Study In Japan – Destination For Indian Students

Japan is a land of endless possibilities. Using cutting-edge science, technology, and medicine, the country has introduced many products to the world. From its rich history of turning creative ideas into practical products, Japan has emerged as a manufacturing powerhouse, surpassing many other countries with its economic growth. Even with limited resources, the country has achieved economic growth, becoming a manufacturing powerhouse. 

Japanese Educational Institutions focus not only on academic achievement but also on developing human qualities. International students highly appreciate that their studies in Japan will help them when they enter the workforce.

However, Indians studying in Japan are a very small percentage of the total foreign students studying there. This is because students in India are not fully aware of the merit of studying in Japan.

Advantages Of Choosing Japan As Your Study Destination:

  • English is the primary language of instruction for about 1,560 of these courses, making it easy for Indian students to adapt to the new academic environment.  However, there are about 3900 institutions including 800 universities, offering 15,400 courses from the universities to International students in different disciplines.
  • Safety is probably the most important factor in deciding where to study. Japan has a low crime rate and is one of the safest countries in the world. International students not only feel safe and secure, but also enjoy a high quality and comfortable life and can also concentrate on their studies and research.
  • The cost of research and studying in Japan is relatively low compared to other countries. Various institutions and organizations, including the Japanese Government, offer scholarships, and many universities also offer tuition fee reductions and exemptions and housing assistance.
  • In Japan minimum standards for Institutions are set by the government such as the ratio of professors and teachers to students, the size of facilities, and the kind of facilities to be established. Thus, Indian students can expect high quality education in a conducive environment that goes well beyond those standards.

Japan and India have very different lifestyles and cultures, this concerns many students. These differences are the best parts of studying in Japan, and these experiences will help grow. Japanese universities also provide various kinds of support to take care of international students.

Japan’s universities are globally competitive. 39 Japanese universities are decently ranked in the QS World University Rankings, as of June 2022. The number of Nobel Prize winners is 28, which is No.1 in Asia.

Essential Tips For Studying In Japan: A Comprehensive Guide

General information to study in Japan, such as the Japanese education system, the way to find and apply to a Japanese school, etc. is offered through the website “Study in Japan” by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). In addition, this website posts “Scholarship for International Students in Japan” which contains details of scholarships provided by various organizations. Indian students who have an interest in studying in Japan should check this website out first.

The University of Tokyo is responsible for providing information on studying in Japan to Indian students on commission from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT). The University of Tokyo India office holds webinars for Indian students about 20 times a year, and a few other Japanese universities participate each time, introducing their universities and explaining their support for international students. Please refer to the University of Tokyo India office’s website for more details.

Some prominent Japanese universities like Ritsumeikan University and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University have offices in India and are actively trying to attract students from India. They hold their own study abroad information sessions and visit high schools.

There are many other websites that offer information that will be useful for you to find the university and scholarship of your choice. The Embassy of Japan in India maintains a website with a collection of useful links to these sites. Please check out the Embassy’s Facebook page for useful information too.

If you have a shortlisted universities and departments you would like to enroll in, visit their websites for information on how to apply. Note that application methods, timings and requirements vary from university to university.

Most institutions in Japan start in April, but an increasing number of universities and departments are offering September/October enrolment.

Many universities also offer tuition fee reductions or scholarships of their own, so it is a good idea to get information on these as well. It is recommended that you decide on a university or other institution approximately one year before you want to start your studies and start your preparations.

Though many Indian students studying in Japan quickly learn to speak Japanese, Japanese proficiency is useful for international students in Japan not only for studying and living but also for their future prospects. Therefore, it is recommended to study it in advance.

Learn Japanese Now: Japan Foundation’s Free Online Resources 

 There are several ways to study the Japanese language in India, such as going to a Japanese language institution or studying by yourself. Japan Foundation, a Japanese public organization to promote Japanese culture and language in foreign countries, offers a free online website and an app to study Japanese, which are “Minato” and “Irodori”. Candidates may take advantage of these online facilities.

Peeush Srivastava

Peeush is an International Media Specialist with 25+ years of experience with Indian and International Media Platforms f More »

One Comment

  1. Excellent article, but you failed to mention immigration possibilities for Indians to Japan. Immigration is a very big reason why so many Indians go abroad to study; it is a step towards settling abroad. Japan is very favorable towards Indians and is a great place to live. These days many Indians settle here and some even take citizenship and run for political office. As long as one is willing to learn the language and culture life here is excellent, and far better than what they can expect in countries such as the US. Getting permanent residency is not difficult at all and depending upon the qualifications can be had in as little as one year. So a little information on this aspect should have been included.

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