Title image by turkeychik. Going through the tedious process of finding the perfect apartment in Japan can often be frustrating. There is the paperwork in a foreign language, some serious money (especially on a student budget) and how to choose all tangled together. This guide aims to explain everything that you need to know - necessary … Continue reading Full Guide to Renting for Students in Japan – With Special Discount for MEXT Scholars!
Written by: Ly Techsrun * This article will be divided into the following groups for the scholarship extensions for: A. Specialized training colleges to undergraduate courses B. Bachelors to Masters’ courses C. Research students The conditions for scholarship extension as below may be changed in the next application process. Please be sure to check the … Continue reading How Do I Extend the Scholarship When I End My Current Course and What are the Conditions?
SUMMARY Yes, You may be allowed to if you meet the following conditions: If there is no significant change in the research field or major in your college. And if there are 'reasonable' reasons for changing university for a MA's or Doctoral Program. Written by: Jihyeon Kim As a rule, MEXT students are expected to … Continue reading Can I do my BA / MA and PhD at different universities?
SUMMARY Your post-graduation plans will depend heavily on the following: What career you want What you can offer to potential employers What kind of opportunities you get to know as a student But in any case, overconfidence is a big no-no Starting to look for opportunities early also really helps A list of companies where … Continue reading What job opportunities do I have after I graduate?
SUMMARY Yes, it is possible, but monthly allowance might be stopped while you are abroad and your scholarship term will not be extended. As a delicate issue, be sure to contact your supervisor and your office the soonest possible before applying to go abroad. Written by: Pedro Couteiro Can I go on exchange as a … Continue reading Is it possible to go on exchange while on MEXT scholarship?
SUMMARY Whatever difficulties you are facing, be aware that there is always support available These can include dormitory tutors, school student counsellors, anonymous counselling services etc. Please view the full article for a list of resources Written by: Austin Zeng Always keep in mind: You are not alone! One thing that we all know is … Continue reading Who do I approach if I need help?
SUMMARY Be aware of the fact that the job hunting cycle is entirely different from most other countries in the world. More specifically, job-hunting can start as early as the summer two years before you graduate if you graduate in spring. The situation for students graduating in autumn is more complex. The typical Japanese job-hunting … Continue reading Job hunting in Japan as an international student
SUMMARY Work permit is needed for most part time jobs However, if you are looking for a long part-time job you need a work permit. You are limited to working up to 28 hours per week during term and up to 40 hours per week during holidays Working in some entertainment service establishments (discos/clubs etc) … Continue reading Part time work as a MEXT scholar
SUMMARY Be aware that in Japan, “internship” can mean short work experiences of say a week or less Long-term internships are available if you know where to look Benefits include growing your networking, getting to “know” how it is to work in Japan and sometimes pay too If you are planning to do so it … Continue reading How do I get an internship in Japan?
SUMMARY There is usually no need to pay for anything related to studies/ research Most of your scholarship will be used to cover your living expenses (food, rent, transportation, health insurance) Moving is very expensive in Japan and should be planned in advance Written by: Anastasia Bender The MEXT scholarship The MEXT scholarship pays for … Continue reading What will I be spending my scholarship on?