Study in Japan for International Students
Japan’s economy is now economically advanced not only that Japan is moving ahead of education system also. Japan’s higher education standards have reached the level that it has been accepted and appreciated all over the world. Students from different countries of the world are going to Japan for higher education. Students of Bangladesh can also get many opportunities to study After HSC pass, those who are interested to go abroad for higher education. While studying in Japan, you can find a scholarship.
Students can get a scholarship namely Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship in two ways. Applying for the Japan Embassy can be obtained on merit basis. Apart from this, any nominee professor from any of the leading educational institutions of Japan can write for you a recommendation letter. Besides, you can get a Rotary, Tokyo Foundation or regional scholarship in Japan. There is a scholarship named Center of Excellence or COE. In Japan, contact with specific organizations. And so, to improve our future, let’s learn some things to take higher education in Japan:

Name of the Degree’s in Japan

Four types of degrees;
1. As-Associate Degree,
2. Bachelor’s Degree,
3. Master’s Degree and
4. Doctoral Degree

Admission session or educational year in Japan

Japanese educational institutions have the opportunity to get admission in two semesters annually. They are:
1. April 1 to September 30 and
2. 01 October to 31 March.
However, some institutions are admitted to the ‘Fem Semester’ (September-October).

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Japan:

Human Studies, Language Studies, History, Humanities, Educational Science, Law and Society, Public Law and Policy, Transnational Law and Policy, Economics, Management, Accounting, Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Geophysics, Chemistry, Geology, Mechanical Systems And Design, Educational Information, Environmental, Environmental Life Science, F The Information Science, International Relations and Area Studies, Bio-Science and Biotechnology, architecture, engineering, Bio-Medical Engineering, Material Science, Human-Social Information Sciences, Computer and Mathematical Science.

Information for Bachelor’s Degree in Japan

A. Academic Level
1. At least 12 years of educational qualification (HSC or equivalent).
B. Language qualification’s Level
Must have adequate skills in Japanese language. At least six months of Japanese language courses must be completed. Some organizations want TOEFL, CBT scores over 150 or TOEFL IBT score 52.
C. Other tests
International students will have to take an exam for admission in Japanese universities. Have a test on Japanese language skills.
D Course timeout
It will take two to three years to complete the Associate Degree. To complete a Bachelor’s degree, it takes four years for most universities and it takes six years for medical science.

Information for Master’s Degree

A. Academic Level
Must be at least 16 years of educational qualification.
B. Linguistic skills Level
1. Must have adequate skills in Japanese language. At least six months of Japanese language courses must be completed. Some organizations want TOEFL CBT scores over 150 or TOEFL IBT score higher than 52.
C. Course timeout
1. It will take two years to finish master’s degree.
2. It will take three years to complete the Doctoral degree and it will take four to five years to complete the medical science.

Learning, Livelihood and Other Costs in Japan

A. Tuition Fees
Tuition fees depend on the university. About 10 thousand dollars per year in national universities, about $ 11,377 per year in local universities. Private universities will cost approximately $ 7,959 to $ 61,123 per year.
Those who go to study by the Japanese government’s scholarship do not have to pay the tuition fees. Government and private universities have many opportunities to get financial support for graduate level (Masters, Doctorate).
B. Other costs
Food, vehicles, travel, telephone, other expenses will cost about 1,31,878 to 1,78,092 yen a year.
C. Accommodation Cost
45,000 to 74,250 yen per year.
D Health Insurance
Usually 18,000 yen in year.
It is better to travel insurance before going to Bangladesh.

How to apply for Study in Japan

1. For more information about the application information and the form, you can contact the organization’s office directly in writing.
2. If you want, you can download the application form from the university’s website.
3. Some universities have the facility of submitting online applications.
The admission authority will tell you the documentation, translation and visa related information.
To complete the necessary information and documentation, you can check at least one year before.

Following documents required

1. The application form will be filled in completely.
2. Must have English copy of all educational documents including mark sheets.
3. School / college clearance will be required.
4. The documents to be submitted in the application form will be submitted.
5. The TOEFL test results are required.
6. You have to keep photocopy of your passport.

Credit transfer facilities in Japan

1. Under-graduate and post-graduate students can make credit transfer.
2. Generally, more than 50 percent of the course’s credit transfer is not acceptable.
3. Most universities accept at least B grade.
4. The following information will be given at the concerned university:
  • Your under-graduate / post-graduate application should be shown.
  • You must show an official copy of your academic transcript.
  • You must attach official letter from the head of the department where you have completed the course.
  • Your educational level description (eg: first year, second year)
  • Detailed description of the course.
  • Description of how many credits you have completed.
  • Description of the grading method used by your educational institution.
  • Description of the credit needed to complete the course.

Part Time Jobs in Japan

Alongside studies, you can make part-time jobs. As part time job, you can work as fast food catering, salesperson, translator, computer work, school teacher, tutor, bodyguard, window cleaner.

Scholarships in Japan for Higher Study

1. Many scholarships can be found on the Japanese government’s education site.
2. Scholarship is also given to the public-private foundation of Japan.
3. Japanese Grand Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship. 

Below is the address of some university websites:

  1. http: //www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index e.html
  2. http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en
  3. http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en
  4. http://www.titech.ac.jp/english
  5. http://www.keio.ac.jp
  6. http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/english/index.php
  7. http://www.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en
  8. http://www.hokudai.ac.jp/en/index.html
  9. http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/english
  10. http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/en
  11. http://www.chiba-u.ac.jp/e/
  12. http://www.waseda.jp/top/index-e.html
  13. htp: //www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/index.html
  14. http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/index ehtml
  15. http://www.sut.ac.jp/en/
  16. http://www.metro-u.ac.jp/index-e.html
  17. http://www.tmd.ac.jp/TMDU-e
  18. http://www.ynu.ac.jp/index en.html
  19. http://www.tokushima-u.ac.jp/english/