Project Atlas | Japan | Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

About Japan

  • The total number of students from the top sending countries has remained consistent over the past several years, with China, Vietnam, South Korea, Nepal, and Taiwan sending the most students to Japan.
  • Undergraduate students made up over 41 percent of the international student total. Of the entire cohort, the most popular academic fields included Business and Management, Humanities, and Engineering.

Fast Facts: Japan

  • There were 152,062 international students enrolled in Japanese higher education institutions as of May 1, 2015.
  • The top five places of origin for in-bound international students were China, Vietnam, South Korea, Nepal, and Taiwan.
  • The Anglophone countries of the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom attracted the largest number of out-bound Japanese students between April 2014 and March 2015.

Source: JASSO


Private Higher Education Institution in Japan: Universities, Colleges, Junior Colleges, Colleges of Technology, Special Training School

International Student in Japan: Students who have College Visa

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