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Study Abroad: Japan

Information on Japanese Education

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south.


Capital: Tokyo


National language: Japanese


Ethnic: 98.5% Japanese


Area: 377,944 square Kilometers


Per capita: $37,135 (2013)


Academic qualification requirement


Basically +2, Bachelor and Masters can apply to study in Japan. All of the students are given the admission to study Japanese language course first.


Before applying to study in Japan, you need to study Japanese language here in Nepal.

For +2 passed students, it is mandatory to pass the N5 level of Japanese language test. N5 level is basic level of Japanese language. Normally you can pass the N5 level, if you study with us minimum 3 months to 6 months with Cambridge Institute Pvt. Ltd.

For Bachelor and Masters level passed students, N5 level is not mandatory for application but you should study very seriously for you better life while entering into Japan.

Duration of language course in Japanese schools


·     April intake-2 years of course

·     July intake- 1 year and 9 months course

·     October intake-1 year and 6 months course

·     January intake- 1 year and 3 months of course

(Schools in Japan remain close on every Saturday and Sunday. Each school day is four hours of study or 20 hours of schooling every week is compulsory.)
The above information is of the Japanese language class conducted in Japanese schools. After, the completion of this level, students are eligible for admission in University/College and in Vocational Schools, as well. Vocational education is expected to be quite useful for students willing to acquire skill-based and practical education that will be helpful upon the return to Nepal.

Preprimary and High School Education system in Japan

·         Elementary school- 6 years

·         Lower secondary school-3 years

·         Upper secondary school-3 years

Tiers of Japanese Colleges and Universities

·         College of technology 

·         Professional training college

·         Junior colleges

·         Universities

·         Graduates schools

(Note: These are the five types of higher educational institutions where international students can be admitted after finishing the Japanese language course at language school).After finishing the language course:

Two options

Admission to the university or college (Dai gaku) for upper level

(Like: you have completed your +2 in management in Nepal, you can study bachelor degree in management in Japan).


Admission to the vocational school (Sinmongakku),You can study any technical course(Like: HM, Travel and Tourism Management, Business management, Applied accounting, Automobile engineering, Translation course, Social work or any you desire).


The most significant is that if you have passed bachelor degree in Nepal

You are eligible to apply the work permit after finishing your language course. It is non-background. You are accepted in any professions. If you are +2 from Nepal

You study professional course after finishing your language course and you are asked to find the job offer related to your professional course for the work permit. Therefore, bachelor and masters passed are highly benefited in Japan.

Finishing your language course and vocational school or University

You have the right to apply for work permit in Japan but it is not guaranteed that you will get the work permit. It depends on your daily activities, attitude, working status and education.

Daily class Hours

Students must attend the class, basically, 4 hours daily, 90% minimum yearly.

Weekly class hours

Total 20 hours per week class

Holidayand vacation

Generally Saturday and Sunday is off. There is vacation, yearly in every six months, at that time students are allowed to work full time.

Part time job allowed

28 hours per week part time job is allowed for the students. Most of the students work 28 hours per week in a company and next 28 hours per week in next company.

Monthly school fees

Generally JPY 50,000.00 per month

Total school fees

680,000.00 JPY to 730,000.00 JPY

Hostel fees

(Depends up on the facilities provided by the school and locations Suppose: Fukuoka range from 15,000.00 JPY to Tokyo 45,000.00 JPY monthly)

Total investment in initial Phase

It is determined as per the installment plan of each school. Generally 945,000.00 JPY covers 1 year’s school fee and 6 months school fee. But it may be various.


Normally 32,000.00 NRs. to 55,000.00 NRs. for one way. Student can take one way ticket only.

Traveler’s amount

Normally you need to carry 80,000.00 JPY to 150,000.00 JPY in your pocket while flying.


Depend on the locations in various places.Hokkido is always minus and Fukuoka is like Terai in Nepal. Temperature increases from Hokkido –Tokyo-Nagoya-Fukuoka, like Himalayan reason to Terai in Nepal.

Monthly Living Expenses

Depend up on the locations but generally 25, 000, 00 JPY to 45,000.00 JPY covers all the expenses per month for a student.

Per hour payment rate

In Fukuoka it is 640.00 JPY/hour

In Tokyo it is 1,200.00JPY/hour        

(Payment figures are likely to differ slightly depending on the nature of work.)
Future Prospects

The education achieved in Japan is recognized and valid worldwide. Students can look for prestigious job in Japan. There is no disparity of color, cast, nationalities, ethnicity and any. Society is crime free and they give high honor to the working culture and hardworking people. Health facilities are of world class standard. All Nepalese students can use the facilities. You will feel proud to have the opportunities to study in Japan.


Foreign students are highly appreciated and are encouraged to study and settle there in Japan. There is no disparity in the wages and facilities between foreigners and natives. Students can registered in insurance and enjoy the facilities.


Japanese language is the official and widely followed means of communication. Japanese are especially proud of theirs’ language and culture, and want the foreigners to communicate in Japanese language. As such, strong command on Japanese language is one of the most surest and reliable means to achieve success in Japan. So, the first and foremost challenge is to own a command on Japanese language. Besides, the alien culture and strict working culture might make you bored and frustrated. As we are born in a society where business culture and right timing is not valid up to the standard. So you need to have the proficiency in language. The culture is also completely new for us. Frequently you will experience the earthquake but since there is frequent earthquake, they have managed every way out to cope up it. You need not have to be worried.


Many Nepalese students upon the successful completion of language courses and classes have been awarded with permanent residence (PR) and are living a prosperous and secure life, equivalent to native Japanese. There are lots of opportunities but you need to have patience, devotion, education. You can easily settle in Japan, should you follow every system in Japan and struggle tirelessly in life.

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