Japan to Target 4,00,000 International Students Including Indians by 2033


Samarpita Goswami
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 12:34 PM IST

The Japanese government plans to draw 400,000 international students to its universities and is developing infrastructure for the same. 

Japan to Target 4,00,000 International Students Including Indians by 2033

Japan is gradually catching up with other countries such as the USA, UK, Canada and others as a significant study abroad destination. The number of students studying in the country is gradually burgeoning with recent reports stating that the government of Japan is targeting to draw 400,000 international students in the next decade. 

By 2033, they are expecting to fulfil this target. Japan shares several similarities with India in terms of culture and customs which will help Indian students fancying studying in the country to adjust and accustom well. The simple lifestyle and cordial nature of Japanese people is a welcoming factor for Indians. 

The aim of Asian countries to boost the international education sector by providing low cost and quality education is now in line with the demands of the students. The common misconception of Japan being a costly country needs to be demystified among Indians. They will be surprised to know that it is more affordable than most other countries of the world. 

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The students who are already studying in Japan can vouch for the same. The country has several enriching research opportunities and it is easy to acclimatise to Japan.

The Japanese government offers a fully-funded MEXT scholarship that aims to accept excellent human resources from foreign countries in order to promote mutual understanding and strengthen the educational and research capacities of universities in Japan. Students can apply for the same between April to May of the year for the next academic session.

Moreover, the experiences offered by the country is very unique and the choice of Japan as a country to study abroad will always be worthwhile. It is an extremely convenient and safe option with low tuition fees and several scholarships for international students. 

Adding to that the economic ties between India and Japan have solidified and its relationship has deepened. The knowledge of the Japanese language improves the prospect of getting jobs for Indians in the country.

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Japanese classes in India are one of the in-demand language courses as there is a lack of Japanese translators. Those learning the language get enough scope to know the language.

To meet their targets in the next 10 years, universities in Japan plan to introduce more English courses and develop international dormitories.

Times Higher Education revealed that besides government funding, individual universities are also creating their own scholarships to attract overseas students.

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Source: Free Press Journal

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