Informações sobre o curso
Are you interested in studying at Japanese universities? Do you want to learn about Japan’s university application and enrollment processes, as well as the types of programs on offer? This course will help you to both discover great programs offered by different Japanese universities and prepare a study plan through project-based learning. We introduce a number of options to match a variety of goals, from full degree to non-degree programs, programs taught in English, as well as short-term programs in Japan. During the course, international students at UTokyo will provide you with useful information and advice to start you on the path to studying in Japan. At the end of this course, you will produce a draft of your action plan for applying to Japanese universities. The overall goal of the course is to start you off on the right foot to a happy, productive and fulfilling student life in Japan!

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Legendas: English, Spanish, French, Chinese (Simplified)

cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Beginner Level

Nível iniciante

Comment Dots


Legendas: English, Spanish, French, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


2 hours to complete

Your First Step to Study in Japan

As an introduction, we will give you a brief overview of the education system in Japanese higher education, and talk about what makes Japan an interesting option for you. There is a variety of schools in Japan, all the way from Hokkaido, down to Okinawa in the South. Students at the University of Tokyo will share their thoughts on what attracted them to come to study in Japan....
8 videos (Total 29 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video8 videos
Japanese School Education System part 12m
Japanese School Education System part 21m
Why Japan? part 13m
Why Japan? part 26m
Student Voices part 17m
Tips for learning2m
Why Japan?1m
Reading2 readings
Welcome to Studying at Japanese Universities - Guidance Information10m
Guiding Questions for week 110m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Warm-Up Quiz5m
Week 1 practice quiz2m
Week 1 Quiz14m


3 hours to complete

Understanding the Process

In this module, we will talk about the different types of programs and also overview of the application process. There are different types of programs available in Japan, and their application processes and requirements are not the same. To find a good program that suits you, you’ll actually have to conduct a research on programs offered by Japanese universities and share your findings with others. ...
10 videos (Total 38 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Application Procedure2m
Various Types of Application8m
Choosing Your School5m
Student Voices part 25m
Application procedure1m
Messages from the TAs3m
Other topics: Research student (kenkyusei)1m
Selecting your program1m
Typical questions from students3m
Reading2 readings
Guiding Questions for week 210m
Find a school you are interested in30m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 2 Quiz18m


2 hours to complete

Student Life in Japan

In this module, we will talk about various aspects of student life in Japan. Students at the University of Tokyo will share the experience of their first day in japan, how they settled in, and how they are enjoying campus life. You will have clearer image of how student life is like when you come to study in Japan....
12 videos (Total 66 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
Settling in Japan part 25m
Student Voices part 34m
Social Life and Recreation7m
Tuition & Living Costs part 16m
Tuition & Living Costs part 27m
Part-Time Jobs8m
Cultural issues3m
Part-time jobs, internships, and employment1m
Student life in Japan4m
Tuition and scholarships1m
Your typical weekday and weekend schedule in Japan3m
Reading1 readings
Guiding Questions for week 325m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 3 Quiz16m


2 hours to complete

Moving Forward

In this final module, let's listen to the students' talk on how academic life looks like at Japanese universities. They will give you some advices that would be useful to get ready before coming to Japan. Now it is your time to put your ideas all together into a concrete plan based on what you learned in this course. ...
7 videos (Total 24 min), 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Academic Life in Japan part 27m
Advice from Students part 13m
Advice from Students part 23m
Course Wrap-Up0m
Next steps after course0m
Starting a new life in Japan3m

Top Reviews

By RJSep 17th 2017

Detailed and very helpful! This course really helped me gain insight on what to prepare to apply for Japanese universities and also Japanese culture and lifestyle!

By LAMar 15th 2017

The couse was awesome! I was able to get to know more about studying at Japanese universities! Hope everyone who participated could go to Japan in the future!



Yujin Yaguchi


Yuko Itatsu

Associate professor

About The University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity....

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