Many students these days are leaving the country to study abroad. There are a lot of countries where the students are going. The top destinations are America, Australia, and The UK.
Start your adventure from Japan, probably the best place to learn technology, science and financial techs. Studying in Japan helps Nepalese to achieve their dream or goal in technologies.
Studying in Japan will not not only teach you technologies but also time morals, values and respect to each other. Japan is also renowned as a most safe country in the whole world. So, there is more peace and no fear to live and study there.
Japan has most spent of it’s annual budget on Technology, Science and Pharma research as well as development of its education system which provides education to every people of it’s nation without any discrimination of caste or levels.
But there are other countries as well where the cost of living isn’t that high and students from middle-class families can afford them. Japan is one such destination.
The education level of japan is very high and it famous for studying courses in Engineering, Business, and Arts. Today, we are going to be providing you detailed information on Japan and why you should study in this country. So, without wasting another second, let’s get right into it.
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Why study in Japan?
Well, we can literally give you 100 reasons on why you should study in japan but let’s not go deep into it. We will explain some of these reasons though
Cultural Experience: For us Nepalis, Japan will seem like a different culture and you will be able to experience it first hand when you study in Japan. The culture is mixed with the technology from the west and traditions from the east. The East Asian culture is firmly rooted and even the pop culture there is quite impressive. Many students learn about the Japanese culture with the help of manga and anime.
Education and Business: Japan’s education system is ranked among the top. The country is famous for quality education that produces technical manpower. Japan is even ahead of America in terms of tech. So, IT students and Computer Engineers would find it very impressive.
The country is also home to some of the world’s best tech companies such as Sony, Nikon, Canon, Hitachi, Toyota, etc. In addition, the mixture of tech and tradition is also pretty solid in this country. Education is also not really expensive in Japan. The country has decent pricing on college tuition so, Nepali students don’t have to worry about it.
Employment: You can work part-time in Japan as a student. You are allowed certain hours a week and you get enough money to sustain yourself. This is very helpful as the part-time income will help you survive in this country.
Safety: Japan is a very safe country. The crime rate is low and most people are pretty polite. The Japanese people lead a very busy life and they don’t even have time for gossip. The food is excellent and you can get a decent social life in the city. Racism is also very minimum so, you don’t really have to worry about discrimination.
- More grow opportunities
- Safe environment
- Many scholarships opportunities
- Employment opportunities
- Economy is booming
How to apply to a University in Japan?
Japanese Universities generally take students two times a year. The students can either enroll in the Spring semester (Nov-Apr) or the fall semester (March-Sept). If you want to start in the spring semester, you need to start the process in November. Similarly, for the fall semester, you start the process in March. You need the following documents while applying for a University in Japan:
- The Application form of the college
- A personal statement letter
- High School/University Transcript (for Undergrad)
- Graduation certificate (for Post Grad)
- Document of Passing Standardized Tests (SAT, TOEFL, GRE, etc)
- Recommendation Letter and the photocopy of your passport
You can start the process by going to the nearest consultancy and then contacting them for instructions.
Cost of Living
The best thing about Japan is that both national and international students have to pay the same fee. Most schools in Japan charge an Admission fee in the first year. The fee is around 50000 Yen in the first semester. In total, approximately 750000 Yen (about $7000 USD) is needed for the first year. In the case of public universities, the fee is a bit higher, it can go up to $8000 USD. Similarly, Private Universities cost around 15 grand a year. The price can, however, differ from school to school. For instance, A vocational college like Senmon Gakko (which is on the top end) will cost you about $11700 USD. Technical subjects such as Medicine, Health, Engineering, Art cost a bit more while Humanities and Business related degrees are much cheaper.
In addition to the school fees, another investment that you have to make is in the Living Costs. This includes food, accommodation, power, and transport. The cost of living depends on the city where you are staying as well. A small town will obviously cost you less than a big metropolitan city such as Tokyo. The living cost mainly depends on accommodation so, if you can find a decent apartment at a reasonable price, you can save a lot of money. The misconception about japan being very expensive is not entirely true. Food is very cheap here and considering the quality, you can find decent power and transport services as well.
How many hours student can work in Japan?
As a student you can only work up to 28 hours a week. Or in a month students can work total of 112 hours. Or even 8 hours day if you got long term holidays or vacations from your university.
Can students work in Japan?
Generally, students are not allowed to work while they are in student visa. Anyway if their work won’t affect their studies than they can work up top 28 hours a week.
Popular courses for Nepalese students in Japan:
- Japanese Language courses
- Engineering courses
- Information technology
- Management Courses (BBS, Hotel Management)
If you are planning to go Japan for further study or career than you can message us directly or use this form.
Embassy of Japan in Nepal:
Address: Lazimpat, Kathmandu
Japan is a very good destination for Nepali students because of two main reasons: Quality Education and Reasonable Cost of Living. Unlike countries like America and Australia, you don’t need to show a huge sum of money in your bank account to get into a decent school in Japan. Further, the price itself isn’t that much either. You can also apply for scholarships and grants if you want to lessen the financial burden. In addition, working part-time can also help you decrease the load of finance.