Study in Japan


Gargi Tomar
Updated on Feb 17, 2022 8:04 PM IST

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If you wish to pursue higher education in a country with extremely advanced technology and a culturally aware society, then Japan may be the country of choice. Moreover, the Japanese Government has been working on increasing their count for international students who arrive in the country for higher education purposes. Japan has been considered to host one of the most higher educational standards across the world, which makes it one of the most attractive places for international students as well.

Japan currently has been able to establish nearly 800 universities and institutions, of which, 80% of them are private. Therefore, if you are looking to pursue higher education in the country, then you have a sea of options to choose from, in terms of institutions and higher education degrees as well. Across the island of Japan, the major cities to look out for are Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, which hosts some of the top ranking and reputed universities in the world. The urban explorer in you may find Tokyo to be the better place to choose among the three while, Kyoto and Osaka house a more culture and nature-oriented approach, allowing students to access quality education in peace and tranquility.

As per the QS World University Rankings 2019, the University of Tokyo ranked an impressive 23rd position, which is 6 places higher than than before. Kyoto University and Tokyo Institute of Technology follow their sibling closely behind 41 other Japanese Universities ranked among the Best Universities in the world. Regardless to mention, Universities in Japan offer programmes with high educational standards and immense research opportunities in state-of-the-art laboratories. Apart from being leaders in technology, students can also opt for subjects in areas like Political Science as well.

However, one should remember, Japan is one of the more expensive places to live in, even as an international student. Accommodation and travelling expenses are relatively high and would be heavy on the pockets. Nonetheless, expenses can be kept low as well. Moreover, through government policies, international students have the right to avail scholarships and grants that reduce the financial burden some of them may face.

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