Reasons and Benefits of Studying in Japan? Which Universities in Japan are Popular Overseas?

In recent years, the number of foreign students studying in Japan continues increasing. In this article, We would like to explain the reasons and merits of studying at a Japanese university, and which universities in Japan have numerous international students for foreign students who are currently thinking of studying at a Japanese university.

Why study in Japan?

Why choose Japan as a study abroad destination in many countries? First, We would like to give you some reasons why Japan is chosen as a study abroad destination.

  1. High educational standard
  2. Career development at Japanese companies
  3. Financial support for students

High educational standard

Every country is focusing on education, but according to a survey on international learning achievement called PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) conducted by the OECD, Japan keeps in the top 10 Except for some countries, it can be said that it has a high level of education worldwide. In other words, besides the Japanese language, studying in Japan has great merit.

Reference:National Institute for Educational Policy Research/Survey results

Career development at Japanese companies

Due to the globalization of Japanese companies, many Japanese companies have bases around the world, and in particular, many companies have subsidiaries in Greater China and other Asian countries such as Southeast Asia. By making the most of the Japanese skills acquired in Japan by foreign students, when they join a Japanese company in their home country, they can expect to receive higher positions and treatment than students who do not have language skills.

Also, if you stay in Japan as it is and work for a Japanese company, you may be able to acquire advanced technology and get higher salaries than in your home country.

Financial support for students

In the first place, the tuition fees of universities are not cheap in every country. Moreover, studying at a Japanese university means studying abroad, and many people think that it is more expensive than going to a university in their home country.

Currently, the Japanese government and Japanese universities are actively accepting international students, and therefore have various scholarships. The details of the scholarship are detailed on the website of the Japan Student Services Organization, so if you are interested, please refer to it.(Japan Student Services Organization / Scholarships

Perhaps by getting a scholarship, you may be able to get to college more cheaply than in your home country. The contents of the scholarship may differ depending on the university, so we recommend that you check the website of the university you are interested in.

National universities with more international students

According to the Japan Student Services Organization data as of May 1, 2018, the universities with the most international students are listed below.

School Name Number of International Students
University of Tokyo 3,853 students
Osaka University 2,480 students
University of Tsukuba 2,457 students
Kyoto University 2,387 students
Kyushu University 2,313 students
Hokkaido University 2,101 students
Tohoku University 2,087 students
Nagoya University 1,981 students
Tokyo Institute of Technology 1,689 students
Hiroshima University 1,659 students

Reference: Japan Student Services Organization / The Major Universities in terms of Accepting Highest Number of International Student

Private universities with more international students

Current as of May 1, 2018, the universities with the most international students are as follows.

School Name Number of International Students
Waseda University 5,412 students
Tokyo University of Social Welfare 5,133 students
Japan University of Economics 3,348 students
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University 2,867 students
Ritsumeikan University 2,446 students
Keio University 1,908 students
Meiji University 1,506 students
Doshisha University 1,397 students
Sophia University 1,395 students
Toyo University 1,375 students
Nihon University 1,277 students
Nihon Wellness sports University 1,275 students
Josai International University 1,210 students
Takushoku University 1,067 students
Kansai Univerity 1,060 students

Reference: Japan Student Services Organization / The Major Universities in terms of Accepting Highest Number of International Student

Conclusion

If you are considering studying in Japan, please refer to this article and do some research yourself to find a university that accommodates you. We sincerely hope that studying abroad in Japan will help you build the career you desire.

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