Japanese Higher Education School Year:April to March
Total Number of Higher Education Institutions in Japan: 4,216Public: 472 Private: 3,744
Total Count of Higher Education Students in Japan:3,919,200 (2009-2010)
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) manages a wide-range of support programs for Japanese students as well as international students in an integrated manner.
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The total number of students from the top sending countries has remained consistent over the past several years, with China, South Korea and Taiwan sending the most students to Japan. The United States contributed less than two percent to the international student population.
Undergraduate students made up 49.9 percent of the international student total. Of the entire cohort, the most popular academic fields included Social Sciences (40.4 percent), followed by the Humanities (20.2 percent), and Engineering (16.9 percent).
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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