Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with high-rise-filled cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. Tokyo, the crowded capital, is known for its neon skyscrapers and pop culture. In contrast, Kyoto offers Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, gardens and cherry blossoms. Sushi, the national dish, is served everywhere from casual pubs to gourmet restaurants. Japan has 618 universities with graduate programs. These universities fall into three categories:

  • 86 national universities
  • 75 public universities establish by local entities
  • 457 private universities

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  • Capital                                    :           Tokyo
  • Dialing Code                         :           +81
  • Official Language                 :           Japanese
  • Currency                                :            Japanese Yen (¥)
  • Area                                        :            377,915 km2
  • Religion                                  :           Shinto, Buddhism
  • Major Cities                           :           Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka,                                                                        Yokohama, Fukuoka
  • Time Zone                              :           GMT +9

  • Course: Electrical and Electronics.
  • Vital signs measurement.
  • Immunology.
  • Japanese Language & Culture Program.
  • Welfare and health.
  • Course of Food Science and Technology.
  • Summer Intensive Language
  • For Bachelor’s studies, tuition in Japan fluctuates around 20-23,000 USD,
  • For Master’s around 12,000 USD and for Doctorate studies around 5,000 USD per academic year.

Living cost in Japan

Monthly living expenses (including tuition) in Japan for international students on average nationwide comes to about 138,000 yen. Regionally, the Shikoku region has the lowest living expenses at 104,000 yen, while the Kanto region has the highest living expenses at 154,000 yen.

COE (Certificate of Eligibility)

The COE is a certificate that is necessary for obtaining the Status of Residence Visa when entering Japan. Required documents including the COE will be submitted to the Japanese Embassy or Consulate before arrival in Japan, and a visa will be issued in your passport. Upon landing in Japan, show the visa and COE to the Immigration Officer and you will enter Japan upon receiving the Status of Residence “College Student.”


Conditions for applying

  • Valid passport
  • 12 years of general education or above.
  • Age +2 pass until 24 years, Bachelor passes until 28 years and Master pass until 32 years can apply for student visa to Japan.


  • Maximum 2 years total at Japanese language school(s)

Working conditions

  • Permitted part time job for 28 hours a week during a semester
  • Permitted part time job for 8 hours a day while you are on a long-term vacation
  • Attendance ratio greater than 90%

Admission Periods April July October January
Application Deadline November of The Previous Year March May September of the Previous Year
Issuance Of The Certificate Of Eligibility End of February Mid-May End of August Mid-November
Visa Application Early March Early June Early September Early December

Documents Checklist for Visa:

A student should submit following documents and certificates to process Student Visa.

  • Application for Admission (Affix your photo (3cm*4cm) taken within past 3 months
  • All academic certificates and transcripts
  • Photocopy of original citizenship certificate and its English translation
  • Photocopy of Passport
  • P. P. Size Photo
  • An essay (purpose of study in Japan)
  • Gap certificate if the student has some gap in academic history
  • Bank balance certificate with statement for 3 years
  • Annual income certificate for 3 years
  • Occupation letter if your sponsor is employed
  • Property valuation
  • Tax clearance for 3 years
  • Relationship certificate to make sure the relation between the student and his/her sponsor (relationship certificate photo must be within 3 months)
  • Birth certificate (birth certificate photo must be within 3 months)
  • Verification of business and income letter
  • Recommendation letter
  • Japanese  language proficiency certificate
  • Letter of guarantee