Japanese expertise in engineering and design is well-known, especially in the fields of life science, robotics, automobiles, electronics, aerospace, and green technologies. Japan provides an invaluable exposure to cutting-edge research and innovation in engineering, science and technology. What is not as well-known is Japan’s numerous Nobel laureates – seven in physics, seven in chemistry, two in literature, one in medicine, one for peace, and three  Fields Medals (considered the “Nobel” prize of mathematics).

The innovation edge
As the first Asian country to industrialise and achieve high economic growth, Japan is now the third largest economy in the world. Japanese companies are recognised for their innovation, unique management and quality control practices. In Asia, Japan plays a geopolitically significant role in balancing the emerging powers of China and India. Education in current affairs, economics, arts and humanities in Japan will provide a unique insight into international relations between Asia’s powers and their impact on the region and the world.


Language no bar
Japanese universities now offer courses taught in English at the undergraduate, masters and PhD levels. Language is no longer a barrier to studying in Japan. The application process is straightforward and depending on the course may include an entrance exam. Japanese universities require applicants to submit TOEFL and if applicable GRE and GMAT scores.


QS World Rankings 2012The University of Tokyo



Engineering, Technology(Civil Engineering )


Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine


Arts, Humanities


Social Science, Management


Competitive fees
Tuition fees at Japanese universities are significantly less than many other countries. Generous scholarships provided by the Japanese Government, universities, corporations and other organisations like the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) meet the living expenses of the student.

Student life and Japanese culture

Through university clubs a student can learn traditional Japanese painting - the art of animation, tea ceremony, martial arts, calligraphy, classical music and much more. Students can also take part in field trips around the country organised by respective universities.  Japan has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Large cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto are extremely safe and easy to get around with the excellent public transportation system, which includes shinkansen, the bullet trains of Japan.

Academic Cycle
Sessions begins: January, April, July, October
Visa cycle: The application needs to be submitted around 4 months before the start of the desired semester in order to receive a visa from the Japanese immigration office.

Application begins: Application process begins 7-8 months prior to course start date.

Visa Guidelines:

  • The host university in Japan applies for a Certificate of Eligibility at the Ministry of Justice, Immigration Bureau of Japan.

  • It takes approximately one to three months for the Certificate of Eligibility to be issued, which is then sent to the university.

  • Once the Certificate of Eligibility arrives, the Admissions Office of your host university will forward it to you by post.

  • You should submit your visa application accompanied by the Certificate of Eligibility to the Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan in your country of residence.

  • Once the visa is ready, you must collect it in person from the Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan.

*Certificate of Eligibility: This certificate is issued when an application is made on your behalf by your host university in Japan. You should therefore consult with your Admissions Office regarding this matter.

The following documents required for VISA:

  • A valid Passport

  • Two 45mm x 45mm passport-type photos taken within the previous six months (stateless persons must submit three photos)

  • Two official visa application forms, available at the embassy or consulate

  • Documents certifying the purpose of the visit

  • A copy of a certificate of admission from the educational institution where the person concerned intends to study.

  • Documents certifying that the person concerned can defray all expenses incurred during the stay in Japan

The author Yoshino Hiroshi is Director of The University of Tokyo India Office.


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How often for Indians does COE get rejected for Japan and is GPF considered as Proof of funds for COE application ?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 25th Feb, 2020


please go through the VISA guideline and check for the eligibility. The main part is interview and document provided is correct. For document list, please visit the webpage of the organization. You will get all the details or visit nearby embassy for that.

Rejection reason can be anything and can only be known when a person goes through it. Interview is tough and yet tricky. Ask any experienced person who have visited the organization for VISA.

Hope it helps!


What is considered as a Rich Salary in India, USA, Norway, Luxembourg, and Japan?

Leon George 18th Jan, 2020

Hello Raja,

In India the cities are divided into different tiers, if you are from a town which comes under 4 or 5 tier its considered as a small town. Earning around 50,000 is considered rich, now coming to towns which come under 2 or 3 tiers, earning about 1,00,000 is considered rich in these cities. Now finally the 1 tier cities like metro cities( Delhi and Mumbai) earning 1 lakh and more is considered rich.

In case of USA, American's say that if you want to be considered rich then you should have annual income of about $1,00,000.

In case of Norway, 28,000 NOK or  3500 USD per month is considered as average salary in Norway. Anything above that is considered rich in Norway.

In case of Luxembourg , salaries around and above 6000 and 7000 euro is considered rich and high class in Luxembourg with high standard of living.

Lastly in Japan if an individual has an early income of more than 4.5 million yen is considered as rich in Japan.

I hope it helps

Thank you


which bomb America drop on the japan in second world war name that

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 9th Nov, 2019


America had dropped two atom bomb at Japan during world war 2. That was due to japan wanted to establish its power in Pacific region so, it attacked at pearl harbor even though america was out of WW2 at that time. This incident was surprising for america. So in revenge they dropped two atom bomb at japan named LITTLE BOY.

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celebrating India first most wanted in the Japan

Tamajit Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Hi Partik,

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