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Are you interested in studying at Japanese universities?
Do you want to learn about Japan’s university application and enrollment processes, as well as the types of programs on offer?
This course will help you to both discover great programs offered by different Japanese universities and prepare a study plan through project-based learning.
We introduce a number of options to match a variety of goals, from full degree to non-degree programs, programs taught in English, as well as short-term programs in Japan. During the course, international students at UTokyo will provide you with useful information and advice to start you on the path to studying in Japan.
At the end of this course, you will produce a draft of your action plan for applying to Japanese universities.
The overall goal of the course is to start you off on the right foot to a happy, productive and fulfilling student life in Japan!
Your First Step to Study in Japan
As an introduction, we will give you a brief overview of the education system in Japanese higher education, and talk about what makes Japan an interesting option for you. There is a variety of schools in Japan, all the way from Hokkaido, down to Okinawa in the South. Students at the University of Tokyo will share their thoughts on what attracted them to come to study in Japan.
Understanding the Process
In this module, we will talk about the different types of programs and also overview of the application process. There are different types of programs available in Japan, and their application processes and requirements are not the same. To find a good program that suits you, you’ll actually have to conduct a research on programs offered by Japanese universities and share your findings with others.
Student Life in Japan
In this module, we will talk about various aspects of student life in Japan. Students at the University of Tokyo will share the experience of their first day in japan, how they settled in, and how they are enjoying campus life. You will have clearer image of how student life is like when you come to study in Japan.
In this final module, let's listen to the students' talk on how academic life looks like at Japanese universities. They will give you some advices that would be useful to get ready before coming to Japan. Now it is your time to put your ideas all together into a concrete plan based on what you learned in this course.
Yujin Yaguchi and Yuko Itatsu