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Result of an Annual survey of International Students in Japan 2013

March, 2014
Japan Student Services Organization(JASSO)

1.Overview of international students acceptance

135,519 international students in Japan as of May 1, 2013,
1.6% down from last year.

(1)Number of international students by institutional type

Graduate school
39,567
(0.2% down)
University (undergraduate)/ Junior college/
College of technology
69,339
(2.8% down)
Professional training college
24,586
(2.3% down)
University preparatory course
2,027
(27.7%up)

(2)5 major countries / regions of origin

China
81,884
(5.1%down)
Republic of Korea
15,304
(8.1% down)
Vietnam
6,290
(43.8%up)
Taiwan
4,719
(2.2% up)
Nepal
3,188
(30.1%up)

Note 1: "International student" on this survey is defined as a student from a foreign country who is receiving education at any Japanese university, graduate school, junior college, college of technology, professional training college or university preparatory course and who resides in Japan with "College student" visa status.


Note 2: "Short-term international student" on this survey is defined as a student from a foreign country who is receiving education in Japan for a period of one year or less. The purpose of a student is not necessarily to obtain a degree but rather to study at Japanese university, to experience a Japanese culture, or to master Japanese language.

2. Trends in Number of International Students by Source of Funds (As of each May 1)

Trends in Number of International Students by Source of Funds

3. Trends in Number of International Students by Institutional Type (As of each May 1)

Trends in Number of International Students by Institutional Type

*Note: "University preparatory course" is a course that has been designated by MEXT for students from countries where the number of years required for the completion of secondary education is less than 12 years. Upon completion of this course, students are permitted to enter a Japanese university.