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1 What are the admission requirements for undergraduate programmes at universities, junior colleges and professional training colleges ?
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STPM, UEC, Diploma, A-Levels, University Foundation, Pre-U Study qualifications
Those who are at least 18 years old
Received 12 years of school education, and have completed secondary education


Complete a "University Preparatory Course" at authorised Japanese language institutions for students from countries where formal education less than 12 years
Proficiency in Japanese / English (for certain courses only)
 
2 What are the admission requirements for master's course at universities ?
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Those who graduated from a four-year university
Those who have completed 15 years or 16 years of school education


On passing admission qualification examinations for individual graduate school and those who are at least 22 years old
Proficiency in Japanese / English (for certain courses only)
 
3 What are the admission requirements for doctor's course at universities ?
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Those who have a master's degree or those who have been conferred degrees that are equal to master's degrees


On passing admission qualification examinations for individual graduate school and those who are at least 24 years old
Proficiency in Japanese / English (for certain courses only)
 
4 Where do I send my application ?
Applications are made directly to the higher education institutions in Japan
 
5 When do the semesters begin ?
Most courses begin in April
Some begin in September / October
 
6 What are the monthly average cost studying (tuition & living expenses) in Japan ? (>>Click for more detail)


JPY 100,000 ~ JP Yen120,000 per month (approx. RM 4,000.00 ~ RM 4,800.00)
Including accommodation, food, transportation, health insurance, clothing, etc.
(100 JPY = 4.00 MYR)
 
7 Can I work part-time in Japan ? (>>Click for more detail)


Yes. Upon receiving permission from the school attended and from the nearest regional Immigration Bureau in Japan.



Students in universities, colleges of technology or postsecondary course in specialized training colleges :
28 hours per week during school term and up to 8 hours per day during vacation term

Research students who audit classes or are auditors :
14 hours per week during school term and up to 8 hours per day during vacation term

Students in Japanese language institutions (status of residence as pre-college student or shugaku-sei) :
Within 4 hours per day
 
8 Are courses offered by Japanese higher education institutions recognised by JPA (Public Service Department)? (>>Click for more detail)

Currently, JPA recognises 244 qualifications offered by Japanese higher education institutions. (list is available at JEIC Office)
JPA recognition only applies to getting employment in the civil service. Some larger private companies however refer to the JPA recognition list as part of their recruitment policy. Students who wish to seek employment with the public sector as well as with private companies should consult with the appropriate offices, as they may have their own rules about authorising foreign degree recognition, and make decisions accordingly
 
9 What type of courses are available in higher education institutions in Japan?

There are more than 3,000 majors of study for you to choose for from Japanese universities. Different students have different aptitudes and skills. Different programmes have different learning objectives and cater to different learning needs.
The basic things to consider when selecting a higher education institution in Japan are: clarify your academic ability, objectives, financial situation and the major fields; your desired profession or direction in the future and the characteristics and features of the schools and department
 
10 Can I get a job in Japan after completing my studies in Japan?

International students are allowed to change their status of residence for taking an employment in Japan. The following are the main points taken into account by the Immigration Bureau in Japan for issuance of employment visa for working in Japan :
a) educational background
b) the type of jobs in which the applicant wants to be employed
c) remuneration
d) condition of the company concerned
 
     
   
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