Aspiring towards a refreshing tertiary experience?

Japan offers a wide array to choose from in a plethora of disciplines. Despite its strong East Asian culture, they make endless waves and have high influence in some of the worlds most dominant fields such as Science and Technology, Linguistics, Architecture and Engineering.

No language barrier

With the increase in globalization, many Japanese institutions are accommodating international students by offering more courses in English.

However, if you wish, you can also learn Japanese :).

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We've made it easier for you to weigh all the options that exist for us Islanders. Keep scrolling and take a closer look at all the possibilities that are there for you.

Highlights of studying in Japan


Featured Disciplines & Universities

Listed below are some of Japan’s most renowned universities and academic institutions. Despite being highly competitive, each university offers scholarships and subsidies for international students and also have their own admission requirements.

The academic year for Japan starts in April so please keep this in mind for your application submissions.


Science and Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology






UWI Cavehill Campus




Student Reviews

The information outlined below is based on a survey conducted in December 2019 with a sample size of 15 students between the ages of 18 and 44 years old.

All students who participated in the survey were enrolled on campus.

Enrolment Status

86.7% of the students pursued their studies full time while 13.3% studied part-time.

Region of Origin

  • 66.7% of students - North America
  • 20% of students - The Caribbean
  • 13.3% of students - Europe

Types and Levels of Degrees

  • 40% - Bachelor's Degree
  • 13.3% - Master's Degree
  • 20% - Short Training and Certifications
  • 26.8% - Student Exchange for 1 year and under

University Enrolment of Students

  • Osaka Gakuin University, Human Academy Japanese Language School (exchange programme)
  • Aoyama Gakuin
  • University of Washington (exchange programme)
  • Meiji University
  • Temple University
  • Nanzan University
  • Hokkaido University
  • Sophia University
  • Université de Montréal (exchange programme)
  • Kinjo Gakuin Univeristy
  • Tsurubunka University
  • Akita International University
  • Nagoya International Foreign Language School

Popular Programmes pursued in Japan

  • Japanese Language, Literature and East Asian Studies
  • Architecture and Urban Design
  • Global Environmental Studies
  • International Business Management


87% of students rated their area of study in Japan as much better than that of their country of origin.

Rating scale: 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).


  • 66.7% of students self-funded their education
  • 20% of students took loans
  • 60% of students were granted supplemental scholarships or other sponsorships

Time and Flexibility

26.7% of students had the flexibility to study and earn a living at the same time.

Other students were prohibited from working while pursuing their studies due to the student’s age, type of visa or immigration restrictions. 


59.9% of students rated the registration and admission process as easy.

Rating scale: 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).

Below are a few direct responses from students based on their subjective ratings:


  • “English option was available.”
  • “Aoyama Gakuin has a department of people hired to help the international students so we almost didn’t have to do anything.”
  • “Everything was done incrementally and proceeded smoothly, though of course there was a lot more paperwork than I was accustomed to filling out.”

Medium Difficulty

  • “A lot of sites have English and many American schools do programs to study abroad and have a lot of student support.“

Very Difficult

  • “The Japanese language on most of the application materials is advanced and makes it difficult for non-native speakers to read.”

Employment Opportunities

60% of students said yes to having many opportunities for employment after completing their studies while 40% of students said no.

Student Recommendation

73.3% of students would recommend studying in Japan.


Certifications for ESL/TEFL Teaching

CELTA Cambridge - Kobe

The Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults is accredited and assessed by Cambridge University in the UK and is the most internationally recognized TEFL qualification in the world and the longest-running TEFL Certification Course.