakugei University

Koganei

72        Teikyo University

Tokyo

73        Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Ikoma

74        Shimane University

Matsue

75        Toho University

Tokyo

76        Kochi University

Kochi

77        University of Miyazaki

Miyazaki

78        Tottori University

Tottori

79        Akita University

Akita City

80        Kagawa University

Takamatsu

81        Wakayama University

Wakayama

82        Kanagawa University

Yokohama

83        Saga University

Saga

84        Shibaura Institute of Technology

Tokyo ...

85        Kanazawa Institute of Technology

Nonoichi

86        Ochanomizu University

Tokyo

87        Iwate University

Morioka

88        International Christian University

Mitaka

89        Health Sciences University of Hokkaido

Ishikari

90        University of Aizu

Aizuwakamatsu

91        Musashino Art University

Kodaira-shi

92        Nagaoka University of Technology

Nagaoka

93        Kyoto Institute of Technology

Kyoto

94        Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Beppu

95        Senshu University

Tokyo

96        Tokyo Denki University

Tokyo

97        Soka University

Hachioji

98        Tokyo University of Agriculture

Tokyo ...

99        Yokohama City University

Yokohama

100      Juntendo University

Tokyo

101      Tama Art University

Tokyo

102      Meiji Gakuin University

Tokyo ...

103      Kokugakuin University

Tokyo

104      Kogakuin University

Tokyo

105      Utsunomiya University

Utsunomiya

106      Oita University

Oita

107      Jichi Medical University

Tochigi

108      Tokyo Medical University

Tokyo

109      Tokyo International University

Kawagoe

110      Chubu University

Kasugai

111       Chukyo University

Nagoya ...

112      Showa University

Tokyo

113      Nagoya City University

Nagoya

114      Ibaraki University

Mito ...

115      Meisei University

Hino ...

116      Osaka Kyoiku University

Kashiwara

117      Nippon Medical School

Tokyo

118      Meijo University

Nagoya

119      Hiroshima Institute of Technology

Hiroshima

120      Kyoto Seika Daigaku

Kyoto

121      Tokyo Keizai University

Tokyo ...

122      Komazawa University

Tokyo

123      Kyorin University

Mitaka

124      Kurume University

Kurume

125      Shiga University of Medical Science

Otsu

126      Jikei University School of Medicine

Tokyo

127      Shiga University

Hikone

128      Tokyo University of Technology

Hachioji

129      Obirin Daigaku

Machida

130      Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Tokyo

131      Tokyo City University

Tokyo

132      Chiba Institute of Technology

Narashino

133      Hiroshima City University

Hiroshima

134      Seikei University

Musashino

135      Kyoto University of Art and Design

Kyoto

136      Fujita Health University

Toyoake

137      University of Shizuoka

Shizuoka

138      Nara Women's University

Nara

139      Mukogawa Women's University

Nishinomiya

140      Tohoku Gakuin University

Sendai

141      Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

Kyoto

142      Kochi University of Technology

Kami

143      Aichi University of Education

Kariya

144      Aichi University

Nagoya ...

145      Tohoku University of Art and Design

Yamagata

146      Bunkyo University

Koshigaya ...

147      Tokyo Polytechnic University

Tokyo

148      Japan Women's University

Tokyo ...

149      Fukushima Medical University

Fukushima

150      Konan University

Kobe

151      Saitama Medical School

Moroyama

152      Dokkyo Medical University

Tochigi

153      Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences

Ogaki

154      Hokkaido University of Education

Sapporo ...

155      Muroran Institute of Technology

Muroran

156      Okayama University of Science

Okayama

157      Takushoku University

Tokyo ...

158      Bukkyo University

Kyoto

159      Miyagi University of Education

Sendai

160      Asahikawa Medical University

Asahikawa

161      Daito Bunka University

Tokyo ...

162      Kyushu Sangyo University

Fukuoka

163      Seinan Gakuin University

Fukuoka

164      Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi

Sanyo-Onoda

165      Fukuoka Institute of Technology

Fukuoka

166      Iwate Prefectural University

Iwate

167      Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts

Kyotanabe

168      Osaka Sangyo University

Daito

169      Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

Hamamatsu

170      University of Fukui

Fukui ...

171      Dokkyo University

Soka

172      Kobe Gakuin University

Kobe

173      Showa Women's University

Tokyo ...

174      International University of Health and Welfare

Otawara

175      Future University Hakodate

Hakodate

176      Tokyo Woman's Christian University

Tokyo

177      Osaka Institute of Technology

Osaka

178      Kokushikan University

Tokyo

179      Nihon Fukushi University

Chita ...

180      University of Hyogo

Kobe

181      Kagawa Prefectural College of Health Sciences

Takamatsu

182      Matsuyama University

Matsuyama

183      Otaru University of Commerce

Otaru

184      International University of Japan

Minami Uonuma-shi

185      Kyoto Notre Dame University

Kyoto

186      National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Tokyo

187      Fukushima University

Fukushima

188      Asia University

Musashino

189      Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

Kyoto

190      Sapporo Medical University

Sapporo

191      Musashino University

Nishitokyo

192      Nara University of Education

Nara

193      Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Obihiro

194      Naruto University of Education

Naruto

195      Chiba University of Commerce

Ichikawa

196      The University of Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu

197      Kyoto Women's University

Kyoto

198      Iwate Medical University

Morioka

199      Otemae University

Nishinomiya ...

200      Okayama Prefectural University

Soja

201      Nara Medical University

Kashihara

202      Kyoto City University of Arts

Kyoto

203      The University of Shiga Prefecture

Hikone

204      Hyogo College of Medicine

Nishinomiya

205      Kansai Medical University

Moriguchi

206      Kyoritsu Women's University

Tokyo

207      Tokyo University of Information Sciences

Chiba

208      Kyoto University of Education

Kyoto

209      St. Luke's International University

Tokyo

210      Osaka University of Arts

Kanan

211      St. Marianna University School of Medicine

Kawasaki

212      Tohoku Fukushi University

Sendai

213      Rissho University

Tokyo

214      Kanazawa Medical University

Kahoku

215      Hyogo University of Teacher Education

Kato

216      Tokyo Dental College

Chiba

217      Nippon Institute of Technology

Miyashiro

218      Kansai Gaidai University

Hirakata

219      Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science

Hachioji

220      Yasuda Women's University

Hiroshima

221      University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan

Kitakyushu

222      Kitami Institute of Technology

Kitami

223      Josai University

Sakado

224      Digital Hollywood University

Tokyo

225      Kanto Gakuin University

Yokohama

226      Aichi Medical University

Nagakute

227      Reitaku University

Kashiwa

228      Joetsu University of Education

Joetsu

229      Kinjo Gakuin University

Nagoya

230      Tamagawa University

Machida

231      Josai International University

Togane

232      Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Administration

Nisshin

233      The Nippon Dental University

Tokyo ...

234      Setsunan University

Neyagawa

235      Otani University

Kyoto

236      Graduate School of Management, Globis University

Tokyo ...

237      Tsuda College

Kodaira

238      Tokyo Kasei University

Tokyo

239      Joshibi University of Art and Design

Sagamihara ...

240      Kyoto Tachibana University

Kyoto

241      Osaka Medical College

Takatsuki

242      Aichi Prefectural University

Nagakute

243      Jissen Women's University

Hino

244      Hokusei Gakuen University

Sapporo

245      Seijo University

Tokyo

246      Sugiyama Jogakuen University

Nagoya

247      Sojo University

Kumamoto

248      Taisho University

Tokyo

249      Musashi University

Tokyo

250      Tsukuba University of Technology

Tsukuba

251      Kyoto Prefectural University

Kyoto

252      Tokushima Bunri University

Tokushima

253      Otemon Gakuin University

Ibaraki

254      The Graduate University for Advanced Studies

Miura

255      Wakayama Medical University

Wakayama

256      Tokyo University of Science, Suwa

Chino

257      Shukutoku University

Chiba

258      Akita International University

Akita

259      Rakuno Gakuen University

Ebetsu

260      Teikyo Heisei University

Ichihara

261      Hiroshima Shudo University

Hiroshima

262      Bunkyo Gakuin University

Tokyo

263      Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology

Fukuroi

264      Kobe Design University

Kobe

265      Nippon Sport Science University

Tokyo

266      Momoyama Gakuin University

Izumi

267      Osaka Electro-Communication University

Neyagawa

268      Asahi University

Gifu

269      Toyo Eiwa University

Yokohama

270      Hanazono University

Kyoto

271      Miyagi University

Sendai

272      Osaka University of Economics

Osaka

273      Aichi Shukutoku University

Nagoya

274      Azabu University

Sagamihara

275      The University of Shimane

Hamada

276      Mejiro University

Tokyo

277      Hokkaido University of Science

Sapporo

278      Sapporo Gakuin University

Ebetsu

279      Kyoto Koka Women's University

Kyoto

280      Kumamoto Gakuen University

Kumamoto

281      Fukuoka University of Education

Munakata

282      Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts

Kurashiki

283      Wakkanai Hokusei Gakuen College

Wakkanai

284      Niigata Seiryo University

Niigata

285      Wako University

Machida

286      Senzoku Gakuen College of Music

Kawasaki

287      Meikai University

Urayasu ...

288      Fukui Prefectural University

Eiheiji

289      Tenri University

Tenri

290      Kanazawa College of Art

Kanazawa

291      Tama University

Tama-shi ...

292      Tokyo Zokei University

Hachioji

293      Kanagawa Institute of Technology

Atsugi

294      Hannan University

Matsubara

295      Saitama Institute of Technology

Fukaya

296      Toyama Prefectural University

Imizu

297      Tsurumi University

Yokohama

298      Shizuoka University of Art and Culture

Hamamatsu

299      Edogawa University

Nagareyama

300      Hiroshima International University

Hiroshima

301      Takasaki City University of Economics

Takasaki

302      Sapporo University

Sapporo

303      Hokkaido Information University

Ebetsu

304      Nakamura Gakuen University

Fukuoka

305      Kobe College

Nishinomiya

306      Shonan Institute of Technology

Fujisawa

307      Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies

Nagasaki

308      Tohoku Institute of Technology

Sendai

309      Otsuma Women's University

Tokyo

310      Yamanashi Gakuin University

Kofu

311      Tokoha University

Hamamatsu

312      Hiroshima University of Economics

Hiroshima

313      Chubu Gakuin University

Seki

314      Toin University of Yokohama

Yokohama

315      Tokiwa University

Mito

316      Himeji Dokkyo University

Himeji

317      Osaka International University

Moriguchi

318      Showa University of Music

Kawasaki

319      Kunitachi College of Music

Tachikawa-shi

320      Sagami Women's University

Sagamihara

321      Cyber University

Fukuoka

322      Konan Women's University

Kobe

323      Kagawa Nutrition University

Sakado

324      Nagano University

Ueda

325      Niigata University of Health and Welfare

Niigata

326      Surugadai University

Hanno

327      Ferris University

Yokohama

328      Iwaki Meisei University

Iwaki

329      Ryutsu Keizai University

Ryugasaki ...

330      Nagaoka Institute of Design

Nagaoka

331      Tezukayama University

Nara

332      Nara University

Nara

333      Kyoto Gakuen University

Kameoka

334      Gakushuin Women's College

Tokyo

335      Aichi Gakuin University

Nisshin

336      Hokkai-Gakuen University

Sapporo ...

337      Sanno University

Isehara

338      Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Sciences

Ami

339      Meiji Pharmaceutical University

Kiyose

340      Atomi University

Niiza

341      Osaka Gakuin University

Suita City

342      Baika Women's University

Ibaraki

343      Daido University

Nagoya

344      Fukuyama University

Fukuyama

345      Kobe Shoin Women's University

Kobe

346      Prefectural University of Hiroshima

Hiroshima ...

347      Hachinohe Institute of Technology

Hachinohe

348      Bunka Gakuen University

Tokyo

349      Prefectural University of Kumamoto

Kumamoto

350      Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science

Nagasaki

351      Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University

Gifu

352      Niigata Institute of Technology

Kashiwazaki

353      Seisen University

Tokyo

354      Chuo Gakuin University

Abiko

355      Shobi University

Kawagoe

356      Miyagi Gakuin Women's University

Sendai

357      Ashikaga Institute of Technology

Ashikaga

358      Kobe City University of Foreign Studies

Kobe

359      Aichi Sangyo University

Okazaki

360      Aomori University

Aomori

361      Nishogakusha University

Tokyo

362      Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts

Naha

363      Siebold University of Nagasaki

Nagayo

364      Shikoku University

Tokushima

365      Osaka University of Economics and Law

Yao

366      Nagoya University of Arts

Kitanagoya

367      Sonoda Women's University

Amagasaki

368      University of the Sacred Heart

Tokyo

369      Osaka Shoin Women's University

Higashiosaka

370      Shirayuri College

Chofu

371      Teikyo University of Science and Technology

Uenohara

372      University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences

Kobe

373      Musashino Academia Musicae

Tokyo

374      Osaka Dental University

Hirakata

375      Wayo Women's University

Ichikawa

376      Meio University

Nago

377      Gunma Prefectural Women's University

Tamamura

378      Shujitsu University

Okayama

379      Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

Nagoya

380      Saitama Prefectural University

Koshigaya

381      Seitoku University

Matsudo

382      The University of Okinawa

Naha

383      Toyo Gakuen University

Tokyo ...

384      Shitennoji University

Habikino

385      Kanagawa Dental University

Yokusuka

386      Yamaguchi Prefectural University

Yamaguchi

387      Kyoto Bunkyo University

Uji

388      Osaka University of Commerce

Higashiosaka

389      Okinawa International University

Ginowan

390      Miyazaki Municipal University

Miyazaki

391      Akita Prefectural University

Akita

392      Osaka College of Music

Toyonaka

393      Hiroshima Jogakuin University

Hiroshima

394      Niigata University of International and Information Studies

Niigata

395      Fukuoka Women's University

Fukuoka

396      Tsuru University

Tsuru

397      Kobe Pharmaceutical University

Kobe

398      Ibaraki Christian University

Hitachi

399      Suzuka University of Medical Science

Suzuka

400      Yamanashi Prefectural University

Kofu

401      Dohto University

Kitahiroshima

402      Matsuyama Shinonome College

Matsuyama

403      Nippon Bunri University

Oita

404      Toyota Technological Institute

Nagoya

405      Seian University of Art and Design

Otsu

406      Hyogo University

Kakogawa

407      Takarazuka University of Art and Design

Takarazuka

408      Kyushu Dental College

Kitakyushu

409      Tottori University of Environmental Studies

Tottori

410      Nagoya Bunri University

Inazawa

411      Showa Pharmaceutical University

Machida

412      Gifu Pharmaceutical University

Gifu

413      Osaka Ohtani University

Tondabayashi

414      The Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing

Tokyo

415      Aichi Institute of Technology

Toyota

416      Ohu University

Koriyama

417      Hakuoh University

Oyama

418      The International University of Kagoshima

Kagoshima

419      Kaetsu University

Tokyo

420      Yokkaichi University

Yokkaichi

421      Matsumoto Dental University

Shiojiri

422      Soai University

Osaka

423      Keisen University

Tama

424      Kansai University of Welfare Sciences

Kashiwara

425      Aomori Public University

Aomori

426      Tokyo Kasei-Gakuin University

Tokyo

427      Kogakkan University

Ise

428      Maebashi Kyoai Gakuen College

Maebashi

429      Bunri University of Hospitality

Sayama

430      Jumonji University

Niiza

431      Doho University

Nagoya

432      Chiba Institute of Science

Choshi

433      Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music

Nagakute

434      Aomori University of Health and Welfare

Aomori

435      Gifu Keizai University

Ogaki

436      Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Takatsuki

437      National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya

Kanoya

438      Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University

Fukuoka

439      Nagoya Women's University

Nagoya

440      Shiraume Gakuen University

Kodaira

441      Gifu Women's University

Gifu

442      Notre Dame Seishin University

Okayama

443      Institute of Technologists

Gyoda

444      Nishinippon Institute of Technology

Kanda

445      Shizuoka Sangyo University

Iwata

446      Shimonoseki City University

Shimonoseki

447      Keiai University

Chiba

448      Nagasaki International University

Nagasaki

449      Asahikawa University

Asahikawa

450      Fukui University of Technology

Fukui

451      Kyushu Kyoritsu University

Kitakyushu

452      Kansai University of International Studies

Miki

453      Japan Women's College of Physical Education

Tokyo

454      Sapporo International University

Sapporo

455      Tohoku University of Community Service and Science

Sakata

456      Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University

Sendai

457      Nagoya Gakuin University

Nagoya

458      Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University

Hiroshima

459      Heian Jogakuin University

Osaka

460      Hoshi University

Tokyo

461      Seigakuin University

Ageo

462      Tezukayama Gakuin University

Osakasayama

463      Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology

Tokyo

464      Kyushu International University

Kitakyushu

465      Hokkaido Bunkyo University

Eniwa

466      Sakushin Gakuin University

Utsunomiya

467      Kanazawa Gakuin University

Kanazawa

468      University of Human Arts and Sciences

Saitama

469      Yokohama College of Commerce

Yokohama

470      Hokkaido Pharmaceutical University School of Pharmacy

Otaru

471      Tokai Gakuen University

Miyoshi

472      Meiji University of Integrative Medicine

Hiyoshi

473      Hijiyama University

Hiroshima

474      Maebashi Institute of Technology

Maebashi

475      Kyoto Saga University of Arts

Kyoto

476      Kurume Institute of Technology

Kurume

477      Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University

Nagasaki

478      National Fisheries University

Shimonoseki

479      Ueno Gakuen University

Tokyo

480      Kwassui Women's College

Nagasaki

481      Nagoya Keizai University

Nagoya

482      Hokusho University

Ebetsu

483      Kobe Shinwa Women's University

Kobe

484      Kanazawa Seiryo University

Kanazawa

485      Mimasaka University

Tsuyama

486      Toyama University of International Studies

Toyama

487      Nishikyushu University

Kanzaki

488      Elisabeth University of Music

Hiroshima

489      International Budo University

Katsuura

490      Den-en Chofu University

Kawasaki

491      Shikoku Gakuin University

Zentsuji

492      Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

Kyoto

493      Tokyo University of Social Welfare

Tokyo

494      Hakodate University

Hakodate

495      Kushiro Public University of Economics

Kushiro

496      Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University

Musashino

497      Sendai University

Shibata

498      Kobe International University

Kobe

499      Onomichi University

Onomichi

500      Koriyama Women's University

Koriyama

501      Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare

Tamana

502      Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences

Niigata

503      Kyushu University of Health and Welfare

Nobeoka

504      Beppu University

Beppu

505      Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences

Oita

506      Bunsei University of Art

Utsunomiya

507      Keiwa College

Shibata

508      Hachinohe University

Hachinohe

509      Kanagawa University of Human Services

Yokosuka

510      Ashiya University

Ashiya

511      Koyasan University

Mount Koya

512      Kobe Yamate University

Kobe

513      Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design

Komaki

514      Shigakukan University

Aira

515      Sendai Shirayuri Women's College

Sendai

516      Tenshi College

Sapporo

517      Japan College of Social Work

Kiyose

518      Shumei University

Yachiyo

519      Heisei International University

Kazo

520      Kamakura Women's University

Kamakura

521      Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences

Nisshin

522      Kansai University of Social Welfare

Ako

523      Aomori Chuo Gakuin University

Aomori

524      Tokyo College of Music

Tokyo

525      Seirei Christopher University

Hamamatsu

526      Nagoya Sangyo University

Owariasahi

527      Tokyo Women's College of Physical Education

Kunitachi

528      Yamagata Prefectural University of Health Sciences

Yamagata

529      Tohoku Pharmaceutical University

Sendai

530      Tsukuba Gakuin University

Tsukuba

531      Kawamura Gakuen Women's University

Abiko

532      Institute of Information Security

Yokohama

533      Okayama Shoka University

Okayama

534      Tokuyama University

Tokuyama

535      Osaka Seikei University

Osaka

536      Mie Prefectural College of Nursing

Tsu

537      Chukyo Gakuin University

Nakatsugawa

538      Miyazaki Sangyo-keiei University

Miyazaki

539      Takamatsu University

Takamatsu

540      Okinawa Prefectural College of Nursing

Naha

541      Sapporo City University

Sapporo ...

542      Hagoromo University of International Studies

Sakai

543      Poole Gakuin University

Sakai

544      Naragakuen University

Sango

545      Aichi Toho University

Nagoya

546      Jin-ai University

Echizen

547      Fukuoka Prefectural University

Tagawa

548      Suzuka International University

Suzuka

549      Ohkagakuen University

Toyota

550      Biwako Seikei Sport College

Otsu

551      Seijoh University

Tokai

552      Toho Gakuen School of Music

Chofu

553      Fukuyama Heisei University

Fukuyama

554      Tokyo Christian University

Inzai

555      Toyohashi Sozo University

Toyohashi

556      Tokai Gakuin University

Kakamigahara

557      Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology

Nagahama

558      Takasaki University of Health and Welfare

Takasaki

559      Fuji Women's University

Sapporo

560      Shokei Gakuin University

Natori

561      Jobu University

Isesaki

562      Morioka College

Takizawa

563      Chiba Keizai University

Chiba

564      Tokyo Seitoku University

Yachiyo

565      Shijonawate Gakuen University

Daito

566      Koshien University

Takarazuka

567      Fukuoka Dental College

Fukuoka

568      Osaka University of Human Sciences

Osaka

569      Niigata College of Nursing

Joetsu

570      University of East Asia

Shimonoseki

571      Kobe City College of Nursing

Kobe

572      Okinawa Christian University

Nishihara

573      Nagano College of Nursing

Komagane

574      Shuchiin University

Kyoto

575      Japan University of Economics

Fukuoka

576      Hokuriku University

Kanazawa

577      Minami Kyushu University

Miyazaki

578      Tokyo Future University

Tokyo

579      Chugoku Gakuen University

Okayama

580      Seisen Jogakuin College

Nagano

581      Tomakomai Komazawa University

Tomakomai

582      Kanto Gakuen University

Ota

583      Kyushu Women's University

Fukuoka

584      Chitose Institute of Science and Technology

Chitose

585      Ehime Prefectural University of Health Sciences

Tobe

586      Takaoka University of Law

Takaoka

587      Baiko Gakuin University

Shimonoseki

588      Kyushu Lutheran College

Kumamoto

589      Tokyo Fuji University

Tokyo

590      Niigata Sangyo University

Kashiwazaki

591      Japan Lutheran College

Mitaka

592      Gunma Prefectural College of Health Sciences

Maebashi

593      Kio University

Koryo

594      Sanyo Gakuen University

Okayama

595      Kinjo University

Hakusan

596      Aichi Bunkyo University

Komaki

597      Osaka Jogakuin College

Osaka

598      Nayoro City University

Nayoro

599      Saitama Gakuen University

Kawaguchi

600      Hirosaki Gakuin University

Aomori

601      Ishikawa Prefectural University

Nonoichi

602      Kurashiki Sakuyo University

Kurashiki

603      Aichi University of Technology

Gamagori

604      Shigakkan University

Obu

605      Niigata University of Management

Kamo

606      Nagaoka University

Nagaoka

607      Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

Kyoto

608      Kobe Kaisei College

Kobe

609      Seinan Jo Gakuin University

Kitakyushu

610      Sugino Fashion College

Tokyo

611      Nihon Pharmaceutical University

Ina

612      Tokyo Health Care University

Tokyo

613      Fukuoka International University

Dazaifu

614      Takachiho University

Tokyo

615      Urawa University

Saitama

616      Aikoku Gakuen University

Yotsukaido

617      Ube Frontier University

Ube

618      Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University

Hiroshima

619      Heisei College of Music

Mifune

620      Gifu College of Nursing

Hashima

621      Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University

Shizuoka

622      Tohoku Women's College

Hirosaki

623      Komazawa Women's University

Inagi

624      Taisei Gakuin University

Sakai

625      Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences

Dazaifu

626      Ishikawa Prefectural Nursing University

Kahoku

627      Hamamatsu Gakuin University

Hamamatsu

628      Nagoya College of Music

Nagoya

629      Yokohama College of Pharmacy

Yokohama

630      Nagasaki Wesleyan University

Isahaya

631      Osaka University of Tourism

Kumatori

632      Kansai University of Health Sciences

Kumatori

633      Miyazaki International College

Kiyotake

634      Musashino Gakuin University

Sayama

635      Toho College of Music

Kawagoe

636      Japanese Red Cross Hokkaido College of Nursing

Kitami

637      Kobe Institute of Computing

Kobe

638      Higashiosaka College

Higashiosaka

639      Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing

Toyota

640      Shokei College

Kumamoto

641      Hokkai School of Commerce

Sapporo

642      Takasaki University of Commerce

Takasaki

643      Nihon Bunka University

Hachioji

644      Kyushu Nutrition Welfare University

Kitakyushu

645      Higashi Nippon International University

Iwaki

646      Tohoku Seikatsu Bunka College

Sendai

647      Gunma University of Social Welfare

Maebashi

648      Gumma Paz College

Takasaki

649      Kumamoto Health Science University

Kumamoto

650      Akita University of Nursing and Welfare

Odate

651      Sapporo Otani University

Sapporo

652      International Pacific University

Okayama

653      Nihon Institute of Medical Science

Moroyama

654      Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences

Kumatori

655      Fukushima College

Fukushima

656      Chikushi Jogakuen University

Dazaifu

657      Kibi International University

Takahashi

658      Daiichi University of Pharmacy

Fukuoka

659      St. Catherine University

Matsuyama

660      Kyoei University

Kasukabe

661      University of Human Environments

Okazaki

662      University of Kochi

Kochi

663      Osaka Aoyama University

Minoh

664      Kinki Health Welfare University

Fukusaki

665      The Japanese Red Cross Kyushu International College of Nursing

Munakata

666      Okayama Gakuin University

Kurashiki

667      International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies

Tokyo

668      Daiichi Institute of Technology

Kirishima

669      Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences

Osaka

670      Saniku Gakuin College

Isumi

671      Nara Prefectual University

Nara

672      Tokiwakai Gakuen University

Osaka

673      Graduate Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

Niigata

674      Senri Kinran University

Suita

675      Miyazaki Prefectural Nursing University

Miyazaki

676      Aino University

Takatsuki

677      Shizuoka University of Welfare

Yaizu

678      Matsumoto University

Matsumoto

679      Ryotokuji University

Urayasu

680      North Asia University

Akita

681      Shiseikan University

Hagi

682      Tokyo Jogakkan College

Machida

683      Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen University

Kure

684      Kaichi International University

Kashiwa

685      Health Science University

Fujikawaguchiko

686      Shoin University

Atsugi ...

687      The Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing

Hatsukaichi

688      Minobusan University

Minobu

689      Tohto College of Health Sciences

Fukaya

690      Utsunomiya Kyowa University

Nasushiobara

691      Gifu University of Medical Science

Seki

692      Osaka Kawasaki Rehabilitation University

Kaizuka

693      Bunka Fashion Graduate University

Tokyo

694      Yamanashi Eiwa College

Kofu

695      Mie Chukyo University

Matsusaka

696      Tokyo Union Theological Seminary

Mitaka

697      Fuji University

Hanamaki

698      Tokyo Seiei College

Tokyo

699      Himeji University

Himeji

700      Seibi University

Fukuchiyama

701      Kansai University of Nursing and Health Sciences

Awaji

702      Fukuoka Social Medical Welfare University

Fukuoka

703      Yamaguchi Gakugei College

Yamaguchi

704      Aichi Mizuho College

Nagoya ...

705      LEC Tokyo Legal Mind University

Tokyo

706      Seiwa University

Kisarazu

707      Yokkaichi Nursing and Medical Care University

Yokkaichi

708      Kyoto College of Medical Science

Nantan

709      Korea University

Kodaira

Un       Aichi Gakusen University

Toyota

Un       Ishinomaki Senshu University

Ishinomaki

Un       Kagoshima Immaculate Heart University

Satsumasendai

Un       Kanda University of International Studies

Chiba

Un       Kawasaki Medical School

Kurashiki

Un       Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare

Kurashiki

Un       Kobe Tokiwa University

Kobe

Un       Kobe Women's University

Kobe

Un       Omiya Law School

Saitama

Un       Tokyo Junshin University

Hachioji

Un       Tsukuba International University

Tsukuba

Un       Yashima Gakuen University

Yokohama

 

Courses you can study in Japanese universities

 

Accounting and Finance

Aeronautical engineering

Manufacturing engineering

Agriculture

Anatomy

Physiology

Anthropology

Architecture

Art and Design

Oral science

Biochemistry

Biological sciences

Building

Business management

Chemical engineering

Chemistry

Civil engineering

Ancient history

Mass communication

Computer science

Counselling

Creative writing

Criminology

Dentistry

Cinematics

Economics

Education

Electrical engineering

Fashion

Film making

Food science

Geography

General engineering

German

History

Law

Linguistics

Marketing

Material technology

Mathematics

Mechanical engineering

Medical technology

Medicine

Microbiology

Music

Nursing

Optometry

Pharmacy

Philosophy

Psychology

Robotics

Sociology

Theology

Veterinary medicine

 

Items to pack with you while going to study in Japan

 

In your carry-on bag

·         Cell phone and charger

·         Boarding pass(es)

·         Cash (bring American dollars and the currency of your host location or money you can exchange for it—enough to use in case of an emergency, but not more money than you can afford to lose)

·         Copy of birth certificate

·         Copy of Social Security card

·         Credit card (notify your bank that you’ll be abroad before you leave to avoid your account being frozen)

·         Debit card

·         Deodorant

·         E-reader or book

·         Emergency contact list

·         Face wipes

·         Gum

·         Hand sanitizer 

·         Headphones 

·         Health insurance card

·         Passport 

·         Prescription medication(s) you usually take (make sure you bring enough refills to last your entire trip—but future prescriptions can go in your checked luggage)

·         School ID

·         Spare outfit (in case your luggage gets lost or delayed)

·         State ID

·         Student visa

·         Travel itinerary

·         Travel pillow

·         Travel tickets (if you’re taking a train or other transport after your plane lands)

·         Wallet

Toiletries

·         Acne medication/cream

·         Face lotion/moisturizer

·         Makeup

·         Mini shampoo & conditioner (until you get the chance to get full-sized bottles in your new country)

·         Mouthwash (small)

·         Soap (mini bottle if you're using body wash)

·         Toothbrush

·         Toothpaste

 

Supplies

·         Bobby pins

·         Comb

·         Contacts, solution and case (again, make sure you have all the contacts you'll need for your time abroad)

·         Glasses and glasses case

·         Hair ties

·         Hairbrush

·         Headbands

·         Nail clipper

·         Razor(s)

·         Sunglasses

·         Sunscreen

·         Tampons and pads

·         Tweezers

Laundry

You will likely have the opportunity to do laundry on your trip, and you'll be able to purchase detergent in your host country.

·         Downy Wrinkle Release spray

·         Linens/towels (if your housing doesn’t have them)

·         Portable stain remover pen

·         Travel sheet (for hostels)

Clothing

·         Athletic sneakers (1)

·         Bathing suits (1-2)

·         Boots (1-2)

·         Bras (2 sports bras, 2 regular bras, 1 strapless/convertible bras)

·         Casual dresses (2)

·         Everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)

·         Flats (1)

·         Flip-flops (1)

·         Formal outfit (1-2)

·         Gloves (1, if weather appropriate)

·         Going-out outfit (3-5)

·         Hat (1)

·         Heavier coat for colder climates (1)

·         Heels (1-2)

·         Jacket (2; a light one and one for colder weather, if applicable)

·         Jeans (2, one black & one blue)

·         Jewelry (remember that bringing jewelry to another country is always a risk; don’t bring anything too valuable!)

·         Leggings (1-3)

·         Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)

·         Pajamas (2-3)

·         Pants (1-2 nice pairs)

·         Purse (1-2)

·         Raincoat (1)

·         Scarf (1)

·         Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)

·         Shorts (2-4, if weather appropriate)

·         Skirts (1-2)

·         Socks (14)

·         Sweaters (3-5)

·         Sweatshirt (2)

·         T-shirts (3-5)

·         Tank tops (3-5)

·         Underwear (14)

·         Watch (1)

·         Workout clothes (2-5)

Electronics

Remember that most of your electronic items will need an outlet converter in order to work!

·         Camera (remember your case and USB cords)

·         Cell phone (keep in mind that you’ll be able to buy an international phone when you arrive at your destination)

·         Chargers (laptop, phone, camera, e-reader, etc.)

·         Flash drive

·         iPod

·         Laptop

·         Laptop case

·         Outlet adapters (2-3)

·         USB cable

Medical

·         Adhesive bandages

·         Allergy medicine

·         Birth control

·         Cold and flu medicine

·         Eye drops

·         Motion sickness medicine

·         Over-the-counter pain medicine

·         Vitamins

Miscellaneous

·         Backpack (small)

·         Gift for your host family (bring something that they couldn’t get in their own country, like memorabilia from your hometown)

·         Journal

·         Language dictionary

·         Map

·         Playing cards

·         Travel guide

·         Umbrella (small)

 

Benefits of studying abroad in Japan or any other study abroad destination

 

1. See the World

The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world . By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.

2. Education

Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education. By enrolling in a study abroad program, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.

You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education is the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program—and choosing the right school is a very important factor.

3. Take in a New Culture

Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives. When you study abroad you will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres.

You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for the nation’s people and history. You will have the opportunity to witness a completely new way of life.

4. Hone Your Language Skills

Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.

In addition to the considerable language practice you will get just in day to day life, your host university will likely offer language courses to provide you with a more formal education. Immerse yourself in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic experience

5. Career Opportunities

When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.

Many students find that they love their host country so much that they decide to seek work there. If you can relate, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country

6. Find New Interests

If you are still questioning why to study abroad, you should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home. You might find that you have an as-yet undiscovered talent for hiking, water sports, snow skiing, golf, or various other new sports you may never have tried back home.

You’ll also have the chance to discover other new and exciting forms of entertainment. Plays, movies, dancing, nightclubs, and concerts are just a few activities that you can enjoy.

7. Make Lifelong Friends

One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. While studying abroad, you will attend school and live with students from your host country. This gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with your fellow students.

After the study abroad program ends, make an effort stay in contact with your international friends. In addition to rewarding personal relationships, these friends can also be important networking tools later down the road.


8. Personal Development

There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor.

A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.

9. Graduate School Admissions

Like future employers, graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students that study abroad display diversity and show that they aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges or put themselves in difficult situations.

Most importantly, students who have studied abroad show just how committed they are to their education. Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university. Students who have studied abroad have shown that they have the curiosity and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school.

10. Life Experience

Why study abroad? For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.

 

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