Studying in Japan

In Japan you will find huge metropolises, beautiful temples, hot springs, gorgeous flowering cherry trees, high-end technology, sumo switches, volcanoes, skiing and sushi to make. And this was just a small taste. One of the world’s most populous countries has also become one of the world’s most influential countries. Naturally, Japan has also become a more and more popular country of study for international students.

Where can I study in Japan?

  • Beppu(South Island) at Ritsumeikan APU

Student life in Japan

The universities maintain a steady and high quality and education is at the forefront. In addition, more and more universities are teaching English, so you don’t have to be fluent in Japanese when you start your studies. You usually have good opportunities to learn Japanese during your studies and you will gain firsthand knowledge of this exciting region. This is valuable knowledge to take back home and you will make yourself attractive in the job market. Japan has a culture that is very different from the one we are used to, and a stay there will give you a whole new perspective on both the world around you and yourself.

Education system in Japan

In Japan, there are approx. 770 universities and in 2005 there were more than 7.8 million registered students. After high school, approx. 80% in higher education and a high level can make it difficult to enter higher education. The Bachelor’s degree in Japan is 4 years old and the first year is not supported by the Loan Fund. Masters degrees are also offered for 1-2 years.

Facts about Japan

Census: approx. 127 million
Capital: Tokyo
Largest cities: Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Kyoto
Language: Japanese
Currency: Yen (JPY)
Time zone: +8 (+7 at daylight saving time)

Want to know more about studying in Japan?

Didn’t find what you were looking for, or do you have questions about studying in Japan? Book a meeting with us! Our study guides have long experience of sending Norwegian students abroad and can answer anything you wonder. When you book a meeting with us you get free counseling on study in Japan and we can help you to search, choose a study program, find a home and set a budget.
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