Welcome to JEIC website
Sping Summer Autumn Winter
> Home > Student Guide - Study In Japan > Step By Step Higher Education In Japan For Privately-Financed International Students > Specialized Training Colleges
| Japanese Language Institutions | Undergraduate Course |
| Junior Colleges | Master's Course | Doctor's Course |
(one of the following
requirements must be met)
(1) Those who have received 12 years of school education outside Japan, and have completed secondary education
(2 )Attend a year of "University Preparatory Course" at one of the authorised Japanese langauge institutions for students from countries where school education is 10 or 11 years only
(3)Those certified as having, with respect to professional training college admission, academic ability at least equivalent to that of a high school graduate
(4)Those who are certified by a professional training college's individual qualification assessment process as having academic ability at least equivalent to that of a high school graduate and are at least 18 years old
(5)Those who have studied Japanese for at least 6 months at a Japanese-language institute accredited by the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Langauge Education and authorised by the Ministry of Justice
(6)Those who have passed Level 1 or 2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
(7)Those who have received at least one year of education in elementary, junior high or senior high schools in Japan
(8)Those who scored 200 or more in the subject of "Japanese as a Foreign Language" (in categories of Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension and Listening and Reading Comprehension) in Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)
Entrance examinations to professional training colleges consists of a combination of
academic examination
document screening
aptitude test
practical examination
Japanese language test
The method of selecting applicants differs from school to school, but in whatever field they select, students should focus on whether they have specific objectives, sufficient knowledge and ability of Japanese to follow the lessons and determination to study
Graduation is determined by results in end-of-semester and end-of-year examinations in addition to attendance
Besides, students must also complete the course that satisfy the following three requirements for obtaining the "diploma" qualification
two years or more of study
1,700 hours or more of total school hours
student's grades are evaluated through examination.
Professional training colleges (vocational schools) in Japan in general are divided into 8 areas of studies, they are:
(1) Technology
electric / electronic related, information related, machine related, civil engineering / construction related , measurement, automobile maintenance and others
(2) Agriculture
agriculture related , gardening related , biotecnology related
(3) Medical Care
nursing related, dental technician / hygiene related , clinical testing related , acupuncture / oriental message / shiatsu message therapy related, judo orthopedics , posture correcting / bone-setting and others
(4) Personal Care and Nutrition
(barber / hair-dresser / beautician related , cooking related / dietition related , confectionery related and others )
(5) Education and Welfare
kindergarten superintendent / nursery superintendent related, social welfare realted and others
(6) Business
accounting / book-keeping related , business related , secretary related , information processing related , travel / tourist related and others

(7) Fashion and Home Science

dress-making related , fashion business related , knitting / crochet related and others
(8) Culture and General Education
language related , art related , designing related , broadcasting / stage related , music related , sports related and others

Specialized training colleges offering postsecondary courses are called professional training colleges and is one of the institutions classified under higher educational institutions.
A professional training college is an educational institution that aims to provide its students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary for working in their chosen profession, as well as with a general cultural education.
The length of course ranges from one year up to four years, with most courses offering two years. Courses are offered in a wide variety of fields, such as medical care, personal care and nutrition, technology, culture and general education, agriculture, business, education and welfare, fashion and home science.
Copyright 2005 Japan Student Services Organization | Japan Educational Information Centre Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. All rights reserved.