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Planning studies in Japan

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Where should I start?

Let's make your STUDY in JAPAN plan

Planning for STUDY in Japan

TIPS: Schedule

Have you planned your studies in Japan plan yet?
Next, let's look at the following general timetable and see what sort of preparations you'll have to make.

From planning to enrollment - what to do

  • プラン1 If you are only interested in studying the Japanese language You will take care of items1-8on the chart in your own country,9in Japan, and start at a Japanese language institute in10
  • プラン2 If you want to enter university or a professional training college after studying the Japanese language You will take care of items 1 - 8 on the chart in your own country, 9 in Japan, and start at a Japanese language institute in 10 Take care of items 11 and 12 while studying at 22. Item 23 marks your entry into a university or professional training college.
  • プラン3 If you want to enter a university or professional training college in Japan directly from your own country If you already have sufficient Japanese language abilities or will be entering a course conducted in English, skip items 2 - 10 and start at 11, request materials from university or professional training college. After passing the entrance examination and making the proper arrangements, item 23 marks your entry into a university or professional training college.
plan of studying in Japan
Using an agent

Making your own preparations to study in Japan has many merits. In addition to being economical, it helps you gain the ability to make decisions by yourself and improves your language skills. If you are a busy person or are unsure of your Japanese abilities, however, using an agent to arrange your study in Japan is also an option.

Key points for choosing an agent
  1. Cost Is the price reasonable in comparison with other agents? Is the agent misleading you to take a part-time job in Japan to pay for all of your school fees and living expenses? Are fee details and service content stated clearly in the contract?
  2. Support Is the agent providing you with information about schools that match your goals for studying in Japan? Is the agent recommending that you enter the country with false documents? Does the agent properly answer questions and provide proper answers if asked about procedures? Isn't the agent rushing you to make an application? Is the agent telling you both about the good points of studying in Japan as well as things you might find difficult?
  3. Track record Does the agent have a proven track record of sending people to Japan?